Sunday, 17 February 2019

Ellen Hutson / WOW! Blog Hop



Today I'm part of a blog hop collaboration with Ellen Hutson and Wow! Embossing Powder!

I had a lot of fun going outside of my normal design box to make this card that has a mixed-media feel!

I started by creating an ink smooshed background on watercolour cardstock, then stamping the Gerbera Daisy with waterproof ink.

I used Zig Art & Graphic Twin Tip markers to add richness to the daisy petals and that's when the fun started!

I used my Wow! Embossing Pen to add embossing ink to the petals and then sprinkled Unicorn Magic powder over top and heated it. This powder is transparent with loads of sparkle - just perfect for adding interest without losing the petal details!

Next I used Turkish Nights on the daisy centre. This one is more opaque and also very sparkly.

To add sparkle on the edges of my panel, I rubbed them onto my WOW! Embossing Ink Pad to make them sticky. Then I added Unicorn Magic powder and heated it.

Finally, I used Black Twinkle powder for the sentiment. This powder has a lovely silver sparkle in it!

Here's a video:



Blog hop details:


One lucky crafter will win 6 WOW embossing powders of their choosing, a carrying case and $25 to the Ellen Hutson shop! To enter the giveaway, just comment at each stop on the hop and a winner will be randomly drawn on February 25th and contacted by email. 


Ardyth Percy-Robb <<You are here
Zsoka Marko
Adelina Starace
Verity Biddlecombe
Laurel Beard
Yaz Diaz


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115 comments:

Mrsfish02 said...

You are using WOW products that are new to me and I love the results you achieved... their products are so wonderful. Thanks for sharing this beauty.

Marcia Rollins said...

TO love edging cards this way!

Deb said...

great card, love the sunflower with the WOW!

Janette said...

Love the way you used the embossing powders, beautiful.

Lori R. said...

Love the card, it does have a mix media feel to it. So many new colors of the WOW embossing powders I can't wait to try. Thank you for sharing.

Linda BL said...

All the sparkle you created is absolutely beautiful on the daisy. You have inspired me to start adding more sparkle. The Wow powders are so pretty.

Annie said...

Great examples. Can't wait to try some of these new embossing powders.

Rita said...

Beautiful card! Where did you get the crafters mat you used in the video?

Michele Slater said...

Beautiful card! I love the flower with the sparkle.

pcm said...

pretty!

MadeByMeghanK said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for the video too! STUNNING!

Tracy Boyd said...

I just ordered the Daisy stamp & I can't wait to try your beautiful technique.

Cupcakes and Cards with Jane said...

Lovely, Ardyth, as usual! I’m a huge fan of Wow embossing powder. Since I discovered it, I’ve used nothing else!

Jill said...

Beautiful card. Love the sparkle and the pen. Thanks for the video.

Michele Clay said...

Sir gorgeous with the embossing!

Jean said...

Simply lovely! THese powders are just gorgeous and I love seeing how everyone used them!

Linnea S said...

luv the sparkle. also luv how the background colors served as undertones for the daisy!

Betty Keefe said...

it was fun to watch you create this beautiful card, Ardyth! love the variety of WOW powders you used - wonderful colors!!

Raga Senthil said...

So gorgeous Ardyth as usual! Love the sparkle! Thanks for the video too!

Marcella Halverson said...

Beautiful cards! That Unicorn Magic powder looks amazing! 😍

V. K. said...

Loved watching your video on how to make this beautiful card. I also picked up a couple of new techniques. This card so so cool. I really love the Wow factor.

Joy Meadows said...

Such a beautiful card, Ardyth! Love the mixed media feel to it and the WOW embossing powders you used are so pretty.

Sabrina said...

OMG!!! I just love all the sparkle on your card!! It is so beautiful!!

Jackie B said...

I did not know there were embossing powders like these. Great ideas.

Sophie Farah said...

Such a beautiful card, Ardyth!! I especially love the sparkly edges with that unicorn magic embossing powder :)

Melissa Saunders-Loder said...

Gorgeous card! I love how the Unicorn Magic embossing powder really makes the petals pop and stand out on a stunning one layer card design.

Sue McRae said...

