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Monday, 29 December 2014

Emboss Resist Watercolor Hello Card


Hello! Nicole here to share the very last project for the year of 2014 with you all- Where did 2014 go?? I can't believe in just couple of days we are going to be saying "hello" to the year of 2015. As a last project here on WOW! blog, I wanted to shake things up a bit and introduce a very colorful card. We've seen lots of holiday projects during the past couple of month so I thought this would be a nice break for you guys. And, who can say no to a colorful, bright, new card, right? 


I chose a big butterfly stamp set from my stash and decided to use it as the main part of the card. It has lots of details and I thought the Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder would work perfectly together. It looks really complicated, but oh it is so simple! Check out the video tutorial above to see how this card comes together. 


I love using the Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder since it catches all and any details of an stamped image. I highly recommend investing in it, if you haven't found the perfect white embossing powder for your crafting needs. 

Watercoloring on a heat embossed paper is a great way to bring out the colors and the detailed lines of an image. I simply used few colors from my Peerless Watercolor Set to create this blended look. Adding a very soft background color also helps the main image to stand out. I kept the sentiment really simple and clean by stamping a "hello" greeting with a Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

I hope you've been enjoying all the projects and inspirations we've been sharing with you in 2014. Thank you so much for all of your kind comments and we look forward to be sharing more new projects with you in 2015! Have a Happy New Year!

Hugs,
Nicole 

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Monday, 22 December 2014

Memories of 2014!

Hello!
The theme for this month is 'memories', and I want to share part of a very good memory from this year... Getting onto the WOW design team!
Part of the application process was to submit some creations using embossing powder, so I created this 3D home decor piece.....
I used copper pearl powder, and made a 3D rose using the large rose mould...
The leaves were created by twisting wire into oval shapes, then gluing on old book pages. I added a glossy glaze onto the leaves to create shine.
The wire stem was attached to the rose, then placed in a driftwood disc. A cut out word completes the look, I love searching through text to find just the perfect word to use!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas, see you all in January for another project!
Trish xxxx



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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Remembering at Christmas

"Memories" - Tree Hanger.

Remembering those no longer with us at Christmas



For my blog post this month I have created a decorative hanger to go on my Christmas Tree which includes a family photo.  I love the idea of having pictures of family members on the Christmas tree. Iv'e created this hanger so that I can use it time and time again each year when Christmas comes around.

I firstly bent a coat-hanger into a heart shape (Blue Peter style) then covered the hanger with craft tape.

I then used a Melt pot to melt a variety of coloured powders and poured each colour into a flower mould. When these had cooled down, I took out the flowers and stuck them onto the heart shape using a glue gun.

A variety of moulds and colours were used for this project. You could match your coloured flowers to suit your home decor.

I hope you like this project and may I take this opportunity to wish all at WoW and all their customers a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR to you all.

Products used:
Daisy Mould
Large Rose Mould 
Pansy
Shabby rose

Powders Used:

Metallic copper
Blue Topaz
Pastel Peach 
Luscious Lime
Silver Pearl







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Friday, 19 December 2014

Treasured Memories

Hello and welcome to WOW! Embossing Blog.  Today I am sharing a layout I created a layout of my mum, sister, Amber-Leigh and Finn.  It was our first time at the butterfly house in Dunedin.

  For the flowers I have used Special Edition Port & Brandy along the edges of the large flowers.  For the little tan coloured flowers I have used Sugar Cane embossing powder.  This is very easy to do by using a embossing pen and then lightly sprinkling the powder on.


For the back ground I have also used Port & Brandy embossing powder to highlight the wee flowers on the paper.





Thanks for stopping over today,  Happy Scrappin Donna xox





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Friday, 12 December 2014

Memories

Hi! It's Sandie here and today I am sharing my take on this month's theme, which is 
Memories
  
I created a scrapbook layout using various stamps, powders and other WOW! Embossing products

The papers I'm using are 12th Teacup and Overused Tablecloth, from 7 Dots Studios's Domestic Goddess collection. 


On the background papers I stamped the Canvas with London Fog ink, then Funky Border Strips with Victorian Velvet distress inks. I used the Alpha Set to add the year the layout. 


For the flowers I used Foil Melt-It cases and combined some Melt-It powder with embossing powders. To melt the powders together I heated from underneath the foil case using the WOW! Heat Tool


I used Apple Red Ultra High, Red Glitz Embossing Glitter and Gold Satin Pearl to emboss the wooden embellishments on the layout. 

