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Theme for the month: My Favourite

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

De-vine canvas

Hi there,
It's Nikki here from the design team.... and today I wanted to share my inspiration project with you.
I have created a 4x6 canvas with the De-Vine stamp and some yummy new powders....sunset orange and calypso.

I love these new powders and the new De-Vine stamp is a must have to every stampers collection - perfect for backgrounds or using as the key focus.

Here is the project that I created

Here is my shopping list for all the yummy WOW! products that I used....

De-Vine stamp set
VersaMark ink pad
Calypso embossing glitter
Primary sunset orange regular
4x6 canvas
Heat gun

We would love to see your favourite embossing techniques. Remember to leave us a link to your blog so that we can pop on over and visit.
Till next time,
Happy crafting

Nikki x

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Friday, 12 September 2014

My Favourite Things

Hi! It's Sandie here and today I am sharing a card I made featuring a few of my favourite things.

My favourite colour is Teal, followed closely by Mustard so they are the feature colours on my card. 

The card base is 105mm x 148mm. I layered on a white 100mm x 143mm white panel and a 96mm x 139mm piece of patterned paper. 

I created a smaller panel using Sexi-Hexi with Gold Pearl (Regular) powder. I cut it down to approx 82mm x 126mm and matted it onto white card just slightly bigger. I used 3D foam to adhere it to the bottom panel. 

I used the Gratitude set with Blue Topaz for the flower and Nutmeg for the sentiment ticket. Each layer is stuck down with 3D foam for lots of dimension, which is another favourite thing. 

To embellish I added some Viva Decor pearls pen around the card. 

Products Used:
Stamps: Sexi-Hexi & Gratitude

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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Embossing resist and custom paper

This month we are focusing on favorites and I've got plenty of favorites on this card. I used my favorite technique, embossing resist. I also used another of my favorites for the sentiment, negative die cutting. 

I started out by stamping this months featured stamp (De-Vine, another of my favs) with Versamark embossing ink on watercolor paper and embossed it with White Pearl Embossing powder. It looks great as a resist and gives a lovely shimmer. I knew I wanted to use this months featured embossing powder, Calypso, so I used colors that would match it when I colored the background. I used distress ink on a craft mat to color the background, spritzed some water and smooshed the stamped paper in it a few times until I liked the look. It turned out really pretty. 

I die cut the sentiment out of the background and mounted it with foam squares on black cardstock to make it pop. I also adhered the in-between shapes to the sentiment. I made my own custom glitter paper by embossing strips of paper for the sides. I embossed each two times to make the powder cover and be extra glittery. It's soooo pretty! I also embossed a banner with the word birthday from the everyday sentiment set using white embossing powder on black cardstock. I really like this card and hope you do too! 


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Monday, 8 September 2014

Favourite things...

Hello guys!

How is everyone?  Well I hope :)

I'm back to share my sample for this months' challenge - 'My Favourite'.  For this challenge I have gone with my favourite technique and the one that got me hooked on heat embossing - Emboss Resist.

This technique isn't anything fancy or difficult, but I think that''s why I love it!  You don't need any special tools (beyond a heat gun) and you can create some lovely effects.

Here is my card...

As you can see, this card is pretty simple but I love the firey colours against the stark white background - it makes me happy!  I heat embossed the De-Vine background stamp in Opaque Bright White Super Fine powder and then grabbed my inks and got smudging!

Once I'd finished applying the inks, I took a dry tissue and 'polished' the image.  This removes any/all of the excess ink from the embossing powder, allowing the bright white to shine through and accentuate the contrast.

The sentiments were also embossed in Opaque Bright White Super Fine powder on the black card - I love the stark contrast and how true the white of this powder is - hands down my favourite white embossing powder - EVER.

Each month WOW! showcase one powder and one stamp set - this month the powder is Calypso Embossing Glitter and the stamp is the De-Vine background stamp.  I have a made a card for you guys using both if these - this was fun to make!!

For this card, first I die cut the circular 'windows' from the card front.  I then masked the edges of the card base to ensure that I was left with a white margin around the edge before I stamped the De-Vine background onto it and used the Calypso Embossing Glitter to emboss it.

