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Stampendous ATB Blog Hop

by Amy Bowerman

Hey there my crafty compadres!  Today I have a fun Artist Trading Block project to share with you featuring sensational Stampendous stamps, embossing powders and elements on Eileen Hull’s ATB Sizzix dies.  What’s even better is that you’ll find even more ATB inspiration at the end of this post.  That’s right friends we are having a block party with the Stampendous team and you are all invited!  Come hop along with me and get inspired with the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team and Stampendous on an ATB Block Hop!

Steampunk Bird ATB Tower with Stampendous | Pluckingdaisies.com

For my project I created a Steampunk Bird ATB tower.  If you’re new here you may not know about my bird stamp fetish but I’ve got it BAD for bird stamps.  Feathered friends are an all time favorite of mine.  I can’t resist them…much like Cadbury eggs :)

Steampunk Bird ATB Tower with Stampendous | Pluckingdaisies.com

Another one of my most favorite things…Emily Dickinson.  She’s my favorite poet and “Hope is a thing with feathers” happens to be my favorite poem.  Needless to say the stamps I received from Stampendous for this hop were right up my street!

Steampunk Bird ATB Tower with Stampendous Products | Pluckingdaisies.com

Laura from Stampendous hit the nail on the had when she picked out Stampendous products for me.  Bird stamp…check!  Amy’s favorite Emily Dickinson Quote…Check!  Oh and lets not forget a set of awesome embossing powders and elements in my favorite color…CHECK!

Steampunk Bird ATB Tower with Stampendous Products | Pluckingdaisies.com

Here’s a peek at how I layed out my ATB design for stamping and embossing  prior to assembly.

Steampunk Bird ATB Tower with Stampendous | Pluckingdaisies.com

Extreme close up of embossing on Mr. Steampunk bird here….

Steampunk Bird ATB Tower with Stampendous | Pluckingdaisies.com

and here we have some good old-fashioned, straight up stamping.  Stamps like this one speak for themselves and can stand alone without any help from powders and crafty potions.

Steampunk Bird ATB Tower with Stampendous | Pluckingdaisies.com

I had a fantastic time playing with my stamps and Frantage powders and elements to create this Steampunk Bird ATB tower.  It practically created itself!

Thanks for stopping by today for a creative flight of fancy with me.  Now go forth and enjoy more ATB inspiration from Stampendous and the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team!

You’ll find your next stops on the hop below…

Stampendous and Eileen Hull ATB Blog Hop

Here are today’s participating designers –

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Lea Kimmel

Pam Hornschu

Eileen Hull

Amy Bowerman *Thats ME!

Tracy Evans

Lisa Hoel

Nicole Wright

Stampendous Blog


You can find the Stampendous products I used in this project and more by following the links below:

Shop Stampendous

Stampendous Blog

Follow Stampendous:  Facebook Twitter * Pinterest

Eileen Hull Vintage Travel Sizzix Collection

Looking for Sizzix dies to use your Stampendous products with?  You can find Eileen Hull’s complete catalog below:

Shop Eileen Hull Sizzix Dies

Follow Eileen Hull: Facebook * Twitter * Pinterest * Google +* Instagram


Want to learn more about Artist Trading Blocks?  Check out the links below…

The Artists on the Block Blog

Follow The Artists on the Block: Facebook * Twitter * Pinterest

Have a creative day!









{ 51 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Leather Bag October 5, 2016 at 7:58 am

Great Post..


2 Teresa Godines #6857 March 5, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Stunning project. I love your color combo. TFS


3 steph March 5, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Fabulous work.


4 Robie March 2, 2015 at 11:29 pm

Love the stacked ATB’s. The topper is very interesting. Thanks for a chance at the drawing.
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5 Donna March 1, 2015 at 10:07 pm

This is one of my favorites! holy s**t it is awesome!
I love the stamps you had to work with! I love, love, love that bird!
Way to rock the block!

You have been missed!
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6 Linda K March 1, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Great stack of blocks. Love the color combo


7 Amanda Pink March 1, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Great! Bird tower! Lovely colours n great use of the goodies you had to work with x


8 Mary Beth Stull February 28, 2015 at 7:09 pm

Amazing tower! Love the stamps and how you used them.


9 sherry butcher February 28, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Wonderful, just love the steampunk tower, the bird, great colors too. TFs,


10 Sue D February 28, 2015 at 4:36 pm

This is so cool! I like this quote too.


11 Judy B February 28, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Love your bird tower. This is a beautiful project! Thanks for sharing.


12 Bunny February 28, 2015 at 11:54 am

This is a tower of beauty. Lovely creation.


13 Oxana February 28, 2015 at 7:33 am

Amy you did a fantastic job! love the colors, the composition, the stamping ^.^ and every little detail. ♡♡♡


14 Tracy W February 28, 2015 at 7:20 am

I love everything about this, so clever! Creative Blessings, Tracy x


15 Sharon F. February 28, 2015 at 3:53 am

Oh, I’m lovin’ this Steampunk Bird. So stunning. Wonderful steampunk project. One of my favourite styles.


