How to make 3d card embellishments

Learn how to make 3d card embellishments using silicone moulds and embossing powder in our easy step-by-step tutorial!

How to make 3d embellishments

It’s easier than you might think to make fantastic three-dimensional embellishments for your cards, especially with the fabulous range of products from WOW! Well known amongst crafters for their amazing array of embossing powders, WOW! also offers a fabulous Melt-It! Powder, which our designer Dorothy Wood has used here to make the pretty toppers for her cards.

How to make 3d rose embellishments

To use, simply melt this nifty powder with embossing powders to create a liquid, and then pour into the silicone moulds of your choice. Once set you can then decorate your embellishments with metallic pens, gilding wax or whatever else takes your fancy. This can be done using one of the specially designed electric melting pots that are available, or with your trusty heat tool as Dorothy has done here. Once you have got the hang of the melting process, try adding glitter, mica powder or gold flakes into the mould before pouring in the molten mixture for a different effect, or experimenting with different embossing powders to create clear, translucent and opaque designs!

Use different patterned papers to suit the recipient, and if you want to boost your stash – we’ve got you covered with our extensive library of free patterned papers!

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3d rose embellishment

How to make 3D card embellishments:

Friend card

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You Will Need

  • WOW! Melt-It! Powder
  • Embossing powders
  • Silicone moulds
  • Gilding flakes
  • Foil trays
  • Heat tool

Step 1

How to make 3d embellishments - step 1
Shape your tray at one end to create a spout, and use a wooden peg to hold the other end of the tray. This will help to keep your fingers away from the heated tray and molten mixture!

Add 3 tsp of WOW! Melt-It! Powder and mix in 1⁄2 tsp of embossing powder – we’re using the colour nutmeg. Heat tray on the underside with a heat gun until mixture has melted. Move the tray a little to swirl.

Step 2

How to make 3d embellishments - step 2
Keeping the heat on the mixture, pour into your silicone moulds (we’re using the Shabby Rose moulds from WOW!) ensuring the molten liquid flows into all crevices. Pour until the shape is full. Stop heating and the mixture will stop pouring fairly instantly.

Step 3

How to make 3d embellishments - step 3
In a new tray, repeat steps 1-2 with some Pomegranate colour powder (or another colour of your choice!) to fill the next mould. Repeat the process to fill the third rose mould. Once set, pop out the roses, rub away rough edges and brush with gilding wax.

Step 4

How to make 3d embellishments - step 4
Next, design your card! We’re using a 143mm square of cream floral paper on a 148mm square cream base, with velvet ribbon and layered strips. We’ve also added squares of gold and floral paper.Finally, glue your 3d embellishments in place and add a sentiment if you wish.

How to make 3D card embellishments:

Mother’s Day card

Step 1

How to make 3d embellishments - step 5

Make a shabby rose with Pomegranate embossing powder and Wow! Melt-It! powder as for the Friend Card. Mix similar quantities to make a small and large rose leaf, this time adding Gold Rich colour powder.

Step 2

How to make 3d embellishments - step 6

Mix 5 tsp of Wow! Melt-It! powder, 1⁄2 tsp of Pomegranate and 1⁄2 tsp of Earthtone embossing powders in a clean container. Heat to create a mottled effect. Pour into a large rose mould until it’s 3mm from the top.

Step 3

How to make 3d embellishments - step 7

Now design your card! We’ve covered a 148mm square cream base with pink floral paper and inked the edges of a 145mm square of spotty cream paper before attaching the two. We then layered a 100mm square of butterfly paper onto chevron paper and attached to the larger piece. We also wrapped base with lace.

Step 4

How to make 3d embellishments - step 8

Brush pale mica powders onto your 3d card embellishments to colour. Add some Sparkle Sun for depth in crevices if you wish! Stick your embellishments in place with a strong adhesive and finish by adding a sentiment.

How to make 3D card embellishments:

Thank you card

Step 1

How to make 3d embellishments - step 9

Mix 5 tsp of WOW! Melt-It! Powder and 3⁄4 tsp of Gold Rich embossing powder in a foil tray. Heat until it is molten and pour into your mould – we’re using the Ornate Heart mould. Bend an eye pin into a zigzag; press into centre of the mould.

Step 2

How to make 3d embellishments - step 10

Mix 5 tsp of Melt-It! powder and 3⁄4 tsp of any embossing powder to make two small hearts. Once set, spray one at a time with Stick and Spray. Press gold leaf over the hearts and rub off excess with your fingers.

Step 3

How to make 3d embellishments - step 11

Press ornate heart face down onto a Stamp and Stick Glue Pad. Heat gently with a heat gun and then press small pieces of gold leaf onto the surface. Rub off excess; brush crevices with mica powders.

Step 4

How to make 3d embellishments - step 12

Time for the card! We’ve gone for a floral theme for this one, but once you’re happy with your card design, go ahead and glue your 3d embellishments to your card. Add a sentiment and velvet bow to finish.

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Essential stash!

1. WOW! Melt-It! Powder

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2. Embossing powders

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3. Silicone moulds

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4. Mica powder

Mica powder - Amazon

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5. Imitation gold leaf, 300 sheets

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6. Stick & spray

Crafter's Companion Stick & Spray

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7. Heat tool

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