Thursday, 25 February 2016

Altenew & WOW! Embossing Powder blog hop!

Altenew WOW! blog hop
Hey!

Happy Friday Eve! I'm delighted to be a part of a fabulous blog hop today as Altenew have joined forces with WOW! Embossing Powder.


You should have arrived here from Martha Lucia Gomez but don't worry if you haven't, you can start out at Altenew HQ. It's certainly worth hopping along as there's prizes to be won from both Altenew and WOW! :)

For my card, I decided to experiment with a technique I was fascinated by when I was starting out on my stamping adventure: triple heat-embossing. It's an old technique but it was certainly fun to revisit. I applied Altenew Lavender Fields ink onto a piece of Stampbord I dug out from my ancient stash then embossed layer upon layer of WOW! clear embossing powder on top. After my final layer, I pressed the flower stamp from Altenew's Striped Florals stamp set, inked up with VersaMark, into the molten embossing powder and allowed the piece to cool down before carefully removing the stamp to reveal the impressed pattern. A  dusting of gold Perfect Pearls highlights the impressed pattern for that extra finishing touch.

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That's all from me for this blog hop. I don't want to keep you too long as there's plenty of hopping to be done! Before you hop on though, it's worth commenting as there's two $30 gift certificates from WOW! and two $30 Altenew gift certificates up for grabs. Winners will be picked from comments along the blog hop and all comments must be left by 28th February to be eligible to win. Winners will be announced on the Altenew blog and WOW! blog on Monday 29th February.

Right. Time for you to get hopping! Next on the blog hop is Sarah Jackaman Read. Happy hopping and have a fabulous weekend!

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142 comments:

the Blackbird said...

wow...I adore this tecnique but your flower is really amazing!
Cristina
thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

Sheri said...

Just beautiful!

Pon Malar said...

Wow, that's one technique I've never heard of!! Definitely gonna try that :) this is awesome :)

Karen B. said...

Revisiting old techniques is the best! They never go out of style. Fabulous card.

Torrie said...

What an interesting technique, and such a pretty card.

bonami2b said...

Great card.

I Card Everyone said...

Aimes!!! This looks like the most beautiful tile - totally new to me and so Gorgeous!!!
=] Michele

joy said...

Very pretty card!

graham Brand said...

What a beautiful card. Love the colours and your interesting
technique.

Scraplea 1 said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing it.

Debbie Br said...

I haven't done this technique for a long time either!

ScrapaDiddle said...

You made virtually a really cool tile with two great products! What a wonderful pairing!

Debbie Vasel said...

Love all the golden shine you put on your card! And thanks for the happy greeting of Happy Friday Eve! Yes, the weekend is coming. And so is National Craft month!

Sue McRae said...

Beautiful focal image, using a fun technique!

NanW said...

Lovely technique to produce this card.

Kathy H said...

I need to give this a try!

Kelly said...

Awesome colors and I love the added touch of the washi tape.

Candice Lin said...

I like your triple embossing technique and the gold dust added so much to the card. Lovely color of purple. Love it. Thank you for the inspiration.

Angeline Choo said...

Oh this is so very beautiful! It looks like it was being carved right into the card. Gorgeous!

Leslie said...

Great technique and beautiful card!! Thanks!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW such a beautiful texture you have achieved with the embossing
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Christine Canfield said...

i love the touch of washi tape!

helen woloski said...

The flower is very beautiful.

BeverlyBL said...

I had forgotten this technique and I used to use it a lot. Thanks for the reminder and the lovely flower.

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE all of that glorious gold embossing powder!

Susies Cue said...

Another old technique that becomes new again.Thanks for reminding us.

conil said...

Terrific "tile" technique. That gorgeous background color detailed with golden goodness is so effective.

Janet said...

Awesome card and inspiration! Lovin' the new release and WOW embossing powder!
~God bless~

Susies Cue said...

I would love to see a video of this technuque

Susies Cue said...

I would love to see a video of this technique

mycraftysmell said...

A technique I've never tried will have to give it a go. Lovely card!

Jenniferk said...

Wow your flower is beautiful especially with the beautiful lavender background. Thanks for the great inspiration!

L. Webb said...

Ooohhh... I love how different this card is and the embossing really stands out! This is great. I LOVE IT!

Sue said...

