Welcome to The Rubber Cafe/Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog hop starting at 10 am EST (posting a bit early)! If you’ve just joined us today and would like to start the blog hop from the beginning, go to The Rubber Café blog. If you’ve come here from Michele’s blog, you are in the right place!
For this blog hop, we will be showcasing project ideas, inspiration and tutorials featuring fabulous products you won’t want to miss! We are working with products from these great companies:
The Rubber Cafe
The Rubber Cafe is a stamp manufacturer of high quality, deeply etched stamps and other fine paper crafting tools and accessories. All of our beautiful stamps are made in the USA, in sunny San Diego, California! Visit http://www.therubbercafe.com to view their complete line!
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Faber-Castell was founded more than 240 years ago in Germany as a pencil manufacturer. Today Faber-Castell is world renowned for its high quality, professional art supplies in the Art & Graphic line, as well as its fine writing instruments and accessories. To see their complete product line, visit http://fabercastell.com!
I have two projects to share today! First up is a card where I’ve played with amazing metallic gelatos! Yummy!!!
I did the blue background pieces by making a mix of blue metallic gelato and water and simply paint a piece of white cardstock. I used a quite thick mix that gives a good cover. It shines beautifully!!!
I filled a mini mister with what was left and now I have a perfect light blue glimmery mist for future projects!
Here is a close up on the stamped background, I painted the big 18th Century Proclamation background stamp with different shades of blue and green Stamper’s Big Brush Pens and stamped it on the gelato piece.
The Small Trailing Butterflies are also colored with Stamper’s Big Brush Pens: green and orange. These pens are AMAZING! They can be used as ordinary markers, BUT they can be used with water before they set which makes shading a piece of cake!!!
The Stamper´s Big Brush Pens are great for stamping too. Perfect when one wants different colors on one stamp or, like here, one want to stamp only part of a bigger stamp. Like the butterflies in the top right corner.
I had super fun trying a few new (to me) techniques! On my second card I used my wonderful Aquarelle Watercolor pencils. I looove those!
The stamps used on this card are from the Home is Where Your Cat Sleeps set.
I did this card for the Gingham Challenge over at the Moxie Fab World!!!
For your next stop on the hop, you’ll be visiting Rita!
Don’t forget to leave a comment on each manufacturer and designer’s blog for a chance to win great prizes such as:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be giving away a $50 Gift Certificate!
The Rubber Cafe will be giving away a TWO $25 Gift Certificates!
The blog hop contest will be open until midnight June 10th and the winners will be announced on June 12th on the company’s blogs.
Here is a complete list of the designers participating in our blog hop:
START AT: Rubber Café http://blog.therubbercafe.com/
Cherry Nelson http://cherrysjubileehome.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Matott http://arttalk-sigmagirl.blogspot.com/
Irit Shalom http://iritshalom.blogspot.com/
Mou Saha http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/
Michele Ciola http://creative-mayhem.blogspot.com/
Tesa Broman http://tesasscrap.blogspot.com/
Rita Barakat http://letsembellish.blogspot.com/
Michelle Pearson http://inspirationblooms.blogspot.com/
Tiffany Johnson: http://iheartartblog.com/
Kristine Reynolds http://stampingandscrapingincalifornia.blogspot.com/
Karen Thede http://imbydesign.blogspot.com/
Heidi Blankenship http://embellished-dreams.blogspot.com/
END AT: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft http://designmemorycraft.typepad.com/
Thanks for playing along!!!