Pretty Birthday Card

Hi everyone, here’s a project that I have made for this months Wow! embossing powder nature theme.

 

 

Using the Wow! Embossing Powder Collage Stamp, I stamped toward the bottom of the card and heat embossed with Wow! White Pearl Embossing powder. The dandelion clock is from Wow! Embossing Powder ‘Make a wish’ Stamp Set which I stamped using Wow! Metallic Platinum Sparkle Embossing Powder. Also from the make a wish stamp set, I stamped and heat embossed the birthday sentiment in Wow! Silver Embossing Powder and also stamped and heat embossed a couple of little butterflies in Wow! White Pearl Embossing powder. I added ribbon to the sentiment message to make it stand out and mounted this onto the card with foam pads.

 

Products used:

144 mm x 144 mm blank folding card

Wow! Embossing Powder Collage Stamp

Wow! Embossing Powder ‘Make a wish’ Stamp Set

Wow! White Pearl Embossing powder

Wow! Metallic Platinum Sparkle Embossing Powder

Wow! Silver Embossing Powder

 

Why not head over to www.wowembossingpowder.co.uk to see the full range of products available.

 

Happy crafting! 🙂

Rainbow Hearts… Bunting Home Decor

Hello to you all…

Amazed by the variety of colours in the Wow Embossing Range, I set myself the task of creating something lovely, colourful and arty that I could display on my wall in my craft room… I loved it so much, it ended up on display in my living room! If you want to learn how to make beautiful heart bunting / garland?!… then read on…

Start by punching out a large number of heart shapes and heat embossing the hearts in a number of colours… you don’t have to use the full colour range… why not choose a selection of tonal colours that work well together and alternate them? You can see here that a combination of pinks work so well together… or even pinks and pastel purples?

Pinks:

Wow Embossing Glitter – Candy Floss

Wow Embossing Glitter – Princess Pink

Wow Embossing Powder – Cerise

Wow Embossing Powder – Magenta

Pinks & Pastel Purples:

I used tweezers to press each heart onto a clear embossing ink, then dipped the heart into the jar of powder and carefully placed onto a foil lined baking tray to heat in the oven. This was the quickest method for creating the numerous heat embossed coloured hearts that I was going to need.

TIP: When using the oven to set the powder, be aware that different powders melt at different speeds (for example, metallic powders heat very quickly and cannot be left in the oven for the same time as earthtone powders, without overheating and burning) Also, when using the oven (set it at around 160 Degree’s Celsius) it only takes a couple of minutes for the powders to set keep your eye to the tray.

It is easy to see when the powders are ‘set’ as they turn glossy.

To create the strings of hearts, I threaded silver thread through each heart and secured each with a small knot on the back.

One option for displaying the hearts is on a plain canvas using 3D foam pads to secure in place… perfect for my craft room wall so that I can easily see the range of colours that I have to create with! 😀

Happy Embossing… Isn’t the range of Wow Embossing Colours incredible?!

It’s quite appropriate that I am typing this blog post today as my wonderful boyfriend treated me to a surprise trip away for my 30th birthday and we are staying in the fabulous Pantone Hotel in Brussels! A hotel dedicated to colour! I couldn’t resist adding a few images of it…

 

We are on the 5th floor in the wonderful orange section….

Orange is vibrant. It’s a combination of red and yellow so it shares some common attributes with those colors. It denotes energy, warmth, and the sun. But orange has a bit less intensity or aggression than red, calmed by the cheerfulness of yellow.

What’s your favourite colour?

Visit http://www.wowembossingpowder.co.uk to choose yours!

Handy Stamp Storage Idea

Hello everyone… Happy Tuesday! 😀

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! 😀 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!