Beach Basics Wrap Up

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Winter Tree Canvas by Fran Seiford

It seems in just a few shakes of the jars from our Beach Embossing Powders Kit, it is already time to wrap up our inspiration week of Beach Basics projects with beautiful artwork by Fran Seiford.

Remember those great little chipboard pieces we posted at the beginning of the week? Fran gives them a mixed media style finish by adding them to canvas for impressive wall decor.

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Ocean Canvas by Fran Seiford

We sure enjoyed sharing all these terrific ways to use our embossing powder Kit by itself plus with our beach themed stamps and stencils. If you missed our earlier posts you can jump to them right here for Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Our At the Beach Pinterest board has grown with all the projects shared this week, so feel free to stop by there for inspiration at a glance.

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Beach Horizon Canvas by Fran Seiford

There is one more round of beach fun projects from these designers posting today. Enjoy!

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Janelle Stollfus

Lea Fritts

Stencil Thursdays, Beach Embossing Two Ways

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Sandcastle Canvas by Pam Hornschu

We hope you are enjoying the Beach Basics theme this week and ready to double the embossing inspiration with our Thursday stencil products.

Pam Hornschu has a fantastic Canvas Trio project that shows off the fun layering that happens between embossing pastes, stenciling and heat embossing. Each canvas has great texture, dimension and a splash of embellishments sure to inspire.

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DWLL3033 Sand Castle Stencil

The technique for the beach and sea floor on these canvas pieces ties them together swimmingly.

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Oi ‘Oi Fish Canvas by Pam Hornschu
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Sea Turtle Canvas by Pam Hornschu

Here’s one more fantastic project, also designed by Pam Hornschu, combining both embossing techniques on a smooth glass bottle. The results are just stunning!

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Seahorse Bottle by Pam Hornschu

 

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DWLM173 Seahorse, DWLM179 Turtle and DWLM373 Oi-‘Oi Fish

No need to wait for more inspiration, just stop by these designer’s projects today with a treasure of ideas.

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

Easy Beach Texture with Powders

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Beach Friends by Laura Drahozal

Make a splash on your projects with beach flair! Fran’s Beach Embossing Kit can create waves of fun for cards, scrapbook pages and 3-D projects! Laura Drahozal’s card above is one fantastic beach walk dream. Be on the lookout for project information on her blog later this week.

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Beach Place Card by Janelle Stollfus

Think of the fun conversation piece these placecards will be at your next summer beach themed party! Janelle stamped and rolled her driftwood placecard right up to an embossed beach. Now that’s a clever project. Look on her blog this week for more project information.

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EPBK16 Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z

Stumped for how to add embossing to your project? Fran Seiford thought about that and released a new book this year with tons of terrific techniques to help you plan your projects from the basics to beyond. It’s a must have reference for any crafter!

Here are the participating designer’s with a project today.

Janelle Stollfus

Back to Beach Basics

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Beach Melt Media by Fran Seiford

We’re getting back to the beach this week with a few basic elements. A clear blue sky, waves of crested water with a sandy beach landing all set in place with just a little heat.

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EK22 Beach 5-Jar Embossing Powder Kit

Fran masterfully melts her favorite embossing powders, now in a convenient 5-jar embossing powder kit, with a few household supplies and here she is showing how they work together for an amazing piece of art.

Here are more beach inspired projects today from our design team.

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Bray

House-Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge Winners

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Our first and fabulously fun Challenge Hop with the team at House-Mouse and Friends, PLUS our UK and Australia distributors designers is at an end with oodles of inspiration from our teams, but also from YOU! Thank you for participating and enjoying our hop and entering in the InLinkz gallery, too!

Here are the three winners of the Stampendous prize package!

#29 Janis, of Her Peaceful Garden
 
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#26 Helen, of Helen’s Craft Haven
 
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#13 Tami, of Team Gingerbread

The Lucky Winner of the House-Mouse Designs Prize is…

 #27, Herbsti’s, of Herbsti’s Stempel-Zone


Oooh, your gorgeous stenciling Mousey work totally blew us away!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!
Please email us at: housemousedesignteam@gmail.com, to claim your prize and include the words “HMFMC BLOG-HOP Winner” in the subject line.

There are more to see over on the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge blog, with the Top 3 Favs and did you know there was a hidden giveaway among the HMFMC designer posts? Head on over there to find out if it was you!

