Welcome to WOW! Embossing Powder Week

Welcome to WOW! Embossing Powder week on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!  We’re very excited to be partnering with WOW! to showcase their extensive line of fabulous embossing powders.  Since discovering Wow! Embossing Powders at Winter CHA 2012 in Anaheim, they’ve rapidly become our favourite line of embossing powders, and we just can’t get enough. We’ve been finding ourselves reaching for them over and over again – our projects really come to life with the addition of our WOW! Embossing Powders.

Every day this week we’ll be sharing fantastic projects featuring WOW! Embossing Powders created by both the WOW! Design Team as well as the Paper Crafter’s Library Designers/Educators. At the end of this week, two lucky winners will receive  a Wow! Embossing Powder Prize Pack consisting of 12 different Wow! Embossing Powders. One winner will be drawn from all the comments left either here on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog or the Paper Crafter’s Library Facebook page , and one winner will be drawn from all the comments left either on the WOW! blog or the WOW! Facebook page.  Remember, each comment you leave is one entry, so be sure to visit every day not only for the great project ideas, but also to enter your name into our give-away.

About Wow! Embossing Powder

WOW! Embossing Powder has been established as a brand since May 2006 and has grown dramatically since then. We are a UK based company and we are rapidly becoming very well-known and respected within the craft industry. Wow! takes pride in our fast and friendly customer service, and personal touch with each of our customers’ orders. We are the largest manufacturers of embossing powder in the world, and therefore are very proud to offer crafters what we believe is the best embossing product available at a very competitive price.

WOW! Embossing Powder successfully launched 51 of our embossing powders at CHA Winter 2012 Show along with a selection of stamps and stamping accessories. All our powders are specially treated to be static free to give a clear, crisp image everytime so there is no need for any anti-static bags to get that perfect result.

Basics of Heat Embossing

For those of you that are either unfamiliar or have limited experience with heat embossing, we’ve put together a two part video that covers everything you need to know about heat embossing. In our video Basics of Heat Embossing Part 1 we talk about what heat embossing is, what kinds of projects you can use it for (way more than simply cards), what kinds of surfaces you can heat emboss on (just about anything you can imagine), and what basic supplies you need to get started heat embossing.

In the video Basics of Heat Embossing Part 2, we cover the three main ways of heat embossing.  The most common way of heat embossing is using stamps and ink, but if you watched Part 1 of the video you’ll have learned that stamps are actually a “nice-to-have” supply rather than an essential for heat embossing.  You can use templates for heat embossing or you don’t need anything except your medium.  You can check out how it’s done here:

So the basic techniques you learned in the video above are essentially everything you need to know to heat emboss,  regardless of what surface or what type of embossing powder you’re using.  As the week progresses, we’ll share more information about the different types of embossing powders that Wow! Embossing Powder offers as part of their extensive line. 

So next, let’s take a look at the project created by one of the talented members of the Wow@ Embossing Powder Design Team.

WOW! Design Team Project

WOW week day 1To start off the week, we have WOW! Designer Patti Hamil.  You will find her beautiful project below, but first here is a little bit about Patti:

My name is Patti Hamil and I’ve been scrapping for over 15 years now! I’ve been lucky enough to be on Design Teams, attend CHA, teach CKC classes and lots of other fun things through my hobby. The best thing about it is the lasting friends that I have made! I am the Mom to 3 grown children,a wife to a wonderful husband and also mom to an adorable English Bulldog, a 150 pound Rottweiler, a mut and a 15 year old Tomcat! I love scrapbooking, and also spending time with my family and doing anything that has to do with water!


LOVE Scrapbook Layout

Hi! I was asked by Suzy West to do a special “WOW” project for Paper Crafter’s Library. I was honored to do it. I wanted to feature a technique for embossing so I thought I would share one of my favorite things to do with the Susy West WOW embossing powders and stamps.

