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Powder Puff team post

Hi WOW! Embossing powder fans, the Powder Puff girls are back to share some lovely projects with you today.

Happy card by DT member Patti Hamil

close up detail:




My project recycles a couple of older supplies. I made a card and used one of the old metal words from Making Memories that was popular a few years ago. I took the Suzy West WOW bubble gum pink and embossed the word. I also took some older scrap paper and embossed the pink edge with the same bubble gum pink powder. Then, I also took a Color Me Crazy white bloom by Petaloo and rubbed the embossing ink pad across the top and sprinkled the bubble gum powder on that too. For the leaves I took green cardstock and used the Call Me stamp and embossed it with the Susy West WOW Earthtone Olive, then handcut the leaves from it. The little blooms were just cut on my ECraft machine.


Paris tag by DT member Gini Williams Cagle

The wooden Eiffel Tower was painted first, and then randomly stamped with the Wow Gratitude stamp set and embosse…

Making it Edgy!

Hey all! Tina here with a layout to share with you! I recently got a new shipment of WOW powders... and let me tell you... they are AMAZING!! They suit me to a "T"!!
For todays project, I am showcasing 2 powders...
*WOW Metalic Copper Regular
*WOW Primary Ebony Regular
*WOW Black Glint Embossing Glitter
Check it out...
HELLO BEAUTIFUL

In creating this project, I did lots of paper tearing. Once torn, I dipped the edges into Watermark ink, and then into embossing powder. Once heat set, the look completely metalic! So cool! The music paper was dipped into the Primary Ebony regular first, then the copper. It created a cool burnt look. The striped paper at the top and bottom were both dipped only in the copper
I created the large flowers using Spellbinders Siral Blossoms Three. Once assembled, I embossed the edges using the copper embossing powder. It really brings them to life!

The big flourish is a chipboard piece from Magistical Memories. I covered the entire piece with Watermark ink,…

Thank you so very much by Sesil Cratin

I had so much fun using the "Gratitude" stamp set.  I was able to create a 3D flower by stamping and cutting out  three sets of the flower petals then layering on top of each other.  I used the border stamp along either side of the card to give it a little frame around the entire card.  I was able to use the Suzy West - Serra Sunrise Embossing Glitter to pull all the colors together on the card.


Thank you so much for stopping by the blog. Please leave a comment and let us know what you think of the great WOW! Embossing Powders and stamps.  Hope you have an inspired day!

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Spring Inspiration

Hello again! Today I am sharing with you my DT project using this month's colour inspiration.


I used the butterfly stamp from the new WOW! Embossing Powders Stamp Set Simply Amazing. I embossed each butterfly with different powders - Easter Sparkle, Pastel Pink, Pastel Blue, Purple Glow, Pastel Purple. Then I cut out each butterfly and mounted them onto the card. I took three buttons and embossed them in the same colours and added them to the butterflies.  I used a WOW! Embossing Pen to make the dots on the card and then sprinkled over the different colour powders.  The greeting is from the stamp set Love Beyond Measure. I simply poured over two colours of pastel powder at the same time to get the two tone effect.

Don't forget there is still time to join in with this month's giveaway!

Upcycling by Embossing Embellishments

If there's one thing you can do with embossing powder, it's upcycling. Upcycling is the new word for recycling, but instead of just reusing something to recycle it, upcycling is making it even better. Yes, there's a more technical explanation, but you get the idea.

I used Ultra High Gold and Sierra Sunrise on this card. With an "upcycled" approach, I gave new life to some punches and layered several solid papers on top of a print.



Then I used Ultra High Gold on my sentiment written with an embossing pen (heart) and also an upcycled heart charm. Sierra Sunrise graces the key with a touch of shine. Simple, yet elegant.

No longer do you need to think "recycled" as in old cans, but cut up those cans and "upcycle" with embossing powders! Chipboard charms, old charms from charm bracelets, use clear or iridescent glitter powders on old postage stamps to make charms or embellishments, re-do a frame, decorate some canvas shoes...whatever you can think …

Creating a Faux Leather effect

Some time ago I saw Tim Holtz demonstrate this technique. I made a sample piece and stashed it away in my ideas folder for later. Much time passed until I decided to create this little book cover. I was aiming for a sort of medieval old book effect and the WOW! Powders helped to create this perfectly.

For this technique you will need the following:

Grunge Paper,
Distress Ink
WOW! Clear Gloss Embossing Powder Ultra High, Copper and Gold Ultra High Powder 
Embossing Ink Pad
Heat Gun
Embossing Folder
Die Cutting / Embossing Machine


1, Using the Direct to Paper technique cover the grungepaper with Distress Ink, here I used Walnut Stain and Brushed Corduroy.

