Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Layering Embossing Powders to Create Dimension



Hi Everyone!

It's Jenny from the Creative Team here and today I'm joining you to share two card projects which use layering dies and layering stamps with embossing powder to create gorgeous shine and dimension.

You can check out the creative process over on the WOW! YouTube channel or here:


I love layering stamps - but I'd never tried them with embossing powder except as a highlight layer.  The new WOW! trios really excited me and I got the idea for these cards because some of the hard work is taken out of working out which colours to go for with the trios.  They're perfect complementary colors that go great together (either tones or combos) and super for this technique.


For my first card I used the Aquatini Trio which includes Curacao and Splash embossing powders and a glitter.  I only used the embossing powders for my first card, and I supplemented them with Cloud 9 for the middle layers, Seaglass for the lightest layer, and Sparkling Snow for the centre.   I heat embossed all of the die cuts for the floral from the Altenew Peony Dream 3D layering dies and adhered them together.


I used the floral to line up my stamps (from Altenew Beautiful Heart) which I stamped in light grey ink (Twilight by Catherine Pooler) - this is a great technique to avoid masking - I hate masking LOL!  The sentiment was stamped in Primary Bright White Opaque powder on dark grey cardstock and popped up on foam tape. A few black splatters, and sparkling clear sequins embellished the background.


For my second card I used three of the Layering Stamps from Beautiful Heart (I didn't use the outline stamp) and heat embossed each layer - starting with Oyster Glintz, Mayan Glintz and Metallic Copper.    You must be sure to use a powder tool in between stamping to get a crisp image and try not to shift your stamping block - the surface is a little slick!


I finished the background in a similar way as the first card, and again - NO MASKING! The embossing resists the ink and you can just wipe off the image where it stamped on top of the embossing powder - genius!  I added a little Tattered Rose Distress Ink to the leaves using the second leaf layer from the stamp set - the color goes perfectly with Mayan Glintz!

This whole lack of masking has really got me and I definitely plan to do this more in the future! It's so much fun picking out the colors that go together or using the pre-chosen trios!!

I hope you have a wonderful day all!

Jenny

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Monday, 25 February 2019

Trinity Stamps Blog Hop


Welcome everyone to a fabulous blog hop with Trinity Stamps. WOW! Embossing Powder is so blessed to have this opportunity to work with such a talented group of Card Designers.
Prize Package: 6 x powders (at the winners choosing) + carry case from WOW! Embossing Powder & Trinity Stamps have an amazing pack of goodies with Stamps, Die and Embellishments. Winners will be announced on both Trinity Stamps & WOW! Embossing blog Wednesday, 6th March 2019, Greenwich Time. Here is a little glimpse on what you will be seeing in the line up.
Now onto the line 




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Sunday, 24 February 2019

Scattered Hearts - Raluca Vezeteu

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 a few of the absolutely amazing SPARKLE! WOW Embossing Powders!


I created this card to play along with the "Hearts/ Pinks & Red" theme for the Wow! Embossing Powder Facebook Fan Group page monthly challenge - ❤ WOW Embossing Powder Fans ❤
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For my card I played with the gorgeous SPRK007 Coral Beach SPARKLES, the  SPRK008 Peachy Keen SPARKLES and the fabulous SPRK023 Your Carriage Awaits SPARKLES glitters, along with the WL01 Bright White embossing powder. I've also used 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 the awesome sparkle of these beautiful glitters! I don't have enough words to describe how beautiful they sparkle in the sun! 
I'm truly obsessed with them!


I started my card by preparing a white panel and dry embossed it creating two frames by using a bone folder and my Fiskars trimmer. Next I cut another white panel and adhered on it a double sided adhesive sheet. Then I die cut it using a fabulous new die from Sizzix called Scattered Hearts and peeled off the backing paper. 
On the outside frame of the hearts I used the gorgeous SPRK007 Coral Beach SPARKLES and for the inside hearts I used SPRK008 Peachy Keen SPARKLES and SPRK023 Your Carriage Awaits SPARKLES. I just sprinkled the glitter over each die cut and rub it on with my fingers.


After the glitter settled down, I glued the die cuts on the white panel using liquid glue and mounted it on a light pink card base.
On a kraft banner I white embossed a sentiment from an older stamp set by Clearly Besotted using the WL01 Bright White embossing powder.
I glued a few white iridescent jewels 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,


Saturday, 23 February 2019

Corrugated Hearts By Jaine


 I love playing with textures and creating cards with textured elements is very satisfiying. 

I had a piece of corrugated card on my craft table which was left over from another project and wondered how it would look if I embossed over the top of it. I lightly went over with a little gesso, almost dry brushing it on, to give it a slightly worn finish before cutting out the heart. I then tapped my Embossing pad over the top to catch the ridges and embossed in a lovely dark pinky/red shade of powder called Primary Pink Robin. 


