Thursday, April 24, 2014

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft & Taylored Expressions Blog Hop


April 24
Mou Saha:  http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/ (You are here...welcome : )
Taylored Expressions Blog: http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/

April 25
Taylored Expressions Blog: http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/
Tiffany Johnson: http://iheartartblog.com/ 

Giveaway Details:
Simply comment on any (or all!) of our Blog Hop posts from April 24-April 25. For each comment, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of two fabulous prizes: One lucky winner will receive a $75 Faber-Castell prize pack of Gesso, Glaze, Gel Medium, and 10 new Gelatos Double Scoops and one lucky winner will receive a Taylored Expressions stamp set and die of choice! Comments close Sunday, April 27 at 8pm PST. 

And here's my project for the hop.



For this card, I used the following products:
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
Taylored Expressions
Others: Cardstock, adhesive, diecut machine

Let me walk you through the simple steps to make this card.



On a piece of cardstock, rub PITT Pastel pencils to add color. Gently rub with your fingers or a dry paper towel to blend colors in.


Diecut the cardstock using Mr. & Mrs. Cutting plate and diecut machine. Attach the Diecut piece to card front.


Diecut Bars of the Month from cardstock. Choose the month you want to use. Attach it to the inside of the card. Add sentiment with PITT Artist pen and Stamper's Big Brush pen to finish.

 Hope you enjoyed this project. Keep hopping and best of luck :)

135 comments:

Amy McCue said...

What an elegant card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty. Love the soft colors. Great technique Mou.

Angie K. said...

Thanks for the Demo...the Mr. & Mrs. Die is on my wish list and I hope to order it soon! Great card!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card Mou!!!

LOVE the blended pastels, colour combo and die on the front AND your FUN sentiment inside - thank you for the inspiration :)

RedGem said...

I just love this card... and the FC products are fabulous!

Barb said...

Beautiful, soft results! Gorgeous card!

Donna Phelan said...

Wow! That's quite lovely and such an easy technique! TFS!!!

Traci Davis said...

Lovely card! The colors are perfect for a spring or summer wedding. Thanks for sharing!

Kailash said...

Such a soft color palette, beautiful!!!

Gramma Dee said...

Very pretty! I had already decided to order that cutting plate, but had not envisioned this cool way to give it pastel coloring. Thanks!

Davinia Coryn said...

I like the card because it's so elegant. Great job!

Joan said...

Appreciate the demo. This is a beautiful production and looks like a fun technique to try.

Simply AJ said...

Super cool technique! Thanks for sharing. AJ@queenofmynest

Jean Bullock said...

Very cool. Love that die cut. Awesome.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!! Awesome technique .
Laurie B

Denise Prosser -Soffa said...

Wow, 2 of my favorites in one Hop !!
Love all the inspiration, can't wait for day 2.
Crafty Hugs,
Denise craftyladydp @gmail .com

ScrapaDiddle said...

What great cards, as usual! Love the techniques and products!

Agnes Dobek said...

I love the technique. Beautiful card.

Julie's Creative Crafts www.juliecamell.com said...

What a lovely card. The soft hues are beautiful.
Very elegant and worthy of any wedding!

Deann Donohue said...

I love that idea!! What a great way to add dimension and color to a big die cut!! Thanks for sharing!

Katherine said...

What a cool idea...I love the die cut!

Donna Whitten said...

Such a lovely and elegant card! I love the soft colors. Thanks for sharing.

Gramma Pam said...

Thanks for sharing the technique! This is a GREAT card!

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...
Very pretty and elegant. Love how easy it is to color and love this die.

Shelly A. said...

Can't wait to try that technique with the pencils and then use that cutting plate or any of them from Taylored. Happy Crafting! SHELLY

Ruth G said...

The pastel pencils have such a lovely effect on the die cut! So clever the way you used the months bar on the inside as part of your sentiment! What a beautiful and meaningful card! TFS!

Kelly Massman said...

what a fun way to add color to embossing!

MCgal said...

Great! New idea on how to use my color pencils.

karmye said...

Wow! This is a great technique, and one I had not thought of! Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for sharing!! :)

Pam Beatty said...

Your work is beautiful! Love the blended look!