This is a layout where I used the powders and one of the stamp sets. I also used the powder on the title letters.

Wow day 1

One of my very favorite things to do with embossing is to emboss on vellum. If you have a thicker vellum like the vellum from WorldWin papers, it won’t curl when you heat it. Here is a close up of the leaves. I first use am embossing pen and draw the leaves. On these I used the Earthtone Olive for the leaves. The gorgeous blooms are from ManorHouse Creations and the paper is Anna Griffin. WOW Day 1

 On this, you can see the butterflies. For these, I use two different colors, I use one color for the solid outline stamp, and then a different color for the center that I choose. I cut them both out and layer them together, Then I add some pearls for the body of the butterfly. I curl the wings on the top layer slightly.

 WOW Day 1

 Here you can see the detail on the butterfly and on the title letters. Also one of the little leaves.

WOW Day 1

This is just another view of the butterfly, shows the dimension of them. These are so easy, and so much fun to play with the different color combos!!!

 WOW  day 1


Suzy West WOW products used:

Build AButterfly Stamp Set

Pantry Collection – Olive

Candy Counter Collection – Berrylicious and BubbleGum

WOW – regular Grape

Other products:

Manorhouse Creations blooms

WorldWin Papers vellum

Anna Griffin Inc. patterned paper

Paper Crafter’s Library Design Team Projects

One of our goals during our manufacturer spotlight weeks is not just to introduce you to fantastic product lines that we’ve tried and loved, but to share with you a variety of different styles and differing levels of difficulty.  Embossing is one of those techniques that can be either as elaborate as you’d like, or as simple as you can like.  You can incorporate embossing into a variety of different elements in your projects, or you can simply add little touches here and there.  As the week progresses, you’ll notice that the projects from the talented Wow! embossing powder team are very intricate and absolutely stunning, so we decided to balance their projects with simpler projects of our own that focus on one, at the most two techniques at a time.

In our first card, a Happy Anniversary Card, Tracy uses the Wow! Embossing Powder Pearlescent Finish to create a gorgeous background on her card.  She uses that same powder to create the outline on her label, and then a black embossing powder for the greeting. You can watch the video tutorial for this and download the pdf handout below.


Download the PDF Handout HERE

In our second card for today, our Paper Crafter’s Library member exclusive project, Tracy takes this simple background technique one step further by created a mulit-colored background behind it using a combination of different Ranger Distress Inks.

There is a video tutorial and handout for this project available to our Paper Crafter’s Library members.

So there you have it! Day 1 of our celebration of Wow! Embossing Powders I hope you have enjoyed all the projects that our design team and the Wow! design team have created for you.

A Bit About Paper Crafter’s Library

The world of paper crafting is HUGE! Whether you are a beginner, or you’ve been creating for years, the sheer number of different products, tools, techniques and project ideas can be overwhelming. After spending 6 years helping thousands of paper crafters around the world become more successful in the creative space through her series of kits, digital tutorials and online classes, Andrea Walford began looking for a new approach to education. In 2011 she launched Paper Crafter’s Library – the first, and still to this day, only website that provides an all-in-one learning solution for paper crafters. With almost 800 videos currently in their library and 4-5 new videos added each week, Paper Crafter’s Library offers comprehensive training on products, tools, techniques, and project ideas. From beginner through to advanced, whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art – you’ll find all the resources you need to navigate the world of paper crafting in ONE place, organized and indexed so that it’s quick and easy to find.

Be sure to sign up for our free email newsletter which features weekly video tutorials. For more information about Paper Crafter’s Library and how we can help you take your paper crafting to the next level, check out the Benefits of Becoming a Member.

Wow! Embossing Powder Give-Away

To enter to a Wow! Embossing Powder prize pack consisting of a variety different embossing powders please leave your comment below. Please take a minute to also stop by the WOW! blog or the WOW! Facebook page for a second opportunity to win.  Please note that they are in a different time zone than us so their post may not be up until later today.

