Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Welcome to The Rubber Cafe/Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog hop! If you've just joined us today and would like to start the blog hop from the beginning, simply click on The Rubber Café blog to begin.
If you've come here from Rita Barakat's blog, you are in the right place!
For this blog hop, we will be showcasing project ideas, inspiration, and tutorials featuring fabulous products you won't want to miss! Hop along with us as we work with products from these great companies:
~The Rubber Cafe
The Rubber Cafe is a stamp manufacturer of high quality, deeply etched stamps and other fine paper crafting tools and accessories. All of our beautiful stamps are made right here in the USA in sunny San Diego, California! Visit The Rubber Cafe today to view their complete product line!
~Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Faber-Castell was founded more than 240 years ago in Germany as a pencil manufacturer. Today Faber-Castell is world renowned for its high quality, professional art supplies in the Art & Graphic line, as well as its fine writing instruments and accessories. Too see their complete product line, visit Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft today!
This was my first opportunity to use the Faber-Castell's Gelatos. Gelatos are Luscious acid-free pigment sticks that glide on creamy vibrant color and blend beautifully with or without water.
For my first card, I randomly scribbled Cotton Candy, Grape and Blueberry Gelatos onto my watercolor paper that had been clear embossed with Rubber Cafe's Leaf Swirls image.
To blend the colors, I used my finger...it's messy fun! The colors blended easily with no water at all. To clean off my clear embossing, I wiped off the excess pigment color with an alcohol wipe I had handy. Clean-up of the finger was easy with water!
For the butterflies, I tried out the Faber Castell PITT Artist Pen Big Brushs in SkyBlue, Cobalt Blue, May Green and Cobalt Green on some White Metallic Text paper. Next, I stamped Rubber Cafe's Large Trailing Butterflies image with Scrap Happy Glue onto my colored paper. Once the glue was dry, I burnished some You're So Fine Hanukkah Blue glitter to detail my butterflies.
For the sentiment I used a portion of Rubber Cafe's Words of Inspiration image which I colored with the Faber Castell Cobalt Blue PITT Artist Pen Big Brush and stamped on white cardstock. I accented the word inspire with Faber Castell's Green Metallic PITT Artist Pen.
My only embellishment is a touch of white Candi which is also available at The Rubber Cafe in a rainbow of colors/styles.
My second card today featuring these products is below:
This time I used water and the brush that was included with the Gelato set to paint/blend the colors together. Again, this was very easy and fun. I love the more purposeful look of designer paper I achieved on this one....with one stamp and three gelatos!
The same stamps and techniques were used on the sentiment, butterflies and embellishments for this card.
For your next stop on the hop, you'll be visiting Tiffany Johnson's blog!
Don't forget to leave a comment on each manufacturer and designer's blog for a chance to win great prizes:
~ Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be giving away a $50 Gift Certificate!
~The Rubber Cafe will be giving away a TWO $25 Gift Certificates!
The blog hop contest will be open until midnight June 10th and the winners will be announced on June 12th on the company's blogs.
Here is a complete list of the designers participating in our blog hop:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft