Friday, 23 February 2018

Happy Birthday gift & card video tutorial by Ola

Hello Guys

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will enjoy my project for this months challenge - Melt it!

This month I have decided to create a Happy Birthday gift- ring and handmade card to go along with it.

Here it is:

For my card I have used a light turquoise colour card stock to create my card blank and I die cut  the top panel using a scalloped rectangle nesting die.

WOW sentiment stamp set offers a great selection of sentiments. I picked the one that reads ''Have the Sparkliest birthday ever!!'' and heat embossed it using Metallic Silver Regular Embossing Powder.

To create my butterfly embellishments, I have melted ''Melt it!'' ,Primary Bluetiful Regular and Mint Macaroon embossing powders before adding my mixture to the 3D butterfly moulds. Just before adding my mixture to the moulds I had sprinkled a bit of WOW Sprinkles called ,,Twinklebelle''

While the butterflies were setting I used Simon Says Stamp ''Brush Strokes'' stamp set to emboss it three strokes horizontally on my card.

I have finished my card by adding butterflies using  glue dots.

Finally, the gift and the card is complete ...

To see the process video click on the video link below:

Hope you enjoyed and get inspired!

Have a great day.

Supplies :

Monday, 19 February 2018

Wild about you - a card by Riikka

Hello everyone! Are you excited about the new products? I know I am! I just love the Metalline Powders, they have such a gorgeous shine! In this card I created to you with a tutorial I mixed some of the newbies to some of the oldies and I really like how the card turned out!

For the blooms I used the "Metalline Perfect Plum" and "Primary Parma Violet" as well as Melt-It Powder. For the background I used both "Metalline Greengage" and "Hero" embossing glitter together with gel medium. And do you know what I learned? That if you really quickly show the heat tool to the Melt-It shapes, you get the shine back! But do you want to know just how I made the card? Please see the tutorial below! 

Step 1. I started by making the embellishments. I used the "Metalline Perfect Plum" and "Primary Parma Violet" for the colors and mixed them with the Melt-It Powder. The mold is "Pansy". I also made some little drops which I then later used as embellishments. Just let the melted powder drop to the non-stick craft sheet and voilá, you have half pearls of your own.

Step 2. I started making the background for the main composition using acrylic paint. I added some to the piece of patterned paper and spread it using a silicone brush. I also added some splashes of paint in there and then let the piece dry.

Step 3. Next I added a Metalline layer to the background using the Wow embossing ink, a stencil and "Metalline Greengage" powder. Where the powder is on white, you can see the color and on top of the green it creates an awesome shine!

Step 4. Using another stencil I added 3D Gel aka gel medium to the background and while it was still sticky, coated the whole pattern with "Hero" embossing glitter and then embossed it. This boils the gel underneath so the outlook is puffy sticker styled with rounded edges and raised effect. 

Step 5. Next I started to make the main composition using the same 3D gel as my adhesive. I layered some paper leaves to the bottom of the cluster and then added some chipboard leaves on top. These I embossed with "Rose Gold". 

Step 6. I finished the composition with the Mel-It flowers and a paper rose. First I thought about adding the all three Melt-It flowers to the card but it seemed a bit too much so I went with two plus the smaller paper one. This also adds a bit of light to the otherwise dark cluster.

Step 7. For the sentiment I used one from the "Wild About You" set. I stamped it to a piece of same paper I used as the background. Then I cut it to the shape of a little banner and added to the card.

Step 8. I finished the card with some patterned papers, cut bigger than the piece I had been working on and layered all of those on top. Then I added a couple of the drops I made in the beginning here and there. 

There you have it - a card using something new and something old and a lot of layers! I hope you were inspired by this! Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day! 

xoxo Riikka

Materials from Wow Embossing Powder: 

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Melt It Embellishments - By Jo Herbert

Hello papercrafters, Jo here with a fun, simple and sweet card playing with the Melt It's and heart moulds.

This is the first time ever that I have played with the Melt It embossing powder and boy oh boy it was super fun, easy and beautiful.

The possibilities are endless and with the range that WOW Embossing has to offer on their glitters, powders and sparkle collection. So many pretties so little time.

For today's card creation I have used the heart mould to create my own embellishments for the card. 

I have mixed the Melt It powder, Coral Beach sparkles premium glitter & Primary Apple Red Super fine. 

To start the process I first pinched the tin foil tray to create a nozzle, to this I attached a pair of tweezers so that I don'r burn myself with holding or touching the tin while heating from the bottom.

I placed the heat tool underneath the tin foil tray until most of the powder is melted. The tip I found is that if I do this first I don't get any of the powders blowing around 'the place.

Now working fast I placed the melted powder in the silicon moulds and let it cool down in the moulds. 

I set this aside to dry while I work on the rest of the card. 

For the card base and card front I have used white card stock which is top folding.
On the card front I have used the MFT rectangle diagonal stitched die as well as the Lawn Fawn hearts die and ran that through the big shot in one motion.
I have added a piece of pattern paper from Cocoa Vanilla "More than words" as well as the coordinating chip boards & stickers from the same collection. 
To add some extra pizzazz to the grey chipboard I have masked off half the sentiment and added some clear slow drying ink on the bottom half then sprinkled the "Hot Gossip" glittered embossing powder and heat set it creating this fun half toned sentiment. 
I placed the chipboard over the heart die cut and added some extra foam behind the centre of the sentiment to make sure it doesn't dip in the centre. 
To finish it off I added as add on sticker sentment.

