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Vendor Spotlight: Stampendous Embossing Enamels & Tinsels

Reported by Marti Wills

Stampendous has an exciting new line of embossing powders as part of their Frantage line.  I received a selection of the aged metals embossing enamels, shabby enamel embossing powders, embossing tinsels and vintage glitters, plus a few stamps to use to try it all out.

I’ll start by saying I am a huge fan of heat embossing.  It is one of the first stamping techniques I learned, and it fascinates me to this day.  These embossing enamels were not like any of the powders I have seen, so I was intrigued right away.  I decided to start things off with the Vintage Crowns stamp sets and some Aged Silver Embossing Enamel:

The first thing I noticed was the unusual texture and grains.  They were larger and not all one color.

Which is exactly what gives you this unique aged metal look.  Next I used the Jumbo Rosehips stamp set with the Shabby Pink embossing enamel.  Again the powder itself was very unusual.

It contained large grains of white, smaller grains of pink as well as a bit of silver glitter – it made me wonder how well it would stick to the details of the stamped image.

As you can see it was no problem at all.

Next I wanted to add some detail to my corners with the Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel and a couple of the vintage glitters from the Treasures Glitter Kit.  I started by dumping the embossing enamel on to the corner.  then I sprinkled some of the glitters in as well.

It made quite a pretty little pile.  I heated from BENEATH the paper since I did not have anything holding the pile onto the paper.  The results were amazing.

As you can see above, the white grains truly become a slick enamel.  The whole melty mess holds the vintage glitters wonderfully.

In addition to the embossing enamels there are also three embossing tinsels.  Here I used another stamp and the Jumbo Rosehips and the Plum and Olive Embossing Tinsels.  These are colored powder with some glitter mixed in.  I also added some Aged Copper Embossing Enamel around the outer edges of my image.

Again once I tapped off the excess I heated from BENEATH the paper in case any of the grains blew around.

I finished up the second image similar to the first with powders and glitter in the corners and made these two gift bags.

Pros:

  • Unique mixture gives beautiful results
  • Colors and metallics are gorgeous
  • Sticks well to detailed images

Cons:

  • Very limited color selection – especially in the Embossing Tinsels
  • I couldn’t come up with any others!

Let us know what you think.  Have you tried any of the products in the Stampendous Frantage line?  What did you think?  Do you like heat embossing?

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3 Responses to Vendor Spotlight: Stampendous Embossing Enamels & Tinsels

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    Wendy October 18, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    I have used all the colors of Embossing Enamels and Tinsels and they are all wonderful. All of Stampendous’ Essentials line is remarkable. I would recommend it also. Their are more colors of Tinsel available, they are just a bit older. Great review!

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    Gayle October 18, 2011 at 10:05 pm #

    I love how they look!! Thank you for the review!

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    aloha37 October 19, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    I love the crown and your cards. Very cute. I would love to try these. How fun!