CardMaker & Faber-Castell Blog Hop

     Welcome to the CardMaker and Faber-Castell blog hop and giveaway! I've had so much fun this weekend creating flowers with the Paper Flowers kit from Faber-Castell.  
     Is this not the most vivid yellow you've ever seen!?! I really love the watercolor gelatos that come in the kit. You just shave some of the pigment off and mix with water or rubbing alcohol and brush it on. I chose to use alcohol so that my flowers would dry faster.
     All the paper layers I used came with the kit including cardstock, vellum and crepe. To protect my desktop from the pigment, I painted my 'lemon' flower layers on top of a large scrap of white cardstock. I never imagined I would use that scrap, but I loved the look of the accidental background. I trimmed it and adhered it with foam tape. I'm so happy about how it turned out.
     The kit also comes with a bottle of 'texture gems' gel to make dew drops and/or designs on the flower petals. Instead, as my rebel side insisted, I made clear drops around my card where I might normally adhere gems or sequins.
     I have a great basket stamp that I thought would be perfect to use with a few flowers from the kit. I painted the centers first with 'metallic melon'. Then, I painted on 'metallic grape' by lightly dragging a stiff brush from the centers out. Once the flowers were dry, I gently scored between each petal of the top layer to get more dimension. I curled the petals and stacked the layers with foam tape that also comes in the kit. I'm telling you, this kit has everything in it you need! But, I digress- I used a Faber-Castell India ink 'light skin #114' marker to add shading to my basket. I finished the card with a heat-embossed sentiment tag and a few white pearls.
     Thanks a million for hopping along with us today! I hope we have inspired you to create your own cards or other projects using this Faber-Castell Paper Flowers kit. I would love to see what you create!
     Be sure to stop in and see the amazing creations of my fellow CardMaker blog-team members. Leave a little love for each if you can while you are there. And, make sure you stop at Faber-Castell. They are hosting a giveaway for a lucky hopper.
    Your next stop is Faber-Castell.
   In case you came here first, or if you get lost, here's a complete list of the blogs that are joining in the fun today.
      Carisa Zglobicki    
     Dawn Lusk  
     Kim Klinkovsky 
     Linda Beeson
     Lisa Silver
     Pamela Haskin (you are here)

Products Used:
     paper flowers, texture gems gel, gelatos, foam tape- (Faber-Castell 770803T)
     marker- India ink light skin #114 (Faber-Castell 770080)
     cardstock- heavy duty white (the Paper Studio 227041), heavy duty cream (the Paper
                            Studio 667998), purple, yellow, orange (the Paper Studio pack 449769),
                            pre-embossed white (DCWV CM-002-00008)
     stamps- hello sentiment (Hero Arts CL342), blessings sentiment and basket (Our
                       Daily Bread Designs - Basket of Blessings H618)
     pigment- dragonfly black (ColorBox 13165), black dye (Memories BLACK-002-MEMB)
     embossing powder- clear (Ranger Super Fine Detail SFJ06954)
     gems- pearls, white (Michaels 377558), yellow (Prima 530891)


Troppostella said...

I love you background!!!! WWWWWOOOOWWWWWWWWWWW
:-)))) thank you so much for blog hop Faber-Castell

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

I love the vibrant yellow on the first card and the soft purple in the second card. Just stunning! ~Kim Klinkovsky

Unknown said...

I love both your cards, they are just lovely. I love the colors. Thank you for the great tips.

Janis said...

I've never mixed my Gelatos with alcohol before. I need to try that. Love your cards. The shimmer on those flowers is fabulous!!!
<3 J

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Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous projects, Pamela. I am in love with the yellow flower card. The background is so pretty with that flower. Thanks for the inspiration

barbara c said...

Wow! Your cards are so sweet.. And the Gelatos look so fun to play with and thks

Amy Martin said...

Beautiful cards Pamela. I love the colors and the flowers are so neat. Great job lady.

Jean Bullock said...

How pretty! I love both the cards. Will come back later to pin. (Pinterest doesn't like my old computer anymore.)

Sue D said...

Lovely flowers on your cards.

Anonymous said...

Super gorgeous cards - especially love the one with the yellow flower !!! Great Faber-Castell products !!!

Salnclts said...

Beautiful flowers!!

Dawn said...

OMGoodness! I love your accidental background!! How perfect for your beautiful single flower. Beautiful card!
And your second card, how cute your flowers look on the basket!

D.Ann C said...

Lovely pair!

Brooke said...

Very pretty!

Helen Gullett said...

Wow! Your cards are beautiful with those flowers!

Auntie Em said...

Both cards are so stunning! I love the bright yellow flower. I would never have thought the gelatos could give that vibrant a hue. I also didn't know you could use the rubbing alcohol with them.
The dainty little basket with the pretty purple posies is so sweet and dainty.
Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the basket and the color of the flower. Great card.

Lindarub said...

Love the basket card.

Jean said...

Gorgeous cards!

Deborah said...

I like that your cards go in two different directions! The first bright pops of color and the happy accident bg. The second card softer in color and more planned out. You really showed the versatility of this kit tfs!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Such beautiful cards, Pamela!! I just love the cheery 3d flower you created and the sweet floral basket. Beautiful cards my friend!

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