Hello & Christmas in September

Hello & Christmas in September

Hello, friends! I am excited to announce that I’m guest designing for WOW! Embossing Powder. WOW has been close to my heart for some years now so of course I said yes to the offer! In total, I’ll be sharing two cards in this blog post. Both cards have videos. Also, be sure to check out the WOW! Embossing Powder blog for more inspiration.

In the first video I am creating a modern card using the Flights of Fancy stamp set along with some white and clear embossing powder.

DSC00595The Flights of Fancy set is simply stunning. I love the versatility of this set since you can use these images as feathers and leaves. First I heat embossed the leaves/feathers using white embossing powder. The Opaque Bright White embossing powder is my favorite one, by the way. After heat setting the powder, I did some simple masking with painters tape. I chose a modern color scheme and sticked to pink, purple and mint. I like to use Distress Inks for the blending but regular dye ink works great as well!

Be sure to click the “continue reading” button for another card, another video and a giveaway!

DSC00599When I planned this card, I knew I wanted a glossy and dimensional sentiment. I simply die cut a hello greeting out of some black card stock, pressed my Versamark ink pad on there and sprinkled on clear embossing powder. After heat setting it, you’ll end up with a very pretty and glossy looking sentiment that will pop! To finish off my card, I used sequins from The Ton along with some die cut hearts.

For my second card and video, I created a non-traditional holiday card using soft pinks and mint colors. The Let it Snow stamp set from WOW along with Sugar Plum embossing powder makes it easy!

DSC00614I started out by creating a snowy background using the Let it Snow stamp set and the beautiful Sugar Plum embossing powder. The Sugar Plum embossing powder is so pretty and cute! It’s light pink and it has silver glitters in it, too! Since this is a Christmas card, I needed some fun trees. I foiled the trees using Silver Fab Foil and Bonding Powder. I did that a bit off screen in the video (I’m so sorry about that!) so I promised to link to a video where I’m doing the same technique. Click HERE to check out that video. Again, I’m sorry!

DSC00617I created a vellum banner for this card using Black Glint embossing powder. Finally, I finished off the project by adhering lots of sequins from The Ton. I sticked to the soft and non-traditional color scheme by adding light pink and mint sequins. 🙂

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win the Let it Snow + Flights of Fancy stamp set AND the Black Glint + Sugar Plum embossing powder AND the Bonding Powder + Silver Fab Foil? 🙂 Simply leave a comment on this blog post and leave another comment on my blog post over at the WOW! Embossing Powder blog. You have until next Sunday, September 27 at 11:59 pm est to comment.

SUPPLY LIST HELLO CARD

Multiple shops are linked. Click WOW for WOW! Embossing Powder, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, HS for Hallmark Scrapbook, SCR for Scrobby. I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Hallmark Scrapbook and Ellen Hutson. Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.

SUPPLY LIST MERRY CHRISTMAS CARD

Multiple shops are linked. Click WOW for WOW! Embossing Powder, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, HS for Hallmark Scrapbook, SCR for Scrobby. I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Hallmark Scrapbook and Ellen Hutson. Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.


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50 Comments

  1. Love your cards Laura, stunning pastel and pretty shades every time. So feminine and simply WOW! Well done on your GD spot.x

  2. Beautiful cards as always Laura. I love the soft colors and the sugar plum embossing powder looks so cool. Congrats on your spot on the design team. Tfs ~ hugs Jane

  3. Beautiful cards, Laura … soft, delicate and so lovely … fabulous inspiration, thank you! Congratulations on guest designing with WOW! Anita 🙂

  4. Your two cards are gorgeous as usual! You have such a sweet style. Keep up the great work!

  5. DELIGHTFUL cards Laura – BOTH are BEAUTIFUL designs and such lovely colours!!!
    Your Sugar Plum / Cracked Pistachio makes for a GORGEOUS Christmas, LOVE the colour combo, LOVE the SPARKLE and LOVE the background, your vellum sentiment really POPS too, so I really should say that I LOVE IT ALL!!!
    I really enjoyed your videos too, learnt a lot along the way => THANK YOU 🙂
    Some of the clever ideas that struck a chord for me today included the dryer sheets with your sentiment die cutting then heat embossing (I confess I was surprised they didn’t stay stuck in there); tapping off your sentiment before adhering in place (I struggle with the little globs oozing out); bonding powder + foil, EXCITING to see you were able to blend over the foiled edges; watercolour paper for distress ink blending, COOL, that might be why I struggle with getting a good blend, will definitely try it next time; extra heat for the glitter embossing powder, I didn’t consider that the glitter might rub off it it wasn’t complete, no-one had mentioned it to me so I will ask how my previous cards have survived the mail!!!

