Monday, 30 July 2018

Floral ''Love'' card by Ola for WOW Embossing Powders Monthly Challenge

Hello there
It is Ola back with a card made for this month WOW Embossing challenge ''Embossing Glitters''

Today I am going to show you how I incorporated embossing powder, glitters and watercolour technique to create my card .
Here are still shots of the card I will be sharing with you today.

I have started my card by stamping flowers and leaves with gorgeous embossing glitter called Aladdin. This awesome product leaves dusty smear on the card and I am planning to use it to add shimmer to my flowers.

Then I have used Spun Sugar Distress ink and watercolour brush to colour flowers and leaves before fussy cut them.

Now is the time to work on my sentiment. I have decided to use ''Love'' die by Catherine Pooler and embossed with mix of Gold Rich powder and Metallic gold sparkle embossing glitter.

For my card assembly I have used rectangular scalloped edge frame die and pattern paper as my center piece. I have then mount my sentiment and assembled flowers and leaves.

If you would like to see how I have made this card you can visit my YouTube Channel Crafty Ola or click on the link below:

Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop Winner.............

A very big thank you to all that participated in this fabulous blog hop! What a beautiful array of cards from both Design Team members. A very BIG thank you to Pretty Pink Posh for a wonderful hop.

Mirella you are the winner of our the WOW! Embossing Powder prize pack!  

Please email us at with your selection of 6 x Embossing Powders.

Make sure you visit Pretty Pink Posh blog to see who the winner is of their Prize Pack! 

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Guest Designer : Amy Tsuruta

Hello!  It's Amy again from Tsuruta Designs.  So thrilled to be sharing a couple projects that combine the goodness of WOW! Embossing Powder and Pretty Pink Posh!

All my stamped images are on watercolor paper so I went with the Primary Ebony Regular Embossing Powder.  It really makes the images pop with the Zig on Zig coloring.  Here's my first project that features Pretty Pink Posh's Happy Mail and Flourishing Fuchsias stamp sets.  I also included their Stitched Pieces die.

LOVE the WOW! Embossing Pad it inks up on the first try for all of the images, super clean and crisp.

Although I managed to heat emboss a bunch of the images for this design, I wanted to also keep more of the white from the center panel visible.

My second card is a bit busier than my first design.  Similar to my card above, all the images have been heat embossed with the Primary Ebony Regular Embossing Powder.  I colored them with watercolor pens and set them aside.

I watercolored the fun yellow stripes on my cardbase and finished it off with black splatters of paint.  I originally was going to heat emboss the images in white but really love the contrast with the Primary Ebony Regular Embossing Powder.  I combined Pretty Pink Posh's Humminbird Thanks and Flourishing Fuchsias stamp sets.  The sentiment is from their Encouraging Greetings set.

With all the different stamped images on this particular design, the heat embossing and foam dimensionals really add so much lovely texture.  The Pretty Pink Posh Lucky Sequin Mix is a fun addition to my shaker card.

A super big Thank You to WOW! Embossing for having me as a Guest Designer this month!  I had so much fun!

WOW – Heat Tool
WOW – Clear Embossing Ink Pad
WOW – Premium Embossing Craft Mat
WOW – Primary Ebony Regular Embossing Powder
Rubber Stamps – Pretty Pink Posh
Sequins – Pretty Pink Posh
Dies – Pretty Pink Posh

Monday, 23 July 2018

Let's Hop with Pretty Pink Posh….

Every now and then I pinch myself that I get to work with some fabulous Companies and Pretty Pink Posh is one of those, not only are their products gorgeous but I love their packaging… I'm a bit of a packaging snob LOL !!!

A very big crafty hello and welcome to a very special Blog Hop collaboration with the WOW! Embossing Powder & Pretty Pink Posh design teams.

We are going to bring you a fun hop where there are PRIZES from both companies up for grabs, inspiration and videos.

WOW! Embossing Powder is giving away any 6 powders from your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store you powders safely in.
Pretty Pink Posh has an amazing Prize Pack - An assortment of goodies up to the value of $75.

The crafters involved in this hop are going to bring you an array of projects, colouring inspiration and a variety of ways to have fun with both Pretty Pink Posh & WOW Embossing Powders collectively.

We have a super talented line up ahead …..

The Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on ALL THE POST of this blog hop by 6.00am PST on Sunday 29th of July 2018 and will be announced on the blog on week of Monday 30th July 2018.

Marion is kickstarting with her project here on the WOW Blog -

This is such a quick and simple card, I feel a bit of a cheat, but wanted to share it with you.
I've used a tent fold card base with a slightly smaller panel, I die cut a circle from the panel, making sure the sentiment I wanted to use would fit !! Adhere panel to the card base.
Stamp and emboss the sentiment with Pink Robin Embossing Powder in the middle of the die cut, I love how fine this font is and our powders work beautifully with it. This is just a regular grade powder, but it picks up the lines perfectly.
Stamp and emboss one of the butterflies on some scrap white card, I used Pink Robin as the base, once heated, I went over it with the outline stamp using Sunset Boulevard, I repeated this, then did the same this time using Bird of Paradise with Carousel over the top.
Die cut the butterflies out using the matching dies.

To add a little dash line around the circle, place the die back in the aperture and draw on lines using the circle as a template.

Here's all the items I used for this card. 

Don't forget there's prizes up for grabs !!! Keep hopping and I hope we inspire you !!
Marion xx

Friday, 20 July 2018

Wonderful Wildflowers Cardset with Embossing Glitters

Hi all, Jo here and welcome to today's blog post where I will be using some fabulous embossing glitters paired with some awesome Catherine Pooler products.  Recently the WOW Design team has played with some Catherine Pooler Inks and I have to say I am in love with the inks. In today's card I have used 3 inks, Tiki Torch, Be Mine & It's a girl. Not only did I stamp with these inks I used them to ink blend with and they blend just beautifully.

