Good morning followers old and new, friends and passers by. Today I have a water colour stamping card, using the Faber Castell Gelatos I received for Christmas, and a 70th Birthday card using Papermill's garnet pearlised card (300gm) which is on special offer at £7.50 per box of approx 75 sheets. Why not pop over to the Papermill Blog and register for their newsletter, a good way to find out when offers are available, check out their Facebook page too for competitions and more.
I have been giving the Gelatos a test drive and you can see a quick background tutorial HERE.
Here are the two cards I made using the garnet pearlised card, the colour is rich and it has a fabulous pearly shimmer.
This 70th birthday card was for a neighbour, I used white linen cardstock for the base card and a lace panel cut using the Silouhette Cameo. The greeting was computer printed, cut to size and mounted on a piece of the garnet card and the number seventy fixed to it with 3D sticky fixers. The lace panel was attached to a piece of the garnet card with a ribbon and this was attached to the card blank. The greeting was attached over the ribbon and the card was finished with a computer printed insert.
This card started out as a practice piece trying out the Gelatos, the Lavinia thistle stamp was stamped onto soft white card using blue, red and a little green Gelatos directly onto the stamp which was spritzed with water. The effect looked good although part of the stem on the third flower did not stamp. The colours were perfect for use with the garnet pearlised card, so out it came, the striped paper is from a Docraft grab bag and co-ordinated perfectly, the butterflies were free with a recent magazine and the greeting hides the missing stem. Don't you just love it when an idea comes together so easily!