Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Gold Embossed Christmas Wreath with Ankita

Hi friends! Thank you so much for stopping by today to read up on this blog post. The monthly challenge that is going on over at WOW! Embossing Powder Fans Group over at Facebook is Silver/Gold and I made a card for this blog post that was in line with the challenge requirements. 

To start off, I used the Holly Pine die from Hello Bluebird stamps for this card and die some die cutting using Bristol Smooth Cardstock and did some distress ink blending on it using Peeled Paint and Bundled Sage. 
I die cut some using regular cardstock and made them into metallic holly by coating them with WOW! Clear Embossing Ink and heat embossing them using the WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale Embossing Powder. I did that twice for each die cut.

I die cut Merry using Aqua cardstock four times and stuck them all together. I coated them with the WOW! Clear Embossing Ink and heat embossed using WOW! Neutal Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder. Again, I did that twice.

I stamped the images from the North Pole Littles from Hello Bluebird Stamps and colored them in using my copic markers. The bow was cut using red polka dot patterned paper and I added some glitter knot in the centre. 

I used a Fog cardstock panel for the background and heat embossed falling snow which is the Falling Snow background stamp from Hello Bluebird stamp using WOW! Clear Embossing Ink and WOW! Opaque Bright White Regular Embossing Powder. The sentiment is from the Snow Play Stamp Set head embossed on Black cardstock again using WOW! Opaque Bright White Regular Embossing Powder.

I  mounted all the elements on an A2 sized top folding card base made from Neenah Solar White Classic Crest 110 lb cardstock. That is all for this card. I hope you liked it!

Have a wonderful day! 


Monday, 17 December 2018

Season to be Jolly - Raluca Vezeteu

Hi everyone and welcome back to our creative WOW space! Raluca here and I'm so excited to share with you my new and adorable Christmas card showcasing one of my favorite WOW Embossing Powders!

I created this card to play along with the "Silver / Gold" theme for the Wow! Embossing Powder Facebook Fan Group page monthly challenge - ❤ WOW Embossing Powder Fans ❤

For my card I played with the gorgeous WC05 Metallic Silver embossing powder and these WOW must have tools WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing PadWOW! Dual Speed Heat Tool - Euro and WOW! Premium Embossing Craft Mat.
I just love how this powder looks in the light

I die cut a white panel and in the upper right corner I stamped the sentiment using the WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad. Next I added the WC05 Metallic Silver embossing powder and heat embossed it using the fabulous WOW! Dual Speed Heat Tool - Euro.
I die cut two white hills and mounted them on the card.

On a white panel I stamped these cute MFT images and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers.
After the coloring was done, I fussy cut the images and mounted them on the card.
I adhered the panel on a red card base, glued a few silver sequins and my card was done.

Super easy to create and with such a cute result! 
That's all from me today! Have a lovely week!
And thank you so much for stopping by,

Saturday, 15 December 2018

December Guest Designer | Rubeena Ianigro #2

Hello, crafty friends! I am back as the December Guest Designer for WOW! You can find my first post here. If you follow me on social media, then you know I am a big fan of white embossing powder and heat-embossing sentiments on black cardstock. You'll also notice I love watercoloring! When you heat emboss an image, it resists some mediums, particularly watercolors.

To begin, I prepped my card base by folding white cardstock down to 4" x 7.5". I smooshed some green watercolors on the base with my glass mat. I stamped the images from Altenew's Ink Rose with WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad onto watercolor cardstock. I applied WOW! Opaque Bright White Superfine Embossing Powder and heat set it.

I did the same with the sentiment but I used black cardstock.

I watercolored the images in bright colors. It looks great in contrast to the opaque bright white embossing!

I fussy cut the images and arranged them over the base with foam tape. I mounted the sentiment in the center.

Thanks so much for visiting and to WOW! for having me as a guest this month. Be sure to check me on social media (Instagram) to see more projects this month. Have a great day!


Friday, 14 December 2018

Holiday Wishes Card with Dana

Hello, everyone!

