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Saturday, 26 September 2015

Foils....

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.
 
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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 makingcardsisfun.com. 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.


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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:
Stamps:
Flights of Fancy
Pick'n Mix
Embossing Powders:
Chocolate Caramel Pearl
Daytona Sands
Bonding Powder
Foil:
Gold Glitter

Paper:
DCWV
Ribbons:
May Arts


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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Shiny Happy Card By Trish Latimer

Hello!
I thought I'd challenge myself to create something totally out of my comfort zone... a clean and simple card!
I think I nearly managed it.... 




OK, so I did do a little messy painty smearing for the panel across the middle, but there is still a big bit of white space around it, so that counts doesn't it?! I added sprinkles of black ultra high powder to the splattery details..




The theme on the blog this month is foil, so this is what I've done with my die cut word. Very difficult to capture the high shine in a picture, but this is super shiny silver in real life!





I cut the word from cardstock covered with adhesive sheet. I simply peeled away the backing paper, then pressed the foil down onto it. Such an easy way of  achieving that amazing shine!

Have a great day everyone!

Trish xxx

WOW products used;
Ebony Black Ultra High Powder
Silver Foil




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Sunday, 6 September 2015

Haute couture

Hello all, Nataliya is here! In this month theme of our challenge is Fab Foil. I love this WOW! product! And today I will show your my new vintage card:


For this card I used me fav Graphic45, Couture Collection. I love to create multilayered projects, for this I use 3d tape:


Using the foil (with De-Vine stamp), I gave the card chic and elegance, look how beautiful it shimmers!


Have a elegant day!

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Saturday, 5 September 2015

WOW! Embossing Powder - September 2015 Release!

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The new September release products are now finally available to buy in store now! Be sure to check out the new products section in our online website today. Here are some project designs using the latest additions to the WOW! Embossing Powder family: 

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 By Marion Emberson
 By Maya Isaksson
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 By Marion Emberson
 By Tania Ahmed
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Here is a video by Marion Emberson showing off the new products and click here to download the instructions: LINK
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We hope that you are are as excited as we are about this release and that you will also join us on the blog and see what our Design Team come up with! 
Connect With Us:
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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

September Challenge, New Releases and 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 use FAB FOILS! 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: 

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

We also had Isha Gupta join us as a Guest Designer on our blog, don't forget to visit the post here and check out her gorgeous set of cards! The randomly selected winner is Ruby N! 

Please email tania@wowembossingpowder.co.uk 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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