Monday, January 5, 2015

Thank You For Being Fantastic {Technique Tuesday and Seasons Givings hop winner}

Oh my gosh you guys, how FUN was the Seasons Givings blog hop?! Seriously, it was such fun to see all the visitors that came by. Thank you, and WELCOME, if you're a new follower to my blog, Instagram, or Facebook page - I definitely found some new friends this week, and I'm so happy you're here!

Also, congratulations to Becca Cruger; she's the random winner of my giveaway! Woohooo!

Today I have a card to share with you - I did this quite a while ago, and it's been sitting in my folder of projects to share! And you all ARE fantastic, and I DO thank you - so it's pretty perfect for today.

Here's how I created this: First, I embossed the sentiment and stars with white embossing powder, on a white card base. Then I scribbled Gelatos on a sheet of acetate. (Anything slick and non-porous will do - even some leftover plastic packaging or a Ziplock bag) I tried to color an area roughly the size of my card base (you'll understand why, in a minute!) Then, I spritzed the acetate with water, causing the Gelatos to blend and become more like watercolor and less like crayon. Then I just laid the card facedown on top of the Gelato goodness, and pressed it down. After lifting it up, it's easy to set it back down again if it needs more color. This is a fun project, because you can do it 100 times, and it will never be exactly the same!

For more Gelato goodness, check out another post and tutorial that I created using Gelatos! (On this project, I stamped with them!) I hope you'll check it out!

I'm looking forward to the fresh start of January, and finding a routine again. Some of us that worked with Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine are still trying to find our way towards a new normal. Now that the holiday hustle and bustle is over, I'm going to start finding that new normal in my crafty life - I hope you'll stick around with me, and see what's next! The year is fresh with possibilities! Thanks so much for coming by! xoxo

Supplies I used: (affiliate links)
Faber-Castell Tropical Color Gelatos
Faber-Castell 50's Diner Gelatos
stamps - Technique Tuesday (I think this set may have been discontinued!)

5 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

I'm drooling over gelatos. Coming to the sites of amazing designers is a good and bad thing. Good because I get to see stunning works of art - like your card. Bad because my wallet says "OUCH!" a lot. :D

THANK YOU for the blog candy! Can't wait to get my inky fingers on it. I just followed your blog so I can cheer you on in the new year. Would LOVE it if you might consider doing the same. :D

Shelly said...

Awesome card, Laura! And congrats, Becca!

Charity Chamberlain said...

Love the background! Pretty colors! Never tried the gelatos before. They look like fun! Congratulations to the winner as well!

Celeste Goff said...

What a beautiful card! I love that background!

Nancy Carroll said...

congrats to Becca!