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)
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.