Monday, March 3, 2014

Gelato Parrot

The Stampendous Team is quite excited to get to play with Faber-Castell products this week!
We will be randomly sharing projects throughout the week that we made with products from Stampendous and Faber-Castell and will end the week with a fun hop on Friday!

My favorite Faber-Castell product is gelatos and I used them on this bright birthday card.


I started by stenciling the Fern with Translucent Embossing Paste on a white cardstock panel.
Then I colored over the fern with a lime gelato.  I colored over the remaining paper with cotton candy gelato and then used a wet wipe to lightly spread the colors around.

I stamped the Jumbo Parrot with VersaMark ink and embossed with detail black embossing powder.  Then I painted it with the gelatos.  To paint with the gelatos I simply scribbled the color on my craft mat and then picked up the color with my watercolor brush.  

After the image dried, I fussy cut it out and adhered it to my card.

The finished card has some great shimmer to it!


Supply List:
Jumbo Parrot by Stampendous
Grunge Birthday by Stampendous
VersaMark ink
Gelatos (Lime, Cotton Candy, Red Cherry, Lemon, Tangerine, Chocolate)
Bazzill Basic colored cardstock, Mohawk Bright White
Fern stencil and embossing paste from Dreamweaver

Stop by the Stampendous Blog to see who else is sharing this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Kristine

49 comments:

Karen H said...

I absolutely love these Faber-Castell gelatos. This looks great!

Stampendous said...

This is gorgeous, Kristine! What a beautiful job you've done with the Gelatos. Love that sheen they give when used as watercolors!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Simply gorgeous!

loulou said...

Fantastic card. Love the bright parrot on the gelato background.

Linda T said...

What an absolutely beautiful card. The coloring of the parrot is amazing. Beautiful colors. Thak you for sharing with us.

craftymom205 said...

Love the card. Love the colors on the parrot. Looks real.

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Disco Queen said...

Super card Christine! The parrot is stunning & the colors so vibrant & yummy. Theresa x

Kathy said...

Great card! The fern background and the wonderfully, colorful, parrot are perfect together. I have to try the gelatos.

barbara macaskill said...

LOVELOVELOVE your Parrot!!! The bright colors are incredible and the fern is awesome!!! I didn't know they had translucent embossing paste!! MUST get some!!! I really like the effect it gives!! TFS!

marylouh said...

Beautiful. the bird is colored so nicely. The fern looks like it was just cut. Love it.

Reebledeavey said...

Loving the tropical colors of the gelatos, especially since our local temp is -4!
Thanks for the inspiration.

Jamie Martin said...

So pretty and vibrant! Makes me think of summer and warmer weather :)

Kailash said...

Wow this card is absolutely stunning, love all your layers!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a bright and beautiful card! I love gelatos too!

Samantha Rivera said...

love your card

Denise Key said...

OMG! Christine this is beautiful! The colors are vibrant!

Heather Thompson said...

bright, i love it. great colors and great idea

Sue D said...

So pretty and colorful!

jj said...

Great card and several great techniques. Since it is still below zero with many feet of snow here in Minnesota, and I have a lot of the stuff, I'm off to play with your awesome inspiration. thanks Kristine.

Judy said...

What a bright and shiny card. Love the coloring on the bird. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

I love your card and the vibrant colors. I love how you colored the background and then the parrot and placed it over the top of the card. I've been eyeing the Gelatos and this card is convincing me I need to give them a try!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the vibrant colors of your card. Beautiful project. TFS

JPScraps said...

Awesome! I love the technique with the fern. You colored everything beautifully!

Greta said...

Terrific card & oh my goodness--your coloring of that bird is absolutely amazing! You've inspired me to use my Gelatos!

cghundley said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for the
tip about putting
the gelatos onto
the craft sheet
and using the
waterbrush.
Carla from Utah

Jean Bullock said...

Wow, this is beautiful. Thanks for the instructions.

Sandra said...

wonderful card!
Beautiful job.
Sandra ltb

Katie said...

Beautiful, bright, and happy card! Love that you painted the parrot with gelatos (as you are reminding us that we can do that). And your detail with the fern background looks awesome, I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Robin B. said...

Wow, this is such a beautiful, vibrant card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Such brilliant colours. He's gorgeous!

TSaunders said...

The colors are gorgeous and sure to brighten someone's day. I have to learn to use gelatos. Spring break task #1.

Laura Turcotte said...

wow----what a beautiful project! Beautiful!

christi said...

wow, your card is gorgeous and so vibrant. the parrot just pops off the page . so pretty.

Jessica said...

this is beautiful!! love how you used the gelatos with the embossed stencil design! awesome!! :)

Ange said...

Oh pretty! Gorgeous color!!

HelenM said...

Wow! What a vibrant card!! Love the colors. thanks for the inspiration

Carol said...

I love Gelatos too! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Carol B
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Beatrice Lawson said...

Stuuning parrot but also I love your embossed palm background. Simple technique that is so eye catching!

butterfly said...

Gorgeous vivid colours, and just love how you created the fern... beautiful!
Alison x

Janelle Stollfus said...

Wow! I love the vibrancy of Gelatos which work so well for the Parrot image.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so COOL!!!!!

sharon g said...

I've never used Gelatos for such tight areas. I guess you showed it can be done. NICE

Natasha G.P. said...

The fern is such a neat background image for your bird. This guy reminds me of my neighborhood parrots. I should make this card for neighbors. I like your ideas

Iris said...

Gorgeous and colorful card. I love how you used the gelatos.
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Scrappin' Diva said...

Love gelatos and love what you did with this card! So bright and colorful!

lynda said...

You achieved such rich deep color! Love the way you let the parrot's tail hang over the edge!

Janis said...

Lovely card and what a perfect image for watercoloring with your Gelatos! I'm surprised the fern doesn't look whiter using the embossing paste over white cardstock.
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TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS card Kristine!!!

LOVE your fern & parrot design and your BOLD & BEAUTIFUL colours - WOW!!!

THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial and your CREATIVE INSPIRATION - I have so many things I want to try now :)

Kelly Flaherty said...

Your parrot is so beautiful. He looks like he just flew out of the tropics. Beautiful work.