Skip to main content

Guest Designer - Ardyth Percy-Robb

Please welcome our August guest designer ...........

I started cardmaking in 2006, at a Stampin' Up! Party and have never looked back. I started my blog, MASKerade in 2012 to share my work and become part of this amazing community! I live in Toronto, Canada, with my husband and 2 teenaged children. In 2017, I started making quick tutorial videos which are on my YouTube channel.
I love clean, graphic design with bold colours and lots of white space. My favourite cards are the ones where stamps are used in unexpected ways to create something fun! 
I'm thrilled to be a Creative Guest this month!

Hello! It's Ardyth here from MASKerade and I'm thrilled to be a Creative Guest for the month of August!
Heat embossing is a magical part of cardmaking - remember how amazed you were when you first saw the powder melt and transform? I certainly do, and 12 years later, I still get that feeling every time I pull out my heat gun!

Today I used a rainbow of embossing glitters and a simple technique to create the focal point of my otherwise clean-and-simple birthday card. 

One of the amazing things about embossing powders is that they don't stick to each other. So if you put powder on one area that's been coated with embossing ink, you can put the next colour down right beside it, and they will not mix. For my card, I put small amounts of each powder onto my inked-up cardstock strip and only melted them once the whole strip was coated.

To emboss my letters, I created a handle by applying temporary adhsive to a thin strip of cardstock. This lets me sprinkle the powder and heat all the letters at once, and keeps my fingers far away from the heat.

Another way to keep my fingers cool is to lay the piece I'm heating into the lid of an old shoe box. I have lined mine with aluminum foil and I think that it helps reduce warping, by reflecting heat up into the back of the area I'm heating. That's my theory, anyway! ;-)

I've created a video showing my process for making this sparkly card - I hope you enjoy it!

Connect With Us:
Info Site:
 bloggr.png email.png facebook.png  instagram.png  twitter.png  youtube.png  pinterest.png

Powder Arts Thermography Warehouse LTD, Caslon House, Lyon Way, St Albans, AL4 0LB


  1. What a beautiful bright strip of glitteriness, not sure this is a word but it sums it up perfectly, and love the little stars and the large die cut sentiment across it with the stamped part underneath looks great Ardyth. x

    1. Thank you! This card was so much fun to make!


Post a comment

Popular posts from this blog

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

VIDEO: Three Ways to Use an Embossing Pen with Jenny Colacicco

Do you have the WOW! Embossing Pen?  Even if you do, do you know what to do with it? Well, if you have been wondering, I can help. I have three different ways to use the embossing pen in today's post and for me it was a game changer.  I've had the pen for a while and just never picked it up except to maybe add a dot of ink where I hadn't fully heat embossed. The techniques I'll show you today (and there's a video!) will make this pen a must have tool in your craft room! My cards also feature the newly released Gemstone Trio embossing glitters (and some other recently released powders now available). I'm going to show you how I created these three cards, all of which feature a different way to use the pen - you can watch the video below or over on the WOW! Embossing You Tube channel (and be sure to hit subscribe while you're over there! Highlighting Dry Embossing For my first card, I used the pen to highlight some areas on a dry embo