The sentiments from the Collage stamp set were then embossed using the Earthtone Blueberry powder which has a lovely matt finish.  This, I thought, was a great contrast to the super sparkly Calypso glitter.

Although it's mostly hidden in this photograph - my fault, sorry! - the base of the butterfly has the De-Vine pattern embossed in Metallic Silver Super Fine to give a little interest to him as he hides under his vellum counterpart ;)

Thank you for all those who stayed with me throughout this longer-than-usual post - you're all troopers!  Now grab your stamps and embossing powders and get on and create something that showcases your favourite - whatever that may be!

See you next time!  :)

WOW! Supplies
Stamps:    De-Vine, Collage
Powders:  Opaque Bright White (S/F), Calypso Embossing Glitter, Earthone Blueberry, Metallic Silver (S/F) Pin It Now!

Thursday, 4 September 2014

My Favorite...Ultra Shimmer!!!

Hi, Patti here with this month's theme "Favorite". I'm going to share my favorite technique using WOW. I absolutely LOVE how the Ultra Shimmer powder can be used to showcase and entire project base using an embossing folder. I chose one of my all time favs called "Passion" by Couture Creations. This technique also uses colored pencils or markers. You need to choose very light colors for the best look.

You also need a folder that has large enough details to color in the sections. Very small and very detailed folders won't work for this tecnhique. You can see the sections clearly in this folder.

I chose to use a pastel pink colored pencil with a few green leaves filled in. This is how it will look at this stage.

Next, I took a green ink pad and inked over the entire design.

This is how it will look. I then took the Ultra Shimmer powder for the next step.

Cover the entire surface with embossing ink and sprinkle it with the powder. Shake off excess and emboss.

It will look like this. The shimmer doesn't show that well in photos, but it really sparkles and shines! It's such a pretty look!

I put this on a 5x7 pink card base, added a sentiment and ribbon and that was it!!! A really pretty card that isn't hard to do!

I have a second project to share today, since this month we are featuring the De-Vine stamp and the Calypso powder! I chose to use the Calypso powder and stamp for a background on my card. 

I chose a lighter blue cardstock to emboss and then added a sentiment sticker, a few blooms and ribbon and it made a quick, but gorgeous card!!!! All sorts of color combinations can be used like this!!!! It's a really pretty look!

I hope you liked the projects that I have today! I urge you to try either or both!!! Thank you so much for stopping by today! And please check back to see what else we have in store for you!!!

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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

My favorite colors with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends!
 Irit is here and those are my projects for our My favourite things challenge for September.
All of us have a lot of favourites: colours, products, techniques and  styles. Lately I try to be more versatile both in styles and in colour picks, so today I am going to show you my latest love: clean and simple projects in black and white colours.
My first project is an altered wooden kitchen board made into this " to do" chalkboard .

I made this kitchen wooden board to my TO DO LIST board, using chalkboard paint, Tando stencil and chipboards. All chippies were heat embossed with  PUFF white embossing powder and you can write with white marker over this paint and erase it later.

My second project is a black and white one again; made over wood again, but this time I stamped over the painted wood using VersaMark ink and Regular bright  white embossing powder over the letters. It really works great over the painted wood.
The chipboard shapes were heat embossed with Ultra High Bright  White powder and then I stamped into  the hot powder with red rubber stamps to make the texture.

And now it's your turn to play with our monthly challenge!
Just pick your favourites and remember to use WOW! Embossing Powders products  or just heat embossing . You can win some nice products if you win! 

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Challenge Time

September 2014 Monthly Challenge and Winners!
Thank you for joining us in our challenges - you really are a talented and inspiration bunch!
We can't wait to see what projects you create this month!

For our challenge this month, we'd like you to create projects inspired by the theme: MY FAVOURITE  It can be a card, scrapbook, mini album, an altered item, or anything that you can think of! You must use our products or heat embossing on your project, and please mention what you've used on your project if it's not clear from the photos.

Last month's randomly selected winner is:  Cornelia!!!! Check out her gorgeous winning entry here! Please contact with your selection of 6 embossing powders plus your contact details!

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*.

Add a link to your project below or share them and tag our FacebookTwitter or Pinterest page! 
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.

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