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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Stampendous Encrusted Jewel Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampendous "Fran•tage Encrusted Jewel Hop"! The encrusted jewel technique was an accidental creative process discovered by  Fran Seiford, Chief Artistic Officer at Stampendous! For more info on the process of Encrusting with the Fran•tage Essentials, check out the YouTube video HERE

I was inspired to pull out a wooden sled and decorate it for the holiday season: 
 Here are a few photos of the process: 

My unadorned sled: 

I painted the sled using the distress stain and finished it up with a glimmer mist chalkboard spray tan. 

I waited for that to dry completely before the next step:) 


I stamped the Lovely Jumbo Cling Holly Holidays using Versamark across the sleigh multiple times.  Heat emboss using Vintage Olive Embossing Tinsel.   

The next step was to die cut some fir branches and pine cones using the new Tim Holtz die from Sizzix.  The fir branches were covered in Versamark and heat embossed using the same Vintage Olive Embossing Tinsel. The final step was to heat up the fir branches to warm up the embossing tinsel and sprinkle with  Gold Medium Halo Glitter.

The pine cones were coated with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel and Encrusted with the Gold Medium Halo Glitter.


The finishing steps involved creating a star from chipboard, staining it and embossing the edges with the Aged Silver Embossing Enamel.  The sentiment was stamped using the Altered Type Alphabet using Versamark. 
Heat emboss using the Vintage Olive Embossing Tinsel powder. 

The jingle bells were encrusted with an Aged Silver Embossing Enamel and Gold Halo Medium Glitter

I am the last stop on the blog hop. So if you haven't had a chance to visit any of the other blogs here's the list of our Encrusted Hoppers for today:

Stampendous Impressions'
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Cyndi Bundy
Trudee Sauer
Jennifer Dove
Pam Hornschu
Wendy Price
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 by Sunday, November 13th, 2011 8PM EST.  Your comments give you 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. (*Prizes only available for U.S. Residents Only*)

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Suzz

45 comments:

  1. Wow! Your sled is gorgeous! I love all the details & the glittery goodness! I just love this technique.

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  2. I love what you did here, Sue! Absolutely wonderful!

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  3. Wow, Suzanne - this is a real show stopper! Great project - thanks for sharing :)

    mamagilliam at gmail dot com

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  4. SO much detail - this is terrific!

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  5. Love this sled. Thanks for sharing.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  6. Fabulous piece, I love it and that tinsel embossing powder is fabulous with the base colour. Tracy x x

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  7. Great project! I love how you put the sparkls on the little jingle bells!

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  8. What a neat, little project, Suzz! The sparkle is wonderful!

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  9. ohhh wow your project is just FAB!
    beautifly done.

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  10. My favorite of the blog hop! Love the glittered fir branches.

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  11. Wowza! This is amazing! I love how you used the encrusted jewels on so many different mediums! Seriously--I would never had tried this on bells! Super creative!
    indyowens at yahoo dot com

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  12. Way cool! Love the way you provided step by step photos!

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  13. Great way to transform the wood sled! Beautiful holiday ornament, wonderful details!

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  14. This shed is sooooooooooo awesome!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  15. Oh my goodness ... this is so cute ... I love the holly stamp ... all glittery and pretty

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  16. Wow! This is stunning! Love all the glittery goodness! I can't wait to try adding some glitz to jingle bells!

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  17. Just totally beautiful! Love it! Kim

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  18. WOW! Sparkles at their finest...love the sparkly bells most of all!

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  19. Suzz, you never let us down!! This project is just scrumptious!! What a fun ornament or package tie-on this will be for a lucky recipient! Terrific job and so many examples of ways to encrust!! Thanks so much for being part of our team!

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  20. This is totally fabulous! The dimension, the texture, the sparkle- it's just awesome!

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  21. THUD - woman, this is FANTASTIC! What an awesome piece of home decor...it turned out wonderfully! So sparkly and festive!

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  22. That sled is sooooooo awesome! Love the tinsel green holly leaves on the stained wood...homey with the perfect touch of bling!

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  23. I fell in love with the sled all on it's own! So pretty...

    silverxeno at yahoo dot com

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  24. Great project! I love the design and the colors!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. wow- you totally TRANSFORMED that sled-beautiful

    AngelMegStamps@aol.com

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  26. This sled makes a darling tree ornament! Love this new technique also! Nelda

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  27. WOWZA!!! This is darling!! Thanks for the step by step directions!!! Have a great weekend!

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  28. Now this project is AWESOME!!!!!
    paperL.petunia@gmail.com

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  29. Love your sled. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. Wow--your sled is awesome with this technique.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  31. awesome project. thanks for showing how you did this.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  32. OMG! there are no words for me to tell you how gorgeous this is, all the detail is stunning! So happy you are joining us on the catalog team...but scared cause you put my work to shame!!

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  33. WOWWW!!!! This is one stunning project!! So, so gorgeous!
    reeree62@aol dot com

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  34. Oh the possibilities you've inspired! Love that Holly stamp on the sled, and your little bells are adorable!

    Thanks for the chance to win some of this new product!
    Barb Turpin
    b_turpin@comcast.net
    barbsboys123.blogspot.com

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  35. Beautiful Suzanne! Love the shimmery holly leafs and the glittered jingle bells!

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  36. You make the most amazing things. This little sled is gorgeous.. I love everything about it! The rich brown color and olive green go together beautifully!

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  38. oh Wow!! this is just stunning Suzz!! Wow! xxx Steph

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  39. holy smoke this is AMAZING!! I love the green glitter on it and the stain job you did makes it so rich and elegant. Would make a great door hanging.

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  40. Love what you did with the sled, it looks so gorgeous!!! I have never used half of the supplies you used here, but I am really curious to:-)

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  41. A really wonderful sled!! Love all of the embellishments you added and the Encrusted technique you used. Had to watch the video and loved it. TFS

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