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WOW! Embossing & Whimsy Stamps Collab

Welcome to the WOW! Embossing Powder & Whimsy Stamps Collab Blog Hop + Giveaway which runs from March 30 until April 5th. As we have so many talented designers wanting to play along, we decided to celebrate by splitting the blog hop up over two days.

If you made your way here from the lovely Tricia Barber‘s blog, you’re right on track. The full list of deisgners is listed below.

I enjoy a creative challenge and was intrigued by the Wavy Nested Frames Die Set. So, I thought it would be fun to create a couple of cards with nesting dies, embossing powders, and no stamps. Eek, no stamps? So strange, LOL!

WOW! & Whimsy Stamps Collab Nesting Dies + Embossing Cards

YouTube Tutorial | Nesting Dies Two Ways

All the details to make these cards are in the video, so I’ll be brief here on the blog. Watch here or on in HD on YouTube.

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Sparkle Geode

My first thought when I saw the Wavy Nested Frames Die Set was to create a sparkly geode.

WOW! & Whimsy Stamps nesting dies + embossing cards

Each die-cut panel is ink blended with a different shade of purple ink from Altenew Sugar Plums Crisp Dye Ink set: Pale Mauve, Amethyst, and Grape Agate. I printed the sentiment from my computer and die-cut it with the smallest Wavy Nested Frames Die.

WOW! Clear Hologram Sparkle & Clear Sparkle Embossing Powder

The geode rings are heat embossed with Clear Hologram Sparkle and Clear Sparkle embossing powders. Clear gems finished off the card. Adding chunky WOW! Sparkles Glitter would be a fabulous addition too!

Bahama Beach

WOW! Caribbean Charm Trio is gorgeous and perfect for glistening water and beach scenes. Here I used one of the Wavy Nested Frames Dies to inset part of this scene.

The silhouette palm trees and beach are drawn with Altenew Artist Markers and Copic markers.

The sky is ink blended with Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Hydrangea, Ocean Waves, Sunray, Snapdragon, Coral Bliss, and Coral Berry. I used a simple circle mask for the sun.

Nesting Dies + Embossing Two Ways

The WOW! Caribbean Charm Trio has some of the coolest powders I’ve seen. In addition to glitter embossing powder, they have large chunky white pieces to mimic waves or surf.

I used WOW! Clear Ultra Slow Drying Embossing Pad and Mixed Media Embossing Brush to heat emboss the ocean with Bahama embossing powder. So cool!

WOW! Caribbean Charm Trio

The sand is heat embossed with Black Glint embossing powder. I used the Mixed Media Brush to dry brush embossing gel onto the trees and sprinkled on Black Glint there as well. I love that dry brushed look!

WOW! Black Glint Embossing Powder

Thank You

I hope you enjoyed these projects and will give them a try! Let me know what you think down below. Thanks so much for stopping by and if it’s your first visit to my blog and YouTube channel, consider subscribing for more inspiration.

Huge thanks to Whimsy Stamps and WOW! Embossing for this fabulous collab. I had a blast challenging myself to do something different.

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There are two prizes, which means there are two winners!!!! WOW! Embossing Powders has – 6 powders of your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store your powders safely. Whimsy Stamps is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their store.

To join this GIVEAWAY you must leave a comment on the designer’s blog post. Each comment you leave is an entry for a chance to win.

The Winners will be chosen at random the week of April 8th from the comments left on the BLOG POSTS. This hop is open internationally!

Next Stop

The next stop on the hop is the lovely Alanna Moses. The full list of participants for both days of the hop is listed below in case you get lost along the way.

March 30th Line Up

WOW! Embossing Powder
Verity Biddlecombe
Sue Hastead
Ashlee McGregor
Lisa Blanton Mensing
Heather Mitchell
Lori U’ren
Isha Gupta
Iris Wiechmann
Riikka Kovasin
Toni Maddox
Whimsy Stamps

March 31st Line Up

Whimsy Stamps
Jo Hebert
Michelle Bala
Laura Volpes
Crystal Komara
Carisa Zglobicki
Tricia Barber
Amber Rain Davis <<< You Are Here
Alanna Moses
Karen Reategui
Bev Rochester
WOW! Embossing Powder


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  1. Jan johnson says:

    Really love the Ocean scene card. Wish I could be there basking in the sunshine during the day and relaxing in the evening, just listening the waves coming in and out. Ohoooooooooooo, so relaxing.

