You are Amazing

It’s my turn on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog today! I’m sharing a card that I made using many of my existing products (as opposed to brand-new) in ways that I hope will help you think outside of the box.

When you create, what are the things that spur you on to try new things? Is it the product itself? Is it how other people use the same product? What makes YOU want to buy something and, when you get it home…use it? Have you been guilty of buying something you thought was soooo wonderful and then *gasp* NEVER. USED. IT?!!

I know I threw  lot of questions of you, but those very questions are why I created the card I did today (and for my tutorial on the blog).

Let me show you my card and then I’ll explain further:


Instead of just using my watercolor pencils to color in an image and make it look all soft and, ummm, water-colory I scribbled on the paper and used a broad water brush to make a background. I also used gesso to make a really nifty bit on the card to draw your eye. I sprinkled it with GLITTAH!! Oh yeah, baby. See what I mean? I know so many people who have gesso and don’t know what to do with it. Well, there ya go. And let me just say a few words about bubble wrap and gesso. Have fun, my friends. Have fun. :)

I’ll be off to CHA this next week, or as they’re calling it now: Create-n-Connect (which sounds so strange, doesn’t it?) I’ll be sure to post highlights and pics as often as I can. If there’s anything in particular you’d like me to take pics of or find out about, please leave me a comment or send me an e-mail. :)

Thanks for stopping by and being the best readers EVER!!


Lisa Si









Tombow Adhesive Craft Stamp DOT PATTERN Runner (SSS|EH)


We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper (EH|SSS)


Hero Arts White Embossing Powder (SSS|EH)


Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches (EH|SSS)


Sizzix Solo Thin Die Adapter (EH|SSS)


Vagabond Cutting Machine by Tim Holtz (SSS|EH)






Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Dry Glitter Rock Candy (SSS|EH)


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7 Responses to 'You are Amazing'

  1. Ann says:

    What a lovely colorful card! The watercolor background is great–gotta try that! Love the stencil bit–did you use gesso with the stencil and then glitter on top? Fun!! I love all the sequins too.

  2. Wendy G. says:

    What a beautiful card with so many eye catching elements. Using glitter with Gesso, brilliant. I am attracted to shiny things so love the sequins, too. I am inspired (enabled) to get new supplies after seeing what other people have created with them.

  3. Marianne says:

    better than Connect -n-Create… in “knocked up”.
    Sorry….someone has to say it so it might as well be me.
    Love the card !

  4. Helen G. says:

    What a beautiful rainbow color card. Love the scattered sequins, too! And… HAVE FUN at CHA!!! :D

  5. This is an AWESOME project! Have fun and send pictures of EVERYTHING!!! XO

  6. Ouuuuuu! I am in love. Stunning colour. So many great ideas in one card (and post). You’re so right about using what we have. It’s a shame to look around here & see things that I need to give more play time to. ;) I love how your tutorial mentioned “stamp surgery” for cutting your sentiment. Brilliant!

  7. carla says:

    Totally gorgeous and awesome…just like you!

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