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Summer Sun Collaboration: Day 5

June 13, 2014

As the summer sun begins to rise and the temps heat up, what better way to beat the heat than crafting!  Join us all this week for a special collaboration with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. We’re sharing fun projects here on our blog using Paper Crafter Crayons and Double Scoop Gelatos AND you’ll find projects from the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft designers on their blog featuring our stamps.  We want you to join in the fun, too, so don’t miss the giveaway details at the end of this post.


It’s a field of sunflowers on Cathy’s card!


Here’s how Cathy worked her melting and stamping magic.

Mask off mount board with painter’s tape.


Apply Gesso to Dotted Fusion stamp and stamp onto mount board – leave to dry.


Cover whole area with Gelatos in yellow shades and blend together.


Mix Green Tea Double Scoop Gelato with Gel Medium on craft sheet and then apply over Verdant Stencil Design with a palette knife.


Stamp several flowers with Versafine ink, cut out and color with Gelatos.


Add a light coloring of Green Tea Gelato over stenciled area and shave off some wax from the Paper Crafter Crayon, cover with wax paper and iron to melt the shavings. Add shavings to the center of the flowers, cover and iron.


Arrange and adhere flowers to background and glaze.  Add easel mount to back.


Stamp sentiment with Memento Luxe Rich Cocoa ink and add yellow Gelato to edge, adhere to background and draw rough lines around to finish.


Download complete project supplies and instructions by clicking HERE.



Are you ready to win a full set of Paper Crafter Crayons and three stamps from Penny Black?  Simply leave a comment each day this week here and on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog to be entered to win.  And for a bonus entry, be sure to “like” our Facebook page and the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft page and leave a comment there, too! (Giveaway closes Sunday, June 15th at 11:59 PST.) 

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116 Comments leave one →
  1. June 13, 2014 12:57 am

    I love this card, and the gesso swirls are lovely too, shame we can’t see the real thing!

  2. June 13, 2014 1:03 am

    Fabulous card;-))m

  3. puffinliz permalink
    June 13, 2014 1:19 am

    Wow! A lot of techniques on this project and it looks wonderful!

  4. Di Brown permalink
    June 13, 2014 1:31 am

    What a lot of techniques in this card, beautiful

  5. KT Fit Kitty permalink
    June 13, 2014 2:09 am

    Wow, this is gorgeous! I want to try this!

  6. TracyM #6773 permalink
    June 13, 2014 2:28 am

    GORGEOUS card Cathy!!!
    LOVE your STUNNING sunflowers with the AMAZING melted crayon!!!
    LOVE your background too, FABULOUS Gesso stamping, the RICH yellow Gelatos contrasting PERFECTLY against the BRIGHT green leaves – WOW – BEAUTIFUL stamps, AMAZING products & techniques!!!

  7. Dianne Crowe permalink
    June 13, 2014 2:56 am

    This looks like a fun technique. Love the sunflower card, thanks for sharing.

  8. lisascreativeniche permalink
    June 13, 2014 3:46 am

    Wow what a beautiful card! I love how you used all of the faber-castell products!!!

  9. June 13, 2014 3:46 am

    WOW, that is a great creation, I love the end effect. I am a little nervous about Gesso on my stamps, but that effect is awesome!!!! Great week hopping this week, I cant wait to try some of the techniques.

  10. Laura Turcotte permalink
    June 13, 2014 3:53 am

    WOW!!! That is so wonderful!!!

  11. June 13, 2014 3:56 am

    How exciting! Love this card. Look forward to learning all these wonderful techniques. Thanks!

  12. Michel E permalink
    June 13, 2014 4:08 am

    Beautiful card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  13. mjmarmo permalink
    June 13, 2014 4:12 am

    THis is just gorgeous! LOVE the flowers and how you did it!

  14. June 13, 2014 4:39 am

    What a gorgeous creation. Lots of fantastic techniques. I love those sunflowers

  15. June 13, 2014 4:49 am

    What a nice card with beautiful techniques !

  16. June 13, 2014 4:56 am

    Wow!! Gorgeous!!! I love the tutorial!!

  17. June 13, 2014 5:02 am

    Stamping with Gesso lovely… beautiful dimension too !

  18. Julieann permalink
    June 13, 2014 5:05 am

    This card is awesome . Love the Gesso swirls on it.

