Nov 12 2011

Encrusted Jewel? Yep! It’s Time to HOP!

Published by at 8:00 am under Stampendous

Welcome to the StampendousFran•tage Encrusted Jewel Hop”!

All of us on the Stampendous DesignTeams 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? 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 <you are HERE!> ;)
Jennifer Dove
Pam Hornschu
Wendy Price
Taylor Usry
Wendy Jordan
Lynn Mercurio
Krissy Fossmeyer
Rachel Sztonyk
Suzanne Czosek

Here’s what I came up with for the challenge. I really love the added texture and bling from this technique, don’t you? It just adds that different, yet interesting detail to the design! :)


Stamps: I love Paris (Cling), Jornal Border (Perfectly Clear), Vintage Piano (Perfectly Clear), Blossom Spray (Cling)
Paper (Bazzill): kraft, pear, cameo, tawny medium
Ink: versamark, versafine sepia, versafine spanish moss, Adirondack pink sherbet, ranger vintage photo distress ink
Other goodies: vintage mahogany tinsel, pretty princess glitzy glitter (pink & green), corner rounder punch, notebook paper punch, may arts ribbon: pink, brown. Creative impressions olive crepe
Encrusted Jewel “ingredients”: amber mica, shabby white embossing enamel, champagne crushed glass glitter, multi medium crystal glitter

Okay, here’s the RULES! :D

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 (click to see them!). You have until 8pm EST on Sunday to leave your comments! At this time we can only offer the goody box winnings to those residing in the United States. :)

Aged Black Prize Package
Aged Silver Prize Package
Aged Gold Prize Package
Shabby White Prize Package
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you enjoy the hop today, and GOOD LUCK!! :D

41 responses so far

41 Responses to “Encrusted Jewel? Yep! It’s Time to HOP!”

  1. SueB says:

    How absolutely wonderful to have a post in my Reader from you! Love your card – so much yummy texture.

  2. Pam says:

    Love this card…and this technique is fabulous!

  3. Patti J. says:

    Beautiful! Love the card, and the technique is awesome! Thanks for sharing :)

    mamagilliam at gmail dot com

  4. Taylor says:

    Great card Trudee – love all the embossing!

  5. Really lovely card creation and adding Fran’s technique really takes this creation to the next level. So beautiful!

    lillianchild at cox dot net

  6. Michel E says:

    Love your card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  7. Miriam Prantner says:

    Beautiful card! Live the ‘notepaper’!

  8. Lisa says:

    Trudee- This card is beautiful! I love the very “organized” way you did the Encrusted Jewel Technique!

  9. liz terrazas says:

    I loved the Paris card.. Such elegance and detail.. The pink floral powders are spectacular…

  10. Renkata says:

    ooo wow, such a chic card, so romantic and vintage.

  11. indy says:

    Seriously in love with this technique and the amazing card you made! Spectacular!
    indyowens at yahoo dot com

  12. Angela P. says:

    Beautiful card…love the vintage vibe! Will have to watch this video and try the technique myself!

  13. Tenia Nelson says:

    Love this awesome card!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  14. wendyp says:

    Trudee, this is SO pretty! Love how you filled the flowers in with the glittery embossing powder!

  15. stampersuzz says:

    Gorgeous image. Love the glittery flowers and touches of encrusted jewels! Beautiful card.

  16. How pretty! Love the image!

  17. Clare G says:

    Beautifully done! The embellishments you’ve done are just lovely!

  18. Lynda K says:

    Beautiful card, Trudee! Love the sparkle of this technique .

  19. Laura Weed says:

    Thanks for sharing, Trudee! This card is so pretty, the Encrusted Jewel Technique really adds to the look of the whole card!

  20. Pam Hornschu says:

    This is gorgeous, Trudee! Love the pink and green, all the layers, and bits of crusty goodness!

  21. Maegan says:

    I have a special love for all things Paris-inspired. I have to say this one is my fave!
    silverxeno at yahoo dot com

  22. Carol B says:

    Great project! I love the design and the colors!

    Carol B

  23. Leone says:

    This makes me want to be in Paris sipping a glass of wine at some out of the way cafe. Great technique.

  24. EJ says:

    Wow what a great card, love it and the technique is great too :)

  25. Wendy Jordan says:

    THIS is beautiful Trudee!!! Great colors and awesome Fran~taging!!!

  26. Nelda Deakins says:

    This newly found technique looks quite interesting. Love your card, Trudee! Nelda

  27. LynB says:

    Love this card!!!! Pink is a favorite color.

  28. virginia says:

    Thanks for a chance to win. This looks like fun.

  29. Sue D says:

    Very pretty with this technique.

  30. littlen says:

    beautiful card. great technique. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

  31. Cyndi says:

    Trudee, this is just gorgeous! Love the colors you combined and all the extra elements!

  32. Ree Donnelly says:

    Beautiful card! I’m loving all this fun crustiness!!!

  33. Barb Turpin says:

    A girl after my own heart! Love the colors, the notebook punch, the musical score, the embossing! Beautiful card!

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

  34. Elizabeth Bombal says:

    Wow! The sparkle makes the Tower even more spectacular! And I love the use of color and layers :)

  35. Wow! the embossing brings the Tower to life!! love the patina effect! xxx Steph

  36. Melinda says:

    Trudee, this is stunning! I love how you encrusted and keep coming back to the pink & green powdered parts. Lovely!

  37. Linda Beeson says:

    I love that great image and what a wonderful card! Way cool on that technique too.

  38. Cyndi Honor says:

    Love this stamp, and what you’ve done with it! I’m so in love with the encrusted jewel technique and seeing what everyone is doing with it! Beautiful Card!

  39. Love your style Trudee! I’m looking forward to getting to know you and working with us at Stampendous! Happy Thanksgiving! Hugz, Steph

  40. Friv 4 says:

    I’ll do it later…

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