Friday, 29 January 2021

Cardmaking with the Pick Me Up Trio and Fab Foil | Video

Welcome Everyone!
Martina here with you today with two cards using the fabulous new "Pick me Up" Trio.


Since we are still in january, I decided to create another set of  "WOW! all the things!" cards.

I absolutely love foiled effects on cards and have always been wondering if  the Fab Foils could work for me. So - why not giving it a try?!

If you'd like to watch me creating these cards,
here is the Link to the WOW Embossing YouTube Channel for you.

I have been using the same techniques with different colours for both cards.

To start, I have been swiping my WOW Embossing Pad over a piece of cardstock. 

Then I have been pouring WOW Bonding Powder over it.  

Using the Dual Speed Heat Gun, I have been carefully melting the Bonding Powder and pressing Sheets of Fab Foil into the still slightly warm Bonding Powder.
I have been repeating the melting / adding the Fab Foil process several times - just until I was sure that the whole powder has been melted and I liked the result.

When I liked my Fab Folied pieces, I have been die cutting some basic shapes from them. 

I have been cutting the same shapes from plain white cardstock too, which I then have heat embossed with Embossing Powders from the new "Pick me Up " Trio.

To create the background, I have been applying Distress Oxide with a blender Brush through a stencil.

To finish the cards, I only had to glue my die cut pieces and a focal point to the stenciled background.

I believe that these cards are kind of simple to make but have a really interesting look.

I hope you are inspired and encouraged to try some Fab Foiling too!

Thank you so much for watching,
Have a great Day!

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Tuesday, 26 January 2021

VIDEO | Heat Emboss Floral Backgrounds Two Ways

 Learn how to heat emboss backgrounds in two ways. The first way uses a unique Altenew background stamp. Use any of your silhouette stamps for the second technique.


All the details to heat embossing backgrounds two ways are in this short card making video tutorial. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you're there I'd love it if you like, subscribe, and share with friends.

Emboss Backgrounds Two Ways

Altenew Bold Floral Drape Stamp Set

The first technique uses a unique background stamp. Altenew Bold Floral Drape Stamp Set features a stamp for the negative background space and individual floral images.


Altenew Bold Floral Drape Stamp Set made it really easy to get the look I was going for. For the background, I used WOW! Alexandra Renke Bella's Forest. This green lightens up to a medium muted green when embossed. Such a beautiful and unexpected color!


For the flowers, I used WOW! Alexandra Renke Manuela's Honey (yellow) and Kerstin's Magic (purple). Each one of the powders includes a translucent color and white ultra high embossing powder. As you can see in the card above, Ultra-high, large white granules, create the speckled appearance.

This is a super cool effect. Make sure you watch the video for tips on how to emboss effectively with ultra-high embossing powders.

Altenew Zig Zag Floral Stamp Set

As I said, Altenew Bold Floral Drape Stamp Set made it really easy to get the look I was after. But not everyone has a stamp like this, so I recreated the look with a non-background floral stamp set.


Layer stamp sets are great options for this type of design because they include solid stamps, detail stamps, and typically outline stamps too. I searched my stash and chose a set with silhouette images including some recognizable detail. Altenew Zig Zag Floral fit the bill.


In the first card, I stamped the background first. However, with the second card's technique, we have to work from front to back with masking. That means flowers, then leaves, then the background.

First, heat emboss the flowers leaving enough space for leaves and background space. Second, use the coordinating die set or fussy cut masks for the flowers and leaves. Third, cover the flowers and stamp and emboss leaves with clear or white embossing powder.


Cover the leaves with masks (flowers are already covered) and press the embossing ink pad over the entire panel. Remove masks, sprinkle on the embossing powder, and heat set. Here I used WOW! Alexandra Renke Tschenny's Sky embossing powder.

Masking the floral elements will create the white space around the flowers and leaves to separate them from the background. I had some patchy areas in the background so I replaced the flower masks and ink blended over the background and leaves with blue ink. This added blue detail to the leaves which helped them pop.

Do let me know what you think in the comments here or on YouTube.

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Saturday, 23 January 2021

Video tutorial - two elegant cards

 Hello, 

in my video you will find tutorial for 2 very elegant cards. Step by step we will create them and it is very easy. This tutorial is great for all beginners and you do not need many supplies.

I will also introduce you amazing new WOW embossing powders -  Decadent Ruby and Royal Emerald. 



Material:

WOW heat tool

WOW embossing ink

WOW embossing powder - Decadent ruby, Royal emerald

other: mixed media paper, stamps - Specimen by Tim Holtz, Distress oxide inks - Rustic wilderness, Crackling campfire, Vintage photo, 3D embossing folder by Sizzix design Tim Holtz, 3D foam tape, no card

Here are some close up photos.











Have a nice day
Kate


Thursday, 21 January 2021

Video: Make Your Own Glitter Cardstock with Embossing Glitter!

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! 

It’s Erica here on the blog, with glitter everywhere. 

In today’s post I’m going to be playing with some new glitter powders and make my own glitter card stock for some word dies. You can hop on over to the WOW! Embossing YouTube channel if you want to see this in action. And yes, I realise I have already done this once this month, but these are more of the delicious new colours being released on the 25th! 

First I took some spare bits of card stock. I did use Neenah #110 to make sure it wouldn’t turn into a glittery goo, as I was intending to saturate the card stock with the Embossing Pad and then cover it in the glitter powder. The powders I’ve used are from the Pick Me Up Trio and the colours are called Punch, Minty and Earl Grey. 


To avoid a big mess, I used a sheet of acetate under the cardstock when I was dabbing the Embossing Pad on it. Then I transferred that to a sheet of cheap printer paper to collect the excess embossing glitter. 

With the Heat Tool on the lowest setting, I heated it from underneath, to avoid the glitter spraying all over the place. When these were all done, I used a word die from The Stamp Market that says Paper Hug. 


These I have layered up with the ‘shadow part’ of the die, with a coloured card stock to compliment, yet contrast a little. The fun thing about embossing glitters is that you can easily make your own glitter card stock. Either use a coloured glitter on white card stock OR use the Glisten Changer powder on coloured card stock! A much wiser investment money wise, not to mention it takes up a lot less space in your craft room. 

With the sentiments done, it was time to make some backgrounds and I used another die from The Stamp Market. This one is called Pierced Plaid Cover Die and it makes a lovely pattern on the card stock and takes a white background up a notch. On these I splattered some Distress Oxide Sprays in Worn Lipstick, Black Soot and Lucky Clover. 


The last thing to do was to add the sentiments to the backgrounds and then these to card bases. I almost added sequins, but decided to hold off (insert gasps of shock here!) I know, I know... Erica The Over-Sequinizer said NO to sequins?? What is going on?! Is the world upside down, back to front? LOL! 

With those last dramatics, I’m all done for the day. If you get a chance to watch the video too, thank you and see you soon again! If you shop, don't forget to use the code WOWDTEA to get 10% off your order! 

Lots of love, paper hugs and happy crafting from Erica 

Until the new trios are available, I have linked some other fun options below.

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