WOW! Products used:

Powders:
Apple Red Ultra High

Stamps:
Alpha Set

Thank you for dropping by today. 
To enter this month's challenge just click to go to THIS POST!

Sandie

xXx


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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

20 years later

A few weeks ago something amazing happened to me. I got a letter in the mail and when I opened it I got the best surprise. 20 years ago when I was 17 years old I got a chance to write a letter to myself and it would be delivered to me 20 years later, that is now. I had forgotten I even wrote it but after some research I found out that we were about 20 000 high school kids that posted the letter to ourselves and the letters were kept at a museum waiting to be sent out. So, I got this letter and started reading it, and it was so much fun because a lot of memories came right back. I wanted to keep it in a safe place so when I saw this months theme I decided to make a layout and attach the letter. It was perfect. I even wrote about my hair and could find a picture taken at about the same time as I wrote the letter. Perfect!


So, this is me at 17. And no, I don't have any hair. This was 1994 and Sinead O'Connor was big at the time and you could wear everything from plaid shirts to bike pants, even together. According to my letter I was interested in hanging with my friends, boys and music. Also bad poetry. I was living in my first own apartment. I loved punk, death metal and 80's heavy metal. Among other things. And as you can see on the envelope I have changed my name since. 


This is one of my favourite ways to use embossing powder and if you haven't tried yet you really should. I take a die cut and cover it in embossing powder and melt. More layers makes it kind of puffy and nice. And you can use more than one color too, just make sure to put away the leftovers of one color before pouring the other. Or you can make blends which turns out really beautiful. Or try the Verdigris blend, its beautiful!


Even the details from diecutting shows up when you use a super fine powder. The feather below has a debossed line in the middle and it still shows after heat embossing, really cool!


I wanted the decos to match the gold thread so I picked a gold powder close in color. It really transforms the diecuts.

After getting the letter I realised I might have been a bit on the wild side but I was kind of smart too. I gave good advise, even though some parts of the letter was kind of cringeworthy.

WOW Supplies used: WOW Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine Embossing Powder

I wish you happy holidays and a very happy new year since I'm not back until January.
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Monday, 8 December 2014

My memories...

Hello there!

Thank you for stopping by to check out our blog and our new theme for the month - Memories!

I'm not a Scrapbooker or someone who really records events - although I probably should!  When presented with this theme I thought about what it meant to me.  

Myself and my enduring Other Half have been together 6 years this month and I don't know about you, but anniversaries always make me think of when it all began...we have many memories of when we met and all the things we have done together since and so my card for this month pays homage to my DOH :)

OK, boring bit over!  Here's my card...







This is the card that I am going to give to my DOH on our anniversary - it's about as masculine as I could muster for a soppy card!  He'll understand!!  :)

I started by stamping the Vintage Wallpaper stamp in Versamark and then added Black Glint embossing glitter to the majority of the image.  Once I'd shaken off the excess, I added Calypso embossing glitter to 'catch' on any areas that weren't already covered by the black powder.  I wanted it to be mostly black with random areas of turquoise.  The Black Glint and Calypso powders compliment each other very nicely as the Black Glint has a subtle sparkle, one might even say 'glint'! and the Calypso powder has a much brighter sparkle.  These guys are fast becoming my favourite powders - and let me tell you, they have some tough competition within the WOW! family! 

I stamped the words 'I love you' from the Express Yourself stamp set and embossed them in Metallic Silver. A little bit of mounting and embellishing later and voila!





I just hope he likes it and that it's not too girly for him!  ;)  

There are some lovely entries in the gallery already - I'm looking forward to seeing plenty more!  I can't wait to see how everyone interprets this theme as it has such scope :)

Thanks again for stopping by ;)












WOW! Supplies
Vintage Wallpaper Background Stamp
Express Yourself Stamp Set
Black Glint Embossing Glitter
Calypso Embossing Glitter
Metallic Silver Regular Pin It Now!

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Long Ago......

Hi Everyone


This month at WOW HQ is memories, so I have used a photograph of me with my friends in Mesnes Park in 1972, whilst on my lunch break from school.  We are looking at and feeding the ducks in the pond.  

