Saturday, November 12, 2011

Stampendous Fran*tage Encrusted Jewel Hop


Welcome to the Stampendous "Fran•tage Encrusted Jewel Hop"! All of us on the Stampendous Design Teams are sooo excited about this new technique...an accidental creative process discovered by our own Fran Seiford, Chief Artistic Officer at Stampendous! There is a quote that says, "There are no mistakes, just opportunities for embellishment!" How true is that? 

Lots of embossing on this card. I used the Encrusted embossing technique on the chipboard star. First I painted it with paint and embossed it with Sunny Yellow EP. While it was still hot, I dumped on a bit of Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter. Finally I sprinkled a bit of Clear Lemon Embossing Powder over the piece and embossed again. 

To create the sky, I used Fran's Painting with Embossing Powder technique. I swiped Versamark across the entire cardstock and then dumped on different shades of blue embossing powder, tapping off the extra before beginning a new stripe of color. 

To create the snowdrifts, I tore two pieces of cardstock. One I embossed completely in Clear EP and then added some Shaved Ice while the EP was still hot. The other piece of cardstock I embossed with Shabby Blue Embossing Powder


The cute little penguin is from the Cling Penguin Wishes set. I stamped him in Memento and colored him with Copics. 

Today our super-creative-with-mistakes designers are excited to show you how you can deliberately create with gorgeous sloppiness. For more info on the process of Encrusting with the Fran•tage Essentials, check out the YouTube video HERE. Here's the list of our Encrusted Hoppers for today:

Stampendous Impressions' Blog
Cyndi Bundy
Trudee Sauer
Jennifer Dove
Pam Hornschu
Taylor Usry
Wendy Jordan
Lynn Mercurio
Krissy Fossmeyer
Rachel Sztonyk
Suzanne Czosek

As you hop from blog to blog, oohing and aahing over the Encrusted Jewel fabulousness, be sure to leave some love (and your contact email) for the designers, as well as on the Stampendous blog. Your comments are your insurance that you have an opportunity to win one of four blog candy goody boxes of Stampendous Fran•tage Essentials for you to create your own Encrusted Jewel goodness:

 Aged Black Prize Package

Aged Silver Prize package

 Aged Gold Prize Package

 Shabby White Prize Package

*US Winners only please*

36 comments:

Patti J said...

Beautiful creation - thanks so much for sharing!!!

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Taylor U. said...

Awwww.....he is darling!!

Miriam Prantner said...

This card is just adorable! Thanks!

craftymom205 said...

Great card. Love the background.

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Lisa said...

Wendy- bless your heart for not only using the Encrusted jewel Technique, but also the "Paintint with Powder Technique! That's what I call the "Killing Two Birds With One Stone Technique"! Cute card!!!!

Liz Terrazas said...

love the penguin card.. beautiful design

Renkata said...

Very cute card.
Beautifly done.

Indy said...

That is a lot of embossing! This is darling!
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Angela said...

Fun card...that star rocks!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love love love this!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Suzanne C said...

Adorable! Super sweet cutie penguin! The background is fab with the encrusted snow.

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty - love the scene you created!

Stampin' Meg said...

Wendy-the textures on this card are juct YumTastical!

Clare G said...

Wonderful card, your penguin is so cute and all of the embossing you did is simply gorgeous!

Lynda said...

Beautiful sparkly sun!!! Love the card.

Tiffany said...

I really love this, Wendy!! Lots of fabulous details to look at and the textures are amazing!

StampendousGraphics said...

This is so sweet, Wendy! Your PWP background is just fantastic, too! Love what you've done with the snow as well. Great job!

Pam Hornschu said...

That PWP background turned out gorgeous! I love how the color broke up and bits of white flecked out like snow. Fabulous card, Wendy!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic, Wendy. Love your layered background techniques. It's an adorable card.

Maegan said...

So cute!

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Carol said...

Great project! I love the design and the colors!

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Anonymous said...

this is a cute card thanks for sharing :) EJ

Wendy said...

I love this Wendy!! The background is genius!!! This hop is soo inspirational!!! Have a great weekend Wendy!!!

Nelda said...

Your artistic use of the new technique is great! Nelda

LynB said...

I adore penquins Wendy and love the encrusting on the star and the embossing technique in the background.
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Ginny said...

Nice project. This is an interesting technique. It looks like it makes glittery less messy.

walchowDesign said...

Wow! Beautiful card and love the sky!

Sue D said...

Very cute--I really like the sand.
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littlen said...

what a cute card. this technique certainly adds sparkle to any project. tfs.
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Scrappychick said...

OMG! Penguin on the beach, i love it!!!! the star/sun/snowflake is awesome!

reeree62 said...

Fun card! Love the snow drifts...
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Barb's Boys Inspired said...

What a darling little card! Love the cute little penguin!

Thanks for the chance to win some of this new product!
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Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

I'm totally amazed that with all the glitter and embossing powder you had on your card - it's not more shiny. In fact it looks amazingly realistic!! gorgeous work. xxx Steph

Linda Beeson said...

I love experimenting, I love finding new techniques. What a fun card!

Lillian Child said...

How delightful, Wendy! This technique really gave your project a marvelous sandy beach look!

Cyndi said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing!

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