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  • Writer's pictureRick Adkins

WOW! May 2024 Release Blog Hop

Hey crafty friends! I'm thrilled to be joining WOW Embossing Powder to celebrate their latest release of stunning embossing powders. The Design Team and special guests are sharing inspiration using this fabulous new release, and you're invited to join the party!

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WOW is generously offering THREE lucky winners the entire May 2024 release, and you can get all the details on how to enter further down this post. But first, let’s dive into some card-making inspiration!

WOW! May 2024 Release Blog Hop:

A Night on the Town Duo

For my first card, I used the WOW! A Night on the Town Duo. This marks the debut of WOW!'s new line of Duos, offering twice the glamour in one set! This duo features rich, vibrant colors perfect for creating an elegant, glamorous feel. Included in our first duo are Sparkling Sunset (a vibrant orange hue with hints of red, infused with a mesmerizing array of golden sparkles. Picture yourself amidst glamorous early summer nights, illuminated by the fiery hues of a breathtaking sunset.) And A Glass of Fizz 

(which features a rich red with subtle undertones of orange, adorned with golden sparkles reminiscent of a refreshing glass of fizz on a balmy summer evening).  

WOW! A Night On the Town Duo Thanks Card by Rick Adkins

Embossing Powder Stencil Technique

  1. Place your stencil over your cardstock.

  2. Using a domed blending tool, apply Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink through the stencil.

  3. Sprinkle the embossing powders from the A Night on the Town Duo over the inked areas.

  4. Heat set the powders with your heat tool to reveal the gorgeous, glossy finish.

Pro Tip: When applying the embossing ink through the stencil, make sure to use a light hand. This helps prevent the ink from seeping under the stencil and ensures crisp lines.

WOW! A Night On the Town Duo Thanks Card by Rick Adkins Over Head View

For the sentiment, I swiped the Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink over a piece of WOW! Superior Smooth White Cardstock, applied two layers of the embossing powder, heat set it, and then die-cut the sentiment. This technique not only ties the sentiment perfectly with the card but also adds a cohesive, polished look.

Trio Speckled Pearls

Next, I played with the WOW! Trio Speckled Pearls. These embossing powders add a beautiful pearlescent speckle to any design, giving it an elegant touch. The WOW! Trio Speckled Pearls has the following powders included Speckled Egg (with a delightful blend of soft green, violet pearl, and ebony, evoking the delicate beauty of a speckled egg), Speckled Sage (featuring a refreshing combination of lime green, green pearl, and ebony, reminiscent of a serene sage garden), and Speckled Turquoise (with a vibrant mix of turquoise, blue pearl, and ebony).

Embossing Powder Stencil Technique

  1. Position your stencil and apply Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink using a domed blending tool.

  2. Add each color from the Speckled Pearls Trio to the inked design.

  3. Heat set to achieve a lovely, speckled pearl effect.

WOW! Speckled Pearls Trio Miss You Card by Rick Adkins

Pro Tip: To avoid cross-contamination of colors, clean your stencil and blending tool between each color application. This ensures that each section maintains its true, vibrant color.

For this card’s sentiment, I repeated the process of inking, embossing, and die-cutting from WOW! Superior Smooth White Cardstock. This method not only creates a matching sentiment but also adds a layer of texture and shine that elevates the overall design.

WOW! Speckled Pearls Trio Miss You Card by Rick Adkins Over Head View

Trio Candy Buffet

Lastly, I couldn’t resist using the WOW! Trio Candy Buffet. These fun, bright colors are perfect for a cheerful, playful card. The WOW! Trio Candy Buffet includes the following powders; Fairy Clouds (a dreamy powder has a frosty lilac undertone, adorned with iridescent sparkles that shimmer like pure fairy dust), Rock Crystals that features a mesmerizing blend of frosty purple hues with hints of blue, packed with an iridescent sparkle that captures the essence of precious gemstones), and last but not least Grapefruit Fizzo Embossing Sparkles (boasting a luscious, heavy purple base infused with an iridescent sparkle, reminiscent of the effervescence of grapefruit fizz).  

Embossing Powder Stencil Technique

  1. Apply Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink through your stencil design using a domed blending tool.

  2. Sprinkle the powders from the Candy Buffet Trio over the inked areas.

  3. Heat set to reveal the vibrant, candy-colored finish.

WOW! Trio Candy Buffet Get Well Soon Card by Rick Adkins

Pro Tip: Experiment with layering the different colors from the Candy Buffet Trio. This can create a unique, multi-dimensional look that adds extra interest to your card.

For the sentiment, I once again used the Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Ink over WOW! Superior Smooth White Cardstock, added two layers of embossing powder, and die-cut the sentiment.

WOW! Trio Candy Buffet Get Well Soon Card by Rick Adkins  Over Head View

This consistent technique across all three cards helps maintain a cohesive theme while allowing the colors and designs to shine. Plus it allowed me to show off all the new embossing powders on the same style card with the same technique allowing you to see just how different each of the new products look. So, which is your favorite the Candy Buffet Trio, the Speckled Pearls Trio, or the A Night on the Town Duo?

Giveaway Info:

We are so excited about this fabulous new release that we are hopping along over three different platforms to give YOU the best chance to win!

WOW is generously offering THREE goodie bags that will contain the entire May 2024 release.

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This post is part of the Blog Hop, so you just need to leave a comment on this post before 6pm BST on the 28th of May. You’ll find the link to the next awesome designer further down this post, or you can go straight to the WOW Embossing Powder Blog post to start from the beginning.

One lucky winner will be selected from the comments left across this hop, so the more posts you leave a comment on, the more chances you have to win!

Don’t forget to find us on Instagram and YouTube for even more chances to be a lucky winner! (Further details are included on the WOW Embossing blog post.)

This giveaway is not affiliated with or endorsed by WIX or any other blog service. By participating, you confirm that you are at least 18 years old, release WIX and any of blog service from any and all liability related to this giveaway, and agree to blog sercvice's Community Guidelines. Personal data collected for the giveaway will only be used to contact the winners by WOW Embossing Powder and will not be shared with third parties.

Painting With Embossing Powder Card by Rick Adkins

Hop Details:

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You should have got to me from Sarah Phelan

Next up in the hop is Nicki Baxley

The full lineup is at the bottom of this post, or head to WOW to start at the beginning!

(Wondering what I used in this video/project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

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Shopping List:

You can pick up any of the WOW! Embossing Powder Products using these links:

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

Rick Adkins

21 Yorum

28 May

I always forget about using embossing powder with stencils, I know what I’ll be doing this afternoon!


27 May

I really need to try this technique. Thanks for the inspiration! - AmyG


26 May

Lovely cards and love how you showed all three of the new color sets. -Nicki


26 May

Beautiful embossing powders for these awesome stenciled designs! Great cards! - Denise Bryant


25 May

Your cards are beautiful

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