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Texture Explosion with Dunja - Do what makes you happy [VIDEO]

Hey WOW! Friends, i'll show you how to use WOW! Embossing Powders, Sparkles, Flocks and FabFoils on one card. That's so much fun and i love the texture. Hope you'll enjoy the  *** VIDEO *** How to enable cookies on chrome I had some left overs from the WOW! Live with Daniel a few weeks ago. Did you catch our Live? You can watch the replay here But let's get back to todays video. I put the strips of adhesive foil to the piece of cardstock. It's up to you about the size, if it's small or bold. I choose two WOW! Embossing Poweders, first let's play with the Alexandra Renke Judith's Blush, a soft translucent pink before we use the Punch inspired by Marion Emberson, it is included in the Pick me Up Trio. I've added all the products in the list at the bottom for you.  After that i'm using the Sparkle Chrystal for the bold stripe on the card. Onwards i'm going with the Flocks Pink. They a

VIDEO: Zentangle Nautilus & Unexpected Design Changes

Hello, WOW! Fans, Amber here with a Zentangle Nautilus card and some unexpected design changes. This is all about going with the flow and adapting as needed. All the details to create this Zentangle Nautilus card are in this short cardmaking video tutorial. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you're there we'd love it if you like, subscribe, and share it with your crafty friends! Earth Sparkles & Translucent Texture Paste So, I started this crafty session by creating a background with Mahi Mahi and Sargassum Earth Sparkles and Translucent Texture Paste. Check it out in the video, it's gorgeous. Then I decided to tangle some underwater elements. All was well and good until I decided to color it with my Polychromos pencils. I have the 36 pencil set which doesn't include many light colors aside from white. As a result,  the colors were too bright for the Sparkles background. So, I had to adapt and change background designs. I opted for a Hero Arts Ocean Waves backgro

Video - embossing powders - info for beginners - with Kate

Hi,  this video is very chatty. I will show you different embossing powders  and I will explain how to orientate in all different letters at packaging and how embossing powders look like.  I will speak also about important tools like embossing ink pad, but I am sorry I absolutely forgot to show you awesome heat tool - so important for heat embossing. I was so into all amazing embossing powders that I forgot. But no worry I mention it here. This list what to buy is really for all beginners and it is according to my opinion. You can create different projects and you will need different colours of embossing powders, it is just up to you. This is mine guide for all beginners.  What to buy as beginner: - heat tool - embossing ink pad (optional embossing ink refill) - embossing pen - white embossing powder - clear embossing powder - one metallic embossing powder - mainly gold or silver - any kind of embossing powders in your favourite colour I hope this informative video will help you what t

Back to basics and DIY Glitter Cardstock with Erica

Hi guys!  It’s Erica back on the WOW! Blog and YouTube channel today, with some back to basics tips and more DIY glitter card stock.  Right, so first things first: I grabbed my Embossing Pad and the reinker tool , and made sure my pad was nice and juicy. This is definitely right up there in Heat Embossing Tricks 101, it’s amazing what a difference it will make to your images with a properly inked ink pad. Especially when you have small details and fine lines.  This stamp, the Fresh Citrus Bold Print, is one of my fave background stamps from Hero Arts , and it has got all those things: fine lines, tiny details and it’s big too so you are going to want to make sure to get a good impression with your ink . I did use my MISTI to make sure it was nice and even, before using Opaque Bright White Super Fine powder all over it.  I did use my anti-static tool all over this water colour paper before I did any stamping, that always helps me get fab results on the first try. With the heat to

Take me back to the sea by Jaine Drake

Some of you may already be familiar with Jaine's work from being our Design Team last year. We are such huge fans of Jaine's work that we had to invite her back as our special guest for April.  I'm thrilled to be back here on the blog as a guest designer for April with this little piece of artwork. Jo gave me the brief for the month, 'Colours of the Sea', and my heart did a little skip. I live in a land-locked country with the sea four hours drive away, but growing up it was just a short one hour drive to the coast. I miss the sea terribly and with this current situation we've not been to the coast in quite some time, maybe even a couple of years. So this theme gave me the perfect opportunity to go a little wild and create something a bit special.  A quick search on Pinterest for images of the sea came up with some stunning photos but one of a tropical beach from above really captured what I was after. The colours and textures were amazing and I knew I could eas