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Quick and Easy Gelato technique

Gesso Stamped Dryer Sheet Card Set

Hello! Dana Tatar here today sharing my last project as a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Designer. I found a pretty piece of specialty paper in my scrap room that was just begging for some color. The paper was similar in texture to a dryer sheet and sported a painted white floral pattern. I had a lot of fun coloring it with the new Gelatos® Designer Colors sets and created a vibrant card set.

To start, I randomly scribbled the new Tropical Gelatos® Designer Colors onto my craft mat, spritzed with water, blended with my finger and then carefully pressed the specialty paper into the color.

I love the resulting rainbow of color! The Gelatos® blend fabulously and I was able to mix up some nice shades of green and orange. Once my paper was dry, I mounted it on a piece of cardstock and attached it to a card base.

I used a Warm Grey IV (#273) Stamper's Big Brush Pen with a set of Life's Messages stamps to create the sentiments for my cards.

I used the new 50's Diner Gelatos® Designer Colors set on this pair of cards.

Sadly, I only had one piece of the specialty paper and I wasn't ready for the fun to end. I experimented and was able to create a similar patterned paper by stamping a leaf pattern onto a dryer sheet using Gesso. Note: Be sure to rinse the Gesso from the stamp as soon as you finish stamping.

I selected several green Gealtos®, Green Tea, Lime, Pistachio and Spearmint, and a Gold Champagne Gelato® and added color to my dryer sheet using the same process as shown above.

Once my paper was dry, I mounted it on a piece of cardstock and attached it to a card base. I used the Green Stamper's Big Brush Pen Set for the message on this card.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you. If you'd like to see more of my work, please stop by my blog, They Call Me Tatar Salad.

Gelatos® Designer Colors Tropical Series (#770162)
Gelatos® Designer Colors 50's Diner Series (#770163)
Gelatos® Color 4ct - GREEN (#770158)
Gelatos® Colors Gift Set (#770161)
Stamper's Big Brush Pens: GREEN (#770052)
Stamper's Big Brush Pens 3ct: NEUTRAL (#770054)
Gesso (#770302)

Penny Black Stamps: Life's Messages (40-237) and Verdant (4310K)

Dana Tatar I am a stay-at-home mom currently living in Florida with my husband and two daughters. I started paper crafting about 6 years ago and have expanded from scrapbooking and now create a little of everything, including cards, tags, ATCs, arches and small gift and home decor items. I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture.

I'm an active blogger and I like to share my tips and ideas. When I'm not creating art, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family and basset hound.


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Sharon Young

Wonderful cards! Dana it is so funny that you used a dryer sheet because lately every time I empty the trash from the laundry room I look at the used dryer sheets and link and wonder what cool thing I could make with them. Ha, ha. Well, thanks to you, now I know what to do with the dryer sheets. Thanks for the inspiration.

sue morris

This is so cool! We used to use dryer sheets but, we don't anymore. You know what though? I'm going to work on Monday and ask around to see if anyone else does! LOL Thank you for the great inspiration! These are awesome!!

Jean Marmo

Very nice!

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