This week we are thrilled to welcome WOW! Embossing Powder! In today’s spotlight you’ll learn more about WOW! Embossing Powder, see a fantastic project by Marion Emberson and have the opportunity to win a collection of WOW! Embossing Powder products – Box Canvas, Silver Bells Embossing Glitter, Seafoam White Embossing Powder, WOW! Melt It, WOW! Foil Trays, WOW! Large Rose Silicone Mould and WOW! Ring Blank (details at the end of this post).

About WOW! Embossing Powder

WOW! Embossing Powder has been established as a brand since May 2006 and has grown dramatically since then. We are rapidly becoming very well-known and respected within the craft industry. We pride ourselves on our fast and friendly customer service, and personal touch each and every one of our customers receives. We are the largest manufacturers of embossing powder in the world, therefore are very pleased and proud to offer crafters what we believe is the best product available at a great price.

WOW! Embossing Powder offer over 160 different colours of embossing powders: Embossing Glitter, Metallic, Puff and Ultra High to name a few collections. WOW! also sell embossing pens, stamps, silicone moulds and stamping accessories.

WOW! Embossing Powder Designer Marion Emberson

Today we welcome Marion Emberson. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Marion’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:

WOWEmbossingProfilePic-08132014-250WI am a wife to Ricky and mother to Jamie (24) and Luke (21). I have an incredibly supportive family and this has enabled me to pursue my love of creating.

I came to this industry 11 years ago, by opening my own UK store, what started off as designing and hand painting children’s furniture, I soon got in to using stamps and embossing powders on my commissions, this then lead to a love of scrapbooking and this is where I am today.

I work part time for WOW Embossing Powders as a Creative Consultant, designing and creating projects for their retailers and consumers. Working with such a brilliant product is no hardship and the possibilities are endless.

I hope you enjoy the projects that WOW have to share with you.




If youʼre anything like me, then youʼve got a tonne of buttons in all sorts of colours, but never the right colour !! Here Iʼm going to show you how to change those buttons and get exactly what you want. The Box Canvas is perfect for this project as itʼs so sturdy, thereʼs hardly any ʻgiveʼ in the centre, therefore, no sag !! and it stands up really well even with weight on it.

Hereʼs what we used:


WOW! Box Canvas
WOW! White Twinkle, Silver Bells and Seafoam White Embossing Powders
WOW! Melt-It Powder
Versamark Ink Pad
WOW! Foil tray
Wooden Peg
WOW! Heat Tool
Non-Stick Craft Sheet
Chalk paint

Hereʼs how we did it:

Apply paint to the WOW! Box Canvas using a baby wipe, this gives a very soft paint effect allowing the canvas texture to still show through.


Cut a letter or shape from cardstock and use that as a template on the canvas.  Draw around it lightly with a pencil.


Divide buttons up, into three piles.  One by one push buttons onto VersaMark ink pad and sprinkle with WOW! Embossing Powder.



Do this for all three colours.  The opaque powders will completely cover the colour of the button. Shake off the excess and heat set one at a time, holding button down with a pin.

When they are all covered, position them on the canvas, before sticking them down with Glossy Accents.  I added ribbon to a few buttons.


To add a bit of dimension to the monogram, put one teaspoon of WOW! Melt-It along with a pinch of Silver Bells Embossing Glitter, or any colour you choose, into a foil tray.  Stir, then heat from underneath.


Once all molten, drip onto non-stick craft sheet.



These take seconds to set. Adhere on top of buttons.


You’re done!


We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Marion Emberson for her fabulous project and WOW! Embossing Powder for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit WOW! Embossing Powder to see more of their products and their blog for some inspiration!

In order to enter the give-away to win the prize listed above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. One winner will be announced next Wednesday on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!


94 replies on “Featured Company: Wow! Embossing Powder”

  1. Wow, wow, wow, such a creative and gorgeous project. Love the clever and fun idea of making those pretty little gems, so cool!!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!!!