16 Linda Chidster February 28, 2015 at 1:41 am

Colors – AWESOME !!
Bird – AMAZING !!!
LOVE Birds & Feathers – F A N T A B U L O U S !!! <3


17 Ina Good February 27, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Awesome steampunk bird box!


18 Cornelia (fun stamping) February 27, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Gorgeous box and I love this sentiment!
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19 Anne R February 27, 2015 at 10:34 am

Amy, this has to be my most favourite of your blocks, it is absolutely stunning, you have brought that steampunk bird to life! LOVE it, love it, love it!

PS – I am not giggling about your glue gun issue……. honest….. xx

Hugs, Anne xx
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20 Kirsten Alicia February 27, 2015 at 1:24 am

I love your ATB tower, it is WONDERFUL!! I love bird stamps too & this one is definitely on my wish list.


21 Lisa H February 26, 2015 at 10:22 pm

I love that steampunk bird! Your project is fabulous Amy. =)
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22 Wyvern February 26, 2015 at 9:52 pm

Love this block stack! It’s fantastic!


23 christi February 26, 2015 at 9:31 pm

love the bird tower with all of it’s pretties and the encrusted elements.


24 Carla Hundley February 26, 2015 at 7:29 pm

Love your bird house!
Lovely stamping and
Carla from Utah


25 Jean Bullock February 26, 2015 at 7:06 pm

Wonderful stamping and coloring. Your tower is so cool. I love the creative use of the timepieces. Well done.


26 Lynn Price February 26, 2015 at 6:53 pm

So fun!! Love your stamping and colors, and the dimension! Great make! xx Lynn
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27 Pamellia February 26, 2015 at 6:50 pm

Holy moses, this is outstanding! I just added a bunch of things on my wish list, like that amazing steampunk bird stamp! Love your colours and the way you propped the bird up on the top. what an incredible project! :)
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28 Kim Dineen February 26, 2015 at 6:14 pm

Awesome bird tower! So vibrant and fun. Makes me wish I had more time to craft!!!


29 D.AnnC February 26, 2015 at 5:13 pm

Wow! Such a FAB piece! LOVE how the stamping carries from one block to the other seamlessly… thanks for the progress pics, too.


30 Michelle T February 26, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Awesome! It’s gorgeous and so unique and creative!


31 Tenia Nelson February 26, 2015 at 3:58 pm



32 Noreen February 26, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Love your steampunk bird tower – and the colors you used!


33 rebecca February 26, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Well I am amazed – LOVE this one


34 Marlene L February 26, 2015 at 2:36 pm

Eye candy to the max. The steam punk bird is awesome ! Love everything! Marlene L


35 stamping sue February 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Hi Amy, I like all the stamping you did on your ATB.
stamping sue
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36 Stampendous Stamps February 26, 2015 at 1:41 pm

Mr. Steampunk Bird is so handsome perched on this tower. I’m so glad you enjoyed the goodies and your project is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for working on this collaboration with us and creating amazing things with your Stampendous goodies. We love working with this new canvas!
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37 Viki B February 26, 2015 at 1:32 pm

That is so cool! I love the way you used the steampunk bird!!! I love the teals in that set of Encrusted Jewels.
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38 Pam Hornschu February 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Wow! What a fun project! Love all the details!


39 Stampendous Stamps February 26, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Amy!! this is sooooo fantastic! What a great tribute to our new Bird Gears stamp!!! So glad that what we sent was perfect for your love of birds, Emily Dickinson, and teal!! Who knew! Must be a great psychic connection there. Great job!!!


40 Jean A Marmo February 26, 2015 at 1:01 pm

Wow – just amazing!


41 Iris Soscia February 26, 2015 at 11:10 am

Your steampunk tower is just wonderful – love the bird.
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42 Cathy February 26, 2015 at 10:40 am

Love the stacking and the steampunk bird!
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43 barb macaskill February 26, 2015 at 10:39 am

This is fabulisciousness!! LOVE the colors and that bird is AMAZING!!! LVOELOVELOVE it! TFS@


44 Yolanda Gonzalez February 26, 2015 at 10:37 am

I love everything about this project! stacking them was such a great idea. Thanks 4 sharing.


45 Mary Holshouser February 26, 2015 at 10:26 am

Gorgeous. Good idea to stack – making a taller display that won’t get lost among other items.
I love the blue bird. thanks for the tip on stamping several boxes so the design matches from one to the next.
I really have to try this.


46 Leadonna Kimmel February 26, 2015 at 9:59 am

This is fabulous! I love all the fun details of the gears and feathers! Right up my alley! I love birds, too, so you’re in great company!
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47 Anita Houston February 26, 2015 at 9:51 am

It’s about time you blogged! This is my new favorite of yours…pinning!!!
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48 Amy Bowerman February 26, 2015 at 10:28 am

I know right? I’ve been a bad BAD blogger! But hey I managed to not only make something AND blog it I also half cleaned my studio where I discovered my glue gun has been plugged in for a solid month…whoops!

PS they glue turns amber colored when you leave it on for a lengthy period.
PPS don’t call the fire department.

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49 Lisa H February 26, 2015 at 10:21 pm
50 Helen Markee February 26, 2015 at 9:45 am

love your steampunk bird!!


51 Tracy Evans February 26, 2015 at 9:26 am

This is gorgeous Amy, I love how you aligned the bird, I adore the stamps you received and you have showcased them fantastically. Love the colours and the embellishing is fabulous. Tracy x


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