240 posts categorized "Cards"

One Card Done Two Ways with Marjolaine Walker


Hello creative friends, Marjolaine Walker here. Today I have a simple card to show you that I made twice. Once with PITT Pastels and once with Gelatos®. As you've probably already noticed, I use Gelatos® all the time. My PITT Pastels on the other hand have sat unused for many years. How sad is that? They are amazing and I should have been creating with them all along! With minimal effort the color glides on the paper and blends easily. They are lovely to use! I have recorded the process to make this card, I hope you enjoy watching the video and that you'll try this out for yourself!

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Halloween Mixed Media Card


Hi Creatives! 

Happy Autumn! Best time of year in my neck of the woods where the weather turns crisp, the trees change to beautiful colors and we can break out the warm sweaters and hot cocoa! It's the shortest season yet the one I wish would last longer!

The project that I'll be showing you this week is for a Halloween mixed media card. As a kid, my mother always instilled in us to send mail. Thank You notes, Birthday cards, Sympathy cards, Thinking of You cards. Whatever the occasion was, she would always send a card in the mail. And I think that form of communication is really starting to fade away, which totally bums me out. I love getting mail (other than bills, of course!) Who doesn't like to go to their mailbox and open it to see a nice card from somebody special? 

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Happy Halloween with Art GRIP® Aquarelles and Lisa


Hey everyone it's Lisa with you today this first day of October. (Can you believe it?!!) Now I must admit, I'm really not a fan of Halloween, but I love the colors of Autumn AND Halloween and I thought that breaking out my Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils for a sweet card would be just the thing.

Here are the steps to make this cute Halloween card:

1. Stamp images using Stamper's Big Brush Pen in Black onto watercolor paper. 

2. Using select colors from Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils carefully color in images. *Tip - When coloring in images, be "loose" with color placement. Start with darker colors at bottom and top, then work lighter colors towards the center. This works best for round images.

3. With Deluxe Water Brush go over the penciled in areas to create a blended, watercolored look.  Work from bottom to center and from top to center. Dab off excess water with paper towel, if necessary. Add additional color if desired, and re-wet/blend. Be careful not to over-saturate the paper.

4. Stamp small spider with black pigment ink, heat set with clear embossing powder.

5. Die-cut all images with matching dies.

6. Stamp sentiment on to white paper with black pigment ink, heat set with clear embossing powder.

7. Attach foam squares to the backs of pumpkins and spider. Arrange and attach all pieces to pre-cut piece of 4" x 4"  patterned paper.

8. Draw curly web for spider using Essential PITT Artist Pen.

9. Adhere Sentiment.

10. Card base is standard A2 sized black card stock folded on the horizontal edge. White card stock trimmed ⅛" smaller is adhered to the black card base. A piece of purple glitter cardstock is trimmed to 2" wide and 5⅜". This piece is adhered to the lower portion of the white cardstock. The patterned paper square (with the pumpkins, ghost, and spider) is adhered on top of that.

This is a super simple, super sweet card that really packs a punch to show off those Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

Thanks so much for joining me today on this spook-tacular October 1st. ;)

Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils Yellow
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils Red
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils Green
Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils Neutral
Essential PITT Artists Pens Black
Stamper's Big Brush Pen - Black
Deluxe Water Brush
GRIP Triangular Sharpener

Have an amazing week!

Lisa Sig

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Stenciled Negative Background

Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with another way to use those Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils with the new Mixed Media Stencils! I love the new Mixed Media Stencils because they come in a variety of patterns at an affordable price! They're also disposable, but with a coat of glaze you can prolong their life & usability! Pretty neat, right?


Video Tutorial:


I hope you're inspired to try this SUPER EASY technique on your own!

Thanks for stopping by,


Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Other Products:

  • Strathmore Watercolor Paper
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Custom Stencil Art YOU can do!


Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here with a short picture tutorial for you! I adore the Sunglasses/Mustaches stencil from the Mixed Media Stencils 10ct 201 Collection, but was stumped as to how to incorporate it into my every day crafting! Then a lightbulb went off in my head & I remembered seeing a cool watercolor print on Pinterest featuring simply drawn sunglasses that were watercolored!


