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A card celebrating friends & July Take the Challenge with Mou winners

Hi everyone, Mou here with a card celebrating the friends in our lives!


To make this card, you'll need:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gesso

Let me walk you through the steps.

1. Cut and fold cardstock to make a 5.5" x 4.25" card.

2. Trim corrugated paper to 5.25" x 4". Attach to card. With paint brush, apply Gesso to the corrugated surface.

3. Trim woven paper to 4.5" x 3.5". Color lightly with Gelatos. Blend with Gesso. When dry, ink up stamp with Black Stamper's Big Brush pen and stamp on woven paper. Attach to corrugated paper.

4. Apply Gesso to muslin fabric. Let dry. Ink up stamp with Black Stamper's Big Brush pen and stamp on muslin. Color the stamped image with other colors of Stamper's Big Brush pens. Cut a rectangle around the stamped and colored image. Attach to woven paper.

5. Stamp sentiment on cardstock using Black Stamper's Big Brush pen. Add some color with Pink Madder Lake Stamper's Big Brush pen. Cut into a strip. Attach below the muslin piece to finish the card.

Here are some close-up shots of the card:



Hope you enjoyed the little tutorial and thanks for stopping by.

And here are the winners of July 2014 Take the Challenge with Mou:

1. Mou-- This is lovely I just love the steampunk stuff! Gorgeous color combos too!


Posted by: Mindy Baxter | 07/10/2014 at 12:57 AM

2. Please forgive me for some reason the link is not working...argh
ck out this one!

Posted by: Milagros C Rivera | 07/18/2014 at 07:50 AM

Congrats to the winners! You guys inspire me and make it very hard to choose only two projects because I loved them all :) Keep playing! 

Mindy and Milagros, please get in touch with Naoko for your prizes. Email her [naoko@fabercastell.com] with July Take the Challenge winners on the subject line.

Will see you all next month with another creative challenge :)

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Count Your Rainbows

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Hello, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Friends!  Stacey here.  I got a little "artsy" with a watercoloring technique using Gelatos®!

To create a card background with a rainbow effect, I selected Red Cherry, Mango, Banana, Green Tea, Boysenberry, and Grape Gelatos®

....just remember rainbow order is ROY-G-BIV!

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Wood Grain Background using Gelatos® and PITT® Pastel Pencils

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Hi everyone. It's me, Susanne, and today I'd like to share with you how I made the wood grain background for my "Love" card. Check out the video:


Here are some more close ups of the card and a description which embellishments I used:

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Beach Time with Gelatos® and Stencils


Hi friends! It's Lisa here with you with a simple and fun card for you today using Gelatos®, Textural Accents, the Gelatos® Tool Set, a large area stencil, and some fun embellishments.

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Video Tutorial: Night Sky Card


Hello Blogosphere! It's Tiffany here today with a fun Video Tutorial! I hope all of our American friends enjoyed their 4th of July weekends! We had a huge neighborhood BBQ and had a blast! This card screams summer, so I hope you enjoy the following tutorial because it's time to use those new Gelatos® Steam Punk!

Video Tutorial:



Up Close & Personal:


So, go get those Gelatos and make your own night sky creation!

Thanks for stopping by,



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PITT® Pastel Pencil Cards

Happy 4th of July! It's Teresa here, and I have some cards to share with you today that I made using PITT® Pastel Pencils. Here they are:



I was really pleased with the 'fine art' finish to these stamped images. Believe me when I say this was easy to achieve - so easy it's almost cheating! These pencils are intensely pigmented, and look just fabulous on black cardstock. Here's how I achieved the look:

 Step 1
Stamp the image using a light coloured pigment ink. 

Step 2
Choose two or three colours, keeping in mind that when they are blended they will appear a little less intense. Colour parts of the image with the darkest pencil.

Step 3
Add some lighter colour. Streaks are appropriate for this image as the shell itself has striations on it.

Step 4
Using a blending stump, blend the colours. Depending on the image, lines or small circles may work best.

Step 5
When you've blended the image to your liking, add a few highlights with the white pencil and spray with a matt fixative. The fixative will stop the pastel pencil from rubbing off.

Thanks for stopping by, and I do hope you give the PITT® Pastel Pencils a go next time you need a softly shaded image.

Products used:
PITT® Pastel Pencils
Darkroom Door stamps: Seashells, Full Bloom Vol 1
Dina Wakley stamps: Scribbly Birds
Patterned paper: KaiserCraft

Four Cards You Can Create Today!

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You can never have enough cards.  There's always a birthday to celebrate, someone to thank, someone to support or simply to say hello.  

Here, I share 4 great cards you too can create, today.  I love sharing techniques that can be quickly applied and duplicated.  Here are the steps....

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Rainbow card using PITT® Pastel Pencils


Hi everyone! I'm Susanne from Germany and on the guest Design Team this summer. This is so exciting for me!!! It's my first post today and I'd like to show you a rainbow flower card! I'm a fan of bright and happy colors. On the video below you can see how the background is created. I used VersaMark ink and some of the Faber-Castell PITT® Pastel Pencils.


After the background is finished I'm going to embellish my card and add a sentiment. For the sentiment I used some of the brand new Chalk Board Paint. I coverd my cardstock twice before I stamped on it with my white pigment ink pad. I decided to cut it into a banner because I wanted a loose look on the heavy background.

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Have your adventure!


Finished card

Hello friends!  Katie here from KBStamps.  I am sooooo excited to be part of the Summer 2014 Guest DT for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Admittedly, before I joined this team I had not yet used Gelatos®.  WHAT?!  I know I am so behind the times!  BUT, I love to color and use color of all forms, so it wasn't hard to imagine myself using them. Well I am here to tell you that I did and I do (used them and love them).  I can't get enough of them!!!!!! 

For my first foray into Gelatos® I decided to have an adventure. :)  

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Watercolor Steampunk Gelatos® with a Video


Hi my friends! It's Lisa here with you today with a really cool card showcasing the new Steampunk Gelatos® Set. I LOVE THIS SET! It's the first set to include two regular and two metallic Gelatos®. And the colors are drool-worthy. With names like Black Cherry, Cinnamon, Iced Chai, and Iced Coffee? The names alone make me hungry. ;)

I wanted to create a card using these new Gelatos® in a way that is super HOT right now and that is the watercolor "blocking" technique. I have been seeing people everywhere smooshing their acrylic blocks into all types of watercolors to create backgrounds, so I figured...why not Gelatos®? Here's my video on how I did it.



I hope you enjoyed the video! I know this is a technique that yields different results each and every time so you'll always be surprised. Have fun with it and see what you come up with from your own collection of Gelatos®.




Design Memory Craft®: Steampunk Gelatos® Collection (Black Cherry, Cinnamon, Iced Chai, Iced Coffee) Gelatos® Mist Maker Tool Kit

Winnie and Walter Stamp Set – The Big, The Bold and You
Watercolor Paper
White Card Stock
Clear Embossing Ink
White Embossing Powder

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