Melt Media Magic

Were you able to catch the livestream event Stampendous did with Charity Wings this afternoon? Hopefully it will be up on Charity Wings YouTube channel soon so you can see it if you missed it.

They filmed and interviewed our very own Fran Seiford from the SPC Mixed Media Show today, and Fran had an opportunity to share her Melt Media Technique with Elena.

Fran Demonstrates Melt Media

 

This terrific technique uses embossing powders as an art medium, not just for stamping, any more. With an electric griddle as a steady heat source, Fran uses the vast array of Stampendous embossing powders to make incredible pieces of art.  She uses the powders to paint some incredible scenes on chipboard “tiles” then adheres them to mixed media canvases.

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These incredible creations and lots more can be seen in the Tips and Techniques section of our website. You’ll also find complete directions there for this amazing look. We’ll also be linking the videos soon. It’s really exciting! We can’t wait to see if you try something similar! Do share what you make with us on our Facebook Page or Flickr Group!

 

Scrapbooking with Pretty Poinsettias

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Today we’re taking a quick look at our Cling Create A Poinsettia stamp to design terrific layouts for the holidays! This week is turning out some fantastic projects with this pointed leaf and we wouldn’t want to forget our scrapbooking peeps who love to use their Stampendous stamps on layouts.

This layouts is very festive and quick with large amounts of journal space.

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Create a Poinsettia Red Scrapbook Page by Fran Seiford
For a mixed media style layout use the Creative Palette Rounds Monoprinting Plate to create the layout. Make a few prints of red and die cut them out with Create A Poinsettia Die Cut Set for a three-dimensional flower embellishment. All that’s left is to add is your fun memories to the page.

Rounds Poinsettia Die Scrapbook Page by Janelle Stollfus

More Christmas flower projects can be found on these designer’s blog today. Thanks for dropping by and leaving them a little comment love.

Louise Healy

Tenia Nelson

Create A Poinsettia

Welcome back to another day of pretty poinsettias! We had a chance to see in video we posted yesterday all the possibilities using Create A Poinsettia Cling Stamp and Die Cut Set, but did you spot Fran’s great idea for keeping track of the parts of the free template included in the stamp package? How about her tip for lining up the dies onto the image for cutting quickly and efficiently every time? If not, stop by Monday’s blog post and see the video.

Today is a sneak peek at the products themselves before a little project treat or two as well. This gorgeous poinsettia flower arrangement is accompanied by a vintage style greeting for a great card or scrapbook page and yes holiday ornaments, too!

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CRS5081 Cling Create A Poinsettia Stamp Set

The coordinating die cut set will help layer the poinsettia flower into four sections, but really you can stamp and layer until it looks just they way you want. Just stamp out a few extra flowers from to create a beautiful three-dimensional effect with it.

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DCS5081 Poinsettia Die Cut Set

 

One of the possibilities Fran shared in the video is to use thin chipboard cut with the dies to add stability to each flower layer and  then add a jump rings to attach beads and a hook or loop for a pretty ornament. Here’s her finished sample she started in the video and it turned out beautiful!
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Thank you for stopping by today and be sure to hop on over and see the wonderful project from our designer today —

Louise Healy

Create Pretty Poinsettias

Happy Monday, friends! We have a fabulously floral week in store for you with Create A Poinsettia Stamp Set, coordinating  Poinsettia Die Cut Set,  and Chameleon Color Tone Pens along with other fine coloring tools to share this favorite holiday flower.

We’ll also be checking in at our booth during the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) Paper Arts Plus Show. If you are attending the show stop by and see us in booth 402-406 to catch the new products and demos! You’ll be able to see this gorgeous card while you’re there, too!

Create A Poinsettia by Fran Seiford
Create A Poinsettia by Fran Seiford

For today we have a great video with Fran Seiford showing us easy and creative ways to use the Create A Poinsettia stamp and die cut products plus a few fabulous designer blogs to visit with even more poinsettia inspiration.

Decorative painter, Debbie Cole is joining our inspiration hop today along with our designer team and we are so excited to see what they’ve created!