144 replies on “Welcome to WOW! Embossing Powder Week”

  1. love the wedding anniversary tutorial on you tube and really love the pearl embossing powders this would be a great look for wedding stationary x

  2. Love the card. Definately going to try this technique! Thanks for the opportunity to win the prize!

  3. Great projects and videos! really going to enjoy this week! I finally got a heat gun and some embossing powders, so I will be able to put my lessons to good use!

  4. The elegance of the card makes it perfect for an anniversary. I was impressed by the loveliness of the pearl-white embossing powder for the tone on tone effect.

  5. Wow! is right for these embossing powders. They are beautiful. I love the anniversary card and I have already thought of a way to adapt it to a wedding invitation. Thank you so much for such a wonderful product.

  6. I have never worked with embossing powders before but I can’t wait to start learning a new technique! I’ll sure be following the blogs this week to see all the ideas and tutorials!

  7. Love the projects. Great and creative ideas. Especially my talented friend Patti 😉

  8. Haven’t heard of this particular brand but I love embossing so I’ll be on the lookout for it.

  9. Embossing is my favourite detail to add to the cards that I make. I have never even heard of the company Wow! until today. There powders look unbelievable and I would love the chance to win them to try them. I love the finished product of embossing and I incorporate it into a lot of my projects. Great job on the sample cards that were made…keep up the great work!

  10. Love the bright and happy colors on the scrapbook page and the elegance of the anniversary card. This is my first time hearing of this brand of embossing powder, can’t wait to try them out!

  11. Wow is totally the right word for embossing powder because of the results it can give our projects. I love these cards and scrapbook page and look forward to another great week of inspiration! It would be great to win that set of embossing powders too!.

  12. Wow to Wow! They seems to be awesome embossing powders. I’ve looked them before but havn’t buy yet. I’ll surely buy them 🙂
    Thanks for fab tutorials.

  13. Those are beautiful embossing colors! I like how you have used the embossing on the cards–thanks for sharing your work.

  14. I love the idea of no having to use an embossing buddy. I always forget to use mine until after I’ve already poured the powder and it’s sticking EVERYWHERE! Cannot wait to try yours!

  15. I love the WOW embossing powders…Cannot wait to try these…Loved the card…

  16. Wow this powders are a real wow… I love embossing and this great giveaway is just a thing I would love to win!

    Thank you for the chance!

    Best wisehs from Mona

  17. Thank you very much for giving us the chance to win this great material.
    Your videos and project…! they are all awesome.
    Have a nice week!

  18. Great videos of the basic tools and techniques and especially appreciated the information on the qualities of WOW embossing powders. Lovely sample cards and scrapbook pages as well.

  19. Embossing powder is one of my favorite things to use on cards. I’d love to try WOW.

  20. So many great video tutorials and projects using heat embossing! Thanks so much for all the inspiration, and for a chance to win some of these gorgeous embossing powders!

  21. Eeeekkk HOW AWESOME are the WOW Powders! Just love the colours available and what great features to kick of what I know will be an awesome week of inspiration 🙂 Just ADORE Patti’s Love layout and then that card is beyond amazing LOVE LOVE LOVE WOW!

  22. That is a beautiful card..the embossing adds a wonderful texture and sheen. I am a major fan of stamping and embossing. The beautiful colors of the WOW line have got my mind racing with all sorts of possibilities!! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  23. WOW is wow. I never knew it came in sooo many colours and awesome colours too.

  24. Great projects, beautiful colors! I have not seen these WOW powders in my local craft store, but would love to try them sometime…the pearl powder looks wonderful.

  25. Beautiful anniversary card, love the pearl embossing powder. Haven’t heard of WOW embossing powder before. I will be checking at the craft store to see if they carry it. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Another awesome week ahead can’t wait to see all the new projects this week with Wow!