House-Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge Hop

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In July 2013 Stampendous was proud and excited to become the official rubber stamp licensee of House-Mouse Designs®. Since that time we’ve released over 235 House-Mouse, HappyHoppers, and Gruffies images as wood mounted or Cling Rubber stamps. In January of 2015 we added the Dreamweaver Stencils company to our family, and we’ve been thrilled to release their stencils to our customers as well. Now, we’d like to have some fun combining all our new friends.
The House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog is happy to be hosting a unique challenge for everyone for the next two weeks. The HMFMCB Design Team is teaming up with the Stampendous Design Team plus the Woodware Craft Collection Blog Design Team (distributors of Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils in the UK) AND The Stencil Specialists (distributors of Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils in Australia) for a huge Blog Challenge.
IMPORTANT: This is a CHALLENGE blog hop. You are not entered to win simply by commenting on the blog posts as in our usual blog hops. You MUST create a project and link it to the Linky Tool on the HMFMCB website. For Instructions how to do this, see below.
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House-Mouse® Sunflower Smile by Pam Hornschu

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We’re celebrating stencils, and using them with our House-Mouse Designs® images. We’re going to bring you tons of inspiration over the next two weeks, and we can’t wait to see what you enter into the challenge! You may use ANY House-Mouse Designs® images or characters on your project, and any stencils and stenciling techniques that you like. There is never any purchase necessary to enter. And, of course, as always on the HMFMCB, “anything goes” is always an entry option.  Link your entry to the linky tool by the end of Friday, April 8, 2016 (11:59 pm in your own time zone).

There are prizes!!

Three entries, chosen at random, will win 1-HMD Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp, 1 – Large Dreamweaver Stencils Background Stencil, and 1 – Jar of Embossing Paste.  This contest is open to everyone!!
Even though you will be entering to win by linking up a challenge piece, we sure hope that you’ll hop around to each designer’s blog and leave a sweet “eek” of delight at their inspiration! They’ve worked hard to create something you’ll love! Please give them some love right back! Here are the links to the Sponsor’s blogs and our designers playing today: (If a blog isn’t live when you visit, they might still be sleeping! Please, check back in a few hours!)

Enter your challenge project in the House-Mouse and Friends InLinkz tool here.

Friday Fun with Embossing A to Z

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Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z

The week went by fast while our design team was having fun sharing some of their favorite techniques from the Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z book. This book is a great tool to have by your side when you want something new to do with those embossing powders in your stash or for a refresher in the basics of embossing.

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HT400 Embossing Heat Tool

Another great tool and one essential to embossing with powders is a heat tool. We now carry the HT400 Embossing Heat Tool that is durable and built to last for all those embossing projects ahead.

We’ve enjoyed bringing you a full week of more techniques from the book and there are still more to see today!

Pam Bray

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Price

Lea Fritts

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

Dreamweaver and Embossing A to Z

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Steampunk Embossed Canvas by Fran Seiford

It’s another fabulous day on our week with techniques from Fran’s book on embossing powders and our team has gone a step further adding Dreamweaver Stencils into the mix of supplies. Here are a few card projects below from our stenciling expert designers, Pam Hornschu and Louise Healy.

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Royal Peacock by Pam Hornschu
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Daisies Card by Louise Healy

The technique they used was the Molten Magic with letter”P” and is a popular one with our design team for a great effect on cards and scrapbook pages. We can’t wait to see how the designers today combine their stencils with a technique from the book.

Pam Hornschu (DW and Embossing)

Alison Heikkila (DW and Embossing)

Lea Fritts (Embossing)

Laura Drahozal (DW and Embossing)

Embossing in Poppy Puddles

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Beautiful flowers on chipboard can be made with only embossing powders and a piece of chipboard. Fran Seiford created these poppy canvas pieces with the puddle painting technique on an electric griddle and we have a great video that gives you a glimpse of how easily she can create wonderful landscapes.

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Fran compiled this technique and many others using embossing powders in one great place with her new book, Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z, for a great resource within arms reach of your embossing supplies. Let’s see what today’s designers chose within the pages of this book for their projects!

Jamie Martin

Louise Healy

Pam Hornschu

Embossing Across the Ocean

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In February Fran Seiford, Stampendous founder, attended CHSI Stitches 2016 in Europe to share Stampendous in our UK distributor’s, Woodware Craft Collection, booth. While she was there she took three days to spend time on HOCHANDA TV bringing with her lots of ideas and products for making projects using her book, Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z.

Here is Fran on Hochanda TV with Leonie Pojul going through all the fantastic products used to create fun colorful, shimmery and glossy embossed projects.

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Fran’s been creating these gorgeous tiles with melted embossing powder using an electric griddle. They’re really fun and easy to do. And the tiles are ending up on gorgeous canvases like the one above. Even just as a miniature work of art, they’re quite stunning. Have a look at these below.

This technique is shared on several videos on our YouTube channel as well as in Fran’s new book. And this week, we’ve asked our Design Team to share some additional embossing techniques with you! Yep, it’s another whole week of embossing inspiration!! So warm up your heat tool, or electric griddle, (but remember to unplug them when you’re done for the day!) and join us in melting some wonderful, colored powders!!