Friday, January 20, 2012

My first project for WOW!

Hi, everybody! Well, I didn't have a chance to post the extra projects I mentioned but I'm hoping that this one will make up for my very brief absence. I am finally ready to reveal my first design team project for WOW! Embossing Powders!!! I have been so excited about this new company and I am both honored and humbled to have been selected as a member of their first U.S. design team. You won't believe the talent of the other members of this international team.

I have always loved using embossing powders to add dimension and interest to my greeting cards but there are soooo many other ways to use them and Suzy West, the U.S. Marketing Director for Wow has developed her own line of absolutely delicious colors making them even more fun and adding even more creativity to your paper crafting! You really should try them.

For my first project, I wanted to do something completely different than anything I had seen being done by my teammates and other crafters around the web. I found a really pretty square acrylic plate charger at Hobby Lobby and thought it would make an interesting base for creating a 3D altered art project. I liked the fact that it wasn't the typical round shape like most of them are.

First I cut a piece of scrapbook paper to the size that would fit perfectly in the depressed area intended for the bottom of the plate and rounded the corners with my Corner Chomper. The paper is from an 8" DCWV stack called The Colorful Life, which was designed by Donna Estabrooks. All the pages in this little stack are very colorful and very artsy-fartsy, as I like to say. I'll be making another project with these papers that should be ready to post in a couple of weeks so stay tuned for that.

Next, I took the beautiful little fairy, which is a digital image created by none other than Phee McFaddell, colored her with my Copic markers in colors that would coordinate well with the background and cut her out. I stamped the butterfly outline from WOW's Build a Butterfly stamp set in Top Boss embossing medium onto white vellum paper and again on white cardstock in black Memento ink. I used WOW Earthtone Grape Regular embossing powder on the vellum and after heat setting it, I colored both layers with my Copics and cut them out. I mounted the vellum layer on top and added purple flat-back pearls for thebutterfies' bodies.

Then I added a rhinestone flourish in pale pink on the background and started arranging the flowers, most of which are from Petaloo, the way I wanted them before I began to adhere them to the surface. I made the turquoise rose from organza ribbon and glued a half-back pearl in its center. After affixing all the flowers, I placed the butterflies where I wanted them and Voila! I had made a sort of framed diorama that can be hung on the wall or displayed on a plate easel.

Be sure and stop by the WOW blog and see what my very talented teammates have created to inspire you to try this wonderful new line of embossing powders and stamps for yourself.  Monday is my day to post on the Wow blog and I'll have a cool layout to show you so if you love to scrap, you'll definitely want to check it out.

Thanks for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed seeing this little project as much as I enjoyed making it. As always, your comments are encouraged and appreciated.  And don't forget to ask your local scrapbooking store to stock WOW! products!

Until next time....


  1. WOW is right...this card is stunning. I just love all the elements. tfs

  2. Hi, I came from Blog quick quotes and all I have to say is WOW! You do an amazing job! I love this little fairy card! It is so colorful and very pretty. But I also love the tribute to your dad! My papaw, who raised me was in the military and he passed away almost a year ago and to see that i was just really touched. It reminded me of him. But you did such a great job on it!! I cant wait to see what else you come up with!!!


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