Lots of pretty sparkle on this card! Have to try the Unicorn Magic embossing powder!

Kathleen Griffin said...

I dont know which I like better - the sparkle or the smooshing!!

lesley lawton said...

Beautiful work I love the sparkles it’s hard to show them in a photo xx

Lindar C said...

I never thought about using the embossing pen to add details to images, I've only used it to write with, great tip!

luvhymns said...

WOW, that sure is a pretty Gerbera daisy!

Denise Bryant said...

Love this beautiful Gerbera Daisy stamp and the lovely sparkle with the WOW embossing powders! Can't wait to try the Unicorn Magic powder!

Denise Terry said...

Just love the different types of embossing powder you used on this! It’s great to see the variations all working together!

Eve said...

Thank you for this video! Love your card!

Linda said...

WOW indeed. Amazing card with stunning colours xx

emma sleppy said...

Wow! Thanks for the tips!

Christine_sz said...

Your card is very striking. I love the effects you can get with the Mondo Gerbera Daisy!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is the most amazing, beautiful project!!!

AKA said...

Can't have too much sparkle - love the embossing pen

Linda Anderson said...

You just can't go wrong with beautiful ink colors, gorgeous stamps and sparkly WOW embossing powder! Love this card and all of the new Wow powders. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanbao said...

Love it!

Donna Streagle said...

You used such amazing WOW powders for your card! That is why is turned out so beautifully.

Pennie Glasser said...

Beautiful colors, make beautiful designs!

Andre M. said...

Such fun colors and great technique with the embossing powders. Thanks for sharing your tips and the technique video.

sentsue said...

So pretty! Loving that daisy.

Wendy Marsh said...

What a pretty little card!

Michelle B. said...

I totally want to try the ink smoosh technique

Susy said...

I love all the videos. So excited to try these techniques. I am new to embossing and am gathering supplies to begin.

Kandice J said...

Loving the colors. How you used the powders are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

cghundley said...

Lovely inking and
love how you used
the ink and powder
on the card's edges.
Very pretty.
Carlafrom I

Kristina "Tina" said...

I did not know that you could do that with catherCat Pooler inks. Kool. Very fun card! Thanks for sharing!!

Kavya N said...

Love the card :) The colors are just stunning!

Renee M said...

Lovely card--the sparkly WOW embossing powders and that pen you used on the petals look like so much fun to craft with!

ChristinaH said...

So pretty!

mindy1414 said...

I just love the stunning results you can get with WOW! Embossing Powders and Glitters. Your card is gorgeous, the color combination is stunning and add the sparkle.....perfection is achieved! Thank you for the always wonderful inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

Dawn Thomas said...

Gorgeous card!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

I like the background you created for your awesome card. I’m going to have to try that technique again.

Lana Bercan said...

Lovely card! I’ll defenitely give it a try :)

Sue said...

Wow!!! This is absolutely beautiful!!

Sheila Wy said...

🖤Gorgeous colors and design! Love everything about this!🖤

Leanne said...

Fabulous card!

Louanne said...

Love the sparkle on your daisy -- Love WOW embossing powders!

CinnamonSally said...

Such a pretty card, Love your colourful gerbera.

brinkleyboy said...

The use of embossing powder in your process takes your card from nice to WOW(no pun intended). It's amazing how just a few little additions add so much to the card. Thanks for sharing the video as it really shows the sparkle better than just the photos!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE the Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

mom2five said...

Lovely card! I love the idea of masking after adding the ink to create a different look

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you went out of your comfort zone...the card is so pretty.

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Glad you got out of your comfort zone, because you created a beautiful piece that really shows off the WOW Embossing Powder. Beautiful job!

Nana Donna said...

What a pretty card, I bet the sparkle is fabulous in person

Jeanne Beam said...

Such a pretty card! Love the embossing.
Thanks for sharing...

~amy~ said...

Beautiful Ardyth!

Sandra W. said...

This card is beautiful. Love all that sparkle.

Priscilla said...

Beautiful card! Love that daisy and the going on it and the edging! Thanks so much for sharing.

Priscilla said...

Beautiful card! Love that daisy and the going on it and the edging! Thanks so much for sharing.

Susan T said...

Thanks for sharing. These look great.

