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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

WOW! Embossing Powder Design Team Blog Hop!




Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the WOW! Embossing Powder Design Team Blog Hop!

We wanted to have a combined blog hop for the 2015 and 2016 Design Team and give them a proper farewell! Please leave comments on each of the Design Teams posts, which will give you more chances to win some not-yet-released WOW! products. We will be giving away 1 of each of these sets to three lucky winners! The new products will be available from May onwards. So watch this space for website updates! :)

Set 1:
Designed by Marion Emberson: Hey Little Flower Stamp *NEW*
Designed by Marion Emberson: Just Saying Stamp *NEW*

Set 2:
Designed by Marion Emberson: Strawberry Sundae Embossing Powder *NEW*
Designed by Marion Emberson: Blueberry Cheesecake Embossing Powder *NEW*
Designed by Marion Emberson: Peppermint Tea Embossing Powder *NEW*
Designed by Marion Emberson: Banana Split Embossing Powder *NEW*
Designed by Marion Emberson: Mint Macaroon Embossing Powder *NEW*

Set 3:
Buttons Mould

Hearts Mould

Now for the best part, the projects designed by our team. On the WOW! blog, we have two video tutorials by Marion Emberson Showing off different techniques where you can have even more fun with Melt It. The second one shows a technique with our "new formula" Embossing Pen and the new stamps which Marion designed and will be available soon:




WOW! Blog Hop List:

WOW! Embossing Powder Blog <--- you are here!
Laurence Colling

Your next stop is Sue O'Connell. Happy hopping :)

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Sunday, 24 April 2016

Doctor Who inspired mixed media canvas

Hello, dear crafters!
It is Victoria on the blog today. This month theme is Spring, it is a great time for new beginning and discovery. And for me spring and especially April is always connected with International Day of Human Space Flight. I absolutely love space theme and this time I wanted to make a canvas inspired by the Doctor Who show.

1. I started with making galaxy background, working on a 20*20 cm piece of watercolor paper. I went wet-on-wet, using few shades of pink, blue, purple and black sprays and watercolor, starting from the lightest color. For better blending you should let it air-dry, thus the colors bleed into each other.
2. When the paper dried, I made lots of small splashes of white acrylic paint for the brightest stars and white pearl spray for more subtle, but shiny from another angle look.
3. I used snow stamp from Let It Snow (by Marion Emberson) - Clear Stamp Set, as it  reminds me of starry sky also. So I stamped it with Wow Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad and used WE10 White Pearl powder and heat set it with WOW! Heat Tool - Euro.
4. Also I took a stencil with starry pattern, mixed some clear texture paste with pearlescent pigment and applied it through the stencil. When it dried, I've got a great semi- transparent shimmering look. You can see the background I created just below.
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Thursday, 21 April 2016

Mixed Media Canvas by Susanne Rose



Hi my dear crafty friends!

Susanne writing today and I'd like to share a step by step tutorial for this glittery mixed media canvas. Nothing works better to add glitter to a project than WOW! Embossing Glitters! Let's start:

1. Prepare some paper flowers. I used Twinkling H2Os and Neocolor II watercolor crayons to color the flowers. Give them a shape while the paper is wet. Pick the Heart Throb Embossing Glitter to highlight the edges of each flower. Put them together with some flower stamen and add a little green into the middle.


2. I picked a chipboard butterfly from my stash and covered it with Golden Crackle Paste. You can use any other chipboard or wood piece you have on hand. After the paste was dry, I colored it with acrylic ink. It's important you use a waterproof paint in this step. Let the paint dry.


3. Add a layer of black gesso (black paint will also work fine) and wipe it away with baby wipes immediately.

4. Add a layer, or two, of Clear Gloss Ultra High Powder. Add some Irridium Embossing Glitter to the edges of the butterfly.


5. Pick a canvas, turn it arround and cover the frame with some burlap. Cover everything with a thick layer of gesso. Use texture paste and stencils and different coloring mediums to get a shabby look. I used Neocolors II and Acrylic paint.



6. Use black cardstock and cut your title with an E-cutter, or pick any other letters. Cover them with Irridium Glitter and adhere everything to your canvas. I like to use hot glue.




I hope you like my tutorial! Feel free to ask any questions.
Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Susanne.

Products from WOW! Embossing Powder:
WOW! Clear Embossing Pad 
WOW! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder Ultra High
WOW! Irridium Embossing Glitter
WOW! Heart Throb Embossing Glitter


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Monday, 18 April 2016

Spring Has Sprung!

