Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Heat Embossed Impression Stamping with Jenny Colacicco

Hi Everyone, it's Jenny here and I'm so excited to be joining you today with my first official post for WOW! Embossing as a member of the Design Team!

I have a video to share with you today that shows you how to create imprints in all over embossed panels and create some really stunning effects.    You can check out the video here and over on the WOW! Embossing YouTube channel.  I'm using the new WOW! Dual Heat embossing tool in today's video, which some of you may have seen at Creativation - it was featured in a lot of 'top spots at Creativation' and I concur!! Love this tool!!

My first card uses a red rubber background stamp and WOW! Metalline First Frost embossing powder to create an all over impression in the liquid embossing powder.

Once the embossing powder cools, you're left with a beautiful set impression which you can then embellish with stamped images or die cut sentiments - the sky is the limit with this technique, even just using only one embossing powder colour - think of all the different background stamps you have in your stash! (I'm using My Favorite Things Floral Fantasy). 

You can see in the close up that in some areas the impression wasn't perfect, but this is a handmade card after all!  The huge benefit of this technique though is even if you really aren't happy with the results, you can remelt the embossing power completely and start again, without wasting any powder - yey!

My next card uses the same technique but I notched it up a level - my first layers of embossing powder are Primary Blue Topaz, but the top layer is Primary Bluetiful. I also added some sprinkles of Totally Teal embossing glitter for a bit of shimmer.

While the embossing powder is melted, you can use an acrylic block mounted stamp and press it into the panel, leave it a few seconds and then lift off. It doesn't damage your stamp and you're left with this beautiful image (I"m using Grateful Heart by Catherine Pooler Designs).   Even better, with using two complementary embossing powder colours, you can see the second colour underneath peeping through, and it gives an almost enamel look.

If you want to repeat the stamping, or add other images, as I did here with another floral image and a sentiment, you can just gently heat the panel (be careful to avoid your first stamped image to avoid remelting it away) and then stamp again.

Here's another example I created using the My Favorite Things Magical Mandala.  I created a Primary Chartreuse panel and added Oyster Glintz over the top.   This creates a wonderful green shimmery pearly look, almost like ceramics you might be familiar with (I'm definitely sure my mother had some like this!) .

I do hope you'll check out the video for more details on how to create these cards - if you make a card with this technique, make sure to tag us on social media (#wowembossing and #wowembossingpowder) so we can check out your creations!!

I'll be back again soon with some more ideas, so until then, happy heat embossing!

Jenny x

Supplies Used

Friday, 25 January 2019

Speckled embossed background

Hello, it's Verity with my first video and blog post as a Creative team member for WOW, I'm just pinching myself that I get to be here! I love WOW! embossing powders and cannot wait to inspire you all. 

My first video today shows you to create a lovely spring inspired Congratulations card with a speckled embossed background. Back in November 2018, I went to the craft show at the NEC in Birmingham and I got to see some of the lovely samples of the WOW! stand. One card stood out to me and the lovely Marion was more than happy to let me know how it was done. It was as though embossing powder and dusted the card, it was so fine that I couldn't figure it out how it was done. 

Usually, you need some type of media for the powder to stick to - ink, water, embossing paste etc, but this pattern was too fine for a stamp. Marion told me, just sprinkle some powder onto your paper, and heat from beneath. And WOW! it works and gives such a lovely soft texture. 

So, sit back with a cuppa and see how this card came together!

Speckled embossed background process video:

(You can view this directly on WOW! Embossing Powder YouTube Channel HERE)

Speckled embossed background photos:

Stamp set featured: Avery Elle Banner & Wreath

Supplies used:

I hope you enjoyed today's video and stay tuned for more to come. If you make a card with this technique, make sure to tag us, #wowembossingpowder  so we can check your creations out!

Till next week,


Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Mints, Teals and Aqua with Karen Reategui

Hello shiny friends! I’m thrilled to be writing my first blog post for WOW! Embossing Powder. This time I’m sharing two cards that match perfectly with my Little Blessings logo and that’s another reason why I’m so excited! I’m using some colors like Teals and Aqua, which are part of the theme colors for the WOW! Facebook Monthly Challenge. Of course, I added gold embossing powder, my favorite and I use it in almost all my projects. 

Let’s shine! I started by cutting an A2 white panel and heat embossed it with WOW! Mint Macaroon embossing powder. This color is gorgeous and looks spectacular on the background! Then, I trimmed down the edges and added it ti a white card base using double sided tape. 

Next, using the stitched scalloped frame from Sunny Studio Frilly Frames Lattice, I die cut a white cardstock. I put the smallest Fancy Frames Circle die on the upper left of this cardstock and run it through my die cutting machine. I adhered this cardstock on top of the embossed panel using glue dots. 

Additionally, I die cut another circle using the smallest Fancy Frames Circle die out of gold foil paper and glued it to the background. 

Finally, I stamped and heat embossed some flowers from Studio Katia You're So Sweet using WOW! Bluetiful, Oasis and Mint Macarron embossing powders. I die cut the flowers, glued a couple and tied a piece of natural twine. Then, added the arrangement on top of the background. 

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on vellum from the same Studio Katia stamp and heat embossed it using WOW! Metallic Gold embossing powder. I added it to the card and as the final touch I put a few Gold Sparkle Crystals from Studio Katia around the flowers. 

For my next card, I designed a shaker card. I die cut a piece of Aqua cardstock using the rectangular creative die from Studio Katia Dotted Patterns Set 3. 

