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Toteally terrific World Cardmaking Day!

WOW! embossing powder has some new trios out and you’re gonna ‘Toteally’ love this one! (says whilst winking). It is a ‘Toteally Amazing’ colour combination that you’ll want to add to your stash. Ok, enough of the puns, but I just couldn’t resist. So if you’ve not guessed, I’ve created two cards using the fab new Toteally Amazing Trio powder set from WOW! Embossing powder. These two cards are part of the fun blog hop between the Design Team Members from WOW! Embossing powder to celebrate World Cardmaking day!

Card Making Day reminds us that the best gifts come from the heart, and the hands and vision of the people we love, so get out there and try making a card of your own! Nowadays, with the advancements in technology and the rise of the Internet, some people have stopped sending cards altogether. Instead, they send email cards. While there is nothing wrong with this, no one can deny that receiving a beautiful card feels a lot nicer. This is especially the case when the other person has gone to the effort of making the card!

History of World Cardmaking Day

Cards have played an important role in social circles for hundreds of years, playing a role as a thoughtful gift all the way to a necessary part of proper etiquette. Consider, if you will, the calling card of the Victorian era, a term that has become so ubiquitous that the signature element of a bomb-maker or a criminal is said to be their ‘calling card’.

A small piece of paper bearing one’s name and often a decoration of some kind, the calling card (Also known as a visiting card) was presented to the servants of a household that it might be delivered to the masters of the house to announce visitors. It was this era of propriety that also developed the concept of a dance card, a card specifically carried by women to fill out with the names of the men they intended to dance with that evening. After all, with so many interested parties it just made sense to keep track of them so that you could, in earnest, indicate that your dance card was full and thus politely decline an interested suitor

Calling Cards, Dance Cards, Business Cards, Greeting Cards, RSVP Cards, there are a million and more types of cards and could there be anything more exciting than learning to make your own? Card Making Day encourages you to do just that.

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Blog hop giveaway

As part of the hop, WOW! Embossing powders have donated a $25 gift card as a prize. Comment along each of the Design Team members post for a chance to win a $25 gift card to either our UK or USA stores. The more you comment along the hop, the more chance you’ll have at winning, and also see some fab cards!

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

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Toteally terrific world cardmaking day!

Toteally terrific world cardmaking day: card 1

For this first card, use the direct to paper method to add WOW! clear ultra slow drying embossing ink to 3 panels of white cardstock. Next, cover each panel with a different embossing powder from the Toteally Amazing Trio: The Real Teal, Iced Teal and Gilded. 

Heat set these panels with your WOW! Dual Speed heat gun. To get a more intense and smooth look to the embossing, repeat this to add several layers of embossing powder. Next, use Catherine Pooler Nested Stitched Heart dies to die cut 3 consecutive hearts out of the panels. 

Foam mount the 3 hearts on top of one another and add these to a white card panel that is trimmed to 1/4  smaller than your card base. For the sentiment, heat emboss ‘For you my friend’ from the WOW! Paper Hugs stamp set in WOW! Opaque Bright White embossing powder on to black card. Trim this down and add to the centre of the hearts. 

Lastly, embellish with Lucy’s Cards Sprinkles: Big Dots sequins to embellish the card. 

Toteally terrific world cardmaking day: card 2

For this second card, depending on how big your previous heat embossed panels from card 1 were, trim 1/4 inch strips of each embossing powder. You can always make some more heat embossed card to use if needed. 

Next, add foam strips to the back of each strip and add these horizontally to a card panel, alternating between the three powder colours. Once full, add a white layered die cut using the Catherine Pooler Thanks word die, adding with liquid adhesive to the front of the cad. 

Add a secondary sentiment from the Catherine Pooler ‘One Liner Sentiment’s to card, having heat embossed this in white onto black card. Again, finish this card off by embellishing with Lucy’s cards Starlight Sequin mix. 

Toteally terrific world cardmaking day!

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Toteally terrific world cardmaking day!

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One Liner Sentiments - Catherine Pooler Designs
One Liner Sentiments – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Paper Hugs - WOW!
Paper Hugs – WOW!
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Thanks die - Catherine Pooler Designs
Thanks die – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Nest Stiched Heart Dies - Catherine Pooler Designs
Nest Stiched Heart Dies – Catherine Pooler Designs
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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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Toteally Trio WOW!
Toteally Trio WOW!
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Premium White Cardstock: 8.5
Premium White Cardstock: 8.5″ x 11 – Catherine Pooler Designs
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Original MISTI 2.0 - My Sweet Petunia
Original MISTI 2.0 – My Sweet Petunia
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Gina K Designs - Connect Glue
Gina K Designs – Connect Glue
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares 1/4″ white
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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)
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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. 

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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