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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. :)  

For this creation I used Gelatos® Double Scoop® and Whipped Spackle.  The specific Gelatos® are:

  • Lemon Gelatos® Double Scoop®
  • Bubble Gum Gelatos® Double Scoop®
  • Metallic Melon Gelatos® Double Scoop®
  • Metallic Mint Gelatos® Double Scoop®
  • Raspberry Gelatos® Double Scoop®

It was pretty easy and here is how I did it.

Step 1- Apply Gelatos® Double Scoop® randomly onto your white cardstock and start smudging them around using a blending tool or finger.   In the end some colors will overlap and create additional colors and that is OK, actually what you want, but you don't want them all to blend, so I recommend using a different finger for each color, otherwise they will transfer from one to another. 

 Step 3

Step 2- Once you've thoroughly blended all the colors as you want them (for me I was going for the psychedelic look) you can put your desired stencil on top of the cardstock and Gelatos® Double Scoop®.  You can then apply your Whipped Spackle over the top of the stencil.  Note that this goes on pretty smooth with a pallet knife but you can just as easily use something like an old credit card for application.  Also, the Whipped Spackle goes a long way, so you don't have to use too much.  Once you've applied you can remove the stencil and set aside to dry. 


Step 4


Here is what it looked like after I removed the stencil....




Step 3- While the Whipped Spackle is drying you can cut your velum to the size you want and stamp your image or sentiment on it with Versamark.  Then emboss the image/sentiment with your desired embossing powder.  I used black embossing powder (from SU!) and sentiments are from Walter & Winnie.  I chose the black because I knew it would contrast the brightness of the Gelatos® Double Scoop®.  

Step 4- When your Whipped Spackle is dry you can affix your velum layer to the top using your preferred adhesives, I used glue dots for mine.  Again, here is my finished product.

Finished card

Finito!  Pretty Easy eh?!  I think so and I love the finished look.  I certainly hope you do to and welcome your feedback.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  


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Such beautiful colors! What a fun card!

Virginia L.

BEAUTIFUL work, Katie! You really make these products shine!Congrats on your summer guest design here!

Tracey McNeely

Katie this is seriously so cool, now I want to play with my neglected Gelatos! You are so super talented lady!

Renee Robbins

Gorgeous! I have all of these tools and never thought to combine them... SCRAPLIFTING!! Thank you for the tutorial!


Goodness, Katie! LOVE the colors you used - it screams SUMMER~!! LOL! I need something easy but packed with WOW! This is just perfect :) Thanks for the wonderful inspiration <3

Kimberly Wiener

WOW Katie B, AMAZING stuff, I am sold and will have to spackle too!!!!


I love these bright colors, so pretty!


I love your card! The colors and the spackle look amazing.


Fun technique!!! Stunning & Beautiful!!
Have a wonderful day my friend,
*Crafting With Creative M*

Terri  Burnette

I love it! It was the perfect adventure!

TracyM #6773

This is TOTALLY AWESOME as your 1st Gelatos project - LOVE the colours, LOVE the contrast against your stencilling (FABULOUS design), LOVE your sentiment and last but definitely not least, LOVE the vellum & sentiment - WOW - it is an adventure looking at it :)
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE Gelatos INSPIRATION ... looking forward to your next project now!!!

Aileen Ryan

Bee utiful, totally yummy. Love the gelatos, way out of my price range. Being in Australia they are not available locally so they just get too expensive. Love the colours. Your card is really out there

Tonya Gibbs

Oh my goodness this Is so vibrant and gorgeous! I love it

katie brooks

Thank you all for your kind comments!!!!


Katie it is amazing!!!


Katie, this turned out FABulous! I love all the colors you used! The vellum is a perfect way to top off your card! awesome work!

Madoka Kinosada

Very beautiful!!
The card is perfect for summer


The Whipped Spackle really helps those background color pop. So pretty.


Oooooh love this!!! Great way to use Gelatos!


Oh my goodness, Katie, your first foray into using these products is outstanding! The psychedelic look totally works; eye-catching, vibrant and just all around super cool (and groovy!!). You're working magic with this 'adventure'!

Becky Green

WONDERFUL!!!! I JUST ordered some Molding Paste....! :D Will HAVE TO TRY THIS!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!:D

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