Faber-Castell & CardMaker Blog Hop
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Besides being Leap Day, today is also when we’re spotlighting some really cool products from Faber-Castell! Join us as the CardMaker designers share inspiring projects they’ve created. You’ll discover unique ways you can incorporate paper flowers and lettering into your card designs. Thank you to Faber-Castell for providing all of us with product and for a fun giveaway. *Details on the giveaway can be found at their blog!

Thank You Card
One of the products that the team at Faber-Castell sent us to play with is their new Paper Flowers kit which contains an assortment of paper flowers along with Gelatos and Texture Gems to dress them up. Since spring is on its way, I wanted to go with a light and airy color palette. To begin, I scraped some red gelato onto an acrylic block and mixed in a small amount of water to create a light pink wash which I then brushed onto the flowers. Once dry, I was able to layer them with foam dots to create a dimensional flower. The kit is filled with a variety of floral shapes and sizes; you could have endless amounts of fun coloring them all!

Besides the flowers, I was also excited to play with the lettering pens we received. I first lettered a simple “Thank you” sentiment onto white cardstock using the bright pink pen. For a soft accent, I added a shadow to the letters with the pastel pink pen. It’s a bit difficult to photograph, but the light pink shadow can be seen slightly in the photo below.

Supplies used: Design Memory Craft Paper Flowers kit and Lettering PITT Artist Pens (brights and pastels) from Faber-Castell; Rainbow Brights 6×6 paper pad from Taylored Expressions; pink grapefruit self-adhesive sequins from Jillibean Soup; mauve silk ribbon from May Arts Ribbon; paper trimmer from Fiskars; adhesive runner from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®. 

Next on the hop is the amazingly talented Carisa!

Blog Hop List

CardMaker (*You are here.)

Carisa Zglobicki

Dawn Lusk

Kim Klinkovsky

Linda Beeson

Lisa Silver

Pamela Haskin


26 Responses to Faber-Castell & CardMaker Blog Hop

  1. Debbie Odle says:

    I love all the tips on using Faber-Castellated pens and everything used to make this very nice card! Thank you. I’d love to use these! Wow! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  2. Debbie Odle says:

    I love all the tips on using Faber-Castell pens and products, also on everything used to make this great Thank You card. I’d love to have a chance to use these, Wow! Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

  3. Nancy Wilcox says:

    I like the effect of the shadow on your sentiment. It shows we don’t always have to stamp one.

  4. Such a beautiful card! I especially like your hand-lettered sentiment. I’ll have to give that a try.

  5. Troppostella says:

    :-)))) this is a beautiful card! Wwwooowwwww
    And thank you so much for blog hop Faber-Castell

  6. Love the softness, very pretty. And way to go on free-hand lettering…one thing I can not do well.

  7. Janis in ID says:

    Love the pastels. Love Gelatos.
    Hate Captcha.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  8. Teresa Godines #6857 says:

    Beautiful projects by the designers. Thanks for hosting

  9. koalabc says:

    Verry sweet card you made here and thanks for showing me.

  10. Amy Jones says:

    Such beautiful projects. This card is so pretty and that flower…. wow!!

  11. I love the ribbon and the flower!

  12. Sue D says:

    Very pretty. I like the light pink wash you used.

  13. Jean Bullock says:

    Very pretty! I love the dotted swiss background paper. I amazed that the sentiment was hand-lettered. I thought it was a stamp. Well done.

  14. karenajo says:

    Love that the flowers can be colored to coordinate with your project. Your lettering is super !!!

  15. karenladd says:

    I love the way those flowers can be customized to match any color design! Just gorgeous!

  16. DawnL says:

    Very pretty card! I’m so envious of your pen skills!!!

  17. Love the flower and such pretty pink!

  18. How sweet your card is. Love the sentiment written with the pitt bush pen!

  19. Love how smooth the lettering looks and the beautiful colour. Sweet card! 🙂

  20. Linsey says:

    What wonderful creativity, ladies!!! I enjoyed seeing all your beautiful cards with the new Paper Flowers Kit from DMC!!! Thanks for the fun and great inspiration!!!

  21. barb macaskill says:

    WONDERFUL! LOVE your pretty card!! This is a great hop!! TFS!

  22. Roberta says:

    Love adding flowers to projects. This kit looks like it is pretty awesome. Would love to try it.

  23. Lindarub says:

    Love the card flower really makes the card.

  24. jean marmo says:

    Lovely inspiration!

  25. Deborah S says:

    I love this card! Very CAS, light, airy and Spring time fresh. Wonderful colors and textures so soft tfs

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