Saturday, 19 October 2019

Happy wishes....!!

Hey everyone....

I have some new inspiration for you for our current theme Christmas at WOW! embossing powder this month....

I wanted to create a card using the "Garden gate" die from Catherine Pooler as a heat embossed background element so I got two colours of powder Primary apple red and Aventurine to create a mix of embossed colour. 


To do the mix of two colours I first die cut the garden gate out of white cardstock and then covered in WOW! embossing ink. 

I tipped on some Apple red in patches and then quickly tipped over to release the excess powder. Using the Aventurine powder I covered all the empty areas, tipped off the excess and heat embossed with my WOW! dual heat tool....

This gave a super cool mix of colours!!


I die cut the "Happy" from red and black cardstock and layered them slightly offset. 

Using Opaque bright white embossing powder I heat embossed the wishes sentiment onto some black cardstock which I then fussy cut and added on top of the happy!!

To finish off the card in true Ashlee fashion some Crater lake sequins....

Hope you like my latest inspiration and you come on over and join us in the WOW! embossing powder fans Facebook group....
We can't wait to see your Christmas cards and there is even a chance to win a shopping credit to the WOW! store if you share your card in the challenge!!

You can always get a special discount at the "WOW! store" using my discount code :
WOWDTAB

Happy embossing everyone, Hugz Ashlee

Boo you....!!

Hey everyone...

I'm up on the blog at "Gerda Steiner designs" and I have a new card to share featuring the super awesome set "Ghosts" which I just love!! (Co-ordinating dies also available) 

These ghosts have the coolest expressions, they are so much fun and I think they will be perfect to use on cards any time of the year....

For example this card is a birthday one!!


To start this card I created a fun base using Flock powder from WOW! embossing...

I cut my base in Neenah desert storm cardstock and then using some double sided tape I added strips of it to the base. I first did some striped in the Pink flock and then some strips in the Bright blue flock. The pink strips picked up a bit of the blue but I did'nt mind the colour mix effect that it gave!


I coloured up the 4 ghosts using Copic markers in low C shades and cut out a fun sentiment to go with them using some "Uniquely creative" alpha dies "BOO YOU". 

How old I embossed with WOW! opaque bright white embossing powder on black cardstock. This sentiment is also from the ghosts stamp set....

I hope you enjoy my latest inspiration as much as I enjoyed creating it!!
Happy crafting, Hugz Ashlee

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Don't wait for the stars...!!

Hey everyone....
I have a fun slimline scene card to share with you all today featuring the super cool "Unstoppable" stamp set from "Miss Ink stamps"!!
Slimline cards are very popular right now and I can totally understand why because once you start making them it's hard to stop hehe....
They are perfect for creating scenes on because you can fit lots of elements into the one card!!

To create this card I started out with my white card base and then using some die-cuts from "Hello Sweetums" I cut out the "Moutains of magic" and "Slippery slopes" which I inked with Distrress oxide inks in the colours Cracked pistachio, Mowed lawn, Pine needles, Tea dye and Ground espresso. I also created an inked sky using Mermaid lagoon and Blueprint sketch. 

I stamped coloured and cut the two dinosaurs and one tree, here are the colours I used to colour them....
Dinosaurs (Altenew markers) -G702, G715, G554
Tree (Spectrum noir tri-blend markers) - Ice grey blend, Citrus green blend, Jade green blend, Earth brown blend
I added all the elements to my card base with foam tape for added layers of dimension and then finished the card off with a touch of sequins in the sky. 
I hope you enjoy this slimline card, Happy crafting.
Hugz Ashlee

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Thinking of you rainbow....!!

Hey crafty friends...

I felt like a rainbow of colour needed to happen so I pulled out an array of distress oxide inks that I could use to create some "Miss Ink stamps" rainbow inspiration!!

To start this card I blended on distress oxides in the shades...
Wilted violet, Salty ocean, Twisted citron, Mustard seed, Carved pumpkin and Picked raspberry!!


Once the ink was all dry I used an anti static pillow over it and then stamped the beautiful Gardenia flower all over the background using some WOW! embossing ink which I then heat embossed with Metallic gold sparkle powder....


I coloured in a couple of the flowers from the gardenia set using Spectrum noir tri-blend markers and a couple of the sweet little bees from the "Alice background" (those were coloured with Copic)...

Using some WOW! opaque bright white powder I then heat set the "thinking of you" sentiment from the "Magnolia sympathy" set on black cardstock!!

Finishing off the card I attached some pretty CP Crater lake sequins to the card base using Micro glue dots. I absolutely love these micro dots for attaching sequins, they are the perfect size to fit underneath them and there is no mess of liquid glue (also don't have to wait for the glue to dry hehe)....


Hope you like this latest crafty inspiration!!
Hugz Ashlee

Mandala hello....!!

Hey everyone...

I'm up on the "Create a smile stamps" blog today with this card featuring the brand new "Mesmerizing mandalas" set from the most recent release!!

If you haven't yet I totally recommend going to look at all the sets in the new release, there is lots of fun new goodies perfect for any crafty stash!!


You can check out all the details on what I've used to create this card along with instructions on the CAS blog so please hop on over and check it all out...

Happy crafting everyone, Hugz Ashlee

Monday, 7 October 2019

Some buggie....!!

Hey my crafty friends...

It's time for some Buggy inspiration using the super adorable "Bitty bugs" stamp and co-ordinating die set!!

I'm totally loving creating slim line cards and I couldn't resist making a happy garden scene full of lots of these cute bugs....


To start I cut my slim line base and inked the top half with some Distress oxides in the shade Mermaid lagoon. I then cut three pieces to fit the base using the "Grass is greener" die and inked them all with Twisted citron and Mowed lawn...

I added all the grass pieces onto my base with different levels of foam tape so it gave me different layers of grass to add the bigs in too....


All the bugs were coloured using Copics which I then die cut with the co dies and added them to the base to create my scene...

There is a sentiment in the Bitty bugs set that has a co-ordinating die that cuts around it which is so fun. I stamped that with Mermaid lagoon ink and then used that co die to cut it out and add it to the bottom of my card. 

Finished the card off with a touch of sequins from the Catherine Pooler Charleston mix...

Hope you like my card today, and I hope to have inspired you all to get creative with your Hello Sweetums cuties!! 

Happy crafting, Hugs Ashlee