Sunday, 28 April 2019

3 ways: ombre heat embossed sentiments

Hello, it's Verity with another video and blog post as a Creative team member for WOW!  Love the look of Ombre but want to achieve that look with heat embossing? Well, you can and I'm showing you three ways to achieve that look. Whether you have just clear embossing powder, a limited selection of coloured powders or a host of colours to choose from, you can easily achieve that Ombre look with heat embossing and today I show you how with your sentiments. 

Three ways to use heat embossing on vellum in card designs video:

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

Three ways to use heat embossing on vellum in card designs photos:

Heat embossed ombre stamping - Clear Gloss embossing powder

Using a hello stamp from Honey Bee Stamps,  ink up the top half of stamp in Mint to be by Catherine Pooler, stamping this onto white card stock. Repeat this 1-2 times, and use a paper towel to soften the inked edges before stamping. Clean the stamp and then ink up the bottom half of the stamp with a darker colour (I used Aquatini), again soften the edges with a paper towel. Repeat this one to two times again allowing the ink colours to overlap slightly and blend. 

Once more clean the stamp, and now use your Clear ultra slowing drying embossing pad from WOW! to ink up the whole of the stamp, and stamp over your Ombre stamping.  You can now cover the sentiment with clear gloss embossing powder from WOW! and heat set this. Catherine pooler inks can stay wet enough to add embossing powder, but as I stamped several times, some of the ink may have dried from the first colour, so re-stamping with your embossing ink means you are sure it is wet enough for your embossing powder to stick to.

Once the clear the powder is heat set, it gives a lovely glossy raised embossing over your Ombre stamping. This technique is great if you don't have many colours or your budget is limited as you can use clear gloss over any ink colour when combined with your embossing ink pad. 

Ombre heat embossing with  clear gloss and one colour embossing powder

For the second technique, this combines using clear gloss with an embossing powder colour. Layer 3 friends die cuts, using a die from Whimsy stamps and smooshed this into your embossing ink. This is a quick way to get ink on your die cuts. Next, half covered with Oceanic embossing powder from WOW! This is a gorgeous dark teal/aqua colour. You can easily limit where the embossing powder goes and only covering half the die cut will allow you to get an Ombre look. In addition, you can sprinkle some powder over other areas with your fingers. Make sure you heat set your powder.

To make the top half of the sentiment embossed, you smoosh the die cut into your pad once more and the cover with clear gloss powder. As you heat set this, it will melt and start to blend in with the darker colour. You can keep repeating these steps until you are happy with the blend and strength of the colours of your heat embossing.

This technique is great if you have a limited amount of embossing powder colours that aren't close with one another within the colour wheel.

Ombre heat embossing with multi colours of embossing powder

The last technique uses two colours of embossing powders - and I went for two metallics in this instance. So ink up a die cut as before (this time I'm using a Happy die from Altenew), and cover the bottom half with gold-rich pale powder from WOW! and heat set this. Now you could use clear gloss again on the top giving a faux gold dip dye look to the die cut. 

But instead, I covered the top with Metallic platinum powder. When this heats and melts with the gold powder you get a beautiful blend between the two colours to give an Ombre look with a seamless appearance. The more layers you add, the thicker the embossed die cut will be. 

To assemble the cards:

To finish these cards off, carry on the Ombre theme into the backgrounds. For the friend card, use Daydream ink from Catherine Pooler and blended this over the Altenew Grid stencil fading the ink out towards the bottom. This was on a card panel made from Sea Glass cardstock from Gina K Designs. In addition use a heat embossed sentiment from Altenew's Reason to Smile stamp set using Opaque bright white embossing powder to finish it off, along with a few Nuvo drops.

For the Happy the sentiment, add this to a Soft stone card panel from Gina K designs with Twilight and Black-jack Catherin pooler inks to blended through the Spring Garden stencil from Altenew fading the ink out. Again, used Opaque bright white to add a birthday sentiment from Altenew Birthday builder stamp set and finish this card off with some nuvo drops.

For the last card, fussy cut the sentiment out to add to a Tranquil teal card panel, adding a background with the Tiny bubbles stencil from Altenew. First, add white pigment ink through the stencil with the direct to paper method and used Daydream ink to blend out from this. Again, use another heat embossed sentiment from Reason to Smile stamp set and finished with Nuvo drops. 

