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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Double Embossing Tutorial a favorite technique

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you my favorite technique using embossing powders. It is double embossing and you can make this using regular card stock or glossy card stock but I prefer the glossy card stock because it enhances the shininess of the powder. Take a look at my card.


I created this using the stamp set Mariposas created by Maya Isaksson and the stamp set Just Saying created by Marion Emberson. But let me tell you how you can make this fun technique.

1. Cut a piece of glossy card stock and ink it very well with WOW Embossing Pad.
2. Cover the entire piece with your favorite color of WOW Embossing Powder. I used the new color Banana Split WOW Embossing Powder for my sample.
3. Melt the powder with your WOW Heat Tool.
4. If you consider it necessary, repeat the process to enhance the color.

5. Ink your stamp with WOW Embossing Pad and stamp it over the embossed piece of card stock.
6. Cover the stamped image with a second color of WOW Embossing Powder. In my sample I used Florida Sunset WOW Embossing Powder.

7. Remove the excess and melt the powder with the WOW Heat Tool.
8. With this technique you can create background or single stamped images. I wanted a single image and I decided to cut this with my scissors.

To finalize the card, I create a card base using very vanilla card stock and a second layer that I cut using a cross stitched oval. I stamped over this oval two words included on the stamp set Just Saying. For this I used WOW Embossing Pad and Earthtone Grape WOW Embossing Powder. Also, I inked the frame of the oval using the die cut as mat.


I added a tiny butterfly that I cut with a punch on the top using a left over of the first layer of my embossing piece.

Easy and beautiful, don't you think?

I hope my project inspiring you to create and use your WOW Embossing Powders and try the new colors, they are simply gorgeous and perfect for this season.

See you soon!


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Saturday, 16 July 2016

A Summery Make



Good morning crafty friends, I hope you're all well. So, it's been that fun time of the month where I get to create my project for the WOW! Blog. This month's theme was our favourite embossing technique and I went for coloured vellum. I love it as its so pretty and yet so simple!


I started by stamping the Secret Garden stamp with a Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad on white vellum. I then used Opaque Bright White embossing powder over the top then melted with a heat tool. I then turned the vullum over and coloured the back of the flowers with ProMarkers.


I then layered the vellum on white card to really show off the colours and used the Just Saying stamp embossed with Pink Lady opaque powder for the sentiment.  I added a pretty organza bow and placed a small button in the centre that has been embossed with Mermaids Tails Embossing Glitter.

I can't wait to see what you all create this month, enjoy!

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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Embossing

Hello, this is Laurence to show you my favourite technique or more exactly 2 techniques I love using with embossing powder. I created my background with pigmenst  diluted with water in a spray bottle. I used the two triangles stamps from the "Let it snow" sheet and heat embossed them with WOW opaque bright white powder.

 I worked on a separate sheet of paper and used a knife to apply randomly acrylic paint. When still wet I sprinkled some WOW peppermint tea and heat embossed it.

 


I cut out some triangles and glued them on my background. It is a very easy technique with random results. The title is heat embossed with WOW metallic brass

 

Inside I have organized all my embossing powders to see exactly which one to use on my project.


Material
Wow embossing pad
WOW stamp Let it snow
WOW Peppermint tea
WOW opaque bright white
WOW metallic brass
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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Tutorial - Oriental mixed media card

Hello!
Victoria is on the blog today. Is your July warm and sunny? Have you gone on vacation already? I am dreaming of a journey to Oriental countries. The chic and vibrant colors of Oriental art inspired me to create this card for our July challenge "Favourite Embossing Technique" (I used two - resist effect and embossing on texture paste).
You can see video tutorial from start to finish below.


See few close ups if you want to have a closer look at the card.
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Friday, 1 July 2016

July Challenge and Winner for May! Plus News and Video Tutorials.


Hi Everyone!

Ermgard! It’s July already :o

The weather has been very gray and miserable here at WOW HQ in the UK, I hope that it is a bit brighter and warmer where you guys are! (and can you send some sunshine our way please thankyouverymuch! hehe!)



This month, the newest embossing powders and stamps are now available on our websites: UK shop and US shops. Be sure to visit our website for more info!

