Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Rose Gold foil card by Ola

Hello Guys !
It is Ola here for WOW embossing powders and I am back with other Youtube video tutorial. For this Month challenge ''Foils'' I have created a Rose Gold foil Greeting card.
I have started this card by die cutting a  scalloped edge  rectangular piece out of pink pearlescent
During the video tutorial I will show you how to create your own pearlescent card if you don't have any. You can die cut a scalloped edge rectangular piece and heat emboss it using Wows new range of embossing powders called Glintz. In my case I have used Rose Gold Glintz Embossing powder and the result is stunning.
For step number two I have used a floral stamp and stamped it across my card. Next I have used a Wow bonding powder and set heated in the same way as any regular embossing powder, but making sure that I have applied foil while the bonding powder is still warm.
Remember to leave it till it is completely cool down before peeling the foil off and of we go!
Finally, I am going to assemble my card. For this particular card I have decided to replace the card blank with vellum blank (card blank made out of vellum). I have also pre die cut three scalloped edge  rectangular pieces to mount inside. I also did this to the back of the vellum to cover all the imperfections and make a space for your inside message. 

And here we have Vellum card with Rose Gold foil flowers.

To see video tutorial please click link below:

Hope you like it !
Have a great day and don't forget to comeback for more inspiration from our awesome design team.

With Love from Ola xx

Friday, 20 April 2018

Adding Foils to Ephemera's or Embellishments - Jo Herbert

Hi all, Jo here and welcome to today's blog post about adding foil to your ephemera's.  With the use of the Wow Embossing pen and bonding powder by drawing on the ephemera's I was able to add detail with foils for today's card creation.

I first selected which die cuts I wanted to possibly use on my card then I drew on the detail I wanted to add with the embossing pen. Once I have added the details to the die cuts I poured all over the die cuts the bonding powder. Once heatset I quickly place the foil over the top while in its molten state. 

TIP:- Let the foil sheet cool down over the top before peeling away from the bonding powder.

For today's project I have use the Fab Foil Violet to match the die cuts and paper pack.

The sentiment "Banner Bits" from Avery Elle has been stamped with Ranger Distress Oxide Broken China ink. 

To embellish the card off I have used the coordinating enamel dots.

Here is a You tube for you to watch the process unfold. 

Thanks for watching and hope you enjoyed today's card creation.

Paper Crafting Hugs

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Altered paint palette by Riikka

Hello you Wow fans! Is it spring in your parts of the woods already? Or even early summer? Here in Finland it starts to look like spring! 

I'm in a spring or even summer kind of mood and going for flowers and candy colors all the time. For this post I created something with flowers, yes, but the color scheme isn't the most summery of them all. I actually first thought to use white gesso instead of black... but I just love how the black really lets the metallic touches shine and shows the colors! 

Can you believe that all the colors in the palette are created with embossing powders and foil? On top of those I only used black gesso and silver wax, but all the turquoise and green shades are of embossing powders!  

I created a step by step tutorial to this piece. This time there's quite a few steps so let's get started! If you want to see the pictures bigger, just click them to see more details. 


Step 1. Grab a tube or jar of black gesso and paint the palette black. Let the paint dry or use your Wow Embossing heat tool to dry. 

Step 2. Add the first metallic layer. Stamp the smallest butterflies with embossing ink, cover with Bonding Powder, melt and then add the Ice Blue Fab Foil on top. If you are unsure how to use the foil, please see this video (link).


Step 3. More metal shine in there! Take the medium sized butterflies of the "Mariposa" set and stamp using the embossing ink. Then cover the butterflies with "Silver Stratosphere" embossing glitter. 

Step 4. Add some splashes to the background. Dilute some Soft Gloss Gel with a little water, splash it to the palette and then add embossing powder on top. I used "Metalline Kiwi Krush" and "Oceanic". Heat with care. 


Step 5. Cover the whole palette with embossing ink and sprinkle lightly embossing powder on top. Heat to add spots of color to the palette. You might need a couple of layers here and there to get the coverage you want. 

Step 6. Prepare your embellishments. Rummage your stash for great shapes and pieces. Emboss some to match the butterflies by coating them with "Silver Stratosphere". Paint other embellishments, that won't fit the color palette, black using black gesso. 


Step 7. Make the composition using the embellishments you chose. Use 3D Gloss Gel as your adhesive. Make a couple sets of buttons to be mixed in using the button mould, Melt-It powder and "Metallic Silver" powder. Let the composition dry some time or preferably overnight.

Step 8. Use a water mister to create a surface for the powders to grab on to. Mist lightly and then sprinkle some powders on top the composition. Heat using the heat tool. Be careful not to boil the other mediums used.  


Step 9. Highlight the high points of the composition using Metallique wax. Also define the edge of the palette using the wax. 

Step 10. Add more metallic shine to the raised parts of the composition. Use a glue stick here and there, sprinkle Bonding powder on top and then use "Bright Silver" Fab Foil on top. Go for a weathered look. You might even have the look using just the glue as I did with this card (link)

Step 11. Finish you sparkling creation with some glitter. Add Soft Gloss Gel in places near the composition and then cover with two Sparkles "Santorini" and "Stroke of Midnight". 

This kind of project needs some time and patience, but the end result is quite striking, don't you think? Like I said, the black background really makes the colors and shine pop. 

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you find this post inspiring! Ta ta for now! 

Products used in this craft: 

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Foils and stencils by Jaine.

