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Fun Holiday Postcards


Our featured designer today is Isha Gupta!  

If you can go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I would like to go to Rome and Egypt.

What's your favorite food?

I love Chinese and Mexican vegetarian food. 


What's your 'signature' crafting technique?

I love playing with colors using a variety of mediums. I tend to create clean and simple designs.


And finally...any words to our readers?

I'm so excited to be here at Faber Castell Design Memory Crafts, sharing my creations with you all!! Have fun with whatever you create, it's an art in itself :)

Hello Everyone!!
Isha here, sharing my 3rd. post as Guest Designer at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. Since it's summer vacation in two weeks, I decided to create actual post cards to send to friends. The scenes are inspired by the nature in Switzerland. Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products along with the wonderful Art Impression Stamps (watercolor line) and the Hero Arts post card stamp made a perfect combination for my project.

I used the water color technique. The color code system by Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® makes it easy to pick the right colors using various products.
I created three post cards. On the front side, I created the water color scene using Art Impression stamps, and if you flip it, you'll see the stamped post card image by Hero Arts.

Here's how I created these.

Post card #1

First I stamped the houses and using the aquarelle pencils I roughly marked the layout.

Mask the houses and start with the greenery. Stamp the grass and immediately run over it with a wet brush. (Tip: If you wait too long, the ink will dry and you won't be able to blend it anymore - do it in small patches.)

Stamp the foliage and flowers, blend with wet brush

Now, create the lake with aquarelle pencils and highlight using the white Stamper’s Big Brush Pen.

Create the clouds using Gelatos® and stamp some more flowers.

Post card #2

Stamp the house and color. Then sketch the layout using aquarelle pencil as above. Mask a few areas for the flowers using masking fluid.

Create foliage and the Alps.

Stamp the clouds and flowers.

Post card #3

Stamp the image and tree leaves. Blend the leaves using a wet brush.

Create sky and ground using aquarelle pencils. Create the foliage in the background.

Create the florals and grass.

Color the girl.

Here's how the post cards look. It's also great to gift someone as a set.

Post card #1:
Gelatos® (50's Diner-Aqua Dolce, Grape)
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (Green, )
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (Black,Green set, Neutral set, Red set - 121, White)
Post card #2:
Gelatos® (50's Diner-Squid, Green, Blue-cotton candy and grape, Bubble Gum)
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (Green, Red )
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (Black,Green set, Neutral set, Red)

Post card #3
Gelatos® (50's Diner-Squid, Grape, Green)
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils (Green, Red )
Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (Black,Green set, Neutral set, Red, 153)

If you would like to know more about these wonderful stamps, please visit my blog: NewIdeas

Isha Gupta is a published paper crafter living in Switzerland.  She has always been creative.  Although, her first love is stamping, she loves exploring mixed media and art journalling by challenging herself with new techniques.

 You can find out more about Isha here:

Blog:  Newideas

Facebook: Isha Gupta


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Beautiful! Awesome cards!

Carol Mc

Your postcards are gorgeous.

Alyssa S

Amazing work, Isha! True art!!

Virginia L.

Wow, Isha, your tutorial is awesome! Way to rock this guest design!! Congrats!

Elena Olinevich

Wow, I am impressed how it is beautiful and looks so simple

Loly Borda

Gorgeous cars! thanks for sharing the how to.

Laura G.Turcotte

gorgeous!!! You are an amazing artiste! :)


These are some serious work of art! Each one is so beautiful!!

Becky Green

HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! WORKS OF ART!!!!!!!! :)


Holy smokes!! These are amazing!! if I ever come close to making something like this, I would never ever be able to give it away!! sensational postcards Isha!! {{HEART}} them!

Jean Marmo

works of art!!!


TRUE works of fine art! Thanks for the step by step:)

linda Munson



Just stunning!
Thank you for the tutorial!

Emily Leiphart

These are stunning, Isha! You are so amazing! Love them all.

Trena in Naperville

Great idea and lovely scenes!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

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