I started with a plain white 12 x 12 card stock and spritzed water onto it followed by sprinkles of Brusho colour. This is an ink which reacts with water.


 I then used versamark and stamped the funky border dost, cracked leather and Lace stamps over the inks and used ebony black, bright white and metalic copper embossing powders to get 'the look'

I then took the lace stamp and stamped the flowers from it onto white cardstock with ebony embossing powder and cut them out,  forming the flower arrangement on the 12 x 12 card around the picture.  The date is in funky foam and the die cut is from spellbinders.

Have a wonderful month.

Sue x
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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Memories forever with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends! Welcome to our month full of MEMORIES!
Today I want to share a  project that are all memories and those projects are full with WOW! Powders.
This is a layout that I made in a Mixed Media style and all background is full of embossing powders. I used stencils with texture paste and then added embossing powders over the pastes to get this  glittered look of the background.
 embossing 
 Some embossing powders were added randomly over the wet misted paper  all over and we got this " like sand" look . So sorry that even then best photo can't show  how rich is this embossed background.
I used the following powders:
Primary Chartreuse
Mint Mojito
Earth tone Mint
Green Glitz 
Peach Gleam
Totally teal 
White puff
Black Glint
Ebony regular
Green 

And here is a small part of the page - just to show you the background full of powders.



Now this is your turn: play with our monthly challenge and you can win a gorgeous mix of WOW! POWDERS too. Pin It Now!

DECEMBER 2014 Monthly Challenge and Winners

Thank you for joining us in our challenges - it seems like we are getting more and more entires every month :) Keep all that inspiration coming, we love it!

For our challenge this month, we'd like you to create projects inspired by the theme: MEMORIES.  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: Karen P! Check out her gorgeous winning entry herePlease contact tania@wowembossingpowder.co.uk 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 FacebookTwitterInstagram 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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Friday, 28 November 2014

Mixed Media Vintage Card

Hello all, Nataliya is here :)
Today I will show you my new card for our November Challenge - Mixed Media:


For create background I used sprays, stamping, gesso & Clear Matt Dull with stensil.


On chipboard I used Olive powder:


This rose is handmade :) I used a little bit of Vintage Romance here:


For butterfly I used Lime Light:


Have a great day!
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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Joy Mixed Media Ornament

Hi Wow fans, this is Jenifer here with you today to share my mixed media project with you.  I am definitely in the Christmas mood so I ended up making an ornament.  Just wait till you see what I made this out of :)

I added a piece of patterned paper from DCWV on all sides of the box and then using an embossing ink pad I ran it down all the edges and then using opaque bright white embossing powder it made it look like a snowy glass window.  I love how it turned out, and I think I will be making a set to hang on the tree this year.

I stamped Joy using the "Deck the Halls" Stamp set in Metallic Platnum splarkle embossing glitter then cut our around the stamp and adhered it with some foam squares.  All the ribbons are from May Arts and the deer die is from Spellbinders.  Top the ribbon off with a Foliage Button and you are now good to go.
I used the box from a package of soap to make my ornament, I snapped a picture quick before I finished it up.  What could you recycle to turn into a masterpiece?  There is tons of stuff out there, don't be afraid to look.

Wow Supplies Used:
Deck the Halls Stampset
Metallic Platnum Sparkle Embossing Glitter
Opaque Bright White
Foliage Button Mould

Other Supplies used:
May Arts Ribbons
DCWV
Spellbinders Die

Thank you so much for looking at my project today, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
Jenifer Pin It Now!

Monday, 24 November 2014

Mixed Media Art Doll: by Trish

Hello!
The theme for this month is my favourite thing, mixed media!
I've created my favourite thing, an Art Doll!
As well as plenty of paints and inks, there are rather a lot of WOW products in there too!
I stamped the body using the dots from the funky border strip set, and embossed them using white powder. The 3D heart is created using the heart mould, with clear and process blue powder. To get the swirly effect, add the blue powder on top of the clear powder, then just leave well alone until completely melted. Stir just once, then pour into the mould. The white inner core of the blue powder is not totally released that way, giving the variations in shade...
The 'love' word comes from the Express yourself stamp set. I stamped it onto tissue paper then added it to the body.
I added a strip of hearts to the base, from the Gratitude set..
 The crown has been triple embossed using primary apple red powder, with a layer of white powder as the second layer. The white breaks through the top layer of red, giving a fab effect....
I painted the crown with blue dots, then added it to the head, giving a nice 3D look..
The head is simply created from a driftwood disc, covered in text paper, then I created a face using paints and pencils.
Hope you like her!