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Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Coloring with Chameleon Pens

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We’re thrilled to be playing along this week with the Chameleon Design Team and their amazing products. Our images are perfect for coloring, their pens are designed to color!!

Chameleon™ Art Products is a company determined to change the way you think about marker pens. They pride themselves on having developed real innovation that enhances your ability to maximize your creativity. Their markers bring color control and simplicity to your art, and you can create stunning 3D effects, smooth transitions, highlights, and shading gradations all with one pen.

Fran Seiford used Chameleon Markers with our new Create Christmas stamp set and dies.
Fran Seiford used Chameleon Markers with our new Create Christmas stamp set and dies.

When you combine this simple coloring versatility with Stampendous® and House-Mouse Designs® images, you can create fantastic projects quickly. Stampendous stamps are beautifully enhanced by the simple blending made possible with this range of innovative markers. The colorless blending tool acts as a “foolproof” finish for your project. You won’t believe the stunning range of colors that can be achieved with these markers, and the array of original projects you can create with the combination of Stampendous and Chameleon.

Did we say prizes????    Stampendous will offer three prize packages to winners in the US, UK or Canada.  Be sure to tell us where you live when commenting.

US or UK winners will receive a Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set and Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Handle from us or our UK distributor, Woodware Craft Collection

Winners from Canada will receive a $20 USD Rewards Card to spend on our website.

Deadline to comment is Sunday, July 19th, 11:59 pm PDT.  Chameleon will be offering a fantastic prize as well, so be sure to visit their blog for more details.

There is more! Our Australian Distributor, The Stencil Specialists, are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!  Tell us where you live when you comment to be in the drawing!

Let’s see what inspiration our participating designers have today —

Pam Bray

Louise Healy

Pam Hornschu

Wendy Price

Kristine Reynolds

Chameleon Pens Blog

*Please note, if there is difficulty commenting on any blog, please let us know at submissions@stampendous.com. If the Blog Hop Post isn’t visible when you get to the link, try clicking on the blog header or home button to be taken to the latest post. If you still don’t see it, you may need to scroll down a few posts, sometimes bloggers have more than one event in a day. It’s also possible that the post isn’t live yet, please try back in a bit if you don’t find it. Due to time zone differences, we’re not all always on the same page. Thanks for your patience,your participation, and your kind comments.

Kute Kitties

Pop Up Kitties by Debi Hammons
Pop Up Kitties Thank You by Debi Hammons

Are you ready for some bright-eyed, mousers! We have some new ones to share! Our Cling Pop Up Kitties Rubber Stamp Set and coordinating Pop Up Kitties Die Cut Set  are part of the April 2015 Catalog release, now available at your favorite local or online store.

You’ll see how many different ways to color a kitty from our design team this week and to start off the inspiration here is illustrator and owner of Stampendous, Fran Seiford, with a video about the new Pop Up products coming out!

 


Check out today’s feline crafty designer projects!

Kristine Reynolds

NAMTA Show with Fran•táge Melt Media!

Fran was at the NAMTA show in Denver this week, cooking up a storm with embossing powders. She’s showing the art world what a great medium embossing powder can be for so many uses.

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She’s got a hot griddle and a teflon mat and she’s going to town.

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Fran showing off all the great samples using her Melt Media technique.

See the entire product line of Embossing Powder and Fran•táge Embossing Enamels on our website to imagine the possibilities!

To order in bulk, contact Customer Service at stamp@stampendous.com.

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.

Creative Palette Rectangles and Acoustic Sounds by Fran Seiford
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

Heather Thompson

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.

Dreaming of Spring

What a great week of butterflies and dies! We hope you’ve had a great time getting inspired for spring crafting even if winter is still outdoors.

We’ve seen our Butterflies and dies on almost everything, but today we’ve moved on to clothes! Check out Fran’s awesome t-shirt design.

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Butterfly Trio T-Shirt by Fran Seiford

And we have two more amazing designers posting today. We hope you’ll stop by their blogs and say hi.

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds

We’ll be coming back often to share CHA highlights here on the blog and our other social media spots. Follow us, so you won’t miss our future posts! If you’re attending the trade show stop by our booths at Stampendous booth #723 and Dreamweaver Stencils booth #2342.

 

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