  2. Fantastic idea with the buttons. Would make a great card for one of my grand daughters using bright colors.

  3. Oh WOW! Sorry, couldn’t resist LOL. Love how you made the pearls. Will be giving that a go. This opens up great possibilities for all those grey and brown buttons I have. Hugs

  4. Lovely work on this.
    I like the way your
    used the embossing
    powders to make the
    little gems!
    Carla from Utah

  5. I have some WOW embossing powder recommended by Jennifer McGuire but I need more. Always need more embossing powder. It works well and it’s not real expensive. Beautiful project! Thank you.

  6. I love wow embossing powders they give such detail as they’re so fine.This is a lovely project to make with them.

  7. I love embossing powders! I use them on anything but I never thought to make gems. It is such a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing.

  8. This is such a fun project! I love all of the WOW products.
    Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  9. OH, MY GOODNESS!!!! I LOVE this technique!!! Yes, I have buttons galore…..but I have never heat embossed them!!!! I must try this!!!!
    I would be in craft heaven to win some fabulous WOW embossing powder!!!! Feel free to choose me!!!! 🙂
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
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  10. I am not a heat embosser yet, but plan on making that leap soon. I will definitely add Wow! Embossing powders to my list. Thanks for all the info and cool technique.

  11. What A FAB project! I love the idea of making the sparkly ‘gem’ drops and the tip of using the baby wipe to apply the background. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  12. Your project is amazing! What awesome techniques! I can’t wait to try this on buttons! I love how you made the little drops too! Thank you for the tutorial!

  13. This is a great idea for using old multi coloured buttons. I am looking forward to trying this project.

  14. Great tutorial, great button idea. It is a ‘must do’ project for me. Would love to win the WOW products! Thanks for this opportunity to win.

  15. WOW! LOVE the embossed buttons!! I know what I will be doing this afternoon when I get in my craft room! This is going to be fun! Thanks for the chance to win some amazing products and for the inspiration! See you sooN!

  16. Beautiful project! I never would have thought of changing the color of buttons with embossing powder!

  17. That looks so cool! I want to emboss all my buttons now! I have always wanted to try the WOW embossing powders I have heard great thing about them, now I can see why !

  18. Fabulous project!! I love using WOW embossing powder when I’m paper crafting! Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!!

  19. I am so surprised that the embossing powder completely covered all the colors of those buttons! Good to know that this is possible. Thanks!

  20. Luurvve this Monochromatic Simple Beauty!!
    The buttons are totally transformed & the last addition of molten mix is truly wonderful! Such a great, inspiring project & great tutorial! WOW indeed!!
    Tfs : ))

  21. I didn’t know you could emboss buttons 🙂 🙂 you have me thinking what else can be embossed …… I have purchased some WOW Embossing Powders in the past, but have not used them in a while. You got me going to the cupboard to get them out and try this button technique. What a great idea!!

  22. Beautiful and fun project! I love how you transformed those buttons. They look soo much better!, very neat to know that you can do that. And I also learned that you can make dots with your embossing enamel, also very neat!! Great ideas and I love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  23. What a fantastic idea. I have lots of hideous buttons and other embellishments which I can make gorgeous. Love the idea of making my own enamel dots too. Wow has such an amazing range of embossing powders.

  24. Great tutorial! I’ve never thought about using embossing powder this way but will now! Can’t wait to give it a try and use some of those buttons up.

  25. Wow! This is amazing. Who’d have thought to cover up colored buttons so they all match?! A wonderful idea and it turned out so great. Thanks so much.

  26. I love how the buttons ‘change’ colour and I must give this a go. I also love how you made the little ‘pearls’ with the powders. That is so clever. Thanks so much for sharing and for giving us the chance to win some WOW goodies. xxxxxx

  27. WOW is the perfect name for this product… OMG cannot wait another moment to make those EP pearls!! [and hope I have better luck than I had with the last trick I tried =/

    Nice meeting Ms. Marion!!

    =] Michele

  28. Almost embarrassed to admit I have been stamping and embossing for almost 20 years and buttons never entered my mind as items to alter. Just goes to show you learn something every day! Lovely.

  29. I never knew about the WOW! melt-it! I am so impressed with your project…I have a gazillion buttons lying around and now I can make use of some of those odd colored ones. Thank you for demonstrating and WOW!ing us with your creative project!

