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Thursday, 8 October 2015

Today We Are Happy by Trish Latimer

This month's theme is 'Anything But A Card'... which suits me right down to the ground!
I created a piece of home decor using lots of the new products:

The three flowers were created using the new blossom mould. It never fails to impress me just how a quite frankly strange looking mould can produce such an amazing flower!
I used three of the new powders to create the flowers, Fairy Dust, Sugar Plum and Silent Night. I mixed each with a little Clear Ultra High powder to make each go just that little bit further!

The wonderful Pick 'n' Mix stamps that Maya has designed are so useful, and I've combined a few of them to create my phrase. I stamped in black ink, then embossed with clear extra fine powder to give the shine...

I really like the elegant monochromatic look... hope you do too!!
Trish xxx

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

WOW! Video Tutorials

Hi Everyone!

Have you seen our Youtube channel recently?  Marion Emberson has created three new videos for our channel, highlighting techniques from our library which you can see below:

Multi-Colour Embossing

Embossing with Marbles

Embossing with Stencils

We hope that you try these techniques out and have a play with your embossing powders :) Let us know in the comments box below if you enjoyed the videos and if you would like to see any other video tutorials!

Take care and happy crafting x
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Friday, 2 October 2015

October Challenge and last month's winners!

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for joining us on the blog for another month of fun challenges! This time, we have challenged the team to create "Anything BUT a Card!" We would love it if you play along and use foils in your entries: use it with bonding powder, double sided tape, glues, glue dots, die cut double sided tape sheets, tape runners, use your imagination! I am very excited to see what you guys create! 

This month's challenge winner is Carrie S! You can check out her winning entry here

Be sure to click on the above picture and visit her blog :)

We also had a giveaway for Laura Guest Design Team post and the winner was announced on her own blog. The winners for Maya's stamp giveaways are: Sara Barker and Leslie Hanna! 

Please email with your contact details and we will send out your goodies as soon as possible! Congrats :D 

Thank you for stopping by and keep sharing your creations with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Be sure to sure the hashtag #wowembossing or #wowembossingpowder or tag us (use @wowembossing )  in your photos to help us find you easily. Who knows, your project might even get shared on our Social Media Pages!

By entering the challenge each month, you'll get a chance to win a set of 6 embossing powders in a handy carry case. The winner will be randomly selected from eligible entries.

Remember, all projects must have either heat embossing or use our products to qualify!
You must also be a follower of our blog to enter.

Please be sure to link to the specific blog post and not just your blog homepage, otherwise we won't find your entry and you won't be entered into the challenge.

Happy Crafting!

Tania x
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Saturday, 26 September 2015


Hi Everyone

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This month at WOW HQ we have asked to give you ideas on foils.
You need a laminator for this project as it is one of the alternative methods to use with foils instead of the heat gun.
Firstly I washed some watercolour paints onto a piece of cardstock then dried it off with the heat gun.
I then stamped the stars from the new stamp set 'LET IT SNOW' over the paint with Versamark and then sprinkled bonding powder over this.  I then heat set the stars.  This goes transparent.
Cut a piece of the green foil strip to cover the stars, and place colour upwards over them.  I then took a piece of wax paper (the type you use for die cutting) and placed this over the card and foil.  I then fed the card through the laminator.
Peel everything off the card and you are left with the foiled stars and the wax from the paper has transfered to the background of the card, giving a rippled effect.  I then stamped the 'Merry Christmas' in black archival ink. 
I then matted this onto green card, and added a ribbon of string and love heart embelishment.
Have a wonderful month and catch up on all things WOW at
Take Care
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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Pick 'n Mix and Sparkle & Shine (Giveaway closed)

Hi! This is Maya typing, today I want to share a video I made talking a bit about the two new stamp sets that I designed for WOW's September release. But first I wanted to show you a project I made using the stamps. The sets are called Pick 'n Mix and Sparkle & Shine and I used both for this project. Since the theme for the September challenge is foil I made sure to use some fab foil on the card too. Here's how I made it. 