  19. Gabriella B permalink
    June 13, 2014 5:11 am

    Wow, looks awesome and vibrant

  20. Vicki permalink
    June 13, 2014 5:16 am

    These projects look so fun with such an awesome result. I think I need some glaze and some more stamps. Oh and one of those cute little craft irons.

  21. Kailash permalink
    June 13, 2014 5:27 am

    So bold and striking, love the creative use of these products:-)!!!

  22. Sue D permalink
    June 13, 2014 5:33 am

    Beautiful–love the techniques you used.

  23. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B permalink
    June 13, 2014 5:34 am

    Beautiful card! Love the different layers of your background!

  24. maureenchandler permalink
    June 13, 2014 5:45 am

    WOW! This is a wonderful look and thank you so much for explaining all the steps!!!

  25. June 13, 2014 5:49 am

    Very striking card and I do so appreciate the tutorial as well. Thanks so much for sharing this project with us!

  26. Lissa permalink
    June 13, 2014 5:52 am

    This technique is amazing, but you’re always amazing!

  27. Janie T permalink
    June 13, 2014 5:54 am

    Beautiful. Fun technique.

  28. June 13, 2014 5:59 am

    Love this technique. Love using gelatos.

  29. Kristen V permalink
    June 13, 2014 6:15 am

    I love how you used shaving and applied them to the center of the flower.

  30. June 13, 2014 6:22 am

    What a beautiful card! Love the background and gorgeous flowers. Stunning colors! Thanks so much for sharing!

  31. April Lopez permalink
    June 13, 2014 6:27 am

    Love the brightness of the flowers. Pretty.

  32. Ronda Conley permalink
    June 13, 2014 6:27 am

    Beautiful cards, would love to try these products!

  33. jules permalink
    June 13, 2014 6:32 am

    Still more amazing inspiration!

  34. June 13, 2014 6:38 am

    Love this card..thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  35. June 13, 2014 7:06 am

    Love all kinds of flowered cards and this is no exception!

  36. Maureen Hayes permalink
    June 13, 2014 7:18 am

    Wow! Penny Black and Faber Castell together, it’s a true dream team! What a beautiful card, thank you for sharing how you made it.

  37. Carletta Brock permalink
    June 13, 2014 7:24 am

    Such a beautiful work of art! See what can be done with great products.

  38. Tasha F permalink
    June 13, 2014 7:26 am

    That is just terrific!

  39. RedGem permalink
    June 13, 2014 7:29 am

    Wow… such a beautiful piece of art! Appreciate the great tutorial.

  40. Davinia C. permalink
    June 13, 2014 7:32 am

    those are some gorgeous flowers!

  41. barbara lassiter permalink
    June 13, 2014 7:38 am

    This is really gorgeous. I love the idea of using the gesso to stamp the design and never would have thought of that. The colors, and the stenciling, and finally the cut out flowers for dimension, just add up to a fabulous card. Thanks for sharing all the techniques!

  42. sschmitz1618 permalink
    June 13, 2014 7:39 am

    I really love all of the cards and projects that have been designed this week. Thank you for such beautiful ideas.

  43. Sue McKenzie permalink
    June 13, 2014 7:41 am

    Waiting for the crayons to come to my local store, so I can play. Love the gelatos. Thanks for all the tutorials this week.

  44. Clelie permalink
    June 13, 2014 7:51 am

    I always love seeing what Cathy will bring for inspiration!

  45. June 13, 2014 8:12 am

    Love all the different mediums you utilized on this card! Can’t wait to give them a try.

  46. Leap Year Baby permalink
    June 13, 2014 8:20 am

    Love the tec

  47. Donna Whitten permalink
    June 13, 2014 8:20 am

    Beautiful project! Love all the details, and the beautiful sunflowers! Great job, thanks for sharing.

  48. Leap Year Baby permalink
    June 13, 2014 8:21 am

    Love the techniques and the opportunity to acquire the wonderful products.

  49. June 13, 2014 8:24 am

    beautiful card. like all the techniques.
    stamping sue

  50. Debbie V permalink
    June 13, 2014 8:25 am

    I’m still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor — this is so gorgeous…………….. I’m speechless!

  51. June 13, 2014 8:57 am

    The sunflowers are so pretty. Love the card. A new technique that I’m going to have to try.

