Saturday, November 12, 2011

Stampendous! Fran'tage Encrusted Jewel Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampendous "Fran•tage Encrusted Jewel Hop"! All of us on the Stampendous Design Teams are sooo excited about this new accidental creative process discovered by our own 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.

For my project today I completed a chipboard and acrylic mini album that I had started a while back.  All the papers used on the book are from the "Everybody Loves Christmas" paper line by Echo Park.  I've then added stamped areas and stickers throughout the book along with photos of course.

On the cover I used "Believe" stamp embossed in Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel.  The edges were inked with a Versamark pad and then I added more of the Shabby Pink powder.  BEFORE heating though, I added little bits of Bright Pink EP, Shaved Ice, and Silver Glass Glitter.  The embossing powder when heated will act as an adhesive to embed the other elements into!  The final touch are snowflake Class-a-Peel stickers.

The front still needed something so I added Changito Lights.  He's colored with copics and the ends of the bulbs are colored with  Silver Metallic pen from American Crafts.  The border on the left side of the front cover was cut with a Tim Holtz border then stamped with the snowflake stars  from Jumbo Sparkle Joy set and embossed in Shabby Pink.

Here's the next 2 pages in  the inside.  Every other page in the book is acrylic and the opposites are chipboard.  I created a pocket on the left side for tags to add some journaling to.  The top of the pocket has been inked and embossed with Red Tinsel Embossing Powder.

On the right page I used the same snowflake star stamp inked in Versamark and embossed it directly onto the acrylic using the Red Tinsel powder.  The acrylic warps just a tad.

The here's the next 2 pages in the book.  Nothing embossing and encrusted here, just the cute little Cling Cutie Bundles set stamped in black ink and colored with copics.  The matching sentiment in the set I also used on this page.  (I did also a a few touches of the Echo Park sticker sheet)

The following pages...peek-a-boos back to the previous page and I added Cling Polar Christmas, embossed in Red Tinsel and colored with copics.  Next page is acrylic  and I added mats to the front and back of the page so you don't see the glue through.  BTW, I used a My Stik customizable Adhesive runner from 3L Scrapbook Adhesives for all the pages, elements, etc.  It sticks GREAT to the chipboard AND the acrylic!

The next set of pages has the back of the previous acrylic page, which I encrusted, see below, and another peek-a-boo window to the next page.  On the second page I used Cling Polar Path Set, again stamped in Versamark and embossed with Red Tinsel.

Here's a peek of the bottom of the left page, where I did the Encrusted Jewel technique directly on the acrylic.  I inked the edge with my Versamark pad, added Shabby White Embossing Enamel and then embedded a touch of Champagne Glass Glitter

Here's the bottom of the right page, using the star snowflakes again from Sparkle Joy, embossed in Shabby White EP, then this edge was encrusted with white EP and Silver Crushed Glass Glitter.  I also added bits of random silver shine with words from the Holiday Greetings Mirror Silver Class-a-Peel sticker sheet.

ANd a peek at the top corner with Polar Path stamp.Plus some encrusting around the edge of the photo opening.

We're almost at the end!  These 2 pages feature a peek back with a Tree Class-a-Peel sticker, and the another acrylic page.

Here's a shot of the tree.  Its White velvet Stackable Trees Class-a-Peel stickers and then I added Red Dot Sparklers CAPs to the tree.

The second page peeks through the acrylic to the swirls on the last page so I added a bit of border to a small strip with Shabby White EP.

And Finally, the last set of pages!  More of the mirror silver words, more EP stickers, lots more ribbon LOL.  And on the last page I stamped Tinsel Tree in Bright Pink EP, tucking my photo underneath. 

On the background I used swirly snowflakes from Jumbo Merry Magical  embossed in Shabby Pink EP.  The corners were encrusted with Shabby Pink EP, Bright Pink EP, Shaved Ice, and Silver Crushed Glass Glitter.

Whew, thats it!!  Here's a recap of the Stampendous! supplies that I used:

FRG10C-R Shaved Ice

Hope you enjoyed my project! Sorry it was sooooo long!  Better go hurry and hop along to all the other awesomeness today, don't be late!!  From here head over to Trudee's blog!

Here's the list of our Encrusted Hoppers for today:

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 (in USA only) 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


  1. Super mini! This technique is fabulous!

  2. What a great album! Thanks for sharing your techniqe and wonderful pages with us!

    mamagilliam at gmail dot com

  3. Beyond cute, girlie!!! {{{HUGS}}}

  4. Your holiday book is darling. I especially love the glass glitter you used around the edges. And what a FUN new technique from Fran. She has all of us gals just giddy to try this technique!

    lillianchild at cox dot net

  5. Cute mini album. Thanks for sharing.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  6. What a fantastic mini, and thus technique adds the perfect amount of bling!

  7. your designs are gorgeous.. Such detail and love put into every page.. Gorgeous...

  8. Such a precious album.
    Amazing details.

  9. Oh my goodness! What a spectacular mini book! Great work!

  10. Wow, awesome all the glittery goodness!

  11. Love your album!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  12. Wonderful mini album, love all the glitter!

  13. Wonderful details! Love all the different pages. Too sweet and adorable. What a lovely holiday memento!

  14. What a fabulous album!

  15. Absolutely adorable, every page is fantastic - I love all of the adorable details and the shiny ones especially!

  16. So cute, Cyndi! Thanks for sharing all the little details that make this album so fun!

  17. Loving all the fun details, textures, colors, and of course...encrusting!

  18. The details are fabulous...I love the tree...

    silverxeno at yahoo dot com

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

    Carol B

  20. I love your color choices...great job.

  21. what a great project the colors are great :) EJ

  22. Think I'll really like this new technique. Thanks for sharing yours. Nelda

  23. Hey You!!! Great talking with you yesterday!! This album is awesome!! The Encrusted Jewel Technique on the corners really gives is the pages a wintery look!! Love it!! Call me this week!!

  24. Love encrusting technique and the details on your darling mini book!

  25. this looks lke a fun new thing to try. thanks for a chance to win.

  26. Very cute album and this technique adds just the right touch.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  27. I really love those projects :)
    The new technique really adds to them

  28. very cute mini album. thanks for showing all the little details.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

  29. Such a pretty album! Glittery goodness!!!
    reeree62 at aol dot com

  30. I love all the added sparkle to this little book and the little windows are adorable!

    Thanks for the chance to win some of this new product!
    Barb Turpin

  31. Wow!! what a labor of love! an absolutely gorgeous mini. xxx Steph

  32. I'm back in the land of the internet for a few hours, so I thought I'd check out your project. Wow! It's great! How long did it take you to complete this? It's a wonderful holiday book. Love your encrusting!

  33. What a great mini album! Love all the elements, products and techniques used to create this fun project. You are very talented!

  34. This is a perfect mini! Love it! TFS CallyAnn


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