Thursday, 27 April 2017

A Little Love

Hello crafty friends, how are we all? I hope alls well in your crafty worlds. This month's challenge is all about our favourite embossing techniques so here's my inspiration.....

There are so many great embossing techniques that it's very difficult to choose a favourite. In the end I went for a simple resist technique around the edges of my card. I stamped hearts from the Layered Hearts Stamp Set and embossed them with Opaque Bright White and Avocado powders.

I then spritzed the card with water and carefully added distress inks to build up the colour. I couldn't resist adding some sparkle and added a strip of double-sided tape through the centre with Sparkles in Jade sprinkled on top.

Finally I added a Big Words sentiment using Iris powder on top. I hope you like it and best of luck with the challenge!

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Spring Egg Shrine | Favourite Embossing Techniques

Hi everyone,

It's Fran here with you today.

My latest project takes on the theme of the month, favourite embossing techniques. I have showcased a couple of mine in this Spring themed egg shrine, complete with the sweetest tiny bird and nest. Read on to find out what they are!

The project started out with a plain papier mache egg decoration which I attached to a 3D metal cake mould tin via a cotton reel.

I glued a selection of paper flowers on top of the egg, then added flowers and painted all with chalk paint. For my first favourite technique I stamped a honeycomb design stamp from WOW!'s Hearts & Twine set with the Ultra Slow Drying clear ink pad and sprinkled with Clear Gloss embossing powder then melted with a heat tool. 

Next I sprayed gold mica spray ink over to create a resist effect with the clear embossing on the surface of the egg. Into the the wet spray I added Rose Gold embossing powder onto the top of the egg and melted to give texture and contrast to the flowers.

The tin has been painted with the same chalk paint as used on the egg then decorated with a cluster of flowers around the base. To highlight the flowers I  used Fairy Tale and Rose Gold powders to give shimmer and natural looking highlights.

And a peek inside....

What's your favourite embossing technique? I'd love to know!

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Susanne's Favourite Embossing Technique

Hi everyone!

Our April theme is "Your favourite embossing technique"! That's really easy for me, because this is my most used technique. Embossing resist! I LOVE to use Brushos on a embossed background.

I used the "Hearts & Twine" stamp set and embossed the circles with clear gloss powder on watercolour cardstock. As I wanted the heart to stand out, I used Memento Luxe Love Letter instead of clear embossing ink.
I wet the background and sprinkled some Brusho Sea Green on top.

The Birthday comes with the "Just Sayings" stamp set. I stamped it with StazOn Emerald City randomly onto my card. I cut the "happy" with a CUTplorations die and covered it with Salsa Embossing Glitter. Finally I adhered it with foam dots to my card.

Thank you for stopping by today.
xx Susanne.

Embossing Ink Pad
Heat Tool
Embossing Glitter Salsa 
Embossing Powder Clear Gloss
Just Sayings stamp set
Heart & Twine stamp set
Brusho Crystal Colours - Sea Green
CUTplorations die "Happy"
Memento Luxe Ink "Love Letter"

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Galaxy mixed media canvas

Hello, crafty friends!
Victoria is on the blog today. This month our team shares their favourite embossing techniques, be sure to join our challenge! As for me, I love the following techniques: partial background embossing and embossing of chipboards/die-cuts. I wanted to represent them on a bigger project than a regular card, so I created this canvas with a recent photo of mine.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the Altenew 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop! If this is the first post you are reading and you would like to hop along you can start here on the Altenew Blog!

Altenew was kind enough to send us some stamps to play with and invited us to participate in the blog hop! There are some awesome prizes to be won and we also have a $30 gift certificate to give away to spend in our shop! Be sure to leave  comments on all 4 days of the blog hop to get a chance to win some amazing prizes!

I got to play with two Altenew Stamps: Basic Borders and Thinking Of You. I loved them so much I made two projects with them! 

I created this very easy background using the entire stamp set as a background and inked it up with our WOW! Embossing Powder Inkpad (UK Shop, US Shop) and using a variety of our Primary Embossing Powders (UK Shop, US Shop) to create this rainbow effect! <3 The Primary Embossing Powders go really well with each other and I simplay love how glossy they are. 

To finish off the card panel, I stamped a sentiment on a banner from the Thinking of You stamp set which has some lovely and very thoughtful phrases. 

I couldn't resist so I created a small 6x8 scrapbook layout to go in my Project Life Album. This Basic Background stamp set is so much fun and you can get tons of different effects and designs from just one set!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you are having a great day! Your next stop in the hop is Yoonsun Hur!


Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:
Spellbinders: Three $100 Gift Certificates Online Card Classes: Three Class Spots My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI
Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate
WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate Ellen Huston LLC : $25 Gift Certificate
Freckled Fawn : $25 Gift Certificate Simon Says Stamp : $25 Gift Certificate 

Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs participating in the hop and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.

Have a great day and happy embossing!
Tania x

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Sunday, 9 April 2017



Hello everybody, this is Laurence(laury55) to share my favorite technique, or at least one of my favorite techniques as I love to use embossing powder in different ways.
First use your stamp with your embossing pad and WOW clear Gloss embossing powder. You may now use your brush with gelatos, watercolor or distress ink in one or different colors. The melted powder will act as a resist.
This technique works well with a large stamp or a smaller one that is repeated on your background. I used a stamp of the Wall Art  set and stamped a few times. The flowers are heat embossed with  WOW Vanilla White. I used double sided adhesive and a die "hello", removed the paper and covered the die cut with WOW Sparkles Jade. I hope you will be inspired and show us your favorite technique with embossing powder!

WOW heat tool
die Stamplorations
tape MME

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Monday, 3 April 2017

April Challenge and March Winner!

Hi Lovely People!

For this month, we have challenged the design team with the theme "My Favourite Embossing Technique" We would love it if you play along with us :) You can link up your entries using Mr Linky below!

By entering the challenge each month, you'll get a chance to win a set of 6 embossing powders in a handy carry case. The winner will be randomly selected from eligible entries.
Please email with your complete address and a telephone number and we'll have your prize sent over asap! 

Thank you for stopping by and keep sharing your creations with us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook. Be sure to use the hashtag #wowembossing or #wowembossingpowder or tag us (use @wowembossing )  in your photos to help us find you easily.

Who knows, your project might even get shared on our Social Media Pages! Please note that if you use WOW stamps, there is a higher chance of your project being shared! :)

Remember, all projects must have either heat embossing or use our products to qualify!You must also be a follower of our blog to enter.

Please be sure to link to the specific blog post and not just your blog homepage, otherwise we won't find your entry and you won't be entered into the challenge.

Please don't link old blog posts to get more entries in the challenge, anything more than a month old will not be included in the draw. Thank you for understanding!

Happy Embossing and have a great day guys!

Tania x

Exploring Embossing - stamping foam!

Hey everyone, it's Jayne here with the latest instalment of "Exploring Embossing". I don't know if you know, but I am actu...