It's Dana here and I'd like to share holiday card with Silver/Gold theme of this month.

To start, I stamped winter images onto white card stock and colored them in with Copic markers. I die cut them out using coordinating dies and let them aside for next step.

I die cut tag from two pieces of bristol papers and ink blended one of them with distress oxide inks. I then die cut another one with border die. I scribbled WOW! Embossing Pen along with its edge and sprinkled WOW! Unicorn Magic Embossing Glitter and heat set it.

After I mounted small pieces on the tag, I stamped sentiment with WOW! Clear Embossing Ink and heat embossed it with WOW! Red Glitz Embossing Powder.

For background, I stenciled sun rays with WOW! Clear Embossing Ink using mini sponge dauber onto woodgrain card stock. I then sprinkled WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Embossing Powder and heat set them.

Then, I popped up tag onto stenciled panel using foam tape.

I embellished my card with red crystals here and there as shown in the picture. To finish, I mounted whole panel onto A2 sized light grey card base.

Hope you enjoyed this card. Thank you so much for joining me today!



Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Gold Decorative Ornaments with Gemma

I love to use gold and silver embossing powders on my Christmas cards, as it makes them look extra special.

For my card today, I used some Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder to emboss some of the beautiful Pretty Pink Posh Decorative Ornaments onto vellum.

I wanted to colour these with copics, but as it’s not advised to colour on embossing with alcohol markers, I instead coloured the images on the reverse side. This does mute the colours slightly, so I used stronger tones than I might have used if colouring normally.

Once the images were coloured in and the ink dry on the vellum, I die cut them with the coordinating dies.

Next, I die cut a white card stitched rectangle from the Heffy Doodle Metric Stitched rectangle die set. On this, I heat embossed a greeting from the Decorative Ornaments set with the same Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder.

To add some more gold accents to the card, I used a mix of gold perfect pearls and water to flick the panel with droplets.

Vellum can be tricky to adhere to cards, but it’s easier to hide the adhesive if the vellum is coloured. I added some clear foam squares behind the round bauble, and used adhesive dots behind the others.

On my card base, I blended an ombre of Pine Needles distress oxide ink. I added some gold thread to each of the baubles, securing at the back of the panel with double sided tape, before adding the bauble panel to my card base.

Have a lovely day,

Monday, 10 December 2018

The pale moon - a canvas project by Riikka Kovasin

Moikka! This month's theme of silver and gold inspired me to go celestial with my challenge project and I continue that theme in my post. Although I use gold in my projects, if I'd need to choose between the two I'd definitely go with silver. It's the same with the sun and the moon - if I could choose my daily schedule, it would be that of an owl. I like night time and would love to stay up late and sleep in but that isn't possible with two kids and a job with day shifts. 

So with those inspirations - silver and moon - I created this canvas piece. I couldn't decide between a crescent moon and a full one so I did both! They are done using different Wow products so you get two ideas in the price of one. 

I also had a very clear idea of the black background in my mind. I wanted it to have a blue glaze on top so it would look dark and almost black, but put it on an angle and you see the blue hues. So I used translucent powders on top of black layer to create that look. You can see the black through the powders but still they add that blue hue to it.

If you want to see how I created the piece, please see the video below!

With this project I also want to say a happy Holidays and sweet New Year to you all! It's also a kind of farewell project as I'm not continuing in the design team during 2019. But I might just pop in to share something also in here Wow's blog so it's not a total goodbye! 

Thank you all so much for your comments along the years! It really has been a wonderful ride to be here. I hope I have inspired you and I'll be seeing you around the blog world! Ta ta for now and let's not be strangers! 

Xoxo Riikka

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Sunday, 9 December 2018

2018 Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Winners

Thank you all that left comments and visited our Guest Designers for the Coffee Lovers Hop.

We were so excited to be a sponosor for them again this year. Make sure you visit them and see who the WINNERS for their hop. WOW has a $20 Gift ard up for grabs. You can find the winners in the Facebook Group

We have chosen the winners for the 2 x $10 gift cards.


