Thursday, September 18, 2014

Play date with Faber Castell and Unity...

Hello my fabulous friends!

Have you been having a blast with the Unity & Faber Castell Hop? I hope so! So much awesomeness!

We've got some ADORABLE new Angiegirl stamps at Unity…along with some great deals! Don't forget to do some shopping this weekend after the hop. :)

I ADORE this cut bird! It's a freebe for those who are members of the KOTM club. How stickin' awesome is that?!?   The sentiment is from Warmth and Winter Wishes.

I used Gelatos and a water brush to color them… by mixing the colors just a few colors, you can get a lot of depth and variations. Super fun!

I stamped an extra bird and fussy cut it… I then attached it to the card using foam tape for some fun dimension.

Another fabulous thing to do with Gelatos is stamping… Simply scribble the Gelatos directly not a stamp, mist with a little water, then stamp. I used Moments in Bloom  Now, of course I needed some matching ribbon, so I tried one of my favorite tricks. Guess what? It worked!

Gelato Crinkle Ribbon

Step 1: Scribble various Gelatos onto 100% rayon seam binding (this can be found with sewing stuff)

Step 2: Spritz with water and scrunch up in a ball

Step 3: Allow to dry, or hit it with a heat tool… 
You end up with a beautifully variegated  crinkle ribbon!


Well, that's it for me! If you haven't stopped by the Faber Castell blog, make sure you do! So much fabulous talent! Seriously! (plus, they have a prize up for grabs too!)

Thanks Faber Castell for teaming up with us! You guys are awesome!

 Don't forget to leave a comment on all the blogs...You have until 9-21 to comment and have a chance at this amazing prize!  Good luck!

Enjoy!
~Kassi

53 comments:

Laura Turcotte said...

Awesome work with the Gelatos!

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Doreen said...

Two gorgeous creations,thanks for the inspiration.xxx

Scrapper Myra said...

So cute. So cute. Lovely indeed. Tks for showing.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

great projects - I have been wondering if you could color fabric, ribbon with the gelatos - now I know thanks for the tip

Barb Housner

Colleen O said...

Have to try that technique on ribbon! Thanks

marylouh said...

I feel like I need one of the little birds mufflers.
Great tip on coloring the ribbon.
thanks for sharing a fun project.

famillemarleau said...

The little birds are to cute. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

Dana L. Thompson said...

Wow! That matching ribbon idea was brilliant and it turned out so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

no... gelatos on ribbon? I didn't know, seriously

Rebecca Wong said...

Different way using the gelatos, awesome.

Berina RGA said...

this is nice!! love the stamping with gelato!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Crystal said...

Adorable card and great way to personalize ribbon!

Tasha Freeman said...

So much fun :)

Lisa Rodriguez said...

just love the effect of those Gelatos!

Iris said...

So pretty - love the ribbon colored with the gelato.
isoscia at aol dot com

Ruby said...

Super cute card. Thanks for all the details and techniques. I will have to try the gelatos on the seam binding.

Linda said...

wow great card my friend.

Miwa said...

Lovely cards!

heidiscoll said...

Really neat techniques! I am really learning so much this whole week! :)

Kim Rippere said...

The crinkle ribbon is gorgeous and will...of course...perfectly match the card!

Beth F. said...

Your cards are awesome and seriously...that technique for seam binding is sheer genius! Love it!
Beth
Beth's Beauties

Annette Allen said...

how cute are those penguins.. so fun and love how you died the ribbon.. love it

Gaylynn said...

It's awesome how you made your own color ribbon. Thanks for sharing again today.

Dawn LL said...

I so love that you used this bird stamp...I just received mine this week and knew I would have to use. Both your cards are wonderful.

Farley said...

What a great idea for the ribbon! I will try it. Love your owl card too. He's adorable.

JPScraps said...

Both cards are wonderful. The bird card is soooo CUTE!

cal8007 said...

Look at that ribbon!! I wasn't aware we could color it! This is one technique I will be using for sure!! Using the gelato on the stamp and misting it gives it a nice look and texture!

Heather Thompson said...

very cute card, I love the stacked penguins, very neat idea!!

Sue D said...

Love how you used the Gelatos on all your projects.

ionabunny said...

Love your CAS little bird trio. Those gelatos worked brilliantly with the ribbon. Great tips

Leanne said...

Beautifully done!

mlady012 said...

Very cute birds! Love the variation of color you got on the ribbon!

Michelle N. said...

How cool that you can make matching ribbon? I think gelatos are something I need to try! And I love the effects you got on the flowers and the penguins!

Gaye Miller said...

The bird stamp is adorable. After seeing what you did with the ribbon, I am convinced I need some Gelatos!

Carol said...

I love seeing new and creative ideas so thanks for having this blog hop!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

TangledBlueRose said...

So creative, really love the cute birds! Thanks for the tip on the seam binding! ~kim

clavell said...

Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

jennifer mitten said...

Love this - never thought of using the gelatos on ribbon....

Sonia said...

Love your cards- the birds are really cuter and who doesn't love flowers?

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful coloring. Love those little birds

Lagene said...

Fantastic cards! I love the sweet little birds!

Denise Bryant said...

Love that cute penguin! And the floral card is just lovely!

loulou said...

Your little birdies are just adorable. I love that gorgeous ribbon. Thank you for sharing this great technique.

Barbara said...

love the cute birds!
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D- said...

Oh my this is BEAUTIFUL. Love that you made your own matching ribbon, too. Thank so much for sharing!
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsbyDragonfly.blogspot

HuiQi Chan said...

Love how you used it to color your ribbons! Great idea!

jmahugger said...

Adorable card!

Cybil Hart said...

WOW! Love the seam binding technique! Can't wait to get my hands on some of these Faber-Castell products & try all these great ideas!

Madeline Rains said...

Beautiful! I haven't stamped with gelatos. Will give it a try.

Dawn Fields said...

Your first card is so adorable and sweet! Second card is so lovely! Thanks for sharing how to make your own crinkle ribbon!

Katie S. said...

Great projects! And I love your ribbon tip!

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS cards!!!
LOVE the SUPER CUTE birds & pretty colors - I've not used my Gelatos to color images before, I want to try now!!!
LOVE your BEAUTIFUL flowers and SCRUMPTIOUS ribbon - two MORE techniques I NEED to try!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and crinkly & colorful tutorial too :)