I hope you enjoyed today's creation and know that if I can do this you can also do it too.
Big paper crafting hugs.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Heart Planner Clips And Charms by Jaine

 Hello there, it's Jaine here and I'm so excited to show you my project. I got quite carried away with it so there are lots of photos. You may need a cup of tea for this one!

Like a large number of people I'm a planner girl and anyone in the planner community will tell you that we do love our clips and charms. We change them as often as our socks sometimes.

When I first read that this months theme was Melt It I knew I wanted to make planner clips. I love making my own and this was an opportunity to make something a bit different.

I chose a few bright colours some with sparkles included in them and I think the results are so pretty.

For the dark heart charm I started out with a half teaspoon of Hot Gossip added to two teaspoons of Melt It powder.

To make my heart into a charm I needed a loop pin. If you can't find one of these in your craft store then it's easy to make one from a piece of wire. I made a little hook in the end to stop it from pulling out of the heart. In the other end I crafted a loop.

Once I'd melted the powders together, I added a small amount of Ebony and swirled it around with a cocktail stick and poured it into the mould.

While the mix was still molten in the mould I pushed in the pin. It takes a little bit of patience while you hold it there and for the heart to set. I got so carried away I forgot to take a photo of the pin inside but I think you get the idea. The result was this beautiful dark red glassy heart with the black swirls enclosed.

Now with a pin inserted I could add the rest of the charm elements.

It looks so classy on the front of my Travelers Notebook.

Of course I didn't stop there and made this gorgeous turquoise version on a clip. I think it looks like a boiled sweet.

I also made a pink one and here I can show you how I inserted the paperclip. The lid of this tin was the perfect height to rest the clip on while the heart cooled. I saved a little drop of molten liquid by to go over the top of the clip just to bury it deeper.

If you need to bring the shine back as I did on my heart, just wave the heat tool over it for a few seconds and the shine will come back again. Don't hold the heat over it for too long  though as you'll melt the shape.

I'm extreemly proud of my clips and charm and I can see myself becoming hooked on making these things in all colours.

I hope you enjoyed my post and it inspires you to make clips and charms.

Jaine x

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Greeting Card with Paper Flowers by Susanne

 Hi everyone.

Susanne here today with a mixed media greeting card with 3d paper flowers.
I used melting powder mixed with Sparkles, Embossing Powder and Brushos to create the centers of my flowers. I will tell you all the details in my tutorial...

Here are the step by step instructions:

1. I cut a stencil from Mylar (stencil material) with a Tim Holtz Mixed Media die. I used the Embossing Ink Pad and pressed it onto the stencil to get a impression on my card background. After that I embossed it with three of the brand new Metalline powders from WOW! (Himalaya Musk, Kiwi Krush, Perfect Plum)

To get this effect I just sprinkled some of the first two powders onto my image and covered the rest with the last powder. This is an easy technique, which you can do with all kinds of different powders.

 2. I coloured the background with ColourCraft Brusho Mists.

3. I used watercolour paper that was inked with Distress Oxides and cut different paper flowers. I use stylus tools to bring them in shape. I adhered my background to a card base and glued the flower arrangement down.

 4. I mixed melting powder with WOW! Sparkles Truffle, Metalline Himalaya Musk and some Dark Brown Brusho Powder. After everything was melted I dumped some drops onto my craft mat, let them dry and used them as my flower centers.

5. Finally I glittered a greeting die cut with Sparkles Truffle. The easiest way to do this is to cut the word from cardstock that is covered with double sided tape. The glitter will stick perfectly to it.

6. I adhered the sentiment to the right bottom corner.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you like my card.
xx Susanne.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

You Melt My Heart - February Challenge

Hi Everyone,

So lets start things off with the  announcement of the winner of last month’s All About Hearts Challenge. Drum roll please........ Pat you’re the lucky winner of a WOW voucher, please contact me on to claim your prize and state if you would like it in US $ or UK £.

To kick this month off, we are challenging you and the design team with the theme "Melt-It" We would love it if you would play along with us :) You can link up your entries using our link below ! The closing date for this challenge is 25th February 2018. The winner will receive a gift voucher for £15.00/$15.00 to treat yourself to some WOW! goodies via our website. You MUST use the above technique in your entry to be eligible.  Have fun !!!!

So, what is Melt-It? well, it's an exclusive WOW! product that we came up with a few years ago to use with our powders and moulds, to make 3D embellishments. But, it's also a great powder extender, yes, I could do this technique without Melt-It but it would use up so much powder, by using Melt-It it extends the powder and goes much further, as it's a clear base it also gives a lovely glassy look.
Start by putting some Melt-It on the WOW! Premium Craft Mat, then add your colours, I used some BRAND NEW colours that are due to be released soon… I know I'm a tease, I'm sorry !!    
The new colours used are pink Robin and Bird of Paradise, I also sprinkled on some Coral beach Sparkles and some Opaque bright White Powder. Cover it with some baking parchment. I get mine from the £1.00 shop (Jane Asher) it works a treat. Heat through until it's all molten, keep your heat tool on the parchment as you lift if off, this helps it release.
When you release it, you have two lots to use the one on the mat, let this cool and lift off with a palette knife, or just peel the one off the parchment.
Position your dies in your favourite area and die cut, I used Momenta Heart Dies.
Just getting my TEAL Sizzix cutting plates in there LOL !!!!
I stamped a Valentines message on using the Lawn Fawn Celebration Script Sayings.
The bits I had left over I put into a WOW! Foil Tray and re-melted (you can melt as many times as you like) and made little droplets onto my mat ready to use on another project. 
I love that there's no waste with this product.
I hope you enjoyed my take on melt-It and I just know you're going to love all the other girls projects.
Thanks for looking.
Marion xxx

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