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Crafting Delight: Hello Bloom Embossed Die Cuts with WOW Summer Twilight Embossing Powders

Updated: Apr 14

Hey there, crafty friends! I'm so excited to share a new card-making adventure with you today. Recently, I got my hands on some absolutely stunning embossing powders from WOW Embossing Powders, and let me tell you, they are a game-changer! Paired with the adorable Hello Blooms Stamp Set and coordinating dies from Scrapbook.com, I've crafted a card that's bursting with color and charm.


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Hello Bloom Embossed Die Cuts with WOW Summer Twilight Embossing Powders:

In this blog post, I want to take you through the steps of creating a card featuring these fantastic products. But more than that, I want to inspire you to think outside the box with your colored embossing powders, especially if you've got your hands on the Summer Twilight Trio. So, grab your supplies and let's dive in!


Getting Started:

Before we jump into the fun part, let's make sure we're all set up for success. First things first, gather your materials. You'll need your cardstock of choice, the Summer Twilight Trio of Embossing Powders, the Hello Blooms Stamp Set, and those coordinating Hello Blooms Dies. Additional supplies I used on this card are the Butterflies 2 Decorative Die Set, Soft Lilac Pops of Color, Bubblegum Pops of Color, and a little of the Holographic Mirror Paper from the Metallic 6 x 8 Paper Pad. You will also need some Heat Resistant Acetate as well.


Now, let's talk workspace. I don't know about you, but my crafting area tends to look like a tornado swept through it if I'm not careful! Take a few moments to tidy up and organize your supplies. Trust me, it'll make the process much smoother. 


Hello Bloom WOW Embossed Die Cut Card by Rick Adkins

Creating the Card Base:

Now onto the fun stuff! Start by choosing your cardstock. I opted for a crisp white base to really let those embossing powders shine. I added a nice light aqua shade of cardstock from the Sherbet Smooth Cardstock 6 x 8 Paper Pad to the top two-thirds of the card cut slightly at an angle. Then, it's time to heat emboss the background elements. I chose to use the Summer Twilight Trio to create my colored paper, and acetate that I would be using for the die cutting.


I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about using colored embossing powders at first. But let me tell you, once I saw that shimmer and shine, I was hooked! The depth of color you can achieve is just incredible.


Hello Bloom WOW Embossed Die Cut Card by Rick Adkins Flat Lay

Heat Embossing and Die Cutting:

Next up, let's bring in the Hello Blooms Dies and your Heat Resist Acetate (you will want one panel for each color of powder). Take your time to cover the Acetate with a little embossing ink or the liquid from the WOW Mixed Media Embossing Brush, ensuring you get even coverage, each every time.


At this point you are going to pour on each color of the three embossing powders onto each panel of Heat Resist Acetate. Pour the excess powder back into each container and heat set from the back on low heat. This takes a little longer but you get better results. I always get a little thrill when I see embossing powders melt, don't you?


Once you've got all your panels melted and they have cooled, it's time to break out those dies and get cutting! One thing I love about coordinating dies is how they take all the guesswork out of fussy cutting. Run them through your die-cutting machine, and voila! You may have to do a couple passes through your machine for perfectly cut pieces. You are going to repeat the die cutting for the butterflies from the Butterflies 2 Decorative Die Set as well.


Hello Bloom WOW Embossed Die Cut Card by Rick Adkins Side View

Assembling the Card:

Now comes the fun part – assembling everything together! I like to play around with different arrangements until I find one that really speaks to me. Layering elements adds depth and dimension to your card, so don't be afraid to experiment.


Now it's time to add your sentiment from the Hello Blooms Stamp Set to the card after you have all your die cut butter flies and flowers in place. Don't forget to add your metallic cardstock strips and a strip of coordinating smooth cardstock.


When it comes to adhesive, I'm a firm believer in using the right tool for the job. For heavier elements like die cuts, I reach for a strong liquid adhesive. But for delicate pieces, a tape runner works like a charm.


Hello Bloom WOW Embossed Die Cut Card by Rick Adkins Close Up View

Tips and Tricks:

Before I wrap up, let me share a few tips and tricks I've picked up along the way. First off, when heat embossing, be sure to use an anti-static powder tool to prevent stray embossing powder from sticking where you don't want it. It's a game-changer, trust me!


As for color combinations, don't be afraid to mix and match! The Summer Twilight Trio is perfect for creating dreamy spring hues, but feel free to experiment with other color families too. You never know what gorgeous combinations you might discover.


Hello Bloom WOW Embossed Die Cut Card by Rick Adkins Over Head View

And there you have it, folks – a card that's sure to bring a smile to anyone's face! I hope this blog post has inspired you to get creative with your colored embossing powders, and maybe even try out some new techniques along the way. Remember, the joy is in the journey, so don't be afraid to experiment and have fun with your crafting. Until next time, happy creating!


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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins














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