Create your own embossing powder colours

Hello to you all… It’s Sarah here!

This month, our theme is Halloween so I thought I would show you how to create the perfect Halloween colour using Wow embossing powders… Once that you have created Halloween orange embossing powder, you will have the perfect colour to make anything Halloween inspired. I transformed a white favour bucket into a Halloween inspired mini treat bucket!

When melting the powders, I always add in a small amount of clear embossing powder to the mix as it helps the powders start melting quicker. Add the powders into a mini foil tray and heat underneath with a heat gun until the powders turn into a molten liquid. (Remember to hold the foil tray with pliers as it gets very hot)!

To create the Halloween orange colour I mixed the following powders:

Clear Embossing Powder

Sherbert Embossing Powder

Lemon Embossing Powder (use double the amount of this colour)

I have just ordered this mold to make some mini pumpkin earrings!

You can also layer colours to get different colours and effects…

I started with a layer ofย  Clear Embossing Powder and then added a layer of Lemon Embossing Powder then added a layer ofย  Sherbert Embossing Powder then a final layer of Lemon Embossing Powder to get the orange colour shown below. Between each colour, I let the embossed powder cool before inking with clear ink and adding another layer of colour.

With mixing colours, the possibilities are endless…

I mixed Apple Red Embossing Powder with Metallic Gold Rich Sparkle to create this wonderful red and gold sparkle colour to use on Christmas cards.

We would love to see what colours you create, why not share your colour creations on our Wow Embossing Powder facebook page or share with us the colour of embossing powder that you would like to see added to the range.

You can see all the colours available on The Wow Embossing Powder Website

Happy Embossing!

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Handy Stamp Storage Idea

Hello everyone… Happy Tuesday! ๐Ÿ˜€

It’s Sarah here with today’s blog post created for our Monochromatic theme.

I don’t know about you, but I always find I need to use stamps from a mixture of stamp sets and I thought it would be easier if I didn’t have to slide each stamp set in and out of the packets all of the time.

I have a bunch of empty CD cases that I had almost thrown out but thankfully I hadn’t as they turned out to be the perfect solution! The part that holds the CD easily popped out so I could then position my different stamp sets within them.

I found an old wooden CD box but it had no lid and as all clear acrylic stamps are best stored out of the light, I decided I would make a box lid for it… not just a plain lid though… a Wow Embossed box lid!

Here are brief instructions on how to make it:

STEP ONE

Using pearl silver card, I created a square to the size that I needed (145mm) and added 30mm wide rectangles around the square adding in some tabs so that I would be able to stick the flaps together neatly. I embossed the circle heart from the Wow “Is It A Bird” stamp set around the edges using Silver Pearl Embossing Powder and scored all of the required lines so that it would fold together.

STEP TWO

On a Dark Grey Pearl card, I stamped and heat Embossed Wow “Brocade” stamp twice using Silver Pearl Embossing Powder. Cut these two pieces out.

STEP THREE

Using pearl silver card, I stamped the frame from Wow “Simply Amazing” stamp set and heat embossed using Silver Embossing Powder. I then created the text within the frame using the Wow Embossing Pen and Black Ebony Embossing Powder. I used super fine embossing powder for the text as there was quite a lot of small details. Cut around the frame but leave space either side for ribbon slits – see the images below!

MAKE UP THE BOX LID

I attached the two pieces of dark grey embossed card to the lid using double sided tape. I threaded dark grey ribbon through two slits either side of the frame and then through two slits within the box lid and secured neatly on the inside of the box lid. Add some foam pads to the back of the frame to lift it. I used double sided tape on the tabs and made the up the box.

I created a guide so I can easily see which stamps are within each case.

I might decorate the rest of the box at a later date but at least for now, my stamps are protected from the sunlight! ๐Ÿ˜€ Now all of my stamps are all together and quick and easy to use. I still keep the large single stamps on their transparent backing all together in a single DVD case rather than within the separate packets that they came in (the CD cases aren’t large enough but the extra large stamps are easier to peel off a flexible backing anyway so this works out well).

Here’s a list of the Wow products that I used:

Wow “Is It A Bird” stamp set

Wow “Brocade” stamp set

Wow “Simply Amazing” stamp set

Silver Pearl Embossing Powder

Silver Embossing Powder

Black Ebony Embossing Powder

Wow Embossing Pen

Pop over to the Wow Embossing Powder website for other fabulous colours… Happy Embossing!