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Mix & Match with the NEW Color Collection

Hi everyone! Jill  here and I’ve been having fun using some new products-Subtle Tones Markers!

Because the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Subtle Tones are, well, subtle J, they are perfect for Mixing and Matching with other bold, bright colors within the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® line.  This tag pairs two Subtle Tones colors (Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Light Flesh 132 and PITT® Artist Pen Warm Grey I 270) with two mediums in the red family (Art GRIP® Color Pencil 126 and Red Cherry Gelato™).  I’ll also be using a Chocolate Gelato™ and Art GRIP® Color Pencil 176 for a touch of brown.

Begin by stamping your background using VersaMark Ink, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat to set.  Then color using your Subtle Tones markers.  Don’t worry about staying perfectly in the lines; if you go over the embossing just quickly wipe the marker off with your fingertip.


Now your tag has a base of subtle color and you can add more shading directly on top using Art GRIP® Color Pencils.


As you can see, it takes just two simple steps to create a dynamic background.  The possibilities are really endless as you can easily change which color you decide to layer over the Subtle Tones, wouldn’t purple or green be pretty?

To create an embellishment that perfectly coordinates with the background, simply begin by coloring a die cut butterfly with your Subtle Tones marker.


Gently color directly onto the center of the butterfly with your Gelato™ and then blend with your fingertips.


Add your butterfly and sentiment to the tag using dimensional adhesive.  Glue on a twine bow and you’re done!

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®: Subtle Tones Markers (Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Light Flesh 132 and Warm Grey I 270), Art GRIP® Color Pencils (176, 126), Gelatos™  (Cherry Red, Chocolate), Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Black 199
Penny Black Stamps: 40-109 All Over Pattern, 30-117 Free Flight
Other: Spellbinders Wonderful Wings, Pearls, Twine



Jill Foster Preschool teacher by day and stamper by night, Jill turns stamped images into true works of art. She also designs and teaches classes for her local scrapbook store, Mementos. 


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PSD To Wordpress

Thank you for sharing. All the artwork is so inspiring!\


gorgeous, Jill!

Jennie Harper

Beautiful and LOVE that brown gelato!!!

barbara lassiter

Beautiful colors and so well done!

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