Happy Monday, WOW! Embossing Powder and Ruby Rock-It Fans! Today I am participating in a joint blog hop along with fabulous designers from WOW! Embossing Powder and Ruby Rock-It.  RR_and_WOW_Blog_Hop
If you are starting in the middle of the hop, no worries! There is a full hop order list on the bottom of this post, so you can check out all the stops there. Also, there will be GIVEAWAYS (amazing goodies!) so make sure to scroll to the bottom of the post.

As always, I have created a simple and clean styled card to share with you today. I played with some of Ruby Rock-It’s products and WOW! Embossing Powders to create a friendship card. As the weather is getting cold, I thought warm coco cups would be perfect for the focal point.


Wood veneers are so much fun to work with since it adds lots of textures. But did you know that you can heat emboss them as well? You can color them with regular markers, pens, or ink pads, but I think adding embossing powders brings so much more richness in colors.

I simply inked up each wood veneer with Versamark Ink Pad and dipped them into the embossing powders. Colors I used here are Pepper and Paprika. They are both from the Earthtone collection and have lots of warm feelings to them.

When heat setting the powders, make sure to warm up your heat tool for about 20 seconds before bring it to the project. This technique prevents “over heating” the embossing powders. If you want a juicy and crisp embossing result, I highly recommend you warm up your heat tool first.


I used patterned papers from the Country Cooking Collection by Ruby Rock-It to create a background for the card. I added some twines on each cup’s handle and attached them on to the cardbase. It creates such a cute and fun textured focal point! For the sentiment part, I added a die cut piece from the same collection and popped it out with some foam tapes.

I hope you enjoyed my project for the blog hop. Next stop is Maya Isaksson. I appreciate all of your comments so please say hi by commenting below!


WOW! Embossing Powder and Ruby Rock-It are both doing giveaways! You have till November 21st 11:59pm PST to enter to win amazing goodies. Check out the prizes below!


WOW! Embossing Powder is giving away these awesome collections and more! Make sure to head over to their blog and leave a comment to enter.


Ruby Rock-It is giving away this amazing collection to one lucky winner! Head over to their blog and leave comment to enter.


Ruby Rock-It Blog — Comment to win Ruby Rock-It Prize!
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Nikki Smith
Sandie Dunne
Pattie Beltran
Susan O’Connell
Donna O’Leary
Erin Yamabe
Irit Shalom
Jen Deal
Alicia Barry
Jenifer Cowles
Patti Hamil
Nicole Picadura — You Are HERE!
Maya Isaksson
June Goh
Trish Latimer
Nataliya Serova
Beckie Dreyer
Sian Ridley
Kaka Costa
Christine Saunders
Candice Elliott

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  1. Love the cups. I haven’t tried to heat emboss them but I have colored or stamped on them.
    These look darling. Great project.
    thanks for sharing.

  2. SUPER CUTE card Nicole – LOVE your cups and background paper 🙂
    Looking forward to try heat embossing some wood veneers now – THANK YOU for the inspiration!!!