  2. Liz B Ford says:

    I just posted a l ok ng comment and who knows where it went but your cards are fab and I especially adore the beach one! We bbn used to live at the beach and I miss it terribly! Love the vibe and looking forward to the video!

  3. Liz B Ford says:

    Oh my gosh your godess and beach scenes are SPECTACULAR! So awesome and both Whimsy and WOW are lucky to have you! Your designs could be called W2excellent! As bbn in W squared! Sorry math geek popping thru in the crafting! Really, really like the beach card and gonna be watching the video multiple times! Cheers!

    1. Sorry about the typos in both comments; my Kindle auto corrected and ‘geodes’ should be in the older and ‘long’ in the newer one and no ‘bbn’. Don’t know how that happens. Silly but I do think both your cards are wonderful!

  4. Dorothy Green says:

    Wow! The beach scene card is stunning! The geode card is so cool! Thanks for showing close ups that showed off the amazing effects of the embossing powders in both cards! Amazing!

  5. Oh my word! Amber what beautiful cards! The geode card is so beautiful and the close-up shows perfectly the effect of the layered dies and the glittery shiny embossing. Love how you added all the details with the embossing powder on the sunset card.

  6. Wow, these aer both gorgeous, love the beautiful design and gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing your talent.
    Valerija xx

  7. TracyM #6773 says:

    WOW – WONDERFUL cards!
    BOTH designs using the wavy dies are STUNNING and the embossed detail AMAZING!
    Thank you for sharing, I’m INSPIRED 🙂

  8. fantastic cards


    Stunning projects. That sunset card is amazing. Thanks for sharing

  10. OMG, I’m so glad that you showed the close up of both of these cards to really grasp the detail and shine. The glossiness of the geode is so cool, yet the beach water also SO cool!

    1. Thanks, Crystal!! I got lucky with these photos! Most days it can be challenging to capture the sparkle.

  11. Andrea Shell says:

    Wow, these cards are seriously cool! I love the geode card – those ink colors are gorgeous, and the embossing is such an awesome addition! Gorgeous sunset – love the embossed water!

  12. Absolutely stunning cards, just so amazing!

  13. nicole santos says:

    This is awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. I absolutely love watching you create your cards. I am always inspired and enthused. The WOW embossing powders are absolutely gorgeous, and the sea you created is phenomenal. I love the way you added detail to the edges of the geode with the blending – always such attention to detail.

    I just love to watch your ideas and am always amazed at the magnificence of your art. You are a true creative, and I really appreciate you sharing your ideas. 🙂

  15. Wow, that was awesome to see your creation process Amber, thank you! LOVE the texture that the embossing powder added to both your creations. That silhouette scene is stunning. Such a clever idea with the Geode layers too. Just gorgeous xoxo

  16. Beverly Jordan says:

    WOW!!! You are so creative and the video of your second card was remarkable using the Mixed Media brush and the black glint powder!!! Stunning! Absolutely stunning!!!

  17. I like your creative cards with no stamps.

  18. sharon gullikson says:

    You Rock My World is very cool. I like the effect…

  19. Beautiful cards and I love how you created the gorgeous rock and that sunset is spectacular! Amazing job!

  20. WOW is so aptly named! The embossing powder & glimmer add so much to these already stunning cards. I just love the wavy dies – so cool :O Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  21. such beautiful cards – and so many techniques!

  22. Your cards and ideas have blown my mind, Amber! Absolutely genius ♥

  23. oh my word – Amber – your card are beautiful, the way you have used the embossing powder is utter gorgeousness, I love these!

  24. Maddalena says:

    This is so fun, following the blog hop. I’m learning so much. Looks like I have a huge wish list now🤣 love through easy you used the geo die for the beach theme.. Really makes it pop.

  25. Scraporcraft says:

    Great use of the embossing powder. I like the very unique way of use in each card.

  26. Gail Brown says:

    WOW! I love both of your cards. The beach scene is stunning with the embossed areas.

  27. Great card ideas. Especially love the geode shapes in the different shades with the hologram sparkle.

  28. The geode card is really pretty. I love how the embossing powder accented the colors of the geode. I am in love with your beach card. The embossing powders you used for it seem like they were made just for that card. I really need to buy those colors of embossing powder. It’s breathtaking!

  29. Very cool, I’m glad I came back as it wasn’t live earlier, but so worth the trip…..as if I walked. Esplove the Bahama view so so cool