Posts tagged Faber Castell

Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I’m posting a card that I have over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today that’s part of the Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop. While my personal blog is not part of the hop, my work is, so I wanted to make sure that anyone that visits my blog checks out all the links, sponsors, and amazing artists that are listed on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog.


Without further ado, here is the card that I made using the beautiful stamps from Altenew:


I am using two wonderful stamp sets from Altenew: Botanical Garden and Painted Inspiration . (My Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products are listed in full on their blog.)

For more views and close-ups, and more information on the Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop, please visit the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog. :)

Lisa Sig

Hello Spring

Hey everyone! I have a new card – Hello Spring – on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today! When I think of Spring I think of my mom’s beautiful daffodil’s that pop up every year. They are so bright, sunny and beautiful. Almost like a ray of sunshine without fail every year in her yard. My mother has such a green thumb, which I sorely lack. Lisa = black thumb. Hahha!!

My Hello Spring card is what I hope a reflection of the beautiful daffodils that I see every year in her yard.  They sure make me smile and I hope that it will make YOU smile too. This is a little sneak peek, as usual. So the pretty daffodils (other than the stalks) can be seen on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog.


I have a bit of an addiction to watercoloring, so this is a combination of two types: watercolor pencils and Peerless Watercolors. And I love the way the two work together. Heck, there are no rules…why not play with *all* of them?! Do what you love, I say.

I think that this Hello Spring card could be used for so many things, too. Don’t you? It’s just a bright, happy card. Why not make something similar and send it someone whose day needs brightening?

Happy Spring and a Blessed Easter, too. †

Fabulous You

I have a brand new #TexturalTuesdays card that I’ve aptly named “Fabulous You” for the CLASSroom today.  Plenty of beautiful shine and subtle texture on this one today. I’ve really been enjoying using my colored pencils and may have to upgrade. Hahha!!

Here is today’s sneak peek:


Kind of a BIG peek!

The words are from Julie Ebersole’s beautiful die set Totally Fabulous and I created the word “You” from the Basic Alpha Set, to create “Fabulous You”. I thought that would be kind of fun and just a tiny bit different.

This card has two different colors of foil and patterned papers from three different companies. Stitched dies, embossing on patterned paper, inking…and all kinds of fun stuff!! If you want to see how I made it? I do have a tutorial (a wordy one) over on the CLASSroom blog today with lots of pics. ;) And I’d love it if you checked it out.

Hoping that YOU have a fabulous day!

A Sympathy Card

I have a post over on the Scrapbook Adhesives Blog by 3L® blog today. That card is a Sympathy Card.  I made it for my dear friend, Holly. I wish I had words for what Holly means to me. Knowing that she is in pain over the loss of her father just tears me up inside.  She is one of the most gentle, caring, smartest, loving, amazing human beings I am privileged to know. 

Making this card for her was so hard. Making ANY Sympathy Card is hard. You just want to hold the person you care about, tell them everything will be okay (even though you feel like such a liar), let them know how much they mean to you. But somehow…it all seems like it’s not enough. You can’t bring back their loved one. That loss can’t be undone. No words, no card, nothing can un-break the heart…not right now.

I made this Sympathy Card for Holly. Because I love her. And I feel her pain because she is like a sister to me. And I wish I could take her pain away.  I hate that she is hurting. That her whole family is grieving. Her father sounded like an amazing man. He had to have been. He raised a wonderful daughter.


I love you, Hols. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to you and your family.  ♥

The supplies I have listed below are affiliate links from Ellen that I used in my project.  All of the products were purchased by me with the exception of those with an asterisk.


Been a rough few weeks for me. I have a family friend in the hospital who had to have her leg amputated and now one of my VERY best friends in the whole world is in the ICU needing a ventilator to help her breathe and a feeding tube. It’s all so heartbreaking for me. I’ve been making a lot of cards lately for my friends and their family members. Today’s card  is one of those.

I’m also going to show you kind of a mini-tutorial using Faber Castell Gelatos. Let me just say these things are amazing. Super highly pigmented, creamy and a little goes a long, long way. The colors are gorgeous, too. I stuck to a palette of blues for my card (one  is a shimmery metallic). They’re all crazy blendable and fun.

Onto my mini-tutorial!

*Step One (well kinda more than one, but work with me) :
Spread Blueberry Gelato around edges of white cardstock (they look kind of like ChapStick®). Blend with your finger. You can blend as much or as little as you’d like, to achieve a look that’s pleasing to YOUR eyes. After I spread the Blueberry Gelato, I then stamped my image with Champagne Dazzle Versamark .

Step One


* Step Two (easy one):
Cover your stamped image with white embossing powder, tap off the excess, then heat emboss.

Step Two


*Step Three (even easier):
Admire your beautiful embossed image. Oooooh! Ahhhh!

Step Three

* Step Four (best part!):
Add more beautiful colors OVER the embossed white. The white embossed image now creates a resist. I used my  Blue, Teal and Cotton Candy Gelatos and I blended the colors with my fingers, using a different finger for each color so I wouldn’t muddy up the colors. If one color isn’t deep enough, you can always add more. I rubbed over my finished card front with a slightly damp paper towel.

Step Four

* Step Five:
Finish your card! :)


Personally, I like being able to see the stroke “marks” and that it’s not over blended. It gives it a more organic feel, but this is just me. It looks almost water-color-y, doesn’t it? The centers of the flowers didn’t photograph very well, but I added some glittery goodness using Distress Rock Candy Dry Glitter and added it using the Faber Castell Gel Medium. With this a little goes a long way, especially for something so small.

I hope you liked my mini-tutorial. I have to say, I MUCH prefer doing videos. (Is that weird? )

Anyway, if you *are* the praying type, please keep my friends in your thoughts & prayers. I’d be forever grateful. xoxo

Lisa web Sig




*Supplies: Not linked – Patterned Paper (My Mind’s Eye – Moments Collection), Vellum (Stampin’ Up).

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