Saturday, May 2, 2020

Wow! Embossing + Picket Fence Studios Blog Hop



Welcome to day 2 of this amazing collaboration hop between Wow! Embossing and Picket Fence Studios! Hopefully you have arrived here from the talented Lydia Fiedler's Blog! If not, just head to the bottom of my post for a full list of everyone hopping along today.


I created two cards for you today using products from these two fabulous companies. I am a huge fan of both and so excited to be able to be part of this hop. I absolutely love the Watercolor Trees and Bushes stamp set from PFS so of course I had to emboss it to create a beautiful silhouette against my ink blended background.


I have become so addicted to ink blending since I started using the amazing PFS Life Changing Blender Brushes. Before I started using these, I rarely did any ink blending - now I have to hold myself back. I also love this embossing powder from the Dockside Trio with its incredible texture and dimension. Oiled Slate was the perfect shade without using black to create the silhouette look I was going for.



I love the sentiments that come in this set and white embossing on dark card stock completed the elegant look and feel to this card.



Before I move on to my 2nd card, let me tell you a bit about our amazing hop this weekend. First of all - it is running over the course of two days. Be sure to check out either Wow! Embossing or Picket Fence Studios to get the line up from day 1.



PRIZES - No Blog hop is complete without a prize!
WOW! Embossing Powders is giving away a $25 gift certificate to either their UK or USA store.

Picket Fence Studios is giving away a $50 gift certificate to their store.
The Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on THE POSTS
To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on each blog post to have a chance at getting your hands on the prize. This hop is open internationally.


For my second card, I couldn't wait to play with the new Paper Glaze from Picket Fence Studios. It is so creamy and lush and just a breeze to stencil this beautiful intricate Quatrefoil Bouquet stencil. I tried my hand at blending the two and you can see a bit of the gorgeous violet these two colors created. 


I absolutely love the big word dies from PFS and they are a dream to emboss! I love glitter dipped nail art and that inspired the look that I created for the Hey You sentiment. It was really easy to just press the letters into the Wow! Embossing Pad about halfway up and then sprinkle the powder over top. To really make the words pop, I also embossed the shadow die with a contrasting color. I love the mix of metals, don't you? I totally need all the big word dies now. And that tiny little sentiment just makes me smile!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look at my cards today. Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Michelle Lupton!

In case you get lost on the way, here is the full list below.
I have started including affiliate links for all the supplies used in my videos here. Using the links when you see something you like helps me with a teeny tiny kickback without changing the price for you at all. It's an easy way for you to support my art and my channel so I can continue to create good content for you. Thank you so much!

44 comments :

WOW! Embossing Powder said...

LOVE your cards, Carissa!!

Erica A-B said...

I absolutely love the sunset background on your first card, the colours are just dreamy!

Erin Kathleen said...

I love these!!

Annette Reed said...

Stunning cards. The ink blending in the first is very pretty. I love the glazes on the second card. Such vivid and gorgeous color! Coupled with the pretty inner circle and sparkly sentiment, it's definitely gorgeous!

Mary Reiner said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love these!

KimK said...

Your cards are beautiful. The color combinations that you used are glorious! Thank you!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! Gorgeous cards! I, too, feel the same way about the PFS Blending brushes- so much fun to use! I love the background and the glittery trees on your first card- I'm so eager to try the WOW embossing powders! The Paper Glaze looks awesome, too!

Jody V said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

sgc said...

Both cards are beautiful!

Jo said...

Love WOW EP, and you bring them to a next level!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cards. I totally agree those blender brushes make a world of difference as do oxide inks. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Your cards are beautiful, love the colours and the embossed elements are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Kari S said...

Beautiful cards.

Debbie J said...

I'm loving that background! thanks for sharing!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such gorgeous cards! Love the colors and backgrounds.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Arlene D said...

Magic! Love the colors of the paper glazes!

Annette:) said...

Super fun cards. Love these ideas.

Ms. Tamp said...

Great combination to show off the stamps, inks, powders, and glaze. I like look of the trees and the stenciled card.

Brebda said...

Wow, that picture with the trees is really stunning.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love your inky backgrounds and gorgeous embossing!

stratton24 said...

Not only embossing powders but glaze, too!?! It’s beautiful, thank you!

Diana said...

Embossing powders sure have come a long way, haven't they? I love the way you mixed it all up on the second card.

Carol McCready said...

Fantastic cards! I love the design on that second one. The more I see of those trees the more I love them.

Nandini said...

Gorgeous cards. I really love the blending of colors on the second card.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Love the scene with the trees! Awesome colors and textures!

Mirella said...

Both cards are lovely, but that second one is to die for!

Isabel Z said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Andrea Shell said...

Your first card is so pretty with the ink-blended sunset and gorgeous shimmery powder! Love the shine and colors of the new paste!

Dana M said...

Wow, gorgeous cards! Amazing backgrounds, designs and texture.

Marianne said...

Love the textured embossing against the soft blended background.

johnnyp said...

Lovely colors. reminds me of a beautiful and chilly sunset.

Mary Holshouser said...

The sky is gorgeous in that
first card. Love the dark
trees and ground cover.
thanks for sharing
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DorothyA said...

Such cool cards. Love the embossed die cuts.

Carol Wortman said...

Absolutely love the colors! Beautifully haunting g with the darker colors. I love that! Mixing them is perfect for this effect. THANKS and please continue to stay safe!

JMN said...

Gorgeous cards. The products and colors are all gorgeous too. Thanks for sharing on this wonder collaboration blog hop.

Subhashini said...

I am swooning over the beauty of your cards

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Ohhhh I love the mix of colors on the hey you card!

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS cards!
LOVE your inky background and embossed trees - WOW!
ADORE your second card, the design, colours and texture are STUNNING, the person who receives this from you will be THRILLED :)
THANK YOU for sharing and INSPIRING!

LIZARD said...

WOW, that glaze is awesome! Looks so great on top of your second card! I love the powder you used as the backdrop for the Hey you sentiment! It all is just so great together! Cheers!

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