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Monday, April 1, 2013

Blog Hopping with Faber-Castell and Perfect Layers!





Welcome! 
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is teaming up with Perfect Layers for a blog hop!  Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft will be giving away $50 in prizes and Perfect Layers will be giving away the deluxe 3 pack and a Perfect Square ($45)!
Here's how you can WIN!
1. You have until midnight EST, on April 5th to complete the hop.
2. Just follow the links below - be sure to leave a comment on each designer's post. That way we'll know you were there.

Start Hopping:









Jenny Gropp (me) 




 
I played with Gelatos for the first time! FUN! FUN! FUN! I have two cards to share with you, both of which are really simple and easy to create using Gelatos.
 I really loved how the Gelato background is so vibrant! I chose the colors for the card knowing I was using the butterfly with open wings. I wanted the colors to represent the colors of a monarch butterfly. The small clean layers were all made with the 1/16" border on my Perfect Layer Rulers


I used Neenah 110# White Cardstock. I heat embossed a harlequin background using Detail White EP. You can see there is not a lot of technique in applying the Gelatos! Scribble as much or as little color on to the paper as you want. 

 I used my Mini Mister and gave it about four light mists of water... then using my finger I just rubbed until the Gelato color smoothed out. After smoothing the color out, I gently rubbed the color off the embossed areas, revealing the embossed harlequin pattern.

I used Spellbinder's Grand Rectangles and Grand Scalloped Rectangles to cut the harlequin background and create the card base. You can see a little black edge around the harlequin pattern layer... I used a black Copic to edge the sides. I stamped the  sentiment (from JustRite's Large Fancy Sentiments) on Neenah Natural White and added a 1/16" black mat with my rulers. I die cut the butterfly twice and used papercrafting silicone to adhere both of them.... it will dry clear and also help the butterflies remain popped up. 


Here's the second card I wanted to share with you today. I love the clean crisp lines of layers, of course achieved using Perfect Layer Rulers. I added a sentiment from Flourishes Sentimental Favorites Stamp Set, heat embossing it with Detail White EP. Read the details below about the background. 

I embossed on white 110# Neenah Classic Crest White paper using a Darice Embossing Folder: Henna. I rubbed an Orange Gelato directly on the paper, basically scribbling with it. I used my finger to rub the Gelato in to the paper and used good pressure. I used no water, just dry rubbed the color of the design. It led to a "white washed" type of finish. One of the cool things that Faber Castell sent us to try out is the Stamper's Big White Pen. I used the white pen to go over areas that I wanted to be white. The pen covered the Gelatos beautifully and smoothly! 

 You can see the background really pops after adding the Stamper's White Pen to enhance the white areas. A little foam tape and ribbon finish up this clean and simple card.

97 comments:

  1. gorgeous designs! both are stunning. the henna treatment is so unexpected...these products are so versatile! and i adore the ombre background of the first card. i'll try that one for sure :)

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  2. Beautiful cards! These Gelatoes look like so much fun - on my wish list! Thanks for the tips.
    Sandra ltb

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  3. Love the Get Well Soon card! Such a pretty, vibrant orange!

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  4. Wow! That was awesome work!! TFS!
    (PS I'm sold on the perfect Layers!!)
    (Gelatos also!)

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  5. Wow, love the background you created with the gelatos. Your cards are gorgeous!!

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  6. These are so beautiful, love both your cards, thank you for the little tutorial and tips. Thank you for sharing it. :-)

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  7. Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing the technique.

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  8. Heat Embossing & gelatos. A classic with stunning results. Love it! Theresa x

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  9. Your butterflfy card is to die for! I am a fanatic over butterflies and love the colors you used on this card! The black is a perfect touch with the little bit of bling!
    Anyone who received your Get Well card would HAVE to feel better after seeing this! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!

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  10. Such gorgeous cards! Love that you shared the details and photos! thanks!

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  11. beautiful cards!
    I definately have to get out those few gelatos I own.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  12. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing step by step how you created them.

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  13. Love your cards, the designs are beautiful. I love how you used the background colors to show through the butterfly layers.

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  14. Great layering and embellishments.

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  15. Stunning creations. Love the warm colours and especially the jewel stone flourishes on the first one.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  16. I love these! So clean, crisp, fresh and inspiring! What butterfly did you use on the first one?

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  17. I just LOVE both your cards and can't wait to use the techniques. I had no idea that Staedtler got into the card-making business also! Great company to work with!

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  18. Oh how I LOVE gelatos! You have made them totally shine on these cards, gorgeous!

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  19. I LOVE gelatos! And I love how you used them...beautiful cards!

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  20. Think I will have to put those gelatos on my wish list! Beautiful projects!

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  21. The use of the white pen is stunning. Have to have one of these!

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  22. Two beautiful cards. Love the combination with embossing.

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  23. I love both of these backgrounds - I think I need one of those white pens.

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  24. I love both of these backgrounds. I think I need a white pen.

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  25. What beautiful cards you made! Love they way that white pen works.
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  26. WOW, the colors look amazing--I'm going to try that. I get in a rut.....nice.

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  27. Hi Jenny,

    Love both your cards especially your cas get well card. Gelatos look great for backgrounds, and using the big white pen really helps to highlight areas :-)

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  28. Such beautiful cards!!!

    To hopefully avert any confusion I see that my name/ID will show up on this blog as Colorado Crafter but on some of the other blogs in this hop it will show up as "CC". Hope the difference doesn't keep me from being eligible for the prizes since I am commenting on every blog. :)

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  29. These cards are just beautiful! I can see that these products are very easy to use with fab results! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. The orange colors you used are gorgeous and wonderful and I LOVE them. I need to learn how to use my embossing machine. It would really help.