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      Wow, Tracy! Thank you so much for this comment! It put a smile on my face. 🙂 Have a lovely Sunday!

  6. Oh my goodness… Both cards are so beautiful and the colors are beautiful too!!

  7. They look so fabulous!! I love all your cards, simple but they always turn gorgeous! Thanks for continuously sharing your great work ❤

  8. Absolutely love your cards Laura, especially the Merry Christmas card….so sparkly!!

  9. Your cards are adorable! I’m really curious to see the true color of that Sugar Plum IRL as it looks gorgeous here. Love both.

  10. I love wow powders. Thanks for the chance to win

  11. Just beautiful in your lovely chosen soft colors! So beautiful as always.

  12. i love the card with the leaves, very sophisticated…………thanks for sharing your ideas with us…
    lovely greetings from germany
    stephie

  13. That Sugar Plum embossing powder makes me do flips (if I still could do flips) lol. I’m thinking of the all the possibilities, like shaker components that you could make with the Sugar Plum embossing powder. Thanks for the inspiration. Love your cards too!!

  14. Congratulations on your guest designing at Wow! Your creations are so delightful and love how fabulously you used embossing powders! Thanks for sharing! Would love to win, i love wow products!

  15. Nice to see “new faces” on the WOW blog with delightful designs. Really enjoyed the videos too, it’s just so much easier to understand the process than a written post!

  16. Your cards are gorgeous and the Wow embossing powder just adds to their beauty!!

  17. Laura – you have been busy! I’m actually popping over to YT to view the videos for these beautiful cards there – thank you 🙂

  18. Thank you for the inspiration and your beautiful cards 🙂 You do such a professional job with your videos. I learn a new trick or technique every time!

  19. Both these cards are simply gorgeous. Congrats on your Guest Designer spot.

  20. Looking at your beautiful creations who wouldn’t want to win these great goodies?

  21. Congratulations, Laura! You are a wonderful Guest Designer! I’m already a big fan of yours! Thanks for the awesome videos – I watched both of them! Your cards are gorgeous! My favourite is the non-traditional Christmas card – love these colours! Happy Sunday and Happy Crafting!

  22. Such awesome projects! I love the colors and all the fabulous embossing. Thanks so much for sharing the video, love to see “how”.
    Have a great day!~kim

  23. Hi Laura! Great cards. I especially like the sugar plum embossing powder!

  24. Really Awesome cards!! Soooo Pretty!!

  25. I love your Merry Christmas card. Simple, but elegant!

  26. These are such beautiful Christmas cards! Thank you for sharing them and how you created them with us. That lovely lush WOW sugar plum EP is now at the top of my wish list, as is the bonding powder and foil. That’s not counting the stamps either as I love the WOW flight of leaves stamp set too. Thanks so much for the chance to win these lovely goodies Karen

  27. Your cards are just wonderful and I’m loving your Christmas one it’s just so adorable
    thanks for the chance to win
    hugs Nikki

  28. I’m so glad I discovered your videos, Laura! I love the cards you make – these ones in particular are so pretty! Thsnk you for sharibg your talent and inspiration with us!

  29. Thanks for making the videos and showing the amazing products you used to make these gorgeous cards. Also, thank you for a chance to win your give-a-way.

  30. Love both your cards, especially the pretty mint/pink Christmas one!

  31. Love the pastel Christmas card – a lovely and different Christmas theme. Great inspiration – thank you.

  32. Congrats on your feature – you did an amazing job! Super creations and such an AMAZING giveaway! TFS!

  33. Really love your first card. Such a simple technique but so much effect. Love that stamp set and the soft colours. Watching your video, it does seem that the distress inks are blending more easily on the water colour paper. Thanks to WOW and you for the chance to win this amazing giveaway. I don’t own any WOW embossing powder as yet, but that sugar plum powder looks yummy!
    Marianne x

  34. Lovely cards and I
    love the trees on
    the second one!
    Carla from Utah

  35. Beautiful cards. Love the WOW Sugar Plum embossing powder!

  36. Simply gorgeous!! Love embossing powder!

  37. Very pretty cards, Laura! I love WOW embossing powders too! I didn’t even know they had stamps until I saw your videos! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome products!

  38. Your cards are so pretty Laura! I love the feathers and colors on the first one and the glittery background and trees on the second. Thanks for sharing and the videos.

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