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

Stack Art is here!

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One of the newest innovations from Stampendous has arrived! Stack Art is a terrific system designed by Stampendous Owner Fran Seiford so that even the most beginning crafter can make gorgeous projects in no time at all! The more advanced crafter will be very excited by all the possibilities and fun to be had with this product!

You start with one of our three Stack Art Kraftboard Kits –

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Each kit contains 4 panels of die-cut kraftboard perfectly designed for layering in dozens of ways. You also get 4 sheets of die-cut adhesive sheets, and 4 panels of quotes and phrases that can be added to your Stack Art creations to make them uniquely yours. The packaging includes step by step instructions and loads of ideas for personalizing your miniature works of art.

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You can easily combine your Stack Art Kraftboard with one of our 6 beautiful Stack Art Elements kits to create sparkly, fuzzy, textured fun in just minutes.

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Fran’s Stack Art Stamp Kits

SAS03_Stamp_Royal_Heart_800_PKGThe next step is to add one or more of our terrific Stack Art Stamps Sets.

These fantastic backgrounds are so perfectly sized and versatile that you’ll use them over and over again on dozens of projects. Deeply etched, Cling Rubber images with permanent indexing on top, these stamp sets come with their own acrylic handle for a terrific value. Use them to stamp, emboss, and mold right on your Stack Art projects!

As you become more familiar with these projects, the more intricate fun can begin. We’re making lots of videos to help you use your Stack Art products in tons of unique and innovative ways. You’ll find Stack Art this Spring in select JoAnn Fabric and Crafts Stores, but it’s available now through your local stamping or scrapbooking store or on the Stampendous website.

Our Design Team have been playing with StackArt, and we have a whole week of their inspiration to share with you this week. Check out who is sharing today:

Kristine Reynolds