Friday, 28 February 2020

{Video} Embossing over Ink Blending with Carisa!

Today's card features embossing over an ink blended background. This is a favorite technique to do with silhouette style stamps - especially if using a lighter color! Sparkling Sand from the Wow! Trio Dockside worked brilliantly for this technique. I love the sparkle and texture it has that really makes the fairy shine.

For this technique, make sure the background is completely dry before trying to do any embossing. The best way to check is to sprinkle embossing powder over the background and seeing if it slides off or sticks to the ink still. Once it slides off, you're good to start embossing! A little trick is to use the Wow! Dual Speed Heat tool on the low setting to help speed this along.

I absolutely love how this card turned out. It's bright and happy and I love the sparkly fairy thanks to Sparkling Sand from the Dockside Trio set. These sets are the perfect way to amp up your embossing powder stash because all three work beautifully together and on their own. 

Check out the full process video below on the Wow! Embossing YouTube channel:


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Thursday, 27 February 2020

VIDEO: Elegant CAS Glintz Embossing Cards with Amber

Hello, everyone! Amber here with elegant CAS Glintz embossing cards perfect for a gift set or monogrammed bridal shower cards.

YouTube Tutorial | Elegant CAS Glintz Embossing Cards

Check out the video for these elegant clean and simple Glintz embossing cards. Watch here on in HD on YouTube.

What is WOW! Glintz Embossing Powder?

The WOW! Glintz embossing powder line was new to me so I thought I'd share a bit of info in case they're new to you too. Glintz powders feature subtle shades of mixed golds and silvers. Simply put, if metallic embossing powder and pearl embossing powder had a baby, it would be Glintz. 

These powders are luxurious making them perfect for special occasion cards such as weddings, anniversaries, invitations, and sophisticated stationery to name a few. Glintz embossing powders are translucent so I encourage you to experiment with them on colored cardstocks to achieve different looks.

Elegant Clean and Simple Glintz Cards

Clean and simple cards have very few elements and a lot of "white" space. Therefore, it's important to start with high-quality cardstock. I used a selection of metallic cardstock from Stardream Metallic Ruby, Stardream Metallic Rose Gold, Curious Metallic Lapis Lazuli, and Curious Metallic Virtual Pearl.

Start by stamping your backgrounds on 4.25 x 5.5-inch A2 panels. I chose backgrounds with fine lines that wouldn't overpower the overall design. The dark cardstock was embossed with WOW! Oyster Glintz and the light cardstocks with WOW! Aztec Glintz embossing powder.

Next, create your die-cuts choosing the contrasting cardstock color. I used Altenew Mega Alphabet Dies, Altenew Rose Filament Dies, and foliage die from Altenew Envelope Liner Die set.

Lastly, stamp your sentiments with an appropriate ink for semi-porous or non-porous surfaces. Staz-On Pigment inks are my favorite for metallic cardstock and vellum. It consistently stamps cleanly and dries incredibly fast which is unusual for pigment ink. It also doesn't have the strong odor of original Staz-On. 

That's all for today. I hope you feel inspired to create something pretty today! We'd love to see what you're making. Please tag us @wowembossing and @notableink. Be sure to check out the WOW! Embossing Fan page on Facebook and enter the monthly challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon with more inspiration.

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Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Floral Designs with Karen Reategui

Hi crafty friends! Today I’m sharing these two cards with floral designs up at WOW! Embossing Powder Blog. I’m featuring the new Hydrangea embossing powder from the WOW! Trio Floral Parc inspired by Sara Naumann and the WOW! Trio Dockside inspired by Jo Firth-Young.

Let’s shine! I started by stamping this floral image from Altenew Just Because Stamp Set. using WOW! Embossing Pad and then I heat embossed it with WOW! Hydrangea embossing powder over Neenah Desert Storm paper.

Next, I colored the flowers and leaves with Prismacolor pencils. Once I finished coloring I heat embossed the sentiment using WOW! Metallic Gold Embossing Powder.

Finally, I trimmed down the edges of my background and placed a lavender panel at the back plus a white card base using glue. And for a final touch I added some sequins.

Here you can see all colors I used to color this floral stamp.

For my second card, I’m featuring the new WOW! Trio Dockside and I started by cutting an A2 panel out of Altenew patterned paper and I adhered it to a white card base. Then, I die cut the Altenew Leaf Frame Cover Die. I applied WOW! Embossing Pad on top and heat embossed this frame using WOW! Sparkling Sand embossing glitter. I adhered this frame to my background using glue.

Also, I die cut the Mega Hope Die by Altenew and heat embossed it with WOW! Glassy Ocean embossing powder. I attached this Mega Hope to my panel and heat embossed the sentiment using WOW! Oiled Slate embossing powder and placed it on top of my background.

Thank you so much for stopping by to get some inspiration and have a marvelous day!

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

VIDEO: Hello, care for a cuppa? - cards by Riikka

Hello, it's Riikka Kovasin here again! This time I made two cards - one in white and other in black background to illustrate how opaque and translucent embossing glitters work on top of them and also how the background color effects the whole mood of the card.

I love working with dark colors and I'm especially fond of black gesso. Somehow that dark background makes the colors, especially metallics and glitters, to pop even more, makes them truly sing. But then again, white background is always lovely - so airy, so fresh! Which one you prefer?

Like I wrote earlier, my goal was to show the same powders on top of two backgrounds. So both of the cards are done using same elements and colors, even the composition in the two is almost exactly the same (only the last touches with star anis shapes and the pearls differ). I deliberately chose a translucent embossing glitter and an opaque one so there's some difference to be seen how they work. Naturally the glitters are opaque, so there's something visible even on top the black surface with the translucent one! 

If you want to see how I made the cards, please see the video below! 

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you'll have a wonderful day! Underneath is a bunch of details shots from both cards if you want to study something further. 

Xoxo Riikka

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Using Embossing Powder on Mixed Media Projects

Hi friends, It's Colleen and I'm back one more time to Guest Design on the WOW! blog! I have really enjoyed these past two months ex...