Elements of Excitement – and A Winner!

Pinecone Ornament by Kristine Reynolds

The time for Holiday stamping is here! And this year, why not add some Elements of Excitement to your Christmas and holiday creations? Our July Catalog featured a really nice, two-page spread showcasing the Embossing Powders and Glitters that are just so perfect for seasonal glimmer and warmth.

You can see the whole catalog here – JULY 2017 Stampendous Catalog  or for a look at our Elements suggestions, we’ve made a quick PDF you can download here: Elements of Excitement

These sparkly and super dynamic elements are perfect for Fran’s Encrusted Adhesive Technique and Glitzy Adhesive Technique. Both of these techniques allow you to make dynamic cards with a ton of bling and excitement! A perfect example is this great card by Design Team Member Kristine Reynolds. You can click on it to see the project instructions and supplies.

Pinecone Decoration by Kristine Reynolds

This great card also features one of our brand new elements, Twinkle Glitter! This super cool glitter is ultra shiny and full of random shapes, so the light just bounces off of it in every direction. So lush and fantastic!

And it comes in a really big jar! Bet you’d like to win some… !!! We’ll send three winners their own jar of new Twinkle Glitter. U.S. addresses only, OFFICIAL RULES LIVE HERE. Just leave us a comment below on any post this week and tell us your favorite thing about holiday stamping!

Our design team is sharing their Elements of Excitement this week! Here’s a start from two of our talented designers:

Kristine Reynolds

Louise Healy

 

And we have a Winner!

In our Lighthouse Day giveaway, we’d like to congratulate

Kayla F.

oooh, and we’d really love to read her story about a haunted lighthouse! But meanwhile, Kayla, email us your mailing info and we’ll get your stamp right out to you. Drop us a line at submissions@stampendous.com

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Part of Your World 1: Mermaids and More

We’ve been sharing some fun with mermaids this week! Stampendous is lucky to be licensing the wonderful artwork of Laurel Burch, and we were especially excited to add her Mermaid Fishes Cling Rubber Stamp Set and Cutting Dies to our lineup this April. (Check out our whole April Catalog HERE)

We have so much inspiration to share with you using this wonderful stamp set! Check out all the ideas below. Feel free to click on any of the images to see it larger.

 

Still more exciting is this gorgeous sample that Fran Seiford, Stampendous Owner and Founder, made with her fun and dynamic Encrusted Adhesive Technique!

 

This gorgeous card looks so lush and complex, but it’s so super-easy to make! Just cut your cardstock, stamp, color and die cut your mermaid and her fish friends, then grab a panel of your favorite double-sided adhesive sheets. We carry two kinds, Sticky Panels and the Dreamweaver Double-Sided Mounting Paper. Place your panel down on your cardstock. Peel off the protective sheet, and place your die cut images. Then fill in the space with color fragments, glitters, and the embossing powders/enamels of your choice. Heat to set, and MAGIC!  Want to see it in action? Check out the video below.

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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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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

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!!