I also embossed a larger heart in Metalline Red which I chose to use on my card front adding a die cut word from Pretty Pink Posh, embossed with the new Black Magic which is in the shops soon. I love the slightly grungy look the heart has especially with the gesso peeking out from underneath.


Why not have a go for yourself, it's great fun and brings out the texture superbly!

Jaine


Friday, 22 February 2019

Heart of Gold with Gemma

Today I’m sharing a clean and simple card with lots of sparkle!


The idea for this card definitely began with this fabulous sentiment from MFT. I die cut a Heffy Doodle Metric Stitched rectangle, then heat embossed the sentiment from MFT Essential Sentiments stamp set with WOW Metallic Gold Super Fine embossing powder.

Above the sentiment, I die cut the MFT Hearts in a Row Horizontal die, then adhered the panel onto my card base.


Next, I took one of the die cut hearts and covered it with embossing ink. I then heat embossed it with WOW Pearl Gold Sparkle embossing glitter.

For the other two hearts, I covered them with embossing ink again, then heat embossed them with WOW Vintage Candy Cane embossing glitter.


I adhered the two red hearts into the outer die cut spaces on the card with liquid glue. I used foam squares to add the gold sparkle heart in the centre space to finish.


Thanks for joining me today,
Gemma



Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Pink & Silver Card with Dana

Hello, everyone!

It's Dana here and I'd like to share another Pinks/Reds/Hearts inspiration of this month.


I started by ink blending a piece of white card stock with distress oxide inks and mini blending tool. I used Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Pink Raspberry colors. I then die cut heart from that card stock using Altenew Halftone Hearts Nesting Die.


Next, I heat embossed the image from Crafty individuals CI-471 Make A Wish Art Rubber Stamp in silver using WOW! Metallic Silver Sparkle Embossing Glitter. After heat embossing, I punched a hole for red twine as shown in the picture.

I also stamped a sentiment from Mama Elephant I Like You Stamp Set in black where I wanted them.


To finish, I mounted two patterned papers onto an A2 sized white card base and popped up heart panel using foam adhesive.


Hope you enjoyed today's card. Happy crafting!

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Tone-on-Tone-on-Tone!

Hi there! Emily Midgett back with you today for my second guest post for WOW! Embossing! Today, I have a pretty, feminine card for you using lots of pretty peachy-pink and even some sparkles, so let's get started with the details! 


I began by heat embossing that absolutely gorgeous Rebecca Lace background from Simon Says Stamp using WOW's Soft Mango embossing powder on some beautiful Peony (SSS|EH) card stock. The Peony card stock is a lovely shade of soft pink, and the Soft Mango is just a tad darker shade of coral, which makes for a very pretty tone-on-tone combination! This stamp is also super detailed, and the WOW embossing powder picked up every single detail just beautifully.   


I wanted a sparkly greeting, so I created some custom glitter card stock using the WOW Bridal Sparkles. I began by adding some 1" Scor Tape (a heavy duty tape adhesive) to some card stock, then die cut the lovely "smile" (SSS|EH) from The Stamp Market from this adhesive card stock. I removed the die cut from the card stock, then peeled off the release paper. I covered the sticky side of the die cut with the Bridal Sparkles, pressing down with my fingers to make sure that they were really stuck down into the adhesive. Super sparkly! Because I hate getting glitter all over the place (and I know my friends aren't fans of it, either), I also covered the top of the die cut with some Nuvo Crystal Glaze (SSS|EH) to prevent flecks of glitter from flying off. 


I added a beautiful peachy-pink peony (from The Stamp Market's Floral Bouquet SSS|EH) that I colored with my Copic markers. I popped it up on the lace background using foam tape, then added the glittery greeting and a sentiment strip, as well as a few sequins and sparkles to really finish the feminine feel to this project. 

Well, that's all for me today! I want to thank Marion and the folks at WOW! for having me as their guest this month. I absolutely adore the products from this company, so it was a privilege to be able to share my work with them on their blog. Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day! 

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Ellen Hutson Collaboration



We are super excited to be collaborating with such a wonderful company Ellen Hutson. This collaboration  makes us giddy as the super impressive line up is going blow your socks off with some fabulous inspiration.
Now because this is collaboration that means there is  a FABULOUS prize to be won as well!!! 

One lucky crafter will win 6 WOW embossing powders of their choosing, a carrying case and $25 to the Ellen Hutson shop! To enter the giveaway, just comment at each stop on the hop and a winner will be randomly drawn on February 25th and contacted by email.

All you need to do is leave a comment here on the WOW Blog and each of the Designers blog.  Happy Paper crafting and look forward to reading your comments.



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