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Stretching your Christmas stamps/dies (WOW! Embossing and Catherine Pooler Blog hop!)

In today’s video, I’ve got two cards for you using stamps and dies that were originally released around Christmas. However, today these cards show how stretching your Christmas stamps and dies are so easy and you can create cards that could be sent any time of the year. This video is part of a blog hop between WOW! Embossing powder and Catherine Pooler, where the Design Teams have joined forces to bring you some stamping & heat embossing fun. Some of the design team are using some fabulous new products from both Catherine Pooler Designs and WOW! Embossing Powders stores.

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stretching your Christmas stamps/dies

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stretching your Christmas stamps/dies

Stretching you Christmas Stamps/dies card 1

For this first card, we’re going to use the Angel wings die and the Angel word die from Catherine pooler, which is still available to buy in her shop. First of all, die-cut the wings from 80lb Neenah Classic Crest Solar White card about 6 times. Next, add liquid glue to the back of the die-cuts and ahere these down on a white card panel.  Keep adding more wings in a variety of orientations over the panel to create a tone of tone background with a lot of texture. This will add interest to the background but will not detract too much from the sentiment later on.

Once most of the panel is covered,  use your guillotine to trim off the excess overhang, but don’t get rid of these pieces. We can use the off-cuts to fill in any gaps around the edge and this will make the panel look more finished. Again, trim off any overhang and reuse once more for any other gaps. 

Adding sparkle to the sentiment

For the sentiment, smoosh clear ultra-slow dry embossing pad down on to a piece of white card, coating it quite liberally with ink. Next, cover with Sage embossing glitter mix from Catherine Pooler’s Bundled Up Trio with WOW! Embossing powder.  To heat set this, it is best to heat set from underneath to ensure the glitter does not fly off before the powder melts and traps it. For a nice smooth application, repeat adding ink and powder. 

Using your embossed card,  run the Angel word die through your die-cutting machine and cut another 3 out of white card stock. Layer these angel word die-cuts up using liquid glue and adhere the embossed die-cut on the top. 

To go with the sentiment, Catherine pooler Believe An Angels stamp set, which is still available, is great for creating custom sentiments as this has lots of individual words. For this card, heat emboss ‘you are my real life’ in WOW! Opaque Bright embossing powder to go with angel word die.

 

The background panel was trimmed down to give a ¼ inch border and foam mounted this onto a card panel. The sentiments were then adhered to the front and the embossed strips were popped up on foam pads for dimension Lastly, a selection of Lucy’s cards Crystal Circles sprinkle sequins were added to the front. 

Stretching you Christmas Stamps/dies card 2

For card number two, we are going to create a pair of rainbow wings but we’re going for more of a pastel rainbow. The Catherine Pooler inks in the Spa collection is perfect for this as it has lovely more muted colours. To add the colour, use blending brushes rather than a blending tool and sponge to add a light application of ink. So the first colour to use is Peppermint scrub, followed by Mandarin Spice, Shea Butter, Seafoam, Skylight, Juniper mist and lastly finishing with Sangria – which is now my favourite pinky purple colour. Don’t worry about getting the best blend as when you die cut the wings out, as they are so delicate you won’t really see any patchy blending.

For this card, we are going to create a gatefold card for the wings to sit on when you open up the card. Take a piece of 5.5” by 8.5” white card and score this at 2 1/8th inches before rotating the panel and scoring at 2 1/8th inches again. For a little more interest, add score lines horizontally across each gatefold panel at ¼”. 

adding sparkle to the wings

To give more dimension, add the ink blended wings to layered wing die-cuts cut out of Soft Stone card stock. Now before adhering them to the card, we can add a little sparkle, by smooshing your ink pad down onto the die cuts. Next, cover this WOW! Clear Hologram Sparkle which has fine iridescent glitter in it. 

For a sentiment, and as a reveal, we can add a vellum belly band. Take a piece of vellum is about 2” wide and 9.5 inches long. and score at 2 and quarter inches and 7 inches to create a wrap around the card. Before sealing the band, we can add the sentiment. For this card, use the fancy Angel stamp from the Believe in Angels stamp set. Stamp in embossing ink and cover with Primary Ebony embossing powder before heat setting. 

To seal the wrap, put double-sided adhesive on each end of the band, and holding the band in place on the front of the card whilst wrapping the ends around and adhering down on to one another. Lastly, add a ‘you are my’ white heat embossed on black card sentiment from the stamp set onto the vellum to finish the sentiment off.

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Believe in Angles - Catherine Pooler Designs
Believe in Angles – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Angel Wings - Cathering Pooler Desings
Angel Wings – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Angel Word - Catherine Pooler Designs
Angel Word – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Juniper Mist Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Juniper Mist Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Juniper Mist Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Juniper Mist Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Skylight Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Skylight Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Skylight Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Skylight Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Seafoam Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Seafoam Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Seafoam Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Seafoam Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Shea Butter Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Shea Butter Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Shea Butter Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Shea Butter Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Mandarin Spice ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mandarin Spice ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Mandarin Spice Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Mandarin Spice Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Peppermint Scrub - Catherine Pooler Designs
Peppermint Scrub – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Peppermint Scrub Reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Peppermint Scrub Reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Sangria Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Sangria Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Sangria Reinker - Catherine pooler Designs
Sangria Reinker – Catherine pooler Designs
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Black Jack Ink - Catherine Pooler Designs
Black Jack Ink – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Black Jack reinker - Catherine Pooler Designs
Black Jack reinker – Catherine Pooler Designs
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SB
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink refill
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WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
WOW! Clear ultra slow drying embossing ink pad & refill
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Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
Opaque Bright White -WOW! Embossing Powder
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Bundled Up Inspired by Catherine Pooler - WOW!
Bundled Up Inspired by Catherine Pooler – WOW!
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Clear Hologram Sparkle - WOW!
Clear Hologram Sparkle – WOW!
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Soft Stone Heavy Weight Cardstock - Gina K Designs
Soft Stone Heavy Weight Cardstock – Gina K Designs
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
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Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb Cardstock
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Original MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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“Life Changing” Blender Brushes 2 pack
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“Life Changing” Blender Brushes 10 Pack
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (UK version)
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WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
WOW! Dual Speed Heat Gun (US version)
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Teflon Bone Folder - Lawn Fawn
Teflon Bone Folder – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer - Tonic Studios
Tim Holtz 8.5 Inches Comfort Trimmer – Tonic Studios
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Trim and Score Board - We R Memory Keepers
Trim and Score Board – We R Memory Keepers
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QuickStik - We R Memory Keepers
QuickStik – We R Memory Keepers
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This post was produced as part of my design team work for WOW! Embossing Powders 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. 

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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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