One really cool way to achieve a distressed look with your foils is to use a stencil.  It's as easy as using a stamp and all you need extra is a piece of cut and dry foam or a stencil brush to help you.

You could tape down the paper and the stencil to stop them both from moving while you add the embossing ink through the design but I like to live on the edge as you can see.

With the Bonding Powder added to the ink you can see how random I've been. I wanted the background to be more distressed so deliberately didn't ink through the whole of the stencil.

After heating the bonding powder I added the foil and look how it shines in the sunlight.

For my card I used a pre-inked piece of card and used a contrasting colour of foil for vibrancy.  I also added a heart which was cut from a double sided sticky sheet and foil added to one of the sticky sides. I mounted this onto the card with a few sequins and some metalic thread.

TIP :  If you find your bonding powder has cooled before you can add the foil just heat it up again with the heat gun and reapply the foil.

Jaine x

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Foils, Foils & more Foils

Hi all, Jo here and welcome to a very fun blog post where I went "Foil" crazy as I found playing with them rather addictive. I paired the foils with Catherine Pooler "Faithful Flutterings" as this was a great layering step stampset and ideal for this foiling technique. 

I have created a You tube for the above card .

The below card is very similar the the above just changed the location of the butterflies. 

The below card I have used Shaded Lilac Distress Ink and Violet Foil. I kept it rather simple as I have used the larger butterfly and I didn't want to take away the focus on the technique. 

The below cards I used the Swoop Stencil from Catherine Pooler and the texture paste and glitter combo I have used in a previous post.

I hope you enjoy today's inspiration creations with foiling. 

Head over to the WOW Embossing Tutorials Page to see some of our video creations -

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Mixed Media & Gold Foil - Video by Susanne

Hi there!

I am sharing a video today for this mixed media tag where I incorporated some WOW! Fab Foil.
My background is created with Distress Oxide inks on photopaper.

Enjoy the video:

I hope you like my Birthday tag.
xx Susanne.

Fab Foil Gold
Wall Art Stamps
WOW! Bright White Powder
Embossing Ink
Sparkles Pinkini

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Altenew’s 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

I feel very privileged to be able to do some projects for the fabulous Altenew.
They celebrate 4 years this month, and WOW! Embossing Powders have been with them along the way. And now you can join in the fun and WIN prizes !!!!
We love how our products work so well with theirs… So let me show you what I've created….
We all love a bit of Sparkle, right !!

Let's start off with a video tutorial using the Altenew Blooming Bouquet Stamps and Dies with the Crafty Friends Stamps teamed up with WOW! Sparkles and Clear Gloss.

Hugs & Kisses

With this one I used the Altenew Halftone Hearts Stamp Set with matching word dies.

  • I stamped on a panel slightly smaller than my card base and embossed with WOW! Pink Robin, Goose and Bird of Paradise. 
  • I then die cut two hearts 'layered' in the panel, stuck the middle back in and raised the outer to create an eclipse card. 
  • I stamped the 'hugs & kisses' on a piece of card stock and did the Sparkle technique (instructions in the above video) 
  • I then die cut it and adhered it across the heart.
This is like a two for one….
The larger card was made and whilst stencilling I used the remaining ink from the stencil to create the second card. I used Altenew Splatter Stencil, Blooming Bouquet Dies, Halftone Heart Stamps, Ink Sprays in Ocean Wave and Set glass and WOW! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. 
  • On a panel slightly smaller than the card base I spritzed through the stencil
  • Die cut 3 'hello's' 
  • Using the sprays on a piece of Cut n Dry foam I coloured the top half of the words graduating down so there was no colour on the bottom.
  • I inked these up and embossed them in WOW! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder
  • I adhered these to the card front leaving a small gap to add my sentiment from the Half Tone Hearts Stamps.
On the smaller card I used Altenew Splatter Stencil (reversed), Ink Spray Sea Glass, Blooming Bouquet Dies, Halftone Hearts Stamps, WOW! Twinklebelle and A Girls Best Friend Sparkles
  • Lay card front directly on sprayed stencil to 'collect' the remaining ink
  • Apply double sided adhesive to some card stock and die cut the 'hello' Peel off the front and sprinkle WOW! Twinklebelle Sparkles to the top side and repeat on the bottom with WOW! A Girls Best Friend Sparkles.
  • Die cut 'hello' from black card stock, adhere behind the sparkled one, slightly off setting. Adhere to card front.
  • Using a sentiment from the Half Tone Hearts, stamp on a scrap of card stock and adhere below the 'hello'.
Blooming Bouquet
Who can't resist white embossing on Kraft card stock, I know I can't !!
Here, I've used WOW! Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder, Altenew Blooming Bouquet Stamp and Die

  • Ink up the large flower from the stamp set and stamp on to kraft card front so that it stamps off the edge. Emboss with WOW! Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder.
  • Stamp the word 'hello' on a piece of vellum in the Opaque Bright White
  • Die cut the word 'hello' in black and adhere behind the word on the vellum, slightly off setting it.
  • Adhere to the card front, hiding the glue behind the word. adhere a few sequins, again you can hide the glue behind these as well.
And that finishes my little contribution to Altenew's fabulous Blog Hop.

Happy Aanniversary Altenew… may you continue to have MANY more and keep bringing us fabulous products.

Check out the rest of the inspiration Altenew Blog

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 5 lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Good luck everyone !!
Marion xxx

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