Friday, November 8, 2013

Gina K / Faber-Castell Blog Hop Day 5

 

 
Welcome to Day 5 of the Gina K. Designs/Faber-Castell Blog Hop!  We've got another incredible day of inspiration for you, so lets get started! Don't forget to keep those comments coming to enter to win a Gina K. Designs stamp set of your choice (up to a $24.95 value)
 
 
Pop over to the Faber-Castell Blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a Designing With Gelatos Kit, too!


 So I looked at the package of Faber-Castell 50's Diner gelatos and I had to decide how I could tackle this latest designing hurdle:  figure out how to use these products and then make something that will not be totally embarrassing! I watched a few Youtube videos and decided that it was going to be simple!  I took a piece of Gina K. white card stock and punched out the snowflakes.  I colored with the Aqua Dolce gelato and then smeared it with my fingers. It was like a hazy misty sleet background! Not Bad. I kind of like it!  I adhered it with foam squares on top of the kraft, with small pieces of white behind the main image.  I covered the negative images with stickles and stamped "celebrate" from Lots of Lines in black ink.  A few dew drops and I was pretty happy with the result!  What do you think?


Here was the hop order (just don't want you to miss any of the "Fab"er-Castell projects (get it FAB!)


 

all items from Gina K. Designs unless otherwise noted

paper: kraft, white
ink: black
stamps: lots of lines
misc: Faber-Castell 50's Diner Gelatos, dew drops, stickles, punches
 





89 comments:

Melanie said...

lovin' the sleet! great design, you did it! (no embarrassment here) :)

Nancy N said...

Turned out nice and wintery, great job Beth.

catdidit said...

I think it turned out AWEsome! you funny girl you with the 'FAB' haha! :D

Carole Renneker said...

Fabulous Card! You make it sound so easy. Love the misty sleet!

Theresa Momber said...

Very cool technique, Beth! I love the effect.

Riette said...

These sound like fun to use!! Great idea to use the negative cut-out.
xxx Riette

jcobb said...

Great idea and fantastic job! Such a beautiful card.

Terri said...

Beautiful snowflake card. Very pretty color.

CardsCookiesCarrotCake said...

Beth, your card is both beautiful and simple. Love the punched out snowflake and the icy look you went for. Thanks for the inspiration!!

ET said...

Nice smearing effect.

Chris Handy said...

Love your use of Gelatos.

Donna Phelan said...

That's exactly how I prefer my Hazy Misty Sleet.....ON a beautiful card. Love how you punch out the snowflakes too, very pretty--without all that shoveling! :)

Eva said...

oh great card, I love your snowflake and that you popped it up and the coloring fab, I need some gelatos!!!

Terry D. said...

I LOVE your card ! I need to go to store to get supplies. Thanks for the idea !!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous and love how you popped it had the white show underneath. Adding the stickles was a festive touch too.

4Ucards said...

Beth, I am also happy with the results of this card. I see cards in my future with hazy mist. Thank you for sharing.

Marsha said...

What do I think? I think I love the results. Really like that negative die cut.

Janeen said...

ah-mazing. wow, love the soft look. gonna have to try that.

JoAnn Melanson said...

Thank you for sharing this amazing card

sharon g said...

It is such a great idea to have the snowflake show through, all glittery and pretty.

Anonymous said...

very pretty. You can feel the cold wind blowing. Some of the snowflakes are too big to blow so they are prominent on the card. Great job. Will have to try this one. thanks for sharing.

Betsy said...

Very pretty! And I love that it's easy enough to mass produce!

BeverlyBL said...

I really like how your whole card turned out. Sounds easy and I really like that background. Smearing inky paint like substances can be a freeing experience.

Kathy Przeniczny said...

Love how you dug in and got dirty! Finished card is lovely and bet it looks even more fabulous in real life.

Barbara said...

I think that this card is amazing and would be easy to reproduce many for Christmas this year.

Beverly Hardt said...

Beautiful! I like how you used the gelato with your finger on the back ground cool effect.

Barbara said...

Love the soft blue background you created with the Gelatos for your wonderful snowflake technique. The Stickles glitter glue really shows beautifully on your card and adds the perfect pop for the card. Really pretty and I'm filing this in my mind for Christmas. Thank you for sharing.

Helen F. said...

How could anything you make be embarrassing, Beth? Your card is so creative and just plain beautiful! Love how you blended the pretty blue background (sky) for your snowflakes. :-)

Nana Griffin said...

A very lovely card and another interesting way to use the products.

Marj said...

Beautiful. Love the background!

Sharon Roselli said...

