Please excuse any untidiness while I makeover my blog among other projects and endeavours.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

WOW Blog Hop!!!!! Cards & Quick Tutorial!

Hi there! I hope you have all had a fabulous, love-filled week so far! I am here today to share with you some fabulous WOW Embossing Powders used in ways that will simply WOW you PLUS I have a mini tutorial that I know a lot of you have been waiting for! 

First up I need to let you know that you are in the middle of the WOW Embossing Powder Blog Hop and you can win some fabulous prizes!!!! Be sure to click here and visit the WOW Blog to become a follower and leave a comment. Then click along and visit all of the Design Team blogs for more chances to win TOO EASY! Also be sure to checkout the WOW Facebook Fan Page and become a follower because there is always a chance to win some fabulous Powdery goodness there too!

And now let's get onto the Crafty Inspiration! Today I have a  Thank You Card I have created using mainly the colours Red, Pink & White in honour of this Magical LOVE week. 

The technique I have used on the background of this card is a very very simple one however I have had dozens of people ask me about it so I thought I would do a very quick tutorial for you all.

Simply grab some cardstock and place your favourite template/screen/mask over the top. 

Next up simply grab your Embossing Ink Pad or a Versamark Pad etc and carefully cover all areas of the template without it moving or being bumped. 

Lift off your template and place to the side to clean later. Quickly grab the coloured powders you would like to use and then carefully sprinkle small amounts over the stamped image. Try to avoid using too much as the powder will not be able to be saved in individual shades. I do however keep the mixed colour in a seperate jar as I love mixing the colours together LOL. A handy tip is to have your powders chosen and in front of you ready with their lids off before you start stamping the template. 

Gently shake and tap any excess off into your spare jar and  voila! you have a beautiful pattern on your cardstock. Simply heat with your heat tool and you can then use the cardstock for a layout, card or even to make your own cut out embellishments. The possibilities are endless!

Thanks so much for joining in the blog hop and I hope you have enjoyed my inspiration for today! Be sure to  come back regularly as we will be holding regular challenges soon here on the blog as well as having a mini store and other things available so stay tuned!

Amy P xxx