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Julie Hickey Designs & WOW! Insta Hop!

Today, two lovely British craft companies have teamed up with a fantastic Instagram Hop to give you plenty of inspiration using WOW! embossing powders with the fabulous designs from Julie Hickey Designs.  Julie also works on the WOW! creative team and is a pleasure to work with so make sure you check out her stamps over on the Crafts U Love shop website.

For today’s card, I used one stamp to create a beautiful floral banner design to frame the sentiment. It may look like a straight forward card, but there a few techniques in there to step the card up a notch, so grab a cuppa and let’s get started!

PRODUCED AS PART OF MY DESIGN-TEAM WORK FOR WOW!EMBOSSING POWDER - SEE END OF POST FOR MORE DETAILS

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Julie Hickey Designs & WOW! Insta Hop Card

Creating with Julie Hickey Designs

To start off, using a blending tool and Juniper Mist Ink from Catherine Pooler Design, gently ink blend onto a navy blue card panel. As you move into the middle of the panel, fade the colour out so the edges are darker in colour. Repeat this step with Midnight Ink from Catherine Pooler Designs, but only apply the ink at the edges. 

Also, apply ink the same way to a strip of navy cardstock which we will use for the sentiment. 

Next, using your MISTI, position the floral image from Julie Hickey’s Spring Delights Floral Sprig stamp set offset to one side. Stamp this in WOW! Clear Ultra Slow drying embossing and the rotate the panel and repeat stamping this on the opposite side. 

Cover the ink with WOW! Metallic Rich Gold Pale Embossing powder and heat set with your Dual speed heat gun. 

Adding colour to your design

Using a selection of Faber Castel Polychromos pencils in colours of your choosing, colour in the floral images. For the best colouring, make sure your pencils are sharp. For the colours used on this card, see the end of the post for the supplies section. 

When colouring on dark colour cardstock, I find it is best to lay a light base layer of white pencil down first. Then add your colours over the top and blend with white over the top. This allows the colours to pop against the dark colour card stock. 

Adding the finishing touches

Stamp and heat the sentiment with Gold Rich Pale embossing powder using a selection of sentiments from the stamp set. To make the sentiment stip pop out more from the floral design and to frame the sentiment add some embossing powder along the edge. To do this, swipe your embossing pad along the edge and cover with powder. 

Foam mount the sentiment onto the card panel with adhesive foam squares and adhere the whole panel onto a white card base. 

Lastly, add a selection of sequins with Gina K Connect Glue and QuickStix tool to match the gold embossing powder. These sequins are from Lucy’s Cards Sprinkles: Glamorous Circles mix. 

Julie Hickey Designs & WOW! Insta Hop Card

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Supplies

Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you at these shops: Altenew (ALT), Scrapbook.com (SB), Craft Stash UK/US (CS UK/US), Create & Craft (C&C),

All other shops are not affiliated links: Bumbleberry Papercrafts (BP), WOW! UK/US (WOW UK/US) and Crafts U Love (CUL).

Spring Delights Floral Sprig - Julie Hickey Designs
Spring Delights Floral Sprig – Julie Hickey Designs
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CUL
Juniper Mist Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Juniper Mist Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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SB
Juniper Mist Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Juniper Mist Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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SB
Midnight Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Midnight Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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SB
Midnight Mini Ink Cube - Catherine Pooler Designs
Midnight Mini Ink Cube – Catherine Pooler Designs
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SB
Midnight Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Midnight Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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SB
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing pad
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CS | WOW UK | WOW US
WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale
WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale
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CS | WOW UK
Metallic Gold Rich Pale (large Jar) - WOW! Embossing Powder
Metallic Gold Rich Pale (large Jar) – WOW! Embossing Powder
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WOW UK
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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BP | SB
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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BP
Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI – My Sweet Petunia
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ALT | BP | SB
Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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BP
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam sqaures 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam sqaures 1/4″ white
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BP | SB
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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CS | WOW UK
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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WOW US
Mini Ink Blending Tool - Ranger Tim Holtz
Mini Ink Blending Tool – Ranger Tim Holtz
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BP | SB | CS | CS US | C&C
Mini Ink Blending foam replacements - Ranger Tim Holtz
Mini Ink Blending foam replacements – Ranger Tim Holtz
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BP | SB | CS | CS US | C&C
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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SB | CS | CS US
Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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SB | CS | CS US
QuickStik - We R Memory Keepers
QuickStik – We R Memory Keepers
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SB | CS | CS US

Faber Castel PolyChromos Colours:

  • White – 101
  • HelioBlue- Reddish – 151
  • Light Ultramarine – 140
  • Earth Green Yellowish – 168
  • Chromium Green opaque – 174
  • Warm Grey II – 271
  • Warm Grey IV – 275

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DISCLOSURE

This post was produced as part of my design team work for WOW! Embossing Powder have not been paid to make this post, but I am given supplies from WOW! Embossing Powder to use. However, I create projects with creative control and produce projects I am proud of and with products that I love.   The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert. 

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.

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