Wow Embossing Powder Spring Card

Hi everyone, I hope you have all been getting inspired by all the beautiful makes on the blog this month. As the weather is getting better I thought I would create a fresh, modern looking card for you.

1 Take a 17.5 X 12.5cm square white card blank and die-cut a circle through the front towards the top. Hand draw orange lines around the outside edges.

2 Stamp the Tropical stamp on vellum with a clear embossing pad and sprinkle with Opaque Bright White embossing powder. Tap off the excess and melt with a heat tool.

3 Stamp a sentiment in blue ink,  sprinkle with Midnight Dream embossing powder and melt as before. Cut into two pennants and attach to the left hand side of the circular aperture.



4 Attach the vellum behind the aperture with foam pads. Stamp flowers from the Hey Little Flower stamp set in three pretty colours and emboss with different powders. Layer up some of the flowers with foam pads.

5 Attach two flowers above the sentiment with foam pads. Glue twine to the backs of the other flowers then attach around the bottom of the circle aperture with foam pads.


6 Glue the ends of the twine towards the bottom of the card and trim. Wrap a matching washi tape across the twine ends and add pink gems around the circle aperture.

Good luck with the challenge, I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Enjoy your day,

Products used



Hey Little Flower stamp set (available soon)
Just Saying Stamp Set (available soon)

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Thursday, 14 April 2016

JUST TO SAY...DOUBLE EMBOSSING

Hi everyone! Martha Lucia here hosting with you new inspiration. Today I want to share a card using the Double Embossing Technique and I have step by step of this card to share with you.

Double Embossing - Martha Lucia Gomez

Here is how I created this card:

1. Cut your Very Vanilla card base using a piece of card stock of 4-1/4"x 11" and make score in 5-1/2".
2. Cut a piece of Glossy paper of 3-3/4" x 5".
3. Ink the Glossy paper piece using the WOW Embossing Pad. Press the ink pad directly over the card stock to cover the whole surface.
4. Cover all the inked surface with WOW Gold Pearl Embossing Powder.
5. Melt the powder using the WOW Heat Tool. 
6. Since this is translucent powder, you may need a second layer to have a uniform and complete covering. If this is necessary, just repeat steps 3, 4 and 5.
7. Take the WOW Secret Garden Stamp and ink it well with WOW Embossing Pad.
8. Stamp the inked WOW Secret Garden over the embossed piece with Gold Pearl.
9. Cover the stamped image with WOW Metallic Cooper.
10. Remove the excess and melt it with the WOW Heat Tool.

Double Embossing - Martha Lucia Gomez
11. To create the die cuts, take a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and ink it WOW Embossing Pad. Press the ink pad directly over the card stock to cover all the surface.
12. Cover all the inked surface with WOW Primary Ebony Embossing Powder.
13. Melt the powder with WOW Heat Tool.
14. Paste the Black embossed piece with the Hello die cut and birds die cuts through your big shot.
15. Cut several (4 or 5) hello words in very vanilla card stock to paste it behind your black embossed word to give this dimension.

Double Embossing - Martha Lucia Gomez
16. To complement your message, stamp a sentiment from the stamp set WOW Mr. Wow's Wonderful Words using WOW Embossing Pad y WOW Primary Ebony Embossing Powder. Melt with WOW Heat Tool.
17. Paste the birds and the last sentiment over the double embossed layer using dimensional.
18. Paste the hello word over the double embossed layer.
19. Paste the decorated layer over the card base.

NOTE: I used Glossy Paper because this gave me a shiny finish and the layers of the embossing look more delicate on this kind of paper. But you can use regular card stock if you don't have glossy paper.

I hope you enjoyed my card and tutorial and share with us in our challenge your creation using the embossing techniques and Wow Products.

See you soon!

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Monday, 11 April 2016

Spring



Hello everybody, this is Laurence (laury55) to show you a card inspired by the current challenge. I glued scraps of different papers on my background and applied a light coat of gesso to unify them. When dried, I used a stencil with a leaf pattern and blue acrylic paint. 


 I highlighted the leaves with WOW embossing pen and opaque bright white powder. I used a die cut with WOW Under the Sea Embossing glitter and embossed the sentiment with WOW ebony. I used square foam to add dimension to my card.

I hope you will be inspired and play along on our current challenge.


Material

Wow embossing pad

WOW Under the Sea Embossing Glitter

WOW Opaque bright white Regular

WOW Primary Ebony Regular

WOW embossing pen

WOW Wonderful Words stamp set
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Friday, 8 April 2016

Nature's Abode - Altered Mixed Media Tin



Hey everyone! It's Fran here with today's WOW! inspiration and this month I have a cute altered tin lid to share with you.


