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

Stampendous and Deflecto Craft Blog Hop Winners!

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What a great hop! It is always fun to see what our designers will come up with during collaborations with other companies. We had a great time and the design teams from both companies were so creative with their projects. If you missed the hop last week take a look through our Pinterest gallery for ideas and links to all the designer projects.

Now on to our lucky winners!  Three prize packages were available to three visitors who commented on our posts from the hop with Deflecto. Each prize package includes a Cling Woodland Stamps Set plus it’s matching dies and a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle.

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The three winners of our prize packages are:

Lea Fritts Thursday Post

Cindy deRosier

Wendy Price’s Monday Post

Amanda Rhodes

Marilyn Gossett’s Friday Post

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Congratulations! Please send your mailing address to us with a Subject title “Deflecto Hop Winner” to submissions@stampendous.com

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!!

 

 

Stampendous and Deflecto Craft Blog Hop Day 5

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We have had a great time with the products from Deflecto and their talented team of designers. We hope you’ve been hopping along with us all week long and enjoying this new mix of products. If you’ve missed a day or two you can find links to each day of the hop after today’s participating designers.

Remember to comment along the blog hop each day (one comment per blog per day) for a chance to win one of THREE prize packages. Each package will include one Cling Woodland Stamps Set plus it’s matching die set and one Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle. See Official Contest Rules for details. Deflecto Craft is also having a prize drawing so be sure to stop by their blog!

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We just love ending the week on a hill of inspiration, so we round up the team for one more project. Here are the designers participating today –

Wendy Price

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Bray

Tenia Nelson

Lea Fritts

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Laura Drahozal

Alison Heikkila

Marilyn Gossett

Lorrie McCullers

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*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 and your participation and kind comments.

Just finding our hop today and need to catch up? Stop by our posts on MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY to see what everyone created this week. One could also stop by our new Stampendous and Deflecto Pinterest board and hop through the projects in one easy spot.

Stampendous and Deflecto Craft Blog Hop Day 4

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It’s our weekly Dreamweaver Thursday and we have already seen some fantastic examples of stenciling on Deflecto products. Here are a couple projects from the design team to get today’s hop started.

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Welcome Spring! Frame by Louise Healy

Louise Healy made a design in honor of spring with DWLS94 Bird on a Branch and DWLL587 Nest Flourish in DWDMBP Matte Black Embossing Paste. Click on the Welcome Spring project to get all the details.

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Lotus Stencil Frame by Wendy Price

A serene photo frame by Wendy Price using Dreamweaver Stencils LG720 Lotus stencil is great for its versatility and simplicity. You’ll see more ideas on combining stencils with Deflecto Craft products and we can’t wait for you to see them!

Comment along the blog hop each day (one comment per blog per day) for a chance to win one of THREE prize packages that include Cling Woodland Stamps Set plus it’s matching dies and a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle. See Official Contest Rules for details.

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Deflecto Craft is also having a prize drawing so be sure to stop by their blog! Now for some designer projects!

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts

Laura Drahozal

Alison Heikkila

Larissa Pittman

Alicia Hill

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*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 and your participation and kind comments.

Stampendous and Deflecto Craft Blog Hop Day 3

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We are hopping with Deflecto Craft and their design team this week having a great time altering products like their Tabletop sign holder and Carousel Rotating Organizer with stamping, stenciling and adding sparkly glitters and more!

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Remember to comment as you hop along the blog hop each day (one comment per blog per day) because three commenters will be picked to receive one of THREE prize packages that include Cling Woodland Stamps Set plus it’s matching dies and a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle. See Official Contest Rules for details.

Deflecto Craft is also having a prize drawing so be sure to stop by their blog!

Here are today’s projects!

Louise Healy

Jamie Martin

Tenia Nelson

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Sue Eldred

Monica Taylor

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*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 and your participation and kind comments.

Stampendous and Deflecto Craft Blog Hop Day 2

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Welcome back to another day in our hop with the design teams from Deflecto Craft. We’ve already seen great ideas from the first day of projects and more to come with our big hop finale on Friday.

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Remember to comment as you hop along the blog hop each day (one comment per blog per day) because three commenters will be picked to receive one of THREE prize packages that include Cling Woodland Stamps Set plus it’s matching dies and a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle. See Official Contest Rules for details.

Deflecto Craft is also having a prize drawing so be sure to stop by their blog! Now for today’s designer projects!

Pam Bray

Janelle Stollfus

Nadine Carlier

Jennifer Davey

Deflecto 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 and your participation and kind comments.

Stampendous and Deflecto Craft Blog Hop Day 1

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We are SUPER excited to be partnering with our friends from Deflecto Craft. We’ll be sharing some pretty awesome ways to stamp, stencil and emboss on frames, containers and more with our two design teams hopping all week!

Get connected with us and stay updated on all the great ideas with our products.

You have a chance to create with Stampendous and Deflecto products, too! Comment along the blog hop each day (one comment per blog per day) for a chance to win one of THREE prize packages that include Cling Woodland Stamps Set plus it’s matching dies and a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle. See Official Contest Rules for details.

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CRS5087 Cling Woodland Friends Rubber Stamp Set, DCS5097 Woodland Friends Die Set SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle

Deflecto Craft is also having a prize drawing so be sure to stop by their blog! Now for some designer projects!

Wendy Price

Kristine Reynolds

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Anita Scroggins

Erin Reed

*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 and your participation and kind comments.

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.

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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!

 

A Murder of Crows!

Yes, a group of crows is called a murder (not a flock)! No wonder they’re associated with being up to no good! Crows and ravens habitually steal things. They are typically scavengers and will eat just about anything, including dead animals, so they’re often associated with death. They are, however, extremely family-oriented birds that care a great deal about their… uh… murder members?!

Here at Stampendous they just make great rubber stamps. Iconic images that are perfect for your Halloween greetings! Check out this terrific card by Wend Jordan featuring our Raven Background stamp! Wow! The Trick or Treat Color Fragments she used around the edges really set off the central design!

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Raven Background by Wendy Jordan

Check out the offerings from our Design Team Members today for Ravens Rule Week! Let our black birds put you in the mood for some Halloween fun!

Kristine Reynolds