WOW Products used:
Stamps: Express Yourself, Funky Border Strips, Gratitude
Powders: Clear, White, Process Blue, Primary Apple Red
Mould: Heart

Have a great week!
Trish xxx



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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Mixed Media Project

Hi all

Hers's my Mixed Media project for WoW. Iv'e made a canvas for you today using WoW Embossing Powders and the Crackle Stamp.

To make this canvas I firstly covered it with white tissue paper and scrunched it up before it dried.

I then coloured the canvas with beige paint and grunged it up a bit with a black stamp pad. I then added clear embossing powder to the Cracked Leather stamp and embossed the whole thing with Sensational Sage powders.

Gold Embossing powder was also added in patches to add to the grunge look.

I embossed 3 leaves with Sensational Sage and Azure Mist powders, stick them onto a backing paper and added them to the canvas.

I then with gold powder, I  embossed some wording from the "Express yourself" stamp onto a label and added it to the stamped image of the NB Canvas stamp which I cut out.

The whole thing was finished off with 3 lines from the top of the canvas down to the leaves which I added in ribbon. .Finally a bow to complete the picture and a hanger made with twine.

Products used

Cracked Leather Stamp
NB Canvas Stamp
Express Yourself Stamp
Powders - Sensational SageMetalallic Gold RichAzure Mist

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Thursday, 20 November 2014

A little bit of mixed media fun

Hello all.  I hope you have enjoyed the blog hop with Wow and Ruby Rock-It.  If you have not gone and had a look I highly recommend you do.  Today I have a layout to share with you using some mixed media technique.   I had so much lovely Ruby Rock-It product left over that I have used it in this layout.




For this project I have started by using a mask and a versamark pad.  Applied the versamark by pressing down into the mask.  This can be a bit tricky if you don't have a moist pad.  I then added a mixture of two embossing powders,  both light in colour as I did not want the background to over power the photo.  The colours I used in this project are special edition Dune and gobi.  I then heat set  the embossing powders.


You can see in this close up that the powders do not leave a complete colour, but leaves the shape that I had used from the mask.  If you would like to add another layer to the back ground.  Wow has some amazing colours available in foils.   Foils can be applied in many ways,  one of my favourite ways is to re-heat the embossed area and very quickly lay your foil over top and rub.  This leaves a distressed look rather than a full image foiled .



One of my all time favourite techniques to do with Wow embossing powders is to used it in moulds.  I have used a mixture of melt it powder,  black and copper in a melting pot to create my twigs. 

WoW Products used
 (click the links and it will take you straight to products I used)


 Thanks for popping by.  Have an awesome weekend, remember if you have not done the hop, you still have a bit of time.  xox Donna
       
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WOW! organization

Hello all, Nataliya is here :)
Today I want to show you how I made a palette of my powders collection .
It's very simple! I marked all the covers in cans using this same powder :)


I took ink for embossing, make a print, sprinkle it with powdered and melted it.


Now I always know what color of powder in the can, how looks glitter, transparent color or not, and all the other properties of powder :)


My little army :)


,Have a nice day!
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Sparkle Every Day

Hi! It's Sandie here and today I am sharing my take on this month's theme, which is 
Mixed Media.
  
I have had this wooden wall plaque in my stash forever and decided it would be perfect to alter using some left over papers from the Ruby Rock-It/WOW! Embossing blog hop - if you haven't seen the hop, you can find it HEREYou still have a little bit of time to hop around for your chance to win an amazing prize :) 


I created the background using Gesso, modelling paste, stencils and spray inks. Once it was dry I started to layer up my elements. I  distressed the edges of the quote with Blue Glitz glitter powder and adhered it with 3D foam. 


For the flowers I used Foil Melt-It cases and combined some Melt-It powder with various embossing powders. To melt the powders together I heated from underneath using the WOW! Heat Tool. The moulds I used were - Daisy & Tea Rose



When I had all of my embellishments in place I finished by adding some Tim Holtz Chitchat word stickers. 


WOW! Products used:

Thank you for dropping by today. 
To enter this month's challenge just click to go to THIS POST!

Sandie
xXx

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