First, I started experimenting with the various frame options on watercolor paper. Then I doodled the details with a PITT Artist Pen (black, M). Mixing our mediums is one of my favorite things to do, so next I added color with my Gelatos® and details with my Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. The only thing left to do was to frame it or add it to a card! You could even use it for a pocket scrapbooking page! 

I absolutely love the results & hope this encourages you to use the Mixed Media Stencils with the PITT Artist Pens to create custom art!

Thanks for stopping by,


Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft© Products Used:



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Inspirational Mixed Media Tag

Hi! It's Limor Webber here with Day 6 of our hop with Graphic 45.


This week we're so excited to be hopping with Graphic 45! Stop by our blog every day this week to see craft inspirations! Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts to be entered in our giveaway!

Graphic 45 will also have crafts up on their blog so don't forget to stop by their sites:
Blog: http://g45papers.typepad.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graphic45
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/graphic45/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/graphic45/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/graphic45

I love to give tags to friends and family and I love having little reminders that inspire me in my studio so the paper from Graphic 45 was perfect! Check out the process.


Cut white cardstock in 3 different sizes to fit on top of each other.


using the G45 Stamp Set I used the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush pen to stamp all over the larger piece of white cardstock.


Cut a mat for the middle white cardstock from the typography paper line.


Repeat step using Stamper's Big Brush pen and stamp set for the middle piece and top piece, choose your favorite stamps from the set.


place all cards on top of each other using 3D foam and with a stencil and whipped spackle apply some texture in random spots on top of the tag as shown.


Fussy cut your favorite image/saying


Apply some gelatos on the top of the tag using the Steam Punk Collection and spray with water as shown below to allow them to run and become a watercolor effect.



Last but not least, use a Pitt Artist pen to create faux stitch lines around the tag for some interest.



Last step is to assemble card including some metal findings from Graphic 45.


Materials Used:

G45 - Cling Stamps, Ornate Metal Label Holder, Typography Collection Journey #4500772, Old Curiosity Collection Parlour Wall 4500429

Faber Castell Design Memory Craft - Whipped Spackle, Stencils 101 Collection , Steampunk Gelatos, Stamper's Big Brush Pen, Essential Pitt Artist Pens 

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Bright mixed media card by Maya Isaksson


Hello! My name is Maya Isaksson and I'm very happy to share this first project as a guest at the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog! I fell in love with the bright and happy colors of the Gelatos® in the Bali set, because of the Mix and Match system the work of picking out colors that matches is already done. 

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Happy Father's Day!


Hi everyone! It's Lisa here with you and I just wanted to start out today's blog post by wishing all of our gentlemen crafter's a very Happy Father's Day (whether you are a dad to kids or fur children or a pet rock...ha!) . This post is dedicated to all of you, and to those of you who support us crazy  dedicated crafters in our daily  shenanigans  struggles. :) My dad certainly knows that sentence is true about ME! 

Let me show you how I put today's Dad's Day card together:

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Watercoloring Video Tutorial


Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with a Tutorial on Watercoloring with the new Gelatos® Design Colors - Bali & Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils! I recently designed the following card for Ellen Hutson & everyone was asking for a tutorial, so I aim to please!


Here's the video tutorial:

I hope you enjoyed that video tutorial! I adore this stamp set and these new colors & I know you will too!

Thanks for stopping by,


Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products:

Other Products:

  • Essentials by Ellen Stamp Set (Bohemian Garden by Julie)
  • Strathmore Watercolor Paper 140#
  • MISTI Stamping Tool
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Stenciled Watercolor Background

Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with a Video Tutorial showing you an easy way to create a beautiful background with the Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils! I'm currently on Spring Break Vacation, so I was inspired by the ocean in Florida!

If you're not familiar with the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, they're pretty amazing and my most favorite product in the Design Memory Craft® Mix & Match line! Not only are they completely water soluble, but you can get beautiful vibrant detail with them that will last because they're also lightfast & permanent once they're dry! I especially love how portable they are!

Video Tutorial:


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you're inspired to create something of your own today!

See you soon,


Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Products Used:

Other Products Used:

  • Strathmore Watercolor Paper
  • Washi Tape
  • Awesomeness ;)
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Mix mediums with matching color palettes to create with confidence.

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