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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Oh, silver! | Zsoka Marko

Hi there crafty friends,

Zsoka here with you today to share the latest cards I've created for WOW! Embossing Powder. Our theme this month is Silver/Gold and I've created two cards with gold powders for our Facebook challenge so I've decided I'd challenge myself and make silver ones for this blog post!

Also, I really don't like silver! Not sure why, I used to like it as a teenager, in fact I hated gold. But for the past 20 or so years I've sided with gold. I think silver is just too cold for me. Anyway, lie I said, I challenged myself and used it anyway! Here's how the cards turned out:

I buy stamps/dies every month, I can't help it. But I haven't had time to use all of them for the past couple of months, so I try to at least use them for my WOW assignments because other than the embossing powders, I can really use whatever supplies I want, and I love that freedom! So I've combined a few new favorites with some old ones on these cards!

First of all, I've used the Metallic Silver (WC05) embossing powder on both cards. I stamped a bunch of plaid backgrounds using the new Jumbo Plaid Background stamp from The Stamp Market. I created two A2 size top folding card bases and added a plaid panel to both, one in light pink, the other in black and white. For the light pink I die cut a bigger pink circle, a smaller white circle and a black and white plaid circle frame. I embossed my sentiment in silver on the white circle. This sentiment is in the Concord and 9th Very Merry Sentiments stamp set. I also embossed a piece of white card stock in silver. I die cut some small poinsettias using the 3D Poinsettia Dies from The Stamp Market and created 3 flowers. I then assembled my card: I adhered the pink circle to the card front, glued the white circle and the plaid frame on another white circle and using foam tape, I place d this over the pink circle (and some tangled silver thread).  I attached my flowers and last but not least I embellished them with beautiful pink crystals.

For my next card I embossed the big Merry & Bright sentiment from the Concord and 9th Ornamental stamp set (stamp and die bundle is also available) on white card stock. I then used the Scallop Border Dies from The Stamp Market to trim of the top and the bottom of this piece. I had some of these pink scallop borders left from a previous project so I was happy to not waste them and added them here under the white card stock. 

I glued these panels down onto my card front and embellished the card with pink poinsettias (same as the silver ones), some silver embossed leaves (part of the C&9 Ornamental stamp set) and silver enamel dots. 

I actually quite like this color combo ha! All in all I like to challenge myself to try different things at times that I would dismiss otherwise. Who knows, I might even discover new favorites!

I hope you enjoyed this post and I could inspire you in one way or another!

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a lovely day!


Monday, 3 December 2018

A Christmas Wreath By Jaine


I love to create wreaths at Christmas time and including them on a card is so classic. If you don't have winter foliage stamps why not look at some of your other stamps for images to adapt. Using the right colours and a bit of sparkle almost any image could be adapted into a wreath for Christmas.

I started simply by lightly drawing my circle on a piece of card. I had a roll of tape at hand so used that.

For the first layer I stamped and embossed directly onto the card with Glamour Green Embossing Glitter, the small leaf from a set by Pretty Pink Posh called Autumn Blooms.

For my next layer I stamped, embossed and die cut (the set also has matching dies which makes this part so much easier) some of the other foliage shapes. I chose Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter and as I didn't have a red embossing glitter I created my own by mixing some Coral Beach Sparkles with a little Bonding Powder.

I arranged the pieces on my wreath and glued them down.

The biggest revelation to me which came about quite by accident, I discovered my Embossing Pen actually fits into my Cricut pen housing, so I chose the word NOEL which is a free image on the Cricut Design Space and used the pen to add embossing ink and cut out the word at the same time.

Bingo! Once embossed with Gold Sparkle it looked amazing! I think using the Embossing Pen will be the new feature of my Cricut machine!! Of course if you don't have a Cricut why not try creating some fancy writing with the pen freehand and embossing with Gold.

I hope this has given you a little inspiration to create a wreath card. Just look at some of those flower stamps in your collection add some sparkle and create a wreath.


At the time of writing this the Glamour Green is no longer available but I've linked below to a similar green.

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...