Monday, February 29, 2016

Faber-Castell and CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop

Hello!  Thank you for joining us today for a fun blog hop.

I am so excited to be creating along with my CardMaker team members using amazing Faber-Castell products.  My first project was inspired by the Faber-Castell Paper Flower Kit.  The kit comes with precut flowers, adhesives and four Gelatos to enhance your finished project... everything you'll need to get started!

You should have arrived here from Linda Beeson's blog.  I have the entire blog hop list below, but the fun starts on the CardMaker Blog.

I created my dimensional flower from multiple pieces from the kit.  The base layer was a white precut flower that was painted with a wash of the Metallic Melon Gelato.  When that was dry, I added some lines of clear Texture Gems (a liquid that dries clear).  Layered over this is a precut velum flower with Texture Gem dots to look like water droplets.  The center was created from two smaller flowers from the kit that were painted with Lemon Gelato and completed with a few dots of Texture Gems.

The kit comes with circle foam adhesive dots to layer the flowers together or adhere to the final project.  I kept my card simple to highlight the pretty flower!

The kit comes with detailed instructions to create a few different designs to give you ideas on how to start.  I took my inspiration from the flower from page 8.

Since I had my Gelatos out on my desk, I thought I'd create a quick and simple card.

I stamped the wreath and flower images with dye ink.  Using a Q-Tip, I colored in the images with various colors of Gelatos for a soft halo effect.  I didn't worry about staying in the lines!  This is a loose method!  To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment in the center and added a small die-cut bow to the wreath, colored with the Melon Gelato to match.

Aren't you ready for spring?  I know I am!

Are you ready to keep hopping?

Thanks for visiting!  I understand that Faber-Castell will be hosting a giveaway on their blog, so be sure to comment for a chance to win.


Card 1:
Faber-Castell Paper Flowers Kit --> Texture Gems, Metallic Melon and Lemon Gelatos, Paper Flowers, brush, foam adhesive, and palette knife

Card 2:
Ink: Green Leaf, Doll Pink, Apricot, and Sunshine by Simon Says Stamp
Other: Q-Tips

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Tips on the CardMaker Blog today!

Hello!  I would love it if you checked out my post today on the CardMaker blog --> HERE <-- to see the details about these cards and a few tips that might help you next time you create!