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Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

Take time to get inky today....

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Encrusted Treasure Hop/Chipboard Challenge


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? 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:


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 (US winners only):

 Aged Black Prize Package

Aged Silver Prize package

 Aged Gold Prize Package

 Shabby White Prize Package


OK!  You ready to see what I created?  I decided to step out of my comfort zone this week and instead of making a card, I made a vellum candle shade.  I love the way this turned out!  Along the top edge of the vellum, I stamped the flourish from the Cling Jumbo Peony with VersaMark ink.  It's kind of hard to see, but I really like the way a watermark looks on vellum.  I then stamped just the Eiffel Tower from Eiffel Noel and embossed it with Detail Gold EP.  On the reverse side of the image, I colored the holly, berries and poinsettias with my Prismacolor pencils.  I attached the shade to a piece of chipboard that I embossed with Detail Gold EP and then added Shaved Ice around the base to mimic snow.  This was the first time I used Shaved Ice and it won't be my last!  It was "snow" much fun!  I placed a battery operated tealight inside and VOILA! 


Alright, my time here is done....it's time for you to get hopping!  I'm sure you're in for some real treats from this uber-talented group of gals!  Prepare to be wowed!!!  After checking out all of the encrusted goodness, be sure to watch Fran's video and then take time to get inky! 

36 comments:

Patti J said...

What a gorgeous project! I am loving this technique... Thank you for sharing! mamagilliam at gmail dot com

Taylor U. said...

This is gorgeous!!!!!

craftymom205 said...

Love the project. Thanks for sharing.

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Miriam Prantner said...

What a great idea! Would love to see it in action!

Renkata said...

oooo wow very romantic.

Lisa said...

Hi Krissy! Really beautiful Parisian card! Love that background paper with the Shaved Ice!

Indy said...

Fantastic!
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Angela said...

Very pretty...I bet this really rocks in real life...hard to see all the candle glow and sparkle in a photo...well done!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so very very cool!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Suzanne C said...

Elegant vellum shade! Lovely touch with the soft edge around the bottom.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful candle shade!

wendyp said...

and you were stressing why?? This is GORGEOUS!!!! Fabulous card, Krissy!

Lynda said...

What an elegant project...love the touch of 'glitz'.

Clare G said...

Beautiful shade, wonderful idea- love the snow effect!

StampendousGraphics said...

This is really sweet, Krissy! What a simple and beautiful way to add a lot of sparkle and texture to your project! Great idea...bet it's lovely in a darkened room!

Liz Terrazas said...

beautiful project

Pam Hornschu said...

I love doing candle shades and lanterns! This turned out gorgeous, Krissy! Love the Shaved Ice on this!

Maegan said...

Very elegant!

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Pam said...

Gorgeous project! Truly beautiful.

Stampin' Meg said...

I love the versamark on the vellum- it's so soft and subtle. All the bling at the bottom looks like a fabulously luxe blingy Parisienne snow storm :-)

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Carol said...

Great project! I love the design and the colors!

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Leone said...

Aw...Christmas in Paris...wouldn't that be fun! Great job.

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful card thanks for sharing :) EJ

Nelda said...

Love your Eiffel tower - so good with the new technique. Nelda

Wendy said...

This is super Krissy!!! What a unique idea!!! This is "snow" fabulous!!!

LynB said...

Lovely luminary idea and nicely detailed!
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Ginny said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful project.

Sue D said...

Very pretty candle shade--I like the snow.
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littlen said...

very, very pretty. tfs.
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Scrappychick said...

Krissy, this turned out gorgeous!! Love the way the border is so fuzzy and snowy looking, like a shimmery feather boa!

reeree62 said...

ooooh!! So pretty...wish I could see it IRL with all it's sparkliness!
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reeree62 said...

I just commented & not sure if it went thru...
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Barb's Boys Inspired said...

This is lovely! First time I've been to your blog, love the colors and adore your cute little 'friend'.

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

Wow - that's a beautiful candle shade!! How very creative of you!

Curt in Carmel said...

What a gorgeous project! I love anything to do with tea lights and the image you selected for this is perfect. What is more romantic than candle light and Paris???? Throw in Christmas and you have pure magic! Great job on this! Best, Curt

Cyndi said...

Love your candle shade! I love how the vers-marked turned out on the vellum. I love this stamp too, I just got it and can hardly wait to start using it. Nice work with the EJ Technique. thank you for sharing your talent!