Laurie Bradshaw said...

Cool technique!

Sandra said...

looks so simple...yet it is very beautiful!
Sandra ltb

sandie said...

never tried that with the pencils looks great with Taylor's die

Cynthia Xavier said...

What a cool trick. Thanks for sharing. I love how your card came out ... soft looking.

cghundley said...

Lovely! Love
the embossing
part.
Carla from Utah

Miriam Prantner said...

What a beautiful soft paper you created, this is lovely!

I'm just a simple gal said...

Oh, great idea with the pencils. Totally going to try that!!

Shari Czerwinski said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful idea!

Nandini said...

Such a pretty card! I loved the technique u have demonstrated. I am going to show this to my daughter (age 8) and I am sure we will have lots of fun with our Faber Castell water colour pencils!

Sleepyhead Designs Studio said...

Very cool effect! I haven't tried their watercolor pencils, but they look like good ones!

lisa808 said...

Lovely!

Roseanna C said...

Wow! you make it seem so easy, but the results are wonderful.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Jeana said...

This is beautiful!

Vickiev Farrow said...

I definitely learned something today. Color my card stock first!

WhoMom said...

Lovely card. Anyone would love to receive this.

Heather Thompson said...

what an awesome idea. I will have to try that technique! very pretty.

Sue D said...

So pretty and great technique to add color.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I've never used pastels like that before. Good idea.

NanW said...

Elegant and lovely.

Sheri Stern said...

Great colors and use of the die!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I love the cutting plate and the pastel pencils! Gorgeous look!

marylouh said...

thanks for the explanation on the pastel background. It made a beautiful card.

Sabrina said...

So pretty and so fun!!

Cynthia Clark said...

Nice technique, can't wait to try it.

sharon g said...

That is a very classy look. Nice..

Amy C. said...

That die is amazing and I love the pastel colors!

Kathy JH said...

Great card! Love the technique - why don't I think of these things - so easy and give s a gorgeous look. And I love the inside of the card!

Denise Luscan said...

This is gorgeous! Love the soft colors.

Anonymous said...

Lovely, as usual. Thanks, Mou, for always inspiring!!

Dawn Meade said...

Hopping thru creative awesomeness! Good reminder of a simple techinique. Thanks!

Kelly Flaherty said...

I can't believe that the background you die cut was made so easily. I struggle and struggle trying to replicate some of these "blended" background and turn out it just scribble and rub! Thanks.

Gavi Slutzkin said...

Love how it something as simple as blending the colors and cutting it out creates such a pretty effect!

Cathy said...

Just a beautiful card! Can't wait to try this technique.

Jennifer Essad said...

so many creative processes being shown in this blog hop-thank you for showing us your designs

Dana Norris said...

Your card is exquisite. I've been planning to make a small wedding album for my son and his new wife and you've just given me some beautiful inspiration. Thank you!

Ania P. said...

Great card and so easy to make

charlotte zweigoron said...

Lovely pastels; beautiful card!

Laura Strack said...

How pretty and delicate is your Mr. & Mrs. Card. Love it! Great Die and pretty colored Pencils. TFS, Mou.

Unknown said...

Thanks for being part of the blog hop! Your Mr and Mrs card is so soft and pretty! I sure hope I am one of the winners!

sitscrapandrelax said...

Love your card! Can't wait for the Get Artsy class to start!

onelayercards said...

Very pretty card. Love the soft, pastel colors!

Mimis Muse said...

Wow! So pretty and so easy! I could even use my grandson's colorings (if I let him use my good stuff)!

DoofyJEss2 said...

Wow. Can't believe all you did was blend the pencils with your finger! Beautiful card!

Helen Gullett said...

That is very simple but cool trick! LOVE your card!

snazzyjj said...

Love the date bars and great idea on how to use them.

Melody said...

Very cool card.

Terry Harrison said...

Beautiful card!! Wonderful blog hop! ... now decisions, decisions, decisions which great products would I chose should I win ... hmmmmm....
~ Terry ~

Heather Overbeck said...

Beautiful card!! Now I have to buy some of the pencils.

Linda Storey said...

Very pretty card. I love all the blended colors TFS!

angelasartroom said...

Very cool card!

