Wednesday, July 24, 2013

MC July/13 - Gelatos - Letters Mingle

I came across Jill Foster's Gelatos video tutorial and had fun doing the techniques she demoed. This card uses the 1st technique of a dry embossed design colored with the Faber Castell Gelatos... I used very similar colors and a similar layout. Thanks Jill. She used the kit that Faber Castell came out with.

I ran my 110# white cardstock through my machine with the Cuttlebug 5 x 7 "Typeset" embossing folder. Applied the Gelatos (Yellow, red, dp pink, lt pink), blending the colors as I went. Dampened a paper towel with some water and blended and dabbed some more. (I have 2 boxes of baby wipes somewhere in my house, but do you think I could find them...). Dried thoroughly and then swiped a white Gelato over the high areas.
Trimmed my background and adhered to an apple green cardstock.

Adhered the green gauze ribbon and then the background to my white 5"w x 7"h card.

Die cut the leaves (Memory Box "Lorelai Leaf") from the white cardstock and colored with the Gelatos, misting the cardstock with water and blending the colors with my finger. Adhered them to the card.

Stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design) using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed. Trimmed down and adhered to a green cardstock then onto my card with 3D foam tape.

I'm really pleased with the outcome.

And it fits for these challenges:
Crafts & Me Challenge  #139 Anything goes
Crafty Creations  #232 summer or what makes it feel like summer (these colors...)
Divas by Design  #95 anything goes
Pile it on Challenge  #29 Thinking of you or Just because


Tracey Fehr said...

Stunning colors! This card reminds me of the beautiful sunset we had after a severe thunderstorm the other night! It was gorgeous to see after such violent weather had passed through! Thanks for sharing your "Summer" creation with us at Crafty Creations! Good Luck!
Tracey F., DT Crafty Creations Challenges

Heather G said...

Gorgeous colors. I saw gelatos at the store the other day, but didn't get them. I wish I had...seeing how beautiful they look. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Creations.
--Heather, DT member

Debs said...

Gorgeous elegant card - stunning colours and fab technique.
Thanks for playing with the Divas this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful blend of colors on your embossed background. I've been looking for a leaf branch die like that. I'll check out Memory Box. Thanks!