Elements of Excitement!

Pinecone Ornament by Kristine Reynolds

This week we’re celebrating those cool Elements that make our holiday cards so exciting. And we’re offering a special shout out to our newest family favorite, Twinkle Glitter!

Fran’s Glitzy Adhesive Technique and Encrusted Adhesive Technique are perfect for making a glittering area of bling behind any focal point layer. They’re super easy to do! Just apply a layer of our Sticky Panels, adhere your focal point on the adhesive area, then sprinkle your favorite blings on the remaining, exposed adhesive… Voila!! If you use embossing powder, you’ll want to heat it, but you can mix embossing enamels, glitters, mica, color fragments, glass glitter and more for some ultimate excitement.  There are sooo many looks you can achieve!

 

As you can see, the Design Team has lots to share with you today!! Click below to see more of their great projects, some of them have more than one, because they posted on Wednesday as well! Leave everyone some love so we can enter you in the drawing to win a jar of Twinkle Glitter. (contest details are HERE from Monday).  AND, in case this doesn’t give you enough to work on this weekend, here are some videos of Fran demonstrating this incredibly fun and easy technique.

 

Sharing Today –

Jamie Martin (Wednesday)

Kristine Reynolds (Wednesday)

Louise Healy (Wednesday)

Louise Healy (Friday)

Janelle Stollfus (Friday)

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Anyone for Make and Takes?

Our friends at Scrapbooking Made Simple are holding free Make and Takes this Saturday, Oct 22 from 9am – 1pm!

Join them to make one of these awesome projects! They feature Stacey’s very own Simply Defined Dies and gorgeous Stampendous Embossing Enamels!

Scrapbooking Made Simple is located at:

18909 Soledad Canyon Rd #E

Santa Clarita, CA 91351

661-298-1112

They’re open Saturday from 9am – 6pm

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Artistry in Painting with Powder

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The Glance and PenPattern Turtle by Fran Seiford

It’s pretty exciting to see how embossing powder can be used beyond the basics and even more exciting is that these techniques have been compiled into a book by Fran Seiford for easy access to reference when using any of our line of Essentials.

Our 5-Jar Kits are great starter kits and the 14-Jar Scenic Selection Embossing Powder Set is as well. You can even pick and choose your color favorites by individual jars in clear, opaque, sparkly and the satiny shine of our PearLustre powders for your own creative favorites. There is plenty to fill your powdery needs.

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If you are just getting started or a veteran with embossing powders, you will enjoy our Painting with Powder videos that encourage a little more random sprinkles and embossed layers than the basics.

In no time, you’ll be adding more Essentials to your new embossing talents with Mica Fragments, Color Fragments, Glass Glitter, and more!

Ready for some inspiration on techniques from Fran’s book? Let’s hop on over to the design team blogs sharing their embossing powder projects today.

Wendy Price

Pam Bray

Lea Fritts

Kristine Reynolds

Embossing Techniques Dreamweaver-Style

Dreamweaver Thursday is going puffy…and sparkly…and shiny…and textured…and cracked, all with the magic of Embossing Powders and Enamels! This week we’ve shown you wonderful examples of just a few of  the techniques in Fran Seiford’s new book as shown below, demonstrated with predominantly Stampendous images. Today we have plenty of embossing love to share with our Dreamweaver stencils!

Here are a few examples from the team…

Created by Louise Healy, featuring the Dreamweaver Dragon stencil, using the “Faux Cloisonné” technique found in Section F, page 24.

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Created by Pam Hornschu featuring the Swirly Heart stencil design with glittery pink embossing powder from the Spring Sparkle Kit, using the “Painting with Powder” technique, found in section Y, pages 90-94.

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Another “Painting with Powder” creation by Laura Drahozal. She really demonstrates the “painterly” feel to be achieved by this technique with the Dreamweaver Tree Line stencil.

LauraD_PWPTreelineFinally, another creation by Pam Hornschu, featuring the Peacock Stencil using the “Molten Magic” Technique, as found in section P, pages 38-39, with Fran•tagé Aged Enamels.

