Monday, April 1, 2013

Perfect Paper Crafting and Faber-Castell Blog Hop!

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Hello! Perfect Paper Crafting and Faber-Castell have teamed up for a blog hop!  Perfect Paper Crafting will be giving away a deluxe 3 pack of our Perfect Layers rulers and a Perfect Square ($45).  Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be giving away $50 in prizes.  Make sure you visit each blog and leave a comment on every blog to be entered in our give-a-aways.  Hope you enjoy all of these talented artists' creations!

Here's how you can win:
  1. You have until midnight EST on April 5th to complete the hop.
  2. Just follow the links below.  Be sure to leave a comment on each post.  That way we'll know you were there.  Happy hopping!
I had never tried Faber-Castell products before so this was completely new and different for me.  I started out by just playing around with the products and ended up making 3 different cards!

This is my first card.  I used Faber-Castell's gelatos in a couple of different ways for this card.  I heat embossed the flowers (Papertrey Ink's Delightful Dahlia) in white and die cut them out.  I rubbed the gelatos directly onto the paper and then used a tissue to blend the colors together.  You could use your finger too but I am not too into getting messy.  This was such an easy way to color in the flowers!  Easier than using Copics at least.  I also rubbed the gelato onto watercolor paper and wet it a bit with a brush for the mat behind the flowers.  I used the Stamper's Big Brush Pens in various shades of green for the leaves.  The sentiment is also from Papertrey Ink.  And of course all the varying size mats were made using my Perfect Layers rulers.

This is my second card.  I used Faber-Castell's Stamper's Big Brush Pens to stamp my image.  I colored directly onto my stamp and used a watercolor brush to add just a bit of water to get a watercolor effect.  The sentiment was also stamped with a Big Brush Pen.  I have to say this is my favorite card.  I added a thin black mat using Perfect Layers rulers.  The stamps are from Papertrey Ink's Botanical Silhouettes.

This is my third and last card.  Hope you're still with me!  And I know I am super early for Halloween!  I just had to share one other way to use the gelatos.  I embossed the web using my Tim Holtz embossing folder and rubbed on a metallic silver gelato.  I love how the silver looks on black cardstock.  All the mats (on the banners too) were created with Perfect Layers rulers.  The cute digi image is from CC Designs and the sentiments from Paper Smooches.

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83 comments:

Barb M said...

beautiful cards! i love that silver gelato on black...i thought you had sanded the embossing down ;)

Leah Tame said...

Love the idea of using gelatos for coloring after the embossing. Lovely cards!

Scrapthat said...

SO pretty! TFS!

Sandra said...

thanks for the tips - can not wait to try some of them out ... love how the markers work on stamps.
Sandra ltb

Jennie said...

Your cards are so pretty and love the coloring you achieved with the Faber Castell color mediums.

Kanan Pandya said...

Love both your cards, so cute, love how you used both the products together. Thank you for sharing. :-)

bkazoo said...

Wonderful poppies, there is hope for spring! Thanks for sharing

Disco Queen said...

Hi Eva, Fab cards & so different. Thanks for sharing. Theresa x

macmomma said...

I love the way you used teh gelatos on the Merci card background! Such a cool look! Your Happily Ever After card is simply beautiful! The Halloween card is spookily delightful! Thanks for sharing your talents with me!

Susan said...

Great cards! Im not a fan of getting my hands messy either! Love your use of gelatos! Your flowers do looked colored in!

Rachel Parys said...

Wow, wow, and wow!! You have been busy! Love the floral cards, and the Halloween one is too cute! If I was smart, I would start fall/winter cards now! lol!

Margie said...

These are just GORGEOUS!! Love the first card especially!

momoftwo said...

The first card is stunning. TFS!

Clare G said...

Beautiful cards!

Melody said...

Very nice cards.

Joyce said...

I love all of them! My favorite is the first one with the dahlia!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great techniques! That first one is my favorite, it's so soft and subtle and beautiful, but I also really love the technique/look of the second.

Pat said...

Very nice job on your cards!

Darla said...

Beautiful cards...I really love the dahlia!

Christine Newman-Aumiller said...

Great job of demonstrating the versatility of the gelatos. If I didn't know, I'd think you used three different products.

Joy said...

I love them all! Thanks for sharing the cool techniques!

scrappinannie said...

I love all of your cards! It is never too early for Halloween!

Donna Jones said...

Hi Eva,

Love all your beautiful cards especially the poppies, love the colours and blending of your dahlia too.
Donna Jones

sharon g said...

I love how your colors fade toward the edges. Very artsy.

Colorado Crafter said...

Such beautiful cards!!!

Hopefully to stop any confusion before it starts just wanted to say that my name will appear on this blog as Colorado Crafter but will appear as "CC" on some of the other blogs in this hop.

Cheryl said...

So pretty! Love that watercolor look! You are too so artsy!

KimC said...

Love your Merci card and use of color, it is the essence of spring. Thanks for the chance to win.

Natasha G.P. said...

Your background paper is a nice choice. Good colors too.

Nancee Purdum said...

Your first time using the product???? Beautiful job! Makes me want to give it a try! Lovely cards! :) Nancee

Emily Keaton said...

