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#texturaltuesdays – thank you card

Hi again! I have a #texturaltuesdays – thank you card over on the CLASSroom blog at Ellen Hutson today.  Two Gelatos® cards today. Ha! I was in the zone. For this card I really was trying to show how to not *just* use Gelatos® to watercolor or create backgrounds, but to mix them with other mediums, like Whipped Spackle. I hope that comes across in my post over there.

Here is the #texturaltuesdays – thank you card that I created. Hope you all like it. I think it turned out pretty cool.


I just can’t get enough of Fall colors.

If you want to learn more about how I made it. ALL of the step-by-step instructions, with photos, are on the CLASSroom blog HERE. And you can search for any of my previous posts by looking up #texturaltuesdays in the search box on their blog.

Thank YOU for spending a portion of your day with me.  Below you’ll find a list of all the products I used on this card. ♥

Clearly In Love

Happy Valentine’s Day, Love Birds! :)

I actually am not a fan of “fake” holidays like this, but what the heck…gives me an opportunity to make another themed card, right? And this one is super cool. I was asked by by super, duper awesomely sweet friend Tiffany Johnson of iheartart to make a card for her Mix-Ability Challenge on SplitcoastStampers (Clear Love). And when Tiff asks? I say “yes!”

I wanted to make my card Valentine-y, but have her Mixed Media theme in mind of using all things CLEAR. I chose to use Wendy Vecchi‘s Clearly for Art Modeling Film. This stuff is amazing to work with. It’s thicker than acetate, but takes alcohol inks like a DREAM. Here’s the card and then I’l explain my process a little:



I used a steel rule die and some smaller thin dies (run through my die cutting machine with a metal shim several times) to cut the film.  I colored the pieces with varying shades of alcohol inks and glued them together with a very sturdy glue.

The little piece at the top is a free-form heart. Which means that it kinda *boings* around. Pretty fun! I cut a thin strip of the modeling film and glued it to the back of the banner hearts and the small heart to accomplish this. I thought it was a fun touch. :)

The whole card has tons of dimension and is super shiny. There’s lots of glitter, glimmer, and color on this. Clearly.

Wishing you all a a VERY Happy Valentine’s Day. From Millan.Net


PS – will update with products later. :)

A Friend…

Hi! Sorry it’s been a little bit since I’ve posted. Didn’t mean to ignore you all. You know how it goes when life gets in the way. I hope you forgive me.  Hugs? ;)

I’ve made some things here and there, but I made a card today that I just LVE, LVE, L♥♥♥♥♥VE!! When I made it, I actually felt like I was an artist. I felt really good about the creative process and what I was doing. All the different things I was doing to create it, too. It just makes me so happy! The colors, the sentiment…everything.

I won’t keep you waiting:


What do you think? Aren’t the colors yummy? All of them are from the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Designer Set in Tropical.

Here’s how I used them:

1.The Watermelon Gelato® I smeared on my work surface (VERY heavily) and mixed with the Faber-Castell Gel Medium with a palette knife and then smooshed it over my stencil. Just over part of it. Not the whole thing.

2 Then I rubbed the Margarita Mix and Snow Cone Gelatos® directly onto the open parts of the stencil where I wanted color and used a water brush or my finger to blend.

3. I THEN made a mist by cutting off some of the Raspberry Gelato® and adding to a small mister and shaking it up and misting it over the stencil. (Are you still with me? LOL)

4. Once I removed the stencil and dried it a bit with a heat tool I again used the Raspberry Gelato® and this time I stamped with it. I misted my stamp lightly with water, rubbed the Gelato® over the top, and just stamped where I wanted color. SO EASY!!

I also used the Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in White to color my wood veneer pieces. It takes no time to do this and since the ink is India Ink it’s waterproof, archival, and bleedproof. These pens ROCK!

If you give any of these techniques a try I’d sure love to see what you do! Hope you’re all doing wonderful. And I sincerely appreciate you still reading my blog. xoxox

Lisa web Sig




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