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I bet we’ve surprised you today with the variety of techniques from the new book that can be easily used with Dreamweaver Stencils. We have a few more to share, but first a reminder…you can purchase the book online at Stampendous, or from crafting retail stores in your area…but wouldn’t it be awesome to win one? We are giving away THREE AUTOGRAPHED copies of the new Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z by Fran Seiford. For a chance to be a randomly selected winner, leave comments on everyone’s posts for this week, and double check the Prize Rules HERE.

Lea Fritts (DW and Embossing)

Jamie Martin (DW and Embossing)

Laura Drahozal (DW and Embossing)

Pam Hornschu (DW and Embossing)

Louise Healy (DW and Embossing)

and in case you missed it yesterday…

Kristine Reynolds (DW and Embossing)

 

 

Melting Beautiful Embossing Puddles

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Vintage Contract Canvas by Fran Seiford

We are turning up the heat on our sprinkles of embossing powders and letting them puddle into works of art. It is time to shine a creative light on our beloved embossing powders with Fran’s new Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z book for new and innovative uses as well as remembering those tried and true basics.

Not sure where to get one of these books? Purchase on our website or comment all throughout the week on our blog and that of each designer’s blog posting with our embossing powder theme and it may be you with a new book of you very own! See Official Contest Rules. We will announce winners next week.

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In the meantime, here is a video showing freeform puddle painting using embossing powders, just play!

The designs can be so incredible with this freeform technique that you will want to frame it!

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Butterfly Post Framed Puddle Paint by Fran Seiford

Here are the designer’s sharing their favorite embossing letter from Fran’s Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z.

Jamie Martin (Tuesday post)

Wendy Price

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu

Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z

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EPBK16 Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z by Fran Seiford

Are you a craft hoarder? Saving your stash for the perfect occasion? When it comes to embossing powders and enamels, this week IS the perfect occasion! There is such a ginormous (technical term!) variety of ways to use these jars of powdery and/or chunky perfection, and our own Fran Seiford has just published a book with ALL of them! You could have this book sitting next to you, and use a different technique for every day of the year! Fran has over 35 years of experience in the crafting industry, and she’s happy to share her skills with embossing powders and other tools of the trade in her new book…Embossing Powder Techniques from A to Z. In the video below, Fran introduces you to her book at the CHA Mega Show.

Want one of your very own? You can purchase it online at Stampendous, or from crafting retail stores in your area…but wouldn’t it be awesome to win one? Three commenters from this week’s blog posts on our blog, and that of each designer’s blog post about the book will be randomly chosen to receive a copy of their own! See Official Contest Rules.

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This week the design team is sharing their favorite techniques from the book and here is today’s participant.

Alison Heikkila

 

Feeling Distressed? Friday

So what is all this fuss about distressing? It’s nothing to actually stress about because we have all sorts of products and technique to help achieve the distressed look on your projects.

Spoonful of Rust is a great textural mix of embossing powders and elements that can be used with Fran’s great Encrusted Jewel Technique.

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Take a look at how Fran found this technique from a mishap during the CHA convention one year.

You can really put the rust factor on over drive when added as the final touches with the line of  Media Fluid Acrylic paints from our partners at DecoArt. To see this great technique go to Monday’s post for Andy Skinner’s video on stamping and painting a rusty finish. Tuesday and Wednesday two guest bloggers, Tracy Weinzapfel and Terry Sproul created fabulous projects using Andy’s technique. Thursday you can see just how great adding stenciling to the rust technique can be.

So many great reasons to try out this technique, but there is one more reason you might want to have a go with this technique!

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There are three prize packages we are giving away to commenters this week. Here is what each prize will include —

1 Bottle/Jar each from DecoArt:

  • Media Fluid Acrylics Payne’s Gray
  • Media Fluid AcrylicsPrussian Blue
  • Media Fluid AcrylicsQuinacridone Gold
  • Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff
  • UltraMatte Medium
  • White Chalky Finish

Plus 1 each Stampendous Stamp Set:

  • ASCRS01 Cling Nature by Andy Skinner
  • ASCRS02 Cling Steampunk by Andy Skinner
  • ASCRSgb03 Cling Industrial by Andy Skinner

Just comment on all the Distressing posts this week on our blog and our Designer’s blogs (and our Guest Designers’ blogs). We’ll count each comment as a separate entry. That’s a lot of opportunities to win some distressing products for your stash!