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  31. Love your cards and use of color. Stamper's White Pen is a must. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  32. How beautiful!! I love them!!

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  33. Both cards are lovely! Absolutely love the background technique on the first card.

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  34. Your use of the gelatos looks great, very nice card.

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  35. Lovely cards. Gelatos are so easy to use! Thanks for sharing.

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  36. These card are gorgeous! :) Nancee

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  37. Jenny, I always enjoy your work. These cards are wonderful and your explanation very helpful. Just trying Gelatos for the first time this week and enjoying the finished product. The rulers look relatively easy to use.

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  38. Wow! I loved these techniques combining heat embossing and gelatos. They make wonderful backgrounds. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. I have to say that several of the designers on the hop (including you) have mentioned never having used the Gelatos, but you all turned out super great projects with them! I am so impressed with the embossing and the use of Gelatos together, you are inspiring me to try new things. Love how you used the Stampers Big White Brush pen also!

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  40. Lovely cards! Can't wait to try some Gelatos, and the Perfect Layers sounds really handy!

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  41. These are just gorgeous! Love your designs!

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  42. Beautiful cards and I think I need the perfect layer tool !...

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  43. Terrific backgrounds! I love the harlequin background behind the butterfly....it's spectacular!

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  44. Your cards are so beautiful! Love them! bbiswabic@new.rr.com

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  45. Thanks for the tips on coloring the harlequin design. It really set the butterfly off. Both cards were very pretty.

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  46. Beautiful cards! I especially love the get well card.

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  47. I have never played with gelatos but I have had a gelato in Italy. Cannot wait to try them. Thank you for the chance to win. I love your thinking of you card

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  48. Both backgrounds are so different but yet both are so beautiful. Your blog is amazing and I am now following. I also pinned both of these cards! I have never thought of using the white pen to highlight embossed areas..so so beautiful!

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  49. Wow... your cards are Gorgeous. What a neat idea. I am going to have to try this.

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  50. Both cards are so beautiful! I can't wait to try this technique!

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  51. Both backgrounds are so beautiful! I love how versatle the gelatos are. I so need to get some! Thank you for sharing.

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  52. I absolutely love the way the white pops! Great job! Thank you for sharing.

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  53. Beautiful cards and love your backgrounds. I have never used the geltos before but with this inspiration I will be trying them they are beautiful on your cards. thanks for sharing and the chance to win. Will become a follower as well.
    Linda K.

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  54. I LOVE your cards and the backgrounds are simply stunning!

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  55. WOW what beautiful cards and a great use of the white pen. thanks

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  56. Oh my! Both cards are so beautiful... I want all of those products!

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  57. I like the backgrounds you created!

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  58. Fab cards! Love the techniques you used. Thanks!

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  59. Beautiful cards, great techniques, Thanks for sharing.

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  60. These are just amazing cards! Love the narrow edges perfect layers helps us to create!

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  61. cool back grounds. thanks for the tip on the white pen. great job.

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  62. Lovely cards! I really like the backgrounds you created for both of them.

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  63. Beautiful cards! I'd love to try the gelatos. TFS

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  64. What a fab harlequin card! Just discovered a new stamp and die company - I had to check out the butterfly!

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  65. What a fab harlequin card! Just discovered a new stamp and die company - I had to check out the butterfly!

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  66. Stunning cards! Aren't gelatos awesome?! I will bet that you will be using them a lot more! I can't wait to get one of those white big brush pens! Thanks for sharing!

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  67. Gorgeous, really gorgeous!! I really like the gelatos on the embossed paper and you are right not much of a learning curve for the gelatos! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carmen L

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  68. Such beautiful cards!! I love the great designs!! Thanks for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  69. love love love that beautiful butterfly card, awesome

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  70. Love both cards. Who would have remembered to use fingers to acheive the color and tones on our cards.

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  71. Thank you for giving me such good ideas on how to use my gelatos, and for giving us the chance to win!!!

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  72. You are totally making me NEED those Gelatos Jenny - love that bold color that match a Monarch butterfly perfectly!

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  73. Beautiful cards! Thanks for showing how gelatos can be used to create such lovely backgrounds!

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  74. Both of these are gorgeous. Beautiful detail work, too!

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  75. Lovely cards! Gelatos! Another gotta have scrapping tool!

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  76. Both of your cards are Stunning!!

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  77. Both of the backgrounds are very dramatic and make for beautiful. I think I'm going to have to give the gelatos a try. Love it.

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  78. Thanks for sharing your techniques - these cards are gorgeous!

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  79. What beautiful cards!

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  80. Perfect Layers and Gelatos ? I SO need them... Fingers crossed

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  81. I love both cards, especially the backgrounds you created with gelatos and how you used them in the finished cards.

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  82. Wow - both of these cards are totally awesome. Thanks for sharing your cards.

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  83. I've got to get some of that Neenah paper. Love both cards - very different looks, both great.

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  84. Both of these are fabulous, Jenny! Love the colors and emboss resist. SO good to see you again!

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  85. Both of these cards turned out so great!! I love the IO butterfly and the background you created with the gelatos is wonderful. Also love your neat idea with the background on the second card!! Love how you used the white pen. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  86. Love the diamond background. The gelatos made it look completely different. Thanks for sharing

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  87. Beautiful cards Jenny!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great day!
    Liz O

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  88. Both cards are stunning!
    Emboss resist is really an amazing technique.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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  89. Big white pen is a favorite. Love all the colors. Thanks

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  90. Love both cards! Thanks for the how to's on what you did.

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  91. Wow, love the first card with those bright orangey-y colors. So pretty!!

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