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Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Fun with Faber-Castell

This week the Stampendous Design Team received some great products from Faber-Castell to play with.  They were so generous!  Today was the first time I have used Gelatos and I can tell you it won't be my last!  The color goes on really nice and blends beautifully!

Here's the card that I created...



I first stamped this Live Creatively stamp by Stampendous with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Stampendous Detail White Embossing Powder.  This is where the magic begins...I applied the Gelatos from the red set in vertical stripes across my embossed panel and then blended them with my fingers and wiped the excess of with a baby wipe to expose the embossing.  Doesn't get much easier than that!  

I love the ombre effect!  Now I need to go shopping to get some other color collections!

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55 comments:

Kristine Reynolds said...

Love the gradient pinks! Great card!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!!

maggiej said...

love it!

Iris said...

So pretty - love all the pink.
isoscia at aol dot com

barbara macaskill said...

Love the ombre! This is a wonderful card!

Cornelia W said...

your card rocks!

Disco Queen said...

Wow Krissy! I love resist stamping with gelatos & your sample is just gorgeous. Theresa x

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous card. Love how the sentiment is the focal point of your project. Great color choice. TFS

Angela Watson said...

What a great idea for a fun card!

nancy said...

I have not tried gelatos yet, so I was so happy to hear you say how easy they are to use. Your card is wonderful!

Judy said...

Another wonderful idea for using the gelatos. Thanks for sharing with us.

Kailash said...

So artsy and fun!

Barbara said...

Love this card and think it's beautiful! I'm convinced, I really do need Gelatos, my next purchase for stamping, I think! :)

Stampendous said...

Love the bright colors, Krissy! You really put that "reds" set to best use there! Great idea to do a resist. Thanks so much for playing with us this week!!! gelato-on!

JPScraps said...

Great card! I really like the gelatos ombre!

Heather Thompson said...

this is so bright, I love teh color, This turned out amazing.

wendy L said...

love the colors, so simple but beautiful

butterfly said...

Gorgeous colour blending - and it looks so cool over the white embossing - fabulous card!
Alison x

seau said...

Wow how simple is that, I would never have guess it was so easy. Beautiful card. TFS.

Tamara Churchill said...

love that color, and the sentiment!

Karen H said...

I really like what you've done with this resist embossing technique! The Gelatos seem to be pretty fool proof and easy to use!

sharon g said...

THe blending of the colors looks great. Leave it to FC to make products that blend so well. You did an amazing job.

Amy C. said...

Very cute card!

Jean Bullock said...

Well done. Very effective card and I simply must try that embossing resist technique.

Darlene G said...

Wow, how cool is this card. Love it.

Natasha G.P. said...

Adding the pretty twine was a nice idea for this card. I love the happy color.

Robin B. said...

Such a pretty card! I love the embossing and the ombré look. Thanks for sharing.

Greta said...

Wonderful effect & a technique I can do! Thanks for the inspiration!

Debra said...

Beautiful. I learned a lot. I love FC products...they never disappoint.

Linda T said...

What a beautiful card. I just love the background with the pinks.

TSaunders said...

Oh.my.goodness!!!! This card is simple, but amazing! I love the graffiti feel of this card!!!

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

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Sue D said...

Very pretty background with the Gelatos.

Scrappin' Diva said...

Pretty card. Simple but beautiful!

Dana Norris said...

I love the ombre effect and the colors you used for it. Your whole card is gorgeous. It's an easy card to do but it looks a lot harder and like you spent a lot of time on it. Thank you for the inspriration!

Patricia Chalas said...

great card.... love the background!!!

TFS Patricia

Yolanda said...

Great effect.Thanks for sharing.

SmokieBlueRose said...

I'll have to try using the baby wipes to get my embossing cleaner, thanks.

Sabrina said...

OH WOW!! What else can I say but OH WOW!!!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful. Love the background!

Lea said...

The simplicity of this card is genius! I love the pinks with the touch of black and the splash of white! It's very striking!

Gerrina said...

Love this design and the way the twine "breaks"the cleur lines!

cghundley said...

Beautiful card!
Love the colors
and the twine and
bling, makes it
shine.
Carla from Utah

Carol said...

Simply gorgeous, thanks for sharing your creative ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Sandra said...

BEAUTIFUL!
Sandra ltb

Con said...

I haven't worked with Gelatos either and have been wanting to. thanks for the encouragement, -con

Janis said...

Gorgeous!! Love emboss resist.
<3 J

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TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - what an EXCITING card!!!

LOVE the stamp and GORGEOUS shading!!!

THIS is definitely a stamp I NEED and a technique I need to try - THANK YOU for the crafty inspiration!!!

Reebledeavey said...

Watch out! You have a new addiction! I only lack the green set of gelatos, but they'll come home to me soon I know ; )

Colorado Crafter said...

Love that background!!! I really must get out those Gelatos I bought and actually use them!! :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wonderful card...love the background!

Lyndal said...

Super cute Krissy - FAB ombre effect!

Katie said...

Beautiful card! Love what you did here. I love the added gems and twine too. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Kelly Flaherty said...

This is great. I'm just learning how to use my Gelatos and I love your background and am glad you explained how you did it. I'm going to give this a try tomorrow.

Curt in Indy said...

Hey Krissy! What a beautiful card. Love how you used the Gelatos. Spent some time going through your past posts to catch up. Loving the Gruffies and House Mouse you've been doing. Wanted to thank you too for your kind comments regarding the loss of my Shotsy. It meant a lot to me and was very much appreciated. Hope all is well in your world. Hugs, Curt