Let’s see a great line up of distressing projects today by these designers —

Lyn Bernatovich

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Fritts

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Wendy Price

Looking Old and Worn Out

Welcome to another day of that distressing feeling! We mean the kind when you make a new project then add the right touches to make it look old and worn.  Our team is using the fantastic Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamps designed by DecoArt‘s Executive Creative Consultant, Andy Skinner. We’ve got a special guest today, too! Terri Sproul is playing along with the Industrial Stamp Set, DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics, and her Proxxon tools to create a visionary piece. She’s made a video so you can follow along with the process! Check it out!!

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Of course the Stampendous Design Team is playing along as well! Be sure to leave comments on Terri’s blog post, her YouTube video, and the designer projects below for your chance to win a terrific prize package from Stampendous and DecoArt!

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Here’s how the prize packages look for three lucky commenters this week.

1 Bottle/Jar each from DecoArt:

  • Media Fluid Acrylics Payne’s Gray
  • Media Fluid AcrylicsPrussian Blue
  • Media Fluid AcrylicsQuinacridone Gold
  • Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff
  • UltraMatte Medium
  • White Chalky Finish

Plus 1 each Stampendous Stamp Set:

  • ASCRS01 Cling Nature by Andy Skinner
  • ASCRS02 Cling Steampunk by Andy Skinner
  • ASCRSgb03 Cling Industrial by Andy Skinner

Just comment on all the Distressing posts this week on our blog and our Designer’s blogs (and our Guest Designers’ blogs). We’ll count each comment as a separate entry. That’s a lot of opportunities to win some distressing products for your stash!

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Acoustic Sounds and some Winners

The burst of Acoustic Sounds is evident on our collage style stamp by the same name. It’s swooping and swirling seems to elevate the guitar above the musical background and with these layers already built in to the design you can create a full A2 size card  (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches) in minutes.

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R224 Acoustic Sounds Wood Mount Rubber Stamp (also available in Cling Mount)

This fantastic card example by Fran Seiford is perfect for a quick card. It has a great rythmic feel to it with that colorful background created using the Creative Palette Rectangles plate.

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Creative Palette Rectangles and Acoustic Sounds by Fran Seiford

A more extravagant project on wood canvas made with only a little more time results in this amazing piece by artist consultant Debbie Cole.

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Acoustic Sounds Canvas by Debbie Cole

There’s more to see from our designers posting their musical projects today —

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

And now for some news I’m sure you’ve been waiting to see on our blog!


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We have some winners!

The awesome giveaway of Spectrum Noir Pencil Full Set plus accessories was picked by Rafflecopter

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Our three blog comment winners chosen by random.org  will win House-Mouse Designs® Painting Pals, Painted Posies and Making Prints Cling Rubber Stamps by Stampendous PLUS a $30/£30 gift certificate to the Spectrum Noir website.

Craftymom205 from Alabama

Amy#8546 (The Tigers Haven)

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Congratulations! Winner’s please submit a mailing address to submissions@stampendous.com to claim your prize.

Would you like a Peek???

CHA Show BannerWe’re setting up today at the Anaheim Convention Center for the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show – Booth #723. It’s not open to the public, but we know our fans will want to be contacting their favorite stores right away to make sure that your faves from our new release are on their shopping lists!

Product is already shipping to our wholesale customers, and it will be available in their stores soon. We’ll have the retail product up on our website on January 23 after they’ve had a chance to stock their shelves (they fill our orders, you know!).

All weekend we’ll be sneaking some peeks to you from the show floor and from our booth! You can follow us on Instagram as well to see some of the fantastic projects, photos from our Workshop, demos by Nathalie Kahlbach, Andy Skinner, and our own Fran Seiford, and so much more!  We will post our Instagram photos to our Facebook page as well, so if that’s easier for you, you can find us there.

BUT – the show doesn’t start until tomorrow! So maybe you’d like some sneaky peeks today?? Have a look at some videos that Fran made to show some of our latest products. We’ll post more later today and some tomorrow as well.

Check out our newest face set with matching template/mask/stencil! Wow… you’re going to want The Look!

 

Take a look at our four newest Spoonful Embossing Enamel and Elements kits! Who would not want to add a Spoonful of Rust to their steampunk creations or a Spoonful of Confetti to their next party! You’re going to need these!!!