Alaska .Kris said...

Definitely differs from your usual but change isn't always bad, right? It is lovely and sparkly!

Daria Z. said...

I'm glad you stepped out of your "usual" for this card - it is absolutely beautiful!!

Sue D said...

This is beautiful. I like how you added the embossing powder.

Karenladd said...

Love how you used the embossing pen to add just a bit of texture to the flower petals!

Lindsey said...

It does have a remarkably mixed media look to it for you! I had to visit to see how you added the embossing powder; I must have blinked when you added the marker on the IG video. ;) Beautiful card!

Jeannean said...

So much sparkle!! Thanks for the video and demonstrating several different WOW powders!! I bet this is so pretty in real life!

Anne N said...

Beautiful color combos and the embossing pops!

SHartl said...

This is such a beautiful card and I love how you added shimmer with embossing powders. I still remember the first time I saw heat embossing and how magical it looked!

Mirella said...

What a beautiful card, I love all the shimmer and sparkle!

Jenn D said...

Ardyth - love tgat you went out of your comfort zone and your results are stunning! Love this ❤️ Now I want to try the pen!

Daniela said...

What a wonderful idea! I love the sparkle on the flower!
Hug Daniela

Linda H said...

So pretty! I love the way the sparkle pops against the cooor of the background!

Linda Mullaney said...

Love your card. Think I have to buy some WOW embossing powder.

Nicole Spann said...

Ahhhh, so pretty!

Eveline said...

Awesome card with a WOW effect!

Dawn Spengler said...

ALWAYS ENJOY YOUR CREATIVITY!

K Hover said...

Beautiful card.

Kim Heggins said...

This is just stunning...love your beautiful flower and all the sparkle.

Cathy Lillie said...

This is a beautiful card! I like that you used the embossing powders to enhance your design but not cover it up. I need to get one of those embossing pens.

Debra Rumpza said...

Gorgeous card! I love how Wow embossing adds texture and shine to cards!

Bev Karolak said...

Such a gorgeous card! Gerberas are my favourite flowers! Thanks so much for sharing! :-)

Char said...

You had me at Unicorn Magic powder! Beautiful card.

Wendy Lambert said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors and how the embossing powder adds the bling!

AndreaH said...

The Gerbra daisy is my favourite flower....ever, and the colours you've used are simply amazing. Love love LOVE all the sparkle. Love the little tutorial video too. Thankyou so much for taking the time to show your talent to us all. Xxxx

Donna Toledo said...

Lovely color combos and use of WOW! embossing powders. Thanks for sharing!

Cindy Holmes said...

Gorgeous card! I really love all the different techniques and products that you used to create it! And the color combination is fabulous!

Denise said...

Love the depth of color and sparkle

Carolynn said...

Fun and fabulous!!! this blog hop is perfect timing for me- I've been wondering about WOW, and it's great to see it "in action". Thanks so much!

DJ said...

Love the card! The embossing powder just takes it to another level, I never would have thought to use it this way. Gorgeous! TFS!

Stephanie said...

Your card is so so sparkly and lovely :)

Dana M said...

Oh what a striking card! Gorgeous colors, sparkle and shine!

Annalisa Young said...

This may be outside your usually style, but you did an amazing job. I also like how you kept some of the extra embossing powder as little twinkles on your flower. I'm going to have to try that myself. Thanks for sharing with us!

Priyanka said...

Beautiful card Ardyth!
Love all your cards always!😍

~ Priyanka Kantak

Cindi (aka iring) said...

Very pretty! I need to take another look at embossing powder, especially translucents.

Denise Mlady said...

This is so beautiful and I love all the sparkle!! I definitely need a few of these powders.

Kathy Mc said...

WOW, Ardyth! Mixed Media is out of my comfort zone, too, but your results are fabulous using these new WOW powders. Thanks for the chance to win some! Would love to try them, too.

Mitzi Manthey said...

Love both your background and the flower. Unicorn Magic may have to be the next ep I purchase. I love sparkle!

Mystique said...

Love the card

BkLovr said...

I've just recently learned about WOW embossing powders, so I'm glad to see how you've used them. Lovely!

Amy C. said...

Love the sparkle on this flower!