Your card is beautiful! I never would of thought that the gelatos would look that nice! love the snowflakes.

--Marcy said...

Versatile coloring system. Muted, or bright and bold - nice to have all the options!

Oneofakind said...

That really is "fab" and simple to case. Great job on the use of GKD with Faber- castell.

Suman Pandit said...

love the soft colors and just a hint of shine, so elegant and beautiful !!

Sharon said...

beautiful card!

Susan Falkler said...

I like the snowflakes. I think it would be cool to do the background first, then punch. Glue the punch outs on envelopes.

Judy Grace said...

Love the snowflakes. Great card!

Patricia L said...

I think you should be happy with the result, gorgeous card !

Anonymous said...

Amazingly gorgeous Beth! WOW! Love it! Hugs! Seanie

jj said...

Cute card Beth. Gelatos are a lot fun to play with and make interesting backgrounds.

Unknown said...

just like a snow storm!
thnaks
Holly

whitneymaryann said...

No reason to not be happy with the results (except maybe a blue fingertip!).

sharonv said...

Beautiful card with a terrific use of gelatos. I want to try these.

stampinfranni said...

Your card is beautiful! Really like this. Have to give it a try. Wish I had the aqua gelato. It's so pretty! TFS

Linda said...

Beautiful card and I love the way you used the gelatos. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Lovely card, Beth. Thank you for sharing. Looks like fun to make

GregT said...

Beth, love the snowflakes with the lt blue. TFS

LSmith said...

I like how you did the background, and using the stickles is great!

NanW said...

I love the Gelato look you created here.

Tami Priebe said...

I think you did an amazing job. What a cute idea!!

dskene said...

I love this card! You did a great job. Thanks for the ideas.

Rosy Newlun said...

How fun! It turned out beautifully! I saw on YT a lady used gesso first, then let it dry, then gelatos and sprayed a touch of h2o before blending and it was creamy goodness. She did a comparison with and without gesso. I imagine we could use glossy card instead of plain w/gesso. Love your aqua color!!!

Julie S. said...

I think you ended up with a very beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy H said...

It came out great Beth! Sounds like so much fun!

janey said...

Aqua Dolce gelato - how interesting! Thanks for the information and sharing with us.

Laura Turcotte said...

This is beautiful---well done!

Disco Queen said...

Love the gelato background Beth. New products are always a little scary, so it's great to know you can get professional results from the get go.

gobarb26 said...

CAS...it has elegance to it. The smeared background is a great idea!

Judy Woodland said...

Super cute card Beth. I love how you have used that negative space, and the Stickles are the perfect touch. Great use of the Gelatos here....that's for the inspiration!!

Tina Doyle said...

Beautiful elegant card.

Cheryl S. said...

How creative to smear the background! It looks just like a windy, snowy day.

mtscrapgal said...

The gelato worked great for a background of the snow flakes. Thanks

sueymem said...

I love the free form background.

Die Cut Lady said...

I love the use of the negative space. Nice card.

Shari Czerwinski said...

Such a beautiful card!

craftsbyreva said...

what a beautiful card! great job

Kathy Bosi said...

Gotta say it's pretty cool!

jonim52 said...

Awesome!

Evelyn said...

Love the quick background for the snowflakes!

terri feierabend said...

I really like how whispy the background came out...love them gelatos!!!

Reb said...

Love the simple elegance of this card and once again a different method of using the gelato's. Thank you :)

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Super cute card. Love it.

Marianne said...

Turned out to be a very pretty card if you ask me!

Papertangler said...

I like your soft hazy sleety snowy background. Lol. Very pretty. Like the punched snowflakes and the dewdrops are the perfect sparkle.

Luanda said...

Beautiful card. I love the effect you got using the gelato on the background.

Kray said...

Card turned out very nice and cute!

barbara macaskill said...

I think you should celebrate your beautiful card! It turned out perfectly! I love the soft colors!! TFS!

Lucy said...

Amazing card-lovely color!

Robin B. said...

Pretty card! I love the color and those dew drops, thanks for the inspiration.

Julie said...

Gorgeous card...simple but very elegant.

Betty Neville said...

It's beautiful! You did a great job!

Lagene said...

Beautiful, BRRR it really looks like a stormy, snowy night!

Kitty said...

Your card is just beautiful

Kathleen

Designs By Sky said...

I like this, it reminds me of blowing snow. tfs

Cheryl Depler said...

I think you did a great job on this one. So wintry and into the season! Thanks.

Linda Knox said...

Oooo, love your card.

Susan White said...

Love this card!!

Jan Castle said...

Cool winter card!!!!!

CraftyRia said...

Elegant card!

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