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{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. 
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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 e…

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 pa…

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…