2. Once the paper is covered with ink, pour over the WOW! Ultra High Clear Powder and heat. You need to do this quickly as the Distress Ink doesn't stay wet for long.
3. You should now have something that looks like this

4. Using the Embossing Folder run the piece through the die cutting / embossing machine to emboss. Then rub over …

Giftbag

March is nearly over, can you believe it!! Doris here with another contribution to the design team blog. I think it is always nice to have some pretty packaging in store. It makes even last minute presents look WOW - like I have thought about it for ages :)
For the flowers I stamped a medium weight card stock with one of the new large WOW stamps – a french music sheet(nice!!), embossed it with metallic gold rich embossing powder and cut out scalloped circles. You can use a die cutting machine, a punch or simply use your scissors, it does not have to be very neat.
To form the flowers I stabbed a hole through the middle of 5 of these circles, stacked them on top of each other and secured them with a brad. Then I proceeded to scrunch the discs up artfully, starting with the top disc and working my way down. So easy, even I can manage it. To finish them off I edged the sides of the discs with the colour of the bag. For this you can use for example an ink pad, felt tip pins, crayons. Have a…

Embossed Candle

Hi Everyone,
I was trying to think of something to do other than a card since that is what I seem to do every time I need to post.  So I decided to try something new using an old technique I learned years ago when I first started stamping.  I know you've all seen all the candles done with tissue paper so they look like they have been stamped.  I wanted to see what would happen if I stamped and embossed the tissue paper-I had no idea what would happen or if it would even turn out.  

Here is the final result!
Although it seemed to lose some of the embossed look-it retained the color and texture-actually some of the color bled onto the surrounding tissue paper when I was smoothing it out with a piece of wax paper to prevent finger prints.  I think I will make several more and use them as a centerpiece.  I finished it off with a piece of silk ribbon and some bling.
Supplies used: Earthtone Olive Regular embossing powder-Suzy West Collection:WOW
Leaf stamp from Gratitude set-WOW Stamps
Bling…

Glitter Fun With WOW!

Hello all, Donna here today.  I hope you have been enjoying all the amazing projects that are being posted up on WOW.  They truly are totally stunning.  Today I am going to share a layout that I created using some YUMMY Neutral Ultra Shimmer, Embossing powders and some very cute 'Is it a bird' stamp set.  
Wee Ruby at the moment had seamed to of stolen all my scrapping time.  I have a few photos that I just love and these are some of them.  These photos were taken on Christmas Day and its her first time at blowing bubbles.  :-)
I had lots of fun playing round with The wee birds off  IS IT A BIRD stamp set.  I embossed the birds onto some Water colour paper and then painted them up with some distress ink  Then I fussy cut them out and added a touch of NEUTRAL ULTRA SHIMMER EMBOSSING GLITTER, I can see that I will be playing with this product again really soon.  I see flowers coated in them,  yum! and added them to my layout.  I used the SO GRATEFUL  stamp set to add texture by the …

Beautiful handmade wedding stationery

You will need…

Pearlised Ivory Pocket Card
Pearlised Ivory Pocket Insert (x2)
Pearlised Ivory Card
Ivory 10mm Satin Ribbon
Wow! ‘Vintage Wallpaper’ Stamp
Wow! Silver Pearl Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
    Clear Pigment Ink Pad
Large Acrylic Block

Step One

Ink up the Wow! ‘Vintage Wallpaper’ Stamp using a clear pigment ink pad.


 Step Two

Align the stamp with the wedding card outer and carefully press it onto the card. Without moving the stamp, firmly press all area’s down.

Step Three

Sprinkle Wow! Silver Pearl Embossing Powder over the stamped area and tap off excess onto a sheet of plain paper.

Step Four

Hold the heat gun 10cm away from the card and heat the powder until it turns glossy and leave to cool for a few minutes.

Print the text for Insert 1 and Insert 2. Stamp and heat emboss the top section of each insert.

(optional) Perforate a line just above the reply card section on Insert 2 to make it easier for people to reply.

Print out personalised Wedding Invitation Tabs.

Step Five

Add a strip of …

Team Glitter Girls- Check us out!

Hello Everyone!  The glitter girls are back with another team post!   We have been embossing and heating up a storm of powdery goodness this month!  Grab a warm cup of tea, take a load off, and take a peek at what we have been up to! Lets start off with Jen Matott!
I had this little basket from last Easter and decided it needed some flowers and butterflies to make it a spring decoration that can bring it through Easter.I used a foam insert to hot glue all the Origami and Cricut cut flowers.I stamped and cut each butterfly!
I have it in my entryway and it's a breath ofsunshine even on the grey days!

Supplies: WOW! Pantry collection (Paprika, Honey, Olive, Pepper, and Blueberry) By the Bay Collection (Cable Car Red, Bay Area Blue, Tea Garden Green, Presidio Purple, California Sunshine) Copper Regular Silver Regular Build a Butterfly stamp set
Isn't that the cutest thing you have seen!?