Gelatos® For Card Makers Series-Glowing Christmas Lights




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Today I’m sharing this card using Gerda Steiner Designs Deck the Halls stamp along with some Neenah Classic Linen card stocks to do some watercoloring with Gelatos®.  I’ll be starting a New Gelatos® For Card Makers Series, sharing different ways you can incorporate Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Mix & Match line of products in our card making.  I’m starting this series because I’ve heard many people mention, Gelatos® as a Mixed media medium. Gelatos® are such versatile medium that can be used for both mixed media and card making.  It’s a fantastic medium and it’s very easy to work with.  Hopefully I can share some techniques with different products, to showcase the versatility of them.  I’m starting out with my very first Christmas card for 2015.  Yeah, I’m a little behind so I better get started, lol.

I’m using this super adorable stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs and I’ll share some tips and techniques on how we can watercolor using a various colors from the Gelatos® line.  I’m using these Neenah Classic linen card stocks to do some blending with or without water.  These classic linen card stocks are fantastic with watercolors.  They are not a watercolor card stocks but they work fabulous with watercoloring and I highly recommend trying them out.  I am definitely in Love.  They have these great textures to these card stocks and the texture really shows through, even with a coloring medium on top.  You’ll definitely see the texture through it as we start the application of colors.  i’m using a very traditional Christmas colors and I’ll share some tips on how you can get the Glowing Christmas light look, with watercoloring.  I’ll put all the links to the supplies I used below, if you want to try out any of these products.  Tupelo Designs LLC has various Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Mix & Match line of products so you can easily find them there as well as  I hope you guys enjoy this series and please leave me a comment, if you like to see a particular products in use.  I thank you guys so much for stopping by and please Subscribe, Like and Comment.  I’d love to hear your Feedbacks 🙂  Thanks again.

PaperTemptress FB Challenge for November-No Green and Red




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Today I’ll be sharing this card for PaperTemptress’s FB Challenge for November, sponsored by The Stamping Boutique.  Ill leave the link for this image in the descriptions below, if you’d like to check it out.  Be sure to check out the PaperTemptress’s FB page and participate in this challenge for a chance to win some awesome prizes.  Each month will have a different theme and the theme for November is No Green and Red colors.  I printed the Cardinal (digital) image, onto some watercolor paper and colored it in using a Blender pen.  I personally love this technique, because you can use your Dye ink pads as watercolor medium.  You can also use them with watercolor pencils and markers.  I colored the Cardinal in a burgundy color, since we can’t use the color red.  I also used the Neenah Natural Linen card stocks from Papertemptress.  This has a fantastic texture and I really wanted to showcase the texture on this card stock using some Brusho’s.  Even though this card stock is not a watercolor paper, it was able to hole up to a lot of water.  Pretty cool!!  Love them ❤  Check out the video, to see the Brushos on the Linen card stock.  I’ll leave the links to both the Papertempress’s FB page as well as The Stamping Boutique.  I hope you’ll join us for this challenge and check out the Papertemptres’s Blog for all the Fabulous Designers inspirations. Thank you so much for stopping by and I’ll catch you next time.  Thanks again 🙂

Easy Halloween Post It Note Holder-Gerda Steiner Designs





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Today I’m sharing this Simple Halloween Post it Note holder for gift giving.  I’ve made these for my daughters Teachers and office staff members.  I’ve made these before in the past and I love this design because it’s a simple design.  I can mass produce them easily, and i love that.  The stamp sets I used are from Gerda Steiner Designs, Monster party and Peeking pumpkin kitten.  Super cute!!  I can’t get enough of the Monster party, super adorable.  I love the versatility of Gerda’s stamps, you can mix and match to meet your needs.  I’ve also used the ribbons from Papertempress, both the Pull Bow ribbon and the sheer multi-color ribbons.  The Pull bow ribbon is Fantastic, because all you need to do is pull and you’ll get this pretty bow.  I’m not the best when it comes to making bows, so this is really convenient.  I colored the Monster using some Faber-Castell Metallic colored Ecopencils because these pencils are shimmery, yet opaque enough to color on top of the Orange Post it Notes.  It glides on the paper and the shimmer is Excellent, just the right amount.  I hope you like this video and please like, subscribe and follow for more inspirations and ideas.  Thanks again 🙂

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Creating A Simple Scene using PaperTemptress Card Stocks




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Today I’m making a Simple Scene using only Card stock from PaperTemptress and Gerda Steiner Designs Stamps.  When I normally make scenery, I tend to use distress inks to create the scene, but today, I’ll be using the card stocks instead. The Stamp sets I’ll be using are Happy Fall and Monster Party.  I’m using the Cordovan Leather as my frame, I cut it using the MFT’s Horizontal Stitched strips die.  It created 2 panels which I’ll be using to make my scene.  I’m using the Blue Parchment Card stock as my sky, it matches perfectly for the sky because of the color and the texture of it.  I stamped out the small squirrel and colored him using my Copic markers, on Neenah solar white card stock.  I also cut out a sun and some clouds using one of the Lawn fawn dies.  The texture on the paper I used for the sun is amazing, it almost feels like fabric. It’s the Crepe paper and it comes in multiple colors, to meet your needs.  I stamped out my kites on the sky I created and paper pieced them.  I also embossed the sentiment on the Cordovan Leather card stock.  I have a tutorial above for the step by step, on how I made this card.  I hope you enjoyed this card and please subscribe and follow for more inspirations and ideas.  Thanks again 🙂

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How to Color a Pumpkin-Gerda Steiner Designs




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Today I’m coloring some pumpkins.  I am using Gerda Steiner Designs Digital Images as well as Happy Fall Clear stamp set.  The pumpkins came from the Halloween cats and more and I also printed the hedgehog with pumpkin.  I resized the pumpkins in 3 different sizes before I printed them out.  That’s the cool thing about digital stamps, you can resize them to fit your needs.  I wanted to create a fall theme so I’m using some textured Ivory card stock and stamped a background using the Impressions and Obsessions  with Kalaidacolor ink pads.  I really like the way the background turned out.  I colored the pumpkin, using my Shinhan Touch twin markers.  I like my pumpkins brownish orange, I think it makes the pumpkins really pop.  I hope you guys enjoyed this and please subscribe and follow for more inspirations and ideas.  Thanks again 🙂

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