  27. Oh, wow! Another great week of techniques, projects & great products. Embossing powder was one of the first techniques I saw and tried in my stamping experience. I was immediately hooked and, to this day, I have a “wow moment” when I see the transformation of the powder. Such fun projects today. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the week brings.

  28. Fabulous colors of embossing powders! I love the look of the embossed vellum!

  29. Looking forward to the rest of the WOW week. I use heat embossing on almost every project that I create. I’ve never tried WOW, but like the colors that I saw today.

  30. I’ve never tried this brand of embossing powder before but would love to win some so I can. The results you got on your card using it looks fantastic.

  31. WOW Just like the powder, Both video’s where great to watch, and you learn so much from them, keep up the good work Girls, love coming over to your blog and checking it out, and also receiving your email each day. Thanks again. Anna.

  32. WOW, this was perfect timing for me because I have only embossed once and I don’t really know what I am doing. These videos were so helpful and I look forward to learning all week! Thanks for another great partnership PCL, you always bring us the best in the business!

  33. WOW embossing powders are aptly described!! Wht an amazing range of colours and tetures and finishes. I am looking forward to the rest of the week!!

  34. Love the look of the anniversary card… so elegant! Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win some of this awesome embossing powder

  35. I just love all of the great projects you have…I am fairly new to stampn and i have enjoyed all of the videos and projects…This website has helped me to learn alot of new techniques…

  36. Very thorough tutorials on embossing, beautiful cards. Great to know about WOW”s anti-static embossing powder and wide range of beautiful colors. I’m going to check out their blog now. Thanks!

  37. The video tutorials are so very thorough. Thanks for showing all the details about embossing. And the projects are beautiful. I can’t wait to try them.

  38. Thanks so much for offering this week of tutorials on WOW! Embossing powders! I’ve been interested in learning more ever since I saw that black glitter Wow! powder on one of your previous videos. The anniversary card is just beautiful! Love how you used that great Hero Arts background stamp with the pearlescent embossing powder to create a perfect wedding theme “designer” paper!

  39. For those of us unable to go to CHA, this tutorial makes it like we’re there! I heard so many terrific things abot WOW! Glad to see more information coming out! Thanks!

  40. It’s wonderful to be reminded of how enjoyable this staple can be. Definitely feeling inspired.

  41. I haven’t touched my embossing powders in quite some time, but your videos inspired me. I’m gonna get some WOW! colors! Thanks!

  42. I love using embossing power and the WOW brand are so vibrate and beautiful. I would love to try these.

  43. Thank you for teaching us these techniques and tips! I’m going to have to try the WOW embossing powders. I’ve tried a few others and have not been able to find a favorite yet.

  44. Not only do we get a chance to win some of the WOW embossing products, but a chance to win a free membership to Paper Crafters Library – PLEASE sign me up!! I would love the chance to be able to access all your wonderful videos. These videos are so well done, but when they go to your members only area and I can’t access them, I always feel sad. I want to go back and refresh my memory and I can’t. If I win I would be able to access them and all the others. Thank you for the chance!

  45. Loved the videos on Wow embossing powder. Good information and looking forward to trying Wow powders.

  46. WOW – love these projects. Definitely gonna try the embossing on vellum–love those leaves and butterflies.

  47. This is a beautiful anniversary card! Wow, so many colors….great name for your company too! Thank you for the chance to be able to win some! Good luck to everyone!

  48. I’ve been paper crafting for a long time, including using heat embossing, and I still learned a lot from watching these videos. Thanks so much!

  49. I loved the anniversary card. My son is getting married and I am really looking forward to doing this as a wedding card. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  50. the card is gorgeous thanks for this week highlighting embossing hope i can learn something, loved Patti’s LO. your videos are fantastic

  51. Beautiful cards and wonderful tutorials! Thanks for the chance to win!

  52. I LOVE embossing powder. I think it makes my cards look so much more professional and have a WOW factor. Thanks for the video. Love the pearl embossing on the white. Haven’t tried that.