Very pretty card!

cghundley said...

Lovely work on
your delightful
card!
Carla from Utah

Caroline said...

Fab. Great idea to triple emboss stampbord (must get my stampbord out...)
Your tile looks gorgeous on a bright & happy card.

My Paper Epiphany said...

So feminine and pretty! I love the colours and the great technique!

Lisaerica said...

Gorgegous! I love, love, love the color combo, and technique. I'm going to have to try that out for sure. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

D.Ann C said...

WoW! is right!! Lovely!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card Aimes - lovely in the gold and lavender

Linda Mc said...

I also did this technique years ago and had forgotten all about it! Great card.

patti said...

What a lovely card!

luluvision said...

Ooooh!! I'm going to have to try that! This came out great! Thanks for sharing and being so inspiring!

Larina M. said...

Great Technique and love the colors you chose for the card! Thank You for sharing along in this awesome hop!

robiw said...

Love those colors!

Tami said...

Wow! Cool technique!

Pratyusha said...

Woah!!! Now this is something completely new for me!!! thanks for sharing the technique!!1

Pam said...

So gorgeous! Love that gold embossing.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow! How beautiful! Love the gold in the purple!

Betty Sue said...

How fun!! Beautiful colors!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Just beautiful Amy. I am a big fan of both Altenew AND WOW products and your card shows why. Just a beautiful combo.

Shona Chambers said...

So beautiful, love the gold with that stunning lilac colour. Gorgeous card!!

Elise Smith said...

Cute card! I've never heard of that technique but it gives the flower lots of dimension. I also really like the lavender and aqua color combination.

Nandini said...

Wow! Gorgeous card and thanks for a fantastic technique.

StampinLouie said...

The gold is beautiful along with the card.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Nice card. I like the technique you used and wished mine turned out half as nice as yours did.

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Beautiful layering and color combo! Love the gold embossing!

Chriss Blagrave said...

So very pretty!

Crafty Girl said...

Thanks for great ideas and chances to win prizes!

Liz O. said...

Lovely card! Love the color combo, TFS!
Have a wonderful day!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Gorgeous cards, love these colors and the shiny embossing powder!

Jeneric said...

Love all that gold!

Maria Pilar said...

What a beautiful card! Adorable

Tasha Vovchuk said...

Oh, Aimes, this looks fantastic!!! I love this trick with powders ;) Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Shilpi Gupta said...

nice card

Penny said...

This looks beautiful - just like a little tile on the card!

Кристина Косякова said...

What a fun and clever design, love it!

lostinpaper said...

This technique never gets old, love how you flower looks like it's a 'tile', so so beautiful Amy!

stamper101 said...

What a creative use of embossing powder + stamps + ink!

madhvi shah said...

Good to learn a technique

Marika said...

Just love the soft colours, Aimes! Beautiful card!

Karthikha said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing the technique, I would love to try it :)

Mirella said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the colours and the technique! :-)

sharpstamps said...

Very pretty card

Amyjzs said...

Love that technique, haven't tried that in a long time. Beautiful spring card!

Louise said...

Beautiful color, love the embossing

Beth H. said...

I don't think that I've seen that technique before. Weren't you afraid that you would ruin your stamp? Anyway, it turned out great!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Hey Aimes, I had totally forgotten about the technique you used. It is so super cool and time to revisit it! Thanks for reminding me about this technique!

Nana Griffin said...

Pretty gold color!

kim TangledBlueRose said...

So beautiful! Love the depth and rich color. Wonderful technique I need to learn it! Thanks so much!~kim

Anonymous said...

That technique never gets old.Love it! Tema

Jen Timko said...

I love when an old technique is made to look fresh and new! Beautiful flower!!

Sue Smith said...

Beautiful card. I learned a new technique today, had never heard of triple embossing and then putting the stamp the on the surface. I'm excited to try this. Great cards to look at and new techniques to try. Can't go wrong with that :)

Kristiina Majuri said...

Great, I'll have to try the perfect pearls in the pressed pattern. I've just used a contrasting EP and melting it flattens the image out... Thanks for the tip :)

gabriella said...

Oh beautiful card,love the gold powder

uncbballfan said...

Thanks for reminding me of this technique! I haven't used it in a log time. Love your card, Altenew stamps and WOW embossing powder! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, love the look of this embossing technique.

