Saturday, September 15, 2012

A Stampendous Hop from the Heart

Wow, what a week it's been. Hopefully you were inspired by some of the handmade gifts that we've been sharing at Stampendous. If you missed the project I posted earlier in the week, you can find it here.


I made two projects for today's hop. The first gift is a coaster set.

We are lucky in Columbus to have a very cool interactive art studio called Creation Nation where you can paint ceramics, fuse glass or make jewelry. I purchased this unglazed ceramic coaster set there. Normally, you would stay at Creation Nation and paint it, then they would fire it for you...but I had other ideas.

Have you seen the new Cling Jumbo Christmas stamps? Every single one of them is a must-have. They are perfect for both cards and gifts. So I stamped each coaster with one of these stamps, using Tsukineko StazOn Jet Black ink. I then colored them with Prismacolor Premier colored pencils. To give them that 'glazed' look, I coated each one with a layer of Fast Finish Decoupage from Beacon Adhesives. This is a fantastic, acid-free, non-toxic product that you can find at Michaels. The Stampendous stamps I used are Cling Jumbo Amaryllis, Cling Jumbo Cardinals, Cling Jumbo Poinsettia* and Cling Jumbo Magnolia. There are direct links at the bottom of my post.


My second gift is a necklace made from a domino. I sanded the face of the domino with 120 grit sandpaper, stamped the Stampendous Cling Blossom Spray image (once again using StazOn Jet Black ink) and colored using Prismacolor Premier colored pencils. I used the Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage again to seal my domino and then drilled a hole in it using a Fiskars Handheld Craft Drill. Before I strung the domino on the chains, I added a little more bling by generously painting the sides of the domino with Beacon Gem-Tac Embellishing Glue and then sprinkling it with Stampendous Silver Crushed Glass Glitter.


I love the chunkiness of this glitter which comes in so many great colors and is perfect for a project like this. The best part is when teamed with Gem-Tac, the glitter is there to stay. I even tried to rub it off but it stayed put. These very cool chains I found in the jewelry department at Michaels.

Well, I hope you enjoyed my gift ideas. Please remember to comment when you visit the following blogs. The more comments you leave, the better chance you have of winning.

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus

Krissy Fossmeyer

Kristine Reynolds

Melinda Gleissner (That's me)

Pam Hornschu

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Jordan

Wendy Price

Jennifer Ingle (Jingle)

Lea Kimmel

Don't forget to play along with this month's Saturday Challenge. The theme is embossing techniques.

Thanks for visiting!

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*Please note the Cling Jumbo Poinsettia is currently available at Michaels and your local craft stores. It should be back in stock soon at the Stampendous Online Store.

30 comments:

  1. Wow! Melinda these are amazing! I had no clue you could use pencils. I was looking at your gorgeous coloring wishing I had more copic colors but I have plenty of pencils. Can't wait to try this!

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  2. Must get Cling Jumbo Cardinals, can use them for friends like this and on other things including cards. TFS!

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  3. WOW! You went all out! LOVE the coaster set ,they are beautifully colored! And the gitter around the necklace is stunning and just perfectly pulls in the silver in the chains!

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  4. Love the coasters.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  5. Wow--both the coasters and the necklace are gorgeous. Thanks for all the tips on how to color and seal these projects.

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  6. Beautiful projects. Love the poinsettia and the cardinal. Iris

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  7. Beautiful gifts! I really liked learning about your work on the dominoes- using the pencils, sealing your art and the wonderful crushed glass glitter. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. I'm being blown away by the projects in the hop today & that includes what you made! I bought blank coasters over 5 years ago & they're still blank! Now maybe I will get up my courage to create something. I do love those Christmas clings!

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  9. WOW!! That is all!! You are a Rock Star, Miss Lady!!!

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  10. Wow this is awesome.. Love the coloring on these gifts! Your coasters are breath taking! TFS

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  11. These are just incredible!! Both projects are absolutely breathtaking! The Jumbo Poinsettia is available at Michaels Stores and many local retailers (which is why our website is out of them!). What terrific gift ideas, Melinda!

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  12. Fabulous projects! I LOVE the chunky glitter on the domino!

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  13. I love the necklace, I was wondering how to make jewelry with stamps. Thanks for the ideas!

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  14. These projects are just beautiful! The colors and coloring are so vivid and bright!

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  15. Melinda.......OH MY GOODNESS, this is GORGEOUS!!!! Amazing Melinda. I hope you're having a good weekend!!

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  16. Such gorgeous coasters...that is a great idea for Christmas gifts...

    Usha
    usharaneem@yahoo.com

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  17. Wow! These are both amazing projects. The jumbo stamps are perfect for the coasters!

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  18. This is phenomenal!! Wow! I am in love with those coasters and neclace! I totally have to check that place out. It looks really cool!

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  19. Both projects are fantastic!!! I really like the look of the silver crushed glass glitter around the edge of the domino. I'll be at my LSS monday to get some!! LOL I dont have any that color yet. Love my other colors so much!

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  20. I especially love the bright red cardinal...and that glass glitter on the pendant is gorgeous!

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  21. Wow, two for one! I'm always looking for ways to make gift coasters and since I just purchased a set of Prismacolor pencils this will be perfect! Thanks!

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  22. Melinda! GORGEOUS! Look at you...making these amazing projects. Your pencils are getting a workout, and I am loving the results. Terry would be proud!

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  23. Fabulous project, thanks for the inspiration!



    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Beautiful! What did you use for coloring and stamping ink?

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  25. Wow! Your projects are stunning! Absolutely stunning!!

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  26. I would use a picture I took of my son's family at a recent wedding.
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