Friday, April 22, 2011

more fun with Faber Castell

thanks so much FC

Today I am going to share step-by-step instructions about how I made this card, using new the products from Faber Castell Design Memory Craft.

To make the flower:

    1.Color white cardstock using Color Gelatos Blue/Green set. (using only the blues)
    2. Mist the cardstock with water and spread the color around with a paper towel.
    3. Die cut 4 flower pieces from your cardstock.
    4. Because the paper is wet, you can shape it easily.
    5. Secure the layers together with a decorative brad.

For the sentiment:
  1. Die cut a rectangle from white cardstock.
  2. Color the stamp with a dark blue Color Gelato.
  3. Spritz very lightly with water.
  4. Stamp.
  5. Keep in mind that this will not be crisp like ink, but its pretty impressive, as you can see below.
thanks so much FC CU shimmer
To Make the Leaves:
  1. Color your cardstock with all four colors from the Color Gelatos Blue/Green collection.
  2. Using a Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (from the Mixed Media Sampler), color the stamp from the Color Gelatos kit. The pens contain India ink,
  3. Stamp onto the background.
  4. Color the stamp and repeat until you have your background covered.
  5. Die cut with leaves shape.
  6. Rub the surface of the leaves with a Metallic Gelato (from the Mixed Media Sampler) Look at that beautiful shine!! I rubbed it on very gently, as to not change the color underneath.
Make sure that you leave a comment ON THIS BLOG POST for a chance to win one of two sets of product from Faber Castell Design Memory Craft, the products I have been using for the past two days. You have until 10 pm tonight CDT.

I hope that gives you some more ideas of how to use these great mediums! If this has you completely fascinated, I highly recommend visiting Jill Foster’s blog for amazing inspiration, she creates gorgeous projects and is on their design team.

thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Faber Castell (Color Gelatos Blue/Green, Mixed Media Sampler Blue), Spellbinders (Rose Creations, Foliage, Rectangles Large), Stamps-Hero Arts (Made with Love), Patterned paper-Crate (Emma’s Shoppe)


martina's kaartjes said...

this is one pretty card ! great !
greetings, martina

Christine said...

So effective, I love it :-)

Laura O'Donnell said...

very cool!

Deirdre said...

Stunning. Am going to have to get my hands on some of those wonderful gelatos.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really gorgeous!!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

This is a really beautiful card.

Evette K. said...

This totally fascinates me. Would love to try this myself! The blog candy would come in very hand for that.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Stunning Card. Really like this technique. Has a great effect.
Happy Easter to you and yours

Pam said...

What a gorgeous card! These gelatos are so stunning. I have to have them, and soon!

Barbara said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the colors mixed together! This is a must have for me!

Mrs Ham said...

Stunning card focal. Thanks for the tutorial.

Thebug415 said...

Love that Metalic look. Very very cool.

Rox-Ann said...

Super card love the shiny look of the gelatos!

kksb said...

The blues and greens are fantastic!
Neat shine.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Oh my....those leaves look fabulous!

MiMi63 said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your technique with the gelatos.

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Gorgeous card!

NatQuebec said...

This new product seems so cool ! your card is very nice :-)

cheryl l. said...

I've got to try these!

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous colours!

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