Skip to main content

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! 

Materials from Wow Embossing Powder:


  1. A wonderful layout Riikka and adore the colours and lots of glitter and shine with the embossing and such pretty flowers too. x


Post a comment

Popular posts from this blog

Life's A Beach

Good morning crafty friends, I hope you're all well and getting very creative this month! As this month's challenge is summer and I live on an island it seemed only natural that my inspiration card would feature sea and sand. To create my beach scene I started off with a piece of pale blue card and a rubbed a Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad across the top several times. I then sprinkled WOW Peppermint Tea Powder and Under The Sea Glitter over the top, tapped off the excess and melted with a heat tool. I created the sand underneath using Gold Pearl Powder. For the sea I ran a line of PVA glue in the middle of the sky and sand with my finger, sprinkled with Under The Sea Glitter and melted with a heat tool. For the waves I added small areas of PVA straight from the nib of the bottle when added Opaque White Powder. The birds and sentiment I have used Opaque British Summer Powder which is one of my favourite new powders, great colour and great name!

Handy Stamp Storage Idea

Hello everyone... Happy Tuesday! :D It's Sarah here with today's blog post created for our Monochromatic theme. I don't know about you, but I always find I need to use stamps from a mixture of stamp sets and I thought it would be easier if I didn't have to slide each stamp set in and out of the packets all of the time. I have a bunch of empty CD cases that I had almost thrown out but thankfully I hadn't as they turned out to be the perfect solution! The part that holds the CD easily popped out so I could then position my different stamp sets within them. I found an old wooden CD box but it had no lid and as all clear acrylic stamps are best stored out of the light, I decided I would make a box lid for it... not just a plain lid though... a Wow Embossed box lid! Here are brief instructions on how to make it: STEP ONE Using pearl silver card, I created a square to the size that I needed (145mm) and added 30mm wide rectangles a

Seth Apter & Stencil Girl Blog Hop Collaboration

  We are collaborating with both Stencil Girl & Seth Apter for a two-day blog hop. Today is the first day of the hop.  GIVEAWAY A $35 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl® Products, a $35 Gift Certificate to Seth Apter’s Shop AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Wow! Embossing Powder Enter to win by leaving a comment below. Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment to win. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN! Three winners will be chosen at random from all blog comments! (One comment per blog please.) You have until  Wednesday, September 23rd  at 11:59PM Central Time  to leave your comments. Winners will be announced on Thursday, September 24th. Head over to Day 2 that starts tomorrow on the Stencil Girl blog. Line Up Jaine Riikka Heather Carissa Amber Jo Connect With Us: Info Site:                  Powder Arts Thermography Warehouse LTD, Caslon House, Lyon Way, St Albans, AL4 0LB UK