On top, I placed the oval creative die from the same set and run it through my die cutting machine. I reserved the rectangular piece of cardstock. Next, I die cut this oval shaped cardstock using the Lattice Background die from Sunny Studio Frilly Frames Lattice. 

I glued this die cut piece to a white card base. Around, I added double sided foam strips from Darice to create shaker pocket window. I poured some beads and sequins inside the pocket window. 
Then, I closed it with a piece of acetate and the rectangular piece, I reserved, on top. I used double sided tape to adhere these pieces. 

Finally, I arranged some flowers on top of the card and added the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Script Thanks die, which was inked up with the WOW! embossing ink pad and heat embossed using WOW! Metallic Gold embossing powder. 

These were my cards for today. I really loved how they turned out and I hope you liked them and get some inspiration. Please have a marvelous and shiny day my sweet friends! 

List of supplies used in this project

Monday, 21 January 2019

Forever Bubbles! By Jaine

Hello there, and Happy 2019!  It's great to be back for another year with WOW! Embossing Powders and it's good to be back creating some exciting new projects which don't involve Christmas! I was going to say glitter but glitter is for life not just for Christmas - right?

The theme for the month is all things aqua, teal and variations in between which, given that I'm a Piscean is right up my street. I think this background stamp is one of my favourites from WOW! and it gave me the starting off point to create this little bubble card with an inky and messy background.

I began with a layer of stamping and embossing in Clear Gloss which would become my resist.

By smooshing (if that's a word) two shades of Distress Ink on my craft sheet and spritzing them with water, I blotted up the ink with the card. I did this a couple of times to deepen the colour.

Once this first layer had dried, I added a few water droplets to the background. 

Before the drops could dry I added one of my favourite powders to it and dried this with my heat tool. Don't linger too long on one spot and dry from beneath as you run the risk of re-melting the first layer. Having said that, if it did melt I don't suppose it would be a disaster as it's clear anyway, plus it's already done its job in terms of resist.

I used the same powder on the die cut word and I love how this powder has a two-tone finish to it once melted.

A few clear bubble pebbles finished it off and the word Smile was layered on both black and white card to make it really stand out. I love the texture in the background and the random spattering the water and powder has created together.

Which colours make you smile?


Friday, 18 January 2019

Leaves of Mint Love with Raluca

Hi everyone and welcome back to our creative WOW space! Raluca here and I'm so excited to share with you my new CAS card showcasing one of my favorite teal WOW Embossing Powders!

I created this card to play along with the "Aqua/ Teals / Turquoise" theme for the Wow! Embossing Powder Facebook Fan Group page monthly challenge - ❤ WOW Embossing Powder Fans ❤

For my card I played with the gorgeous WH19 Bluetiful and the fabulous WC01 Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing powders and these WOW must have tools WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing PadWOW! Dual Speed Heat Tool - Euro and WOW! Premium Embossing Craft Mat.
I just love this shade of mint/teal! 

I started my card by preparing a white panel and dry embossed it using a gorgeous new embossing folder from Sizzix. Next I mounted this panel on a pink card base using craft foam.
Then I die cut a lovely Sizzix leaf from vellum and two from white cardstock.
To add the embossing powder on one of the leaves I dipped it in the WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad and sprinkled the WH19 Bluetiful embossing powder on top of it and heat set it! I did this process twice so the color would be bolder.

I adhered the leaves in the centre of the card using clear foam tape.
Next I embossed a sentiment from a fun Create a Smile stamp set using WC01 Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing powder and cut it in two thin strips. Mounted the strips on the card, glued a few gorgeous gems and my card was done.

Super easy to create and with such a cute result! 
That's all from me today! Have a lovely week!
And thank you so much for stopping by,

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Birthday Card wtih Dana

Hello, everyone!

It's Dana here and I have a birthday card to share with you today.

To start off, I die cut Altenew Mega Friend Die from watercolor paper and I used negative panel in this card. I stamped Altenew Flower Vine Stamp Set onto die cut panel as shown in the picture.

Next, I rubbed A2 sized white card stock with WOW Embossing Pad. I then sprinkled WOW Under the Sea Embossing Glitter and WOW Bluetiful Embossing Powder and heat set it.

I also white heat embossed a sentiment from Altnew Mega Greetings 3 Stamp Set with WOW Opaque White Embossing Powder onto black card stock.

I mounted all pieces using glue and foam adhesive and finished off this card.

Hope you enjoyed this card. Thank you so much for joining me today!



Monday, 14 January 2019

Happy Happy Birthday with Gemma

Today I’m sharing a card with some beautiful embossed die cut words as the focus. I think this style works really well for masculine cards especially.

I began by working on the background. On a white card base, I inked over the Altenew Watercolour Stripes stencil with cracked pistachio and peacock feathers distress oxide inks. I then flicked the background with water for those lovely droplet details.

Next, I die cut the Pretty Pink Posh Happy Birthday script die twice from white card. I temporarily adhered the die cut words to a strip of card, as it’s easier to add embossing ink and heat powders on die cut words if you have something to hold.

I covered the words with WOW embossing ink, then sprinkled on WOW Calypso embossing glitter and heated with the WOW dual speed heat tool. Once the embossing was cooled, I removed them from the strip of card. 

As the embossed words were a similar colour to my background, I decided to offset a white diecut word behind each one. I then adhered the words to the card.

To finish, I added some enamel dots in matching colours.

Have a lovely day,

Exploring Embossing - stamping foam!

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