  53. I have been embossing for years and thought I knew it all — huh, not so!!! Andrea you really are a gift to all of us that follow your blog. You are so willing to share your knowledge with us, which is priceless. I wish you were around when I first starting stamping and crafting, but am finding out that you “can teach an old dog new tricks.” I am very excited to see these beautiful WOW embossing colors on projects this week. Thank you!!

  54. Thank you so much for your clear explanations in how to emboss, you are a wonderful teacher! And thank you for the chance to win.
    Loly Borda

  55. Thank you for the teaching information and videos. You guys are fabulous. I love the cards and examples of embossing, just gorgeous. Thanks for a chance to win as well.

  56. loved embossing;it is my favoutire technique, thanks for the opportunity to win

  57. I’ve always shied away from heat embossing. I have never used WOW powders , but will get some to try.Thanks for making it less intimidating with your great instructions.

  58. Embossing is one of my major problems when doing my cards. I have tried all of the tricks to get crisp
    images, but always manage to get smuggie looking images. I can’t wait to get some of this WOW powders,
    and try them while following the tutorials. Thank you for the opportunity to not only win some of these
    amazing powders, and a subscription to your wonderful site. Thank you.

  59. Beautiful embossing powders and gorgeous cards, especially the ones with the butterflies. Thank you for the opportunity to win some of the powders, and, of course, a subscription to the Paper Crafters Library.

  60. I can’t wait to try the new WOW embossing powders. I have been so frustrated with the static in the embossing powders I have purchased, and ended up throwing them away. Good bye to my powder pal HELLO coffee filters.

  61. Wow!! Love that anniversary card. I was looking everywhere for embossing powders, can’t wait to check out your site and see if you have the color I need!

  62. WOW! amazing colours. I’d love to be able to play with these. Keep up the great work Andrea.

  63. I will be using the coffee filters from now on. The powers give such a crisp image. Thank you for a chance to win.

  64. Such a delicate card! Where do you purchase the WOW embossing powders? Are the embossing powders “detail” as the black for the HAPPY anniversary was so clear?

  65. Embossing powders are probably one of my first loves in stamping. The videos were very informative and well presented. I am impressed with how the WOW powders are anti-static and come in terrific colours.

  66. I really love all the tutorials, I have learned so many new & fun things to do from all of you. I love the colors from Wow embossing. Thanks

  67. So much interesting information here. Love the embossing powders and would also be like “WOW” I won some too if my name gets picked. Beautiful vellum embossing too.

  68. Thanks for all the fab tutorials…sometimes I find I am in an embossing rut. I have a feeling I won’t be after this week. I love the colors of the WOW embossing powders!!

  69. I have never used Wow embossing powder but every project that has created looks beautiful, Thank you for the tutorials and a chance to win,

  70. Can never have enough embossing powder! Want to try embossing in my journal.

  71. Although I have stamped and embossed for 7 years I found useful information about avoiding static and how to use the embossing powders. I enjoy using the embossed lettering and will now attempt some larger backgrounds and using different materials. Thanks for your through info and introducing me to the WOW company.

  72. I LOVE the love scrapbook layout! LOL When I first started card making (about 18 years ago) my sisters and I thought heat embossing was THE coolest technique EVER. It’s still one of the first things I LOVE to teach to new crafters. This looks like a real Wow-ie product. 🙂

  73. Definitely WOW factor, so amazing the butterflies look beautiful, projects awesome and info on video was great. Thanks for the chance to win 3 months Membership. WOW WOW WOW…Hugz Denise

  74. I love to emboss and add sparkles to almost all projects, so mush so that my sis makes fun of me! I hope to win your set and tell her I am not the only one that loves to emboss. 🙂

  75. BEAUTIFUL!! The card is gorgeous as well…lol Thank you for the chance to win, but more than that…for giving fellow crafters( as myself ) a beautiful, fun and easy card to make. Keep the videos coming!!:0)This is such a mouth dropping “WOW” kinda project. Thank you again

  76. Beautiful card. Love the stamp you used. Thanks so much for the chance to win the embossing powders.

  77. My local scrap book store started carrying WOW embossing powders a few weeks ago and it took all of my resolve not to buy every single color. I still managed to acquire 15 of them and now that I’ve seen some of the work here, 15 is just not enough! Thanks for giving us an opporunity to win some of these wonderful powders. The samples shown here are truly inspiring!

