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.


Lisa

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

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

19 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh this card is elegant!!! :-))))))) thank you so much for blog hop Faber-Castell

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  2. So simple and so pretty. I love the white with a pop of color. Just lovely. ~Kim Klinkovsky

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  3. I love both your cards. The white with a flower is elegant. The other is so colorful and it does make me smile!

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  4. Beautiful and simple! Love the bright flower against the white embossed background. I've never tried your Q-tip technique with Gelatos before. Such a soft and pretty look!! Thank you for sharing!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  5. I like how you did the water drops on the flower, pretty card with neat products..thks

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  6. Both cards are very pretty. The vibrant colors look great against the white. Well done.

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  7. Gorgeous flower you created for your pretty card !!!

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  8. Lisa...2 gorgeous samples!! Great way to show the products!!

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  9. They're both lovely, but that first one is outstanding!!

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  10. Both cards are so pretty, but I especially love how you colored the second one! I love the effect!

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  11. Wow! Both cards are beautifully made with gelatos.

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  12. Both of your cards are so pretty! I love the sweet layering on your flower and the colours you used. The wreath with the 'halo' effect is a nice technique. I am never good at colouring within the lines. :)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Love the bright and cheery cards you made with this product.

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  14. Both of your cards are simple elegance! I like that you chose to do one card with dimension and the other a one layer card. It gives you a good idea of the versatility of this kit tfs.

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