I was inspired by the beautiful colours of Spring and the mix of rustic textures mixed with soft pastels and flowers.


I have used the Flights of Fancy leaves stamped onto acetate with WOW clear embossing ink then sprinkled the leaves with Under The Sea, Bluetiful, White Pearl and Metallic Copper powders. I then melted the powder to create a 3D warped effect, as the acetate distorts with the heat and sets into a realistic shape once cool.Stamping details have been added to the background paper using a stamp from the Sparkle & Shine with clear embossing ink and Opaque White powder.



For the "nest" I mixed Melt-It powder with Metallic Copper and Opaque White powder to create a beige colour and poured onto a heat resistant mat in a swirl. The little vellum butterfly has been coloured with an embossing pen and highlighted with Bluetiful embossing powder which gives a lovely semi translucent finish.
Coastal embossing glitter around the edges of the tin and onto the tissue paper border adds a lovely shimmer and texture to the project.


I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!
x x x





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Thursday, 7 April 2016

Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop!



Hi Everyone!

If you have been following the blog hop, you have come over from Iwona Palamountain's blog! 


Join us in celebrating Altenew's 2nd Anniversary and leave comments along the way for the opportunity to win one of THREE prize packs valued at over $100 from Altenew! This amazing prize pack includes not-yet-released stamp sets and even some unseen WOW! goodies :)

There are 8 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:




Be sure to leave comments on each stop by Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win! 13 winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the hop list and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 14th.


Blog Hop List:
WOW! Embossing Powder <---- you are here!
Donna Mikasa

I was lucky enough to get a chance to play along and create a card with two of Altenew Stamps: Striped Florals and Beautiful Lady. Here's what I came up with:



I have been obsessed recently with watercolouring so I stamped and embossed the flowers from Striped Florals with WOW Ebony Regular (UK, US) and our brand spanking new WOW! Ultra Slow Drying Ink Pad (UK, US), watercoloured them and very carefully cut them out!

I then melted down some WOW! Melt It(UK, US) and Ebony Regular Embossing Powder and poured it into the WOW! Buttons Silicone Mould (UK, US). If you would like to learn how to make your own embellishments, visit our Youtube channel for a great tutorial! I had some leftover so I make little diamante droplets on my none stick craft mat to add as additional accents. I adhered the buttons to the flowers with dimensional glue (Pinflair) and set them aside to dry.

One of my favourite embossing powder techniques is to use it on sticky red tape. Sticky red tape is heat resistant, so it is perfect for heat embossing with. I attached my tape to my card in diagonal stripes, peeled off the release strip and sprinkled these Embossing Glitters: Pacific Wave (UK, US), Shocking Pink (UK, US) and Mermaid's Tails (UK, US) in little parts one at a time to get a multicoloured effect. I them heatset it when I was happy that all of the tape was covered. Here is a close up of the heat embossing in all its delicious textured glory: 




I then attached the card to a grey cardstock card blank. Then I stamped and cut out my sentiment and attached that to the card with dimensional foam squares. I then attached my flowers (after a lot of deliberation) and added my DIY diamante droplets.

I hope you enjoyed my card :) Thank you for stopping by! Your next stop is Yana Smakula who I am sure has created an amazing project!

Take care and happy hopping,

Tania x




WOW! Ebony Regular Embossing Powder UK & US
WOW! Melt It UK & US
WOW! Buttons Silicone Mould UK & US
WOW! Pacific Wave Embossing Glitter UK & US
WOW! Shocking Pink Embossing Glitter UK & US
WOW! Mermaid Tails UK & US
WOW! Ultra Slow Drying Ink Pad UK & US

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Friday, 1 April 2016

New Challenge For April and Winner from last month's Challenge! And a Video Tutorial :)

Hi Everyone! 

My goodness! We had over 40 entries for our March Challenge, you guys really did miss playing along with the design team :) Thank you for taking part, I will go on a mini blog hop and leave comments for everyone who entered, they are all beautiful!

I have a Youtube video to share today by Marion Emberson showing off how to use the "Create Your Own" Embossing Powder Jars. Click on the image below to watch this video on Youtube:




Such a clever idea that you can customise your own embossing powder colours! 

This month's challenge winner is TracyM #6773 ! You can check out her gorgeous winning entry here

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. 

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 Crafting!
Taniax
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