  30. I love your embossing powders but never thought to use them to change the color of my buttons! What a great idea–and I never thought to visit your web site since I always purchase your products from local stores, but I can’t wait to see what other great ideas you have posted there. Thank you!

  31. I love this project. It is a simple yet striking piece of art. Great use of old buttons!!

  32. Hello! It is so true that you never have the right colours of buttons and it has always made me frustrated! What a great idea…and you can apply this to so many things! Thank you for sharing!

  33. Awesome project! Love the tip about making your own matching enamel type dots. Off to the store to shop!,

  34. Hadn’t heard of WOW! Melt-It before, now I HAVE to get some 🙂 I really am going to have to try this it looks so effective I love it!

  35. WOW! This project is simply awesome! I learned a lot from this tutorial and can’t wait to try it for myself with the large amount of buttons I have acumulated during the past. I will be focusing on WOW products and look forward to new creations and ideas! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! (See, you’re never too old to learn ‘new’ tricks! )TFS!

  36. I can’t resist either — totally WOW tips!! Love the detailed instructions and your finished project — such an awesome idea (I also liked your tip on using the baby wipe to apply color, I am going to use this for sure)!! Thanks for a great tutorial on using your fab embossing powder.

  37. This was a great idea and an easy to follow tutorial the buttons are beautiful after embossing and I love the dots trick very clever thanks

  38. Wow love the little pearls have some Wow EP and love it one of my favs just hard to find in my area

  39. Marion, thank you so much for teaching me new techniques! I love your project and I can’t wait to use what I’ve learned. I’m a huge WOW! fan and this is a wonderful giveaway! Good luck everyone!

  40. What a cool technique! Love WOW Embossing Powder and now I have a new way to use it! Thanks for the info and the great giveaway.

  41. What a great idea. Would never have thought of using embossing powders on buttons. Thank for sharing.

  42. Wow, just the greatest idea with all those colored buttons I have , just brilliant. I love your color too. THANKS

  43. Wow to WOW Products and the creativity of Ms. Emberson! Would this project work on cardstock?
    Thank you for the idea to make those gems. D/u make the pearls too? or added pearls to the project to embellish? Great idea. It gives a touch of elegance to the project. Congratulations again on your creativity. I have a drawer full of bottles filled w/buttons.

  44. Cool fun! This is awesome. Thanks for sharing new techniques. WOW embossing powders look awesome.

  45. WOW, great tutorial! Thanks Marion. I had forgotten how embossing powder can be used in so many ways. I’d love to try this technique! Please enter me to win this terrific giveaway:)

  46. Wow WOW embossing powder is wonderful, great technique and colors are perfect. Enter me to win! TFS.

  47. I really love the WOW embossing powder. This project is really cool and I am going to try it. I love buttons and really love embossing powder. Please enter me to win!! Thank you.

  48. I really have to try this technique. I have so many buttons and don’t sew anymore, so they are just taking up space. thanks for the idea.

  49. great idea! love your art and also l o o o v e my WOW embossing powder. Looking forward to see you again at Alexander Palace. Maybe I will take some Austrian chocolate with me 🙂

  50. A wonderful way of using up old buttons and making them look fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing.

  51. Wow! is right!! I love the idea of doing that with buttons. The little added gems is so cool too. I’m going to have to try these. Thanks for the inspiration.

  52. You know, I just never get tired of the thrill of watching embossing powder melt on my projects. Love it – and I do love WOW embossing powders, too! Thanks for a chance to win some!

  53. It never ceases to amaze me all the new ways to use old products–these ideas blow me away. I can’t wait to try them. I’ve wanted a way to create rain drops and I think I’ve just found it! Thanks so much.

  54. I recently started heat embossing and have picked up many colors of the WOW powders…they have soon become my favorite brand for embossing powders. I love how you embossed buttons!!

  55. well, the company’s name says it all 🙂 WOW!!!!!! I love the inspiration, I have not tried embossing buttons but certainly will now 🙂 Thanks for all you do and share!!
    have a wonderful day!

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