I started out by embossing one of the stamps from Sparkle & Shine many times to make a background, I used Opaque white embossing powder for this. Then I added AquaTints that is a liquid water based ink on top to make a gradient. The embossing powder resists the ink and will make a pretty background. Just buff off any ink from the embossing using a cloth or piece of paper. The hugs is a foiled die cut. I used Word to draw up a black rectangle covering a full sheet of paper and printed it on my laser printer. An ink jet will not work since the foil reacts with toner. After printing out my black paper I die cut the word from it, I cover the black paper with at regular sheet of printer paper  when die cutting to prevent the toner to spread or stick to my cutting plates. Then I just popped some foil (pretty side up) on top of the word and ran it through the laminator. I also stamped the word birthday from the Pick 'n Mix set and used bonding powder on top on vellum to make the text strip. I did the same thing there, just covered it with foil and ran it through the laminator. The only thing left was to put it all together. I love the gold against the teal color. Very pretty!

WOW! products used for this project: Sparkle & Shine and Pick 'n Mix stamps,Opaque Bright White embossing powder, Bonding Powder, Gold Glitter fab foil.

For a closer look at the stamps you can take a look at this video where I talk a bit about the sets and show some projects. And here are a collage of some other projects made with the sets. I hope you like the new sets and I can't wait to see what you'll make with them. Please tag #wowembossing if you share your projects on social media. I would love to see what you make! 

Giveaway Alert! Leave us a comment below and we will be giving away one of each of the stamps to two lucky winners! 
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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Guest Design Team Post - Laura Sterckx! ✮✮ Giveaway CLOSED ✮✮

Hello everyone!

It's Laura Sterckx here from I am thrilled to be doing a guest post for WOW! since they are close to my heart. I have worked with the WOW products for a couple of years now and I simply love them! :)

In today's post I am sharing two cards and two videos! In the first video I am creating a modern card using the Flights of Fancy stamp set along with some white and clear embossing powder.

Hello Card Video

The Flights of Fancy set is simply stunning. I love the versatility of this set since you can use these images as feathers and leaves. First I heat embossed the leaves/feathers using white embossing powder. The Opaque Bright White embossing powder is my favorite one, by the way. After heat setting the powder, I did some simple masking with painters tape. I chose a modern color scheme and sticked to pinkpurple and mint. I like to use Distress Inks for the blending but regular dye ink works great as well!

For my second card and video, I created a non-traditional holiday card using soft pinks and mint colors. The Let it Snow stamp set from WOW along with Sugar Plum embossing powder makes it easy!

Merry Christmas Card Video

I started out by creating a snowy background using the Let it Snow stamp set and the beautiful Sugar Plum embossing powderThe Sugar Plum embossing powder is so pretty and cute! It's light pink and it has silver glitters in it, too! Since this is a Christmas card, I needed some fun trees. I foiled the trees using Silver Fab Foil and Bonding Powder. I did that a bit off screen in the video (I'm so sorry about that!) so I promised to link to a video where I'm doing the same technique. Click HERE to check out that video. Again, I'm sorry!

Before I go I wanted to let you know that there's a GIVEAWAY! Simply leave a comment here and on my blog post (click HERE to go to the same blog post on my own blog) by Sunday, September 27 at 11:59 pm UK time. You can win the Let it Snow + Flights of Fancy stamp set AND the Black Glint + Sugar Plum embossing powder AND the Bonding Powder + Silver Fab Foil. :) WOOHOO! Good luck!

That's it for now! A big thanks to Tania for having me as a guest designer. Happy embossing! :) 
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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Goofing Around Fall Layout

Welcome Wow fans, this is Jenifer here with you today to share a fun layout with you today using some of the new stamp sets that just came out this month.  I used the new flights of fancy stamp set to create these fun leaves on my layout.  I used the glitter foil and a few shades of Embossing powders to give my leaves a wonderful sparkly effect.

It was hard getting a good close up of the different leaves. 

As you can see on the first leaf I used the foil and the next couple I used the Chocolate Caramel Pearl and all the way to the right I used Daytona Sands.  I love how it all just sparkles and shines making this a perfect Fall layout.

Wow Supplies used:
Flights of Fancy
Pick'n Mix
Embossing Powders:
Chocolate Caramel Pearl
Daytona Sands
Bonding Powder
Gold Glitter

May Arts

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