We’re trying to stay cool this week at Stampendous by playing by the ocean. The gorgeous Mermaid Friends set featured in our April 2016 Catalog has matching dies that line up perfectly to cut out whole schools of fish, pods of dolphins, and herds of seahorses for your marine pleasure.
In case you missed it before, Fran made a wonderful video featuring tons of ways to color this gorgeous set, including her quick and easy stencil brush method. We think it’s really worth watching:
Now take a look at what our Design Team has to share with you!!
For our Friday post today we hand picked these three stencils because we love how they work so well together for special occasions like a weddings, anniversaries, girls night out and more! All three of these stencils almost reveal a secret date night one event at a time!
Let there be dining! Fran designed these sophisticated silverware for a look that is fantastic all lined up or with plenty of room to trim and use them however your creativity needs.
We would love some music, too. Add a little music to your craft time project with a musical card or two (stencil shown above).
Get your dance shoes on with this stunning shoe stencil!
Our week on these fabulous new stencils has come to a close, but not before we stop off at one more designers blog post today –
We have been hopping this week with new metal stencils designed by our very own Fran Seiford and today is our actual stencil focus day so what do we do? Show more great stencils and samples using them!
See those perfectly puffy clouds behind the lighthouses? They were made with the Dreamweaver Stencils Picasso Shield/Stencil Tool. It’s so easy to do, watch the video with Dreamweaver Stencils founder Lynell Harlow to see how it’s done.
Fran designed this lovely Filagree stencil that works great in the background for greetings or other projects. Did you happen to see it in the Eagle Crest samples above?
Or here is Filagree celebrating the darling Happy Couple on this card.
We still have more to share! There is inspiration waiting for you on these designer’s blog today. Enjoy!
We are having a open house viewing of two new stencil designs today.
Our Birdhouses and Salt Box House stencils have all the character of home with so many techniques available and more. It’s just a doodle, color or embossing step away from becoming a special card, scrapbook page or home decor piece.
We just love the idea of gifts for a newlywed couple or someone moving into a new home. Stencil these great designs on dishtowels and tile trivets for a sweet homemade gift.
Now it’s time to see our designers, one for today, has created with Fran’s new stencils!
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.
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.
There is one more round of beach fun projects from these designers posting today. Enjoy!
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.
The technique for the beach and sea floor on these canvas pieces ties them together swimmingly.
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!
No need to wait for more inspiration, just stop by these designer’s projects today with a treasure of ideas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!