  78. Stunning card and great embossing tutorial. Love the colours of these embossing powders, they really are WOW!

  79. Thanks so much for the hints and tips on how and what can be embossed would never have thought of embossing on acetate. Wow wow wow for the awesome colors of WOW powders.

  80. Thanks for all the tips on embossing and for those great cards!! Love all the colors of embossing powders available!! They are indeed WOW!

  81. What a beautiful card! I am going to use your idea and make a wedding card for our granddaughter. Thank you so much for your videos and for the chance to win!

  82. Fabulous tutorials! I thought I knew about heat embossing, but learned a bunch more from your tutorials! Thank you!

  83. The butterflies are absolutely gorgeous, and you offer so many ideas to provide more inspiration using such a simple technique!

  84. Andrea!! Thank you so very much for the WOW week at Paper Crafters Library!!! This is such a blessing—and your videos are sooo to the moon and back!!! Huge hugs!!! I’m so thankful to learn that WOW powders are different from the others:) THANK you to WOW for your generosity in sponsoring the WOW week at Paper Crafters Library:) You so confirmed my thoughts about the little ‘tray’—it always seemed to be so static filled:) go figure:) We’ll find out another use for it, right?? I look forward to learning many uber techniques with WOW embossing powder from you this week:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  85. I love to emboss and love your cards. Impressed with all the colors of embossing powders. I only have basic ones. Now I know of different things I can do and also, thanks for the tip re the type of vellum to use with heat.

  86. I love embossing and making cards. These cards are beautiful. The WOW embossing powders needs to get into more stores in the USA. I am using a different brand and I am not so happy with it. I love to try new products and would love to win. Thank you for the opportunity.

  87. The LOVE layout is so pretty–all the colors coordinate with the photo so well. Nice.

  88. WOW! I really thought I knew a lot about embossing but I learned so much more watching the 2 videos. I really liked seeing the embossing with a template. Thank you again.

  89. WOW! is the perfect name for these embossing powders, I love the ideal of not having to use a little static pouch

  90. I think your anniversary card is just “gorgeous”….WOW! Love the demo with the embossing powders
    Thanks for sharing…..you make it all seem sooooo easy. I’ll have to do this procedure more often.

  91. I am really enjoying all your projects using embossing powders. This Anniversary card is so pretty!!! Thanks for sharing all this info and such nice projects.


  92. since embossing is one of my favorite ways to embellish a card, would love to give these a try !

  93. I love the rainbow of colors the WOW embossing powders show. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful ideas. It would be so nice to see my name as the winner.

  94. I love to emboss, but never tried it on vellum, nor use it in my scrapbook pages. Now I’m wanting to give it a try! Thanks for another great week of ideas!

  95. These embossing powders are beautiful… Love the fact that they are static free.

  96. Great videos..I appreciate the slow clear explanations! Would love to try the WOW powders!

  97. Thanks for a great week of inspiration and tutorials! I appreciate the tutorial on stamping with metal–so many possibilities! Can’t wait to try the WOW! Embossing powders and glitters!

  98. I agree with Anita M. I’ve learned a lot watching the videos on embossing, its giving me ideas!

  99. I just bought some WOW to try and now you are featuring them. What luck for me. I need and anniversary card so I’m going to give this beautiful card a try. Love it!

  100. Oh this wedding anniversary card is such a darling. And thanks so much for the coffee filter tip. Making things simpler…I like that.

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