Katherine Buchanan said...

Beautiful. But what if you don't have a die cutting machine?

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so delicate and pretty. I like the blended colours for the die cut layer.
Thanks for the fun idea! :)

Renee said...

Such a delicate and beautiful card!

Lisa P said...

Gorgeous job. Love the idea.

Ange said...

Cool. Really pretty!

Joanne2403 said...

So pretty and delicate, hadn't thought of using my dies this way, thx

Billie Dee said...

WOW! That's amazing - and yet so simple! Thank you.

Shannon Miller said...

Very pretty!

Joyce Woodhead said...

This is so cool. I will give this a try. Thanks a bunch!!

Sharla said...

Wow..how gorgeous, I love the soft colors and the die!

slidewithme said...

I love this card!

Christine Kiehl said...

Wow, fantastic walk through! This is one technique I have yet to try! Colored pencils are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Deb said...

Okay, now I NEED pastel pencils!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Beautiful card!! Love the colors.

Ohana in Bend said...

i love your work Mou. thanks for all your inspiration!

Jan Castle said...

Lovely card....thank you for sharing how you made it!
Jan

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful card. I love how you used the pencils. TFS

Kim said...

Beautiful card!
~Kim

famillemarleau said...

It's very beautiful. I love it. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

Jean said...

Wow- this is so cool!

Donelda M said...

I love your work and can't wait for your class to start. Thanks for sharing your talents with others.

Basiljen said...

It's just lovely!

Judy said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love how the colors look with this die. Thanks for sharing with us.

Sandra said...

Wow that die is so intricate and pretty, I must look into this brand.

Glitter chic said...

Cute idea of the colors and using the cutting plate

Natasha Johnson said...

love how its so simple yet so beautiful and elegant still

Carol McCready said...

Your card is gorgeous.
Great technique.

Sonia WIlson said...

Love the creativity

Tiff said...

Mou, I always enjoy seeing your work! Awesome card!

Debbie L Gregory said...

Beautiful card and love yor techniques.

SouthernMrs said...

Love the colors and the die you used on your card. Very pretty!

aileen (mum) said...

Eye catching, brilliant. Those die cuts are just perfect

Irene Grau said...

So lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Gina Howe said...

Very nice card! I love how you used the pastel pencils!

Wendy said...

Love this technique and your card!

Scrappin' Diva said...

So simple and such a lovely card! Beautiful!

Linda T said...

Very lovely card. Great technique and looks beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Jane said...

What a gorgeous card! So elegant and defionitely an inspirational idea. Thanks so much.

grammypat said...

Love the way you did the background --very pretty
Nice soft colours and liked the die you used -- thanks for sharing

loulou said...

You created such a beautiful background with the soft colours of those pastel pencils. So simple but very beautiful.

Diane Glassmaker said...

This is sooo cool! Thanks for the inspiration AND instructions!

Druid Lady said...

Oh, oh, oh... Love the texture on your card! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

Denise Sullivan said...

I love the just barely there color. It is almost tone on tone and the diecut is so gorgeous. Your card is fantastic.

java diva said...

What a beautiful, elegant and simple technique with stunning results.

Di W said...

Pretty colors on your card. And what a nice detailed die.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome project!!! Love the way the colors are so muted!

Kialaya said...

That is such an intricate stencil, I love how you made it with the different colours. Hope to win, thanks.

Linsey said...

Wow, this is super simple Mou! And what gorgeous results! I will have to give this technique a go once I get my hands on some wonderful Faber Castell watercolor pencils--ahh one day! :) You are so inspiring my friend! Thank you for all you do and for sharing your marvelous talents with the world!!!

Bernice Piotrowski said...

Simple and elegant. Love that blended pastel background.

Robin B. said...

What an elegant card! I love the soft colors and die cut background.

Trisha said...

Very pretty. Love the blending with these pencils.

renee said...

great technique..thanks for sharing!

Laura M. said...

Beautiful card! Lovely colors & love the die cut :)

Katie said...

Love that Mr and Mrs die and I love how you colored the paper 'before' you cut it out! Looks great. Love those Month dies too. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Lyneen said...

Love to colors on the diecut piece. Beautiful!!!