Jeannean said...

Oh yes, I remember this technique, I had forgotten about it! You made a beautiful card with it! Thanks for inspiring me to try an old technique again!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Very pretty. Haven't seen this technique in a long time. Thanks for the reminder!

Snoopy von said...

That is amazing! I don't think I've seen this technique before and I love the results. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card and how to make it. Thanks also for the chance to win!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D

elisa said...

Beautiful card! Èli

pcm said...

thanks for the reminder about this fun technique!

Helen Holmes said...

It's great when crafters do different things with stamps, great technique

Mary said...

Your flower certainly has got he Wow factor.

Rachel B. said...

Lovely card!

McStamper said...

Very unique and pretty.

Laurie B. said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing this technique.

Emma Rose said...

Neat card

Berina RGA said...

Wow!! This is a nice technique!! And you've chosen a beautiful color combo!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Sue D said...

Fabulous and great technique.

Brooke Rector said...

Love the colors on your card!

Judie said...

What a superb technique! Love the end effect!

Carol T said...

I've never heard of this technique. I will have to try it. I really like the way it came out. Thanks

John K said...

nice! I haven't seen that technique used a lot so thanks

Robin B. said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the colors and the triple heat embossing, that's a technique I haven't heard of.

Chark said...

fun! great colors!

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card and love the pop of gold. So pretty.

cindybearj said...

Wow! I've only been stamping a couple of years and I have never heard of this. It is so beautiful!

Sow Kar said...

Beautiful and cute embossing card :-)

halomom said...

I'm having a hard time picturing this. I wish you would do a video for us.

Flo said...

Great technique. I'm going to have to give it a try. Thanks.

Wendy McCarthy said...

Love the look of the impressed image, great card! Xx

Sandra said...

I love the colours you have chosen for this card and the embossing is stunning.

Salima said...

Sweetness Aimes. Beautiful card

jan metcalf said...

Fantastic way to review an old technique!

Michelle Brown said...

Amy, pretty card! I've never tried that triple heat embossing technique, I will try it out.

Thanks for sharing,
Michelle

Michelle Brown said...

Amy, pretty card! I've never tried that triple heat embossing technique, I will try it out.

Thanks for sharing,
Michelle

Karen Mills said...

so very pretty, I have not tried this technique before... thank for sharing

Michelle Brown said...

I have not seen that triple embossing technique before. Your card is really pretty!
Thanks for sharing,
Michelle

jintyoo7 said...

How beautiful Amy, looks like a little ceramic tile :-)

P.S. Great idea to use "astro turf" and as a photo prop!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Kristie Goulet said...

Amazing color! Love the embossing!

Anca Banca said...

Beautiful design and love gold hearts.

Miriam Prantner said...

The impressed piece looks really cool! I love the gold perfect pearls in there!

Kailash said...

Such a cool technique, nicely done!!!

Michelle Brown said...

Really loved your card and I have never heard of the triple embossing before. I'll have to try it!

Thanks for sharing,
Michelle

Lydine Arriola said...

Awesome technique! Beautiful flower! Great card!

M R Leech said...

I never knew about this technique. The results are gorgeous! Love the lavender and gold, too! Thanks!

Denise S. said...

I am really going to have to try the multiple embossing. And the technique for the center of the flower is neat.

Susan Rasmussen said...

Beautiful. I've never done this technique.....thank you for highlighting it.

Patricia said...

I have never tried this technique. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful card.

Jan Castle said...

Very pretty!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Alaska .Kris said...

This is simply stunning! And a wonderful technique!

Smee Jones said...

WOnderful card! Love the technique! Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

So pretty.Embossing always adds a touch of class to a card. Love it. Hugs xxxx

Rachel S. said...

Love the color combination with the gold embossing.

APS DoRight said...

This is so pretty!!--I would really like to see you do this in a video, though--sounds kind of complicated and so I'd like to see it in action before trying it out.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Amy. Love the focal point. What a great technique with the embossing powder.

Laurie said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors.

LauraJane:) said...

Molten embossing powder! Love the look!

Amanda said...

How beautiful! I've tried stamping into molten embossing powder before, but haven't had much luck. Must be my technique. I'm going to follow your directions here and try it again because your "tile" is gorgeous!

Wahnita Hammond said...

Beautiful card!!

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