Also this month we have Marion on our Youtube channel sharing ideas and new techniques on how to use our products, be sure to check them out:

WOW Technique Video: Multi-Colour Melt It

WOW Technique Video: White Out Resist

We also have a free project download by Marion which you can get by clicking on the image below:

Spot On Card by Marion Emberson
Thank you to everyone who took part in the WOW Design Team Blog Hop and in the Monthly challenge :D

For this month, we have challenged the team to share their "Favourite Embossing Technique" We would love it if you play along with us :) You can link up your entries using Mr Linky below! We will also have another Guest Designer join us on the blog at the end of the month, so keep your peepers peeled for that post!

The randomly selected winner from Riikka Kovasin’s guest post is: Cheremane Smith!

The winner for June’s challenge is: SuperStick Chick and you can check out her sweet winning entry here.

Please email tania@wowembossingpowder.co.uk with your contact details (and a telephone number) and we’ll send over your prize pack as soon as we can! Congrats :) 

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.

Please don't link old blog posts to get more entries in the challenge, anything more than a month old will not be included in the draw. Thank you for understanding!

Happy Embossing and have a great day guys J Your comments really do brighten my day <3

Tania x


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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Guest Design Team Post: Riikka Kovasin (GIVEAWAY CLOSED!)

Hi there! 

It’s Riikka from Paperiliitin blog guesting! I’m so honored and thrilled to have an opportunity to show something I’ve made here in WOW blog!



For this post I created two crafts – a set of cards and a layout. I used the same background steps in both of them and prepared a step by step tutorial for the background and finishing the cards. So let’s get started with that!



What you need is the “Big Words” stamp set from Wow, naturally some embossing powders, the new Wow embossing ink and also “Hearts” silicone mold and Melt-It! powder. You also need some patterned paper and white cardstock and also a stencil and watercolors.



Step 1) Stamp the words to your background using the embossing ink. Try to avoid stamping the words on top of each other, but vary the orientation – stamp some vertically, some horizontally.



Step 2) Sprinkle the pattern with white embossing powder and heat to melt the powder.



Step 3) Add some watercolor touches on top. The embossed areas will resist the color. Just add paint freely and don’t forget to include some splashes, too.



Step 4) After drying the paint, add embossing ink through a stencil to your piece. Concentrate to one focal point. Emboss the design using a colored powder of your choice.



Step 5) Make the greeting to the card. Stamp a word or a phrase to a piece of white cardstock and emboss with the same color you used in previous step.



Step 6) Time to put everything together – adhere your background piece to a slightly larger piece of white cardstock and then include the greeting piece using foam dots for extra detail.



Step 7) Finish the card with a heart made using the silicone mold, Melt-It powder and same color you have used in steps 4 and 5.



I used similar steps also in the making of this layout. There’s the words stamped and embossed with white, there’s the watercolor touches and then another embossed layer using a stencil and colored powder.



The embellishments in the layout are also made using the same silicone mold but I also made little drops or pearls with the powder. I used the last drops of Melt-It! – embossing powder mix for them and let the heated mixture drop from the Melt-It! Case to the edges of the mold and then let the drops cool. Waste non!

 

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you find inspiration in these! And please come and visit me at my own blog, too! Ta ta for now!



Materials from Wow:

Big Words Stamp 
Hearts Silicone Mould
Melt It

Edit from Tania: What a gorgeous project by Riikka and I absolutely love how she used the same ingredients to create two different kinds of projects <3 Thank you for joining us on the blog!

*GIVEAWAY ALERT* Leave us a comment showing Rikka some love and what you loved about the project and we will select a winner to receive a set of all WOW products used in this post! The winner will be announced on the 1st of July :D

Good luck and happy embossing!!!

Tania xx

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Friday, 24 June 2016

The Journey - Mixed Media Textures Card


Hey everyone! I hope you are well and feeling creative today. This month's blog project theme is Summer and I went for a less obvious route as inspiration for the project; journeys. Summer is all about holidays, trips out, getting out and enjoying the light, warmth (occasionally!) and possibilities it brings.




I firstly gessoed the front of the card and added the main texture of tulle net which I adhered with soft gel medium, sprinkled with embossing powders onto then melted with a heat tool .
Using a WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing pad to tap around the edges of the card I then sprinkled with Copper powder to add a dramatic metallic highlight. 



On top of the net details I added a foiled die cut star and stamped leaf from the Feathers of Fancy
with the Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing pad. I sprinkled the images with Bonding Powder then melted with a heat tool and lightly pressed Teal and Copper Fab Foil onto the stamped details. Leave to cool, lift off and hey presto! For some further interest I layered stamped multiple images using the Sparkle & Shine set.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and feel inspired to give mixed media with embossing powders a try!


Have a wonderfully creative Friday.

Fran
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