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A Little Fun in the Sun with Terri


Aaaah!  Summer is here.  In my house that means sunshine, time at the pool, friends, and fun!  I thought I would play with my "stuff"  while watching the kids have some fun in the sun.  I made a fun little card that I can send off to the grandparents.

Quick and easy.  Let me show you how.  I began with a card made from Bazzill smooth white cardstock.  Using the roll of tape on the desk I traced a circle in the center of the front of the card.  Carefully I painted the inside of the circle with Gesso.  Once dry, I sketched a sandcastle in the center.


I outlined the circle and the sandcastle in Black PITT® Artist Pen.  Then I grabbed my Gelatos® and set to work coloring my sandcastle.  Blues for the sky and golds and brown for the sandcastle and sand.  As you can see, it was not perfect!  Next I used the same Black PITT® Artist Pen and drew my letters in around the circle.


How did I draw those letters you ask?  I have a cardstock stash of letters that I have sketched and perfected.  I just traced them!  Next, I added more depth by thickening the black lines using the PITT® Artist Pen in medium tip.  And then the fun began.  I have never used the Paper Crafter's Crayons™ until today.  Wow.  They are awesome!  I colored all around the outside of the image with a bright yellow.  I then hit it with my heat gun to melt it all together and give it some shine. DSC_0015

I love the texture it added too.  You can also see in the photo above that I began the coloring of the letters and sun.  Using Faber Castell Design Memory Craft® PITT®  Pastel Pencils, I began adding reds, oranges, and yellows.  I wanted an ombre effect so I blended them as I worked up the page.


Once I completed the colors, I grabbed the alcohol to smooth things out.


This is something I have always done with my pastel pencils.  Using a small brush dipped in alcohol, gently sweep along the colors.  It helps even out your drawing and blends the colors very nicely.

Almost done.  It needed a bit of bling!  I added some of the Glass Bead Glitter Gel on the sandcastle and a bit of Glaze on the sky and sand.  Done!


Ready to add some photos inside and send to Grandma!  Have a great summer day.


Supplies used:

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft® products:

     Gesso, Glass Bead Glitter Gel, and Glaze

    Pitt Artist Pens - Black (fine and medium tip)

    Paper Crafter's Crayons™

- Bright Yellow

    Gelatos® Double Scoop - Chocolate

    Gelatos® - Acqua Dolce, Cotton Candy, Gold Champagne

    PITT®  Pastel Pencils - 1121-226, 1122-109, 1122-118, 1122-106, 1122-113

Bazzill smooth white cardstock



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Tonya Gibbs

What a bright and fun card. I love the vibrant colors. Thanks for the tutorial


That makes me so happy! I love the colors!

TracyM #6773

FUN & HAPPY card Terri :)


Thank you for sharing the tip about the alcohol. I love the colors on your card, it's summery!


Such a HAPPY card!! Love the Glass Bead Glitter Gel on your sand castle - makes it POP! Great tip on the alcohol blending - thanks :)

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