So, so beautiful!

Maureen Hayes said...

You would never know you hadn't worked with the Faber Castell products before because you certainly turned out some beautiful work. I really love the idea of the embossing folder and the silver gelato! Thanks for sharing!

Diana said...

Beautiful cards, I especially love the Merci one. The matting is perfect on all of them.

Leap Year Baby said...

I love the dahlia card can't wait to try using the gelatos soon.

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! The florals are gorgeous and the Halloween card is so fun! Great job with the Perfect Layers and the yummy colors from the Gelatos!

Gwen said...

Thanks for sharing all these ways of using the FC products! Your cards are so pretty!

Stacy B said...

Great cards Eva! I love that. You've showed us how versatile these products are. All very different but gorgeous look. My favorite is the first Merci card...the pinks are beautiful.

marylouh said...

All of the cards are great. Love the Halloween card - that one made me smile. Thanks for sharing.

Mare said...

I love, love, love the Halloween card! Thanks for sharing.

monica said...

bellissime cards

Scrap2day said...

Beautiful cards! I too adore Gelatos I am collecting every color! In seeing the Perfect Layer Rulers I think this would be used for all crafts and would become a staple in my craft room. It is now officially on my crafting "to get list"!

Melanie said...

Beautifully done!!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Beautiful cards. I love your backgrounds. I really need to get some Gelatos.

Sabrina said...

All three of your cards are really cute and very sweet!

Sarah - attagirlarts said...

Great cards - thank you so much for sharing!

AndreaS said...

Thanks so much for the different techniques with the Gelatos. I'm just starting to use them and love the texture.

Drycha said...

all cards are very pretty but coloring on first from these just blow my mind!

Pat Kinkaid said...

Totally gorgeous dahlias!! Your layering is so perfect. Having good tools makes a world of difference!

scrappykate said...

The pink dahlias are glorious! I also love the red flowers. I never realized what a cool look you can get with silver gelato on black.

Sue D said...

Great cards using these products!

Drina H said...

Thanks for sharing a variety of ways to use Faber-Castell and Perfect Layers products. Very nice cards.

Nan G said...

Lovely coloring!

Rosy Newlun said...

Your cards are lovely - esp the design and coloring!!!

Barbara Thomassen said...

Love all your work. Thanks for sharing.

christi said...

love all of your cards. thanks for explaining each. the silver looks awesome on an embossed image.

CathyinMN said...

Great cards, and such a mix, too! You did great with the Gelatos, especially for this being your first time using them.

Barbara said...

These are all gorgeous. Thanks for the great tips on using Gelatos!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Oh my! The Dahlias card is simply stunning! Have to get that stamp! Beautiful colouring!

Gina Howe said...

Great cards! My favorite card is the 2nd one, too. Very elegant yet simple. I have used the gelatos on embossed paper before and it is a neat technique. Thanks for sharing!

cal8007 said...

My favorite flowers to color are puppies and you did an awesome job coloring them with the FC products! I'm really intrigued by the ruler that you use to mat the card. Looks alike a too I need for sure!!

Thanks for the chance!

Carmen L

Larissa Heskett said...

Wow!! Such beautiful cards!! I love the colors and the details!! Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous week!! :)

Kate said...

love the Merci card just beautiful

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful cards! Love the soft feeling of the first and the simplicity of the second, TFS

Jann said...

The three cards really showcase the F-C line. I love how the markers appear like watercolor, but much more vibrant

Cheryl Fricker said...

I just bought some gelatos, so I'm alway happy when someone uses them, showing me different techniques and ideas. Thank you for giving us a chance to win!!!

DoriG said...

Great idea with the silver gelato on the spider web! Very cute cards.

JPScraps said...

Awesome cards! Although I like them all,I really love the first one

Leanne said...

Wow Eva!! These are all gorgeous!

Paula Fuller said...

I love the floral card, so soft and delicate. I'm enjoying this blog hop.

Judy said...

Wonderful cards! The dahlias are gorgeous, and I love the watercolor effect of the poppies!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love the colouring on the flowers - lovely blending and softness

Craftyfield said...

The diversity of techniques you showed is why I NEED those gelatos..as to the perfect layers I just need them because I can't get a perfect mat...ever

Lynne said...

Eva - all three of your cards are awesome. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

June2015 said...

Lovely colors. Gotta have those pens.

Unknown said...

Lovely cards! The coloring on the first one is stunning! Candida

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

All three are just lovely! Wonderful cards!

Katie said...

Awesome cards! Love the gelato background you created on the first card. Would love to try these rulers. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Стокли said...

The watercolor effect on the second card is lovely!

UnikByYes said...

Lovely cards Eva!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a great day!
Liz O

Nadège said...

Such a sweet flower card. Very beautiful

Barbara Thomassen said...

The card is so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Jean Bullock said...

These are excellent cards. The techniques used were expertly done. Each card was very different than the other yet very appealing. Well done!

Lucy said...

Beautiful cards! I love the flowers the most.

RiNNE said...

Very pretty! I have a couple of gelatos and I wanna try using them too! Awesome cards!