Supplies for three ways to use heat embossing on vellum in card designs:

Other supplies used:

Stamps used: Hello (Honey Bee Stamps)
Stencils used: Grid, Tiny Bubbles and Spring Garden (Altenew)
Dies used: Happy (Altenew), Friend word and shadow die (Whimsy Stamps)

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,


Friday, 26 April 2019

Thanks Card 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 a beautiful pastel color embossing powder! 

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

For my card I played with the gorgeous 

I started my card by cutting a panel from WOW! Superior Smooth White Cardstock - A5. I absolutely love this cardstock! It's just a smooth, bright white and it's perfect for heat embossing and for coloring with alcohol markers! Next I die cut three circles from it and dry embossed them using a new 3D embossing folder Sizzix 3-D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Azaleas, but before I run it through my Big Shot I coated one side of the folder with WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad.
After I took the circles out of the folder I heat embossed each one with a different embossing powder and I love how they turned out.

Next I cut a white panel and mounted it on a mint card base. I trimmed 3 strips of different pastel-ish colors and glued them on the card. I love using this idea because it always adds something more to a design. Then, I mounted the circles on the card, die cut the "thanks" word from the Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 12PK - Everyday Sentiments die set and added it to the card.
I glued a few clear sequins and my card was done.

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

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Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Just Because CAS Cards with Dana

Hello, everyone!

Its' Dana here and I'm back with another *Pastels* theme of this month. If you haven't joined our monthly challenge yet at FB Fan group, please click HERE and get more amazing inspiration from talented crafters!

To start, I began by die cutting two cover panels using Hero Arts Garden Fancy Die. I put them aside and took two pieces of WOW! Superior Smooth White Cardstocks for next step.

For first card, I rubbed the paper with WOW! Embossing Pad and sprinkled two embossing powders and heat set it. I used WOW! Opaque Pastel Yellow and WOW! Primary Chartreuse colors.

For second card, I added colors on the background with same way as first one. I used WOW! Taffeta Pink Embossing Powder and WOW! Unicorn Magic Embossing Glitter.

I stamped sentiments from Studio Katia Label Messages and die cut them out using coordinating dies. Then, I popped up cover panel and sentiment using foam adhesive.

As a final touch, I embellished with Studio Katia Sunny Topaz (November) Crystals and Pink Tourmaline (October) Crystals as shown in the picture.

Hope you enjoyed this card. Thank you so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Triple embossed sentiments with Ashlee

Hey everyone...

Ashlee here today to share with you an easy way to create multiple matching cards with triple embossed sentiments!! 

I wanted to create a matching set of cards that would be simple to create multiples of but still look effective so I grabbed the awesome background stamp Angled squares by Catherine Pooler along with my WOW opaque white embossing powder, started creating and this is what I came up with. 

COMBO 1 - Aquatini CP ink with WOW Curacao powder from the Aquatini trio

COMBO 2 - Flirty Fuchsia CP ink with WOW Wink embossing powder from Flirty Fuchsia trio

- Cut card base to desired size and stamp the background stamp using the WOW embossing pad
- Cover in opaque white embossing powder, tip off excess and replace back into the container
- Heat set using your WOW dual heat gun

- Using your selected colour ink pads blend over the embossing with an ink blending tool until your happy with the desired effect

- Die cut your sentiment using cardstock and cover the whole area using WOW embossing ink
- heat set and once cooled repeat the embossing steps two more times (place the embossed piece back into your embossing pad and cover in powder, heat set again)

This is fabulous technique to use to get wonderful glossy raised sentiments for your cards!! 

Here's a look at all of the fabulous crafty goodies used to create these matching cards....

I hope you have enjoyed this set of cards as I have really enjoyed creating them for you. 
Thanks so much for looking at my posts as a guest for WOW, I've had an absolute blast!!

Happy crafting, Ashlee.

Monday, 22 April 2019

Whimsy Stamps & WOW! Blog Hop Winner

Hello, Wow!  Embossing Powder Fans.
We hope you enjoyed the collaboration with Whimsy Stamps.
The inspiration from both design teams was absolutely amazing!

Thank you to everyone who left comments on the blog hops!
The randomly-chosen winner of the 6 x pack of Embossing Powders / Glitters or sparkles of the winners choosing is Rosemary Smalley from Michele Kovacks Blog, who wrote.

Congratulations, Rosemary!  You should find an email already in your inbox with the instructions of how to claim your prize ! 

Happy Paper Crafting
The WOW! Team

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