My stampset of choice is the Wonderful Wildflowers which is a layering stampset which is perfect to add a layer of embossing glitter right over the top for added detail.

On all cards I have ink blended with the Swoop Stencil and have used washi tape to mask off a panel to ink blend within. 

I have used the Kat Scrappiness Crafters Essential Kit 2 to die cut the pennants in both black and white cardstock. I stamp all the sentiments on the white cardstock using my MISTI tool then I place the black cardstock pennant underneath some of them as an added layer. 
I have added some strips of MFT paper and black cardstock in a variety of ways.

I have created a video of my card making process, hope you enjoy.

Thanks for watching.
Papercrafting Hugs Jo

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Guest Designer Amy Tsuruta

Hi, it's Amy again from Tsuruta Designs!  I decided to share a project that uses some basic embossing colors.  What are your go-to colors?  Mine are white + black.  Here's a bit of my before prep work:

I picked out some images that have fine details to really show how wonderful the WOW Embossing Powders capture the details.

For those that follow me might know that I'm a coffee-a-holic.  Did you know that owls were one of my first loves?  I use to collect all things owls so when I saw these cute owl images, I couldn't resist picking up the whole collection.  Their eyes are so expressive, aren't they?

One of my go-to sentiment techniques is to heat emboss them on black cardstock with white embossing powder.   The Opaque Bright White by WOW is perfect.

Here's how I was inspired by those cute coffee loving owls:

The Primary Ebony Embossing Powder really makes those guys pop!  See how the sentiment looks on the black cardstock?  I used a cross stitched circle die to cut the sentiment and adhered it with foam dimensionals.

There you have it, a simple heat embossed card!  I think that the images really show you how WOW Embossing products add that special touch to a project, don't you?

I hope that you have a super spectacular day!

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WOW – Heat Tool
WOW – Clear Embossing Ink Pad
WOW – Premium Embossing Craft Mat
WOW – Primary Ebony Regular Embossing Powder +  Opaque Bright White Regular Embossing Powder
Rubbernecker Stamps – Campbell + Preston

Monday, 16 July 2018

Hello, I love you - a layout by Riikka Kovasin

Heippa and glimmering, glittering July to you from Riikka! This month we are all about embossing glitters here at Wow Embossing Powder blog. Here's my take on the subject! I've been doing several different project types this year but even though I love mixed media really much I still somehow identify myself as a scrapbooker. So for this glitter theme I thought to do a layout with some glitter touches. 

The same applies to glitter as to so many elements in crafting - contrasts heighten each other. So if you want to glitter to glimmer even more, add something mat beside it! So that's why this layout has plain paper elements with the glittered elements, to really emphasize the different surfaces.

If you'd like to see how I made the page and where I used the lovely embossing glitters Wow has in their repertoire in this layout, please see the step by step underneath. To read about the story behind the photo and the page, please continue until the end of the post.

Step 1. I started the layout by adding a torn piece of patterned paper on top of another patterned paper. Then I used two stencils and two embossing powders to add pattern to the background. First I used a poppy patterned stencil together with "Bluetiful" embossing powder and then a grid stencil with "Inca Glintz" embossing powder. If you are new to embossing powders and stencils, please check here (link) the additional instructions for this step.

Step 2. I then added watercolor on top to merge the patterns a bit more and also used watercolor to stamp. I added the delicate floral pattern with "Tropical" stamp here and there hiding the harsh edge of the watercolor with it and some splashes. As the embossing powder acts as a resistant to the watercolors, you can still see the pattern. For additional info about this resist technique, please see here (link).

Step 3. Next I started to get ready for the paper layers and stamped again with the "Tropical" stamp but this time using the Wow embossing ink and "Under the Sea" embossing glitter. I used white cardstock as my base and after the heat embossing started to cut the flowers loose. 

Step 4. I used the same watercolors I had used for the background to color the flowers. I first wet the paper a little and then added the color gradually from the flower center outwards to get a dimensional feel to the bloom. I also used Melt-It powder and a "Rose Quartet" silicone mold to create a couple dimensional embellishments. Check here (link) to see a tutorial to this.

Step 5. I then die cut some leaves out of white cardstock and embossed them with "Silver Stratosphere" embossing glitter. After having done all the additional elements to the layout, I added some patterned papers and a doily behind my photo and added the cluster to the page using foam dots.

Step 6. After the photo and paper clusters were on their places, I started to fill the composition with the embossed elements. First I added the embossed leaves and flowers as you can see here. I was going for a horizontal composition, growing from side to side of the page. I added some of the flowers and leaves with foam dots to get a dimensional, almost wreath like feeling to the elements.

Step 7. After the bigger elements had found their place I added the moulded rose to the other side of the photo and then did the title to the page using two stamps. First I stamped the "Hello" with Wow embossing ink and heat embossed it with "Bright White" embossing powder. Then I added the second part with another stamp and black ink.

Step 8. To finish the page I added some crystal stickers and then wrote the journaling with a black gel pen. I also added some doodling using a glittery gel pen to add my own markings to the background and add that little extra touch of glitter still. After that the page was done!

The topic of the page is something I tend to scrap a lot - my two girls. But here they are a link in the big chain of generations. In the photo they are sitting by a table that has been a gathering place for family for some time. At least my grad parents have been sitting around it as my grand father has made the table, but I think that even his father has been dining beside it. So then my girls would then mark the fifth generation by its side. Talking about history! 

Have you documented family history with scrapbooking? Is it then special occasions or the little things? 

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day and glimmering summer! 

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