  52. June 13, 2014 9:12 am

    Lovely, lovely, lovely. Love the fussy cutting.

  53. Doreen Lees permalink
    June 13, 2014 9:16 am

    Very inspiring. Many stencils in my stash will get a work out.

  54. Niconick permalink
    June 13, 2014 9:23 am

    Gorgeous flowers! Time get playing with crayons. The added texture will be great!

  55. Judy B permalink
    June 13, 2014 9:31 am

    Another beautiful card. The coloring is amazing. These techniques look fun to try. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous stamps with us all week.

  56. June 13, 2014 9:31 am

    Great idea and project…thanks for sharing exactly how you made it!

  57. June 13, 2014 9:37 am


  58. Susie F permalink
    June 13, 2014 9:38 am

    I love the Verdant stencil and the sunflower stamp. The stencil is a classic and could be used for lots of projects. Thanks for the giveaway.

  59. June 13, 2014 9:45 am

    Love the background. Always like crafting with florals

  60. catpom permalink
    June 13, 2014 9:49 am

    Lovely card!

  61. Denise Bryant permalink
    June 13, 2014 9:53 am

    Cathy’s card is gorgeous! Love the sunflowers!

  62. NancyW permalink
    June 13, 2014 9:56 am

    Beautiful background. Thanks for sharing the techniques.

  63. June 13, 2014 10:02 am

    This has really been a fabulous collaboration from 2 outstanding companies. This card and all these techniques are wonderful to behold. Great tutorials too.

  64. Miriam Prantner permalink
    June 13, 2014 10:09 am

    Gorgeous piece! Fantastic texture and dimension and coloring!

  65. Ruth permalink
    June 13, 2014 10:10 am

    I simply must own the Sunny Hello stamp set. I love that flower.

  66. Trisha permalink
    June 13, 2014 10:44 am

    Gorgeous card. Thanks for the tutorial, also. This just made me smile.

  67. Pam (nedlnut) permalink
    June 13, 2014 11:07 am

    Love this and would love to win the crayons as I haven’t tried them yet.

  68. dianeupnorth permalink
    June 13, 2014 11:14 am

    I appreciate the chance to win the gelatos and Penny Black stamps. Wahoo!

  69. June 13, 2014 11:38 am

    Wow, this is truly a beautiful card! My neighbor/friend that introduced me to scrapbook/card making is a sunflower fanatic and would adore this card…. I am going to have to attempt something similar with this amazing inspiration and I only hope it would make her as happy as this one would. Hoping to win, thanks for the chance!

  70. Teresa Godines #6857 permalink
    June 13, 2014 12:32 pm

    Beautiful. Love the layers of flowers. TFS

  71. Cindy permalink
    June 13, 2014 12:36 pm

    So many cool ideas to try from this example!

  72. snazzy jj permalink
    June 13, 2014 12:59 pm

    Great card and you make it look so easy.

  73. Gavi Slutzkin permalink
    June 13, 2014 1:11 pm

    Love the summer vibe this card gives, so pretty!

  74. Alexia M. permalink
    June 13, 2014 1:46 pm

    Love the technique, beautiful card. Thank you for sharing how to make it!

  75. Di Wong permalink
    June 13, 2014 2:10 pm

    Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing the techniques.

  76. Louise permalink
    June 13, 2014 2:41 pm

    This card is so beautiful. I absolutely love the flowers and the vibrant colors. Thanks so much for sharing and offering the opportunity to win these fabulous products.

  77. Chiara permalink
    June 13, 2014 2:45 pm

    Great card

  78. stampslot permalink
    June 13, 2014 3:12 pm

    Those techniques create a lovely background and a contrasting image, too. Very lovely. Thank you.

  79. Pat Preszler permalink
    June 13, 2014 3:18 pm

    This looks like a fun technique. I love the sunflower card.

  80. Carla Hundley permalink
    June 13, 2014 3:39 pm

    Beautiful card and enjoyed
    learning the steps in making
    Carla from Utah

  81. Maye M.L. permalink
    June 13, 2014 3:51 pm

    Great technique. Love the detail in the PB flower stamps. Happy coloring!

  82. June 13, 2014 3:57 pm

    This card is stunning!thanks for sharing the technique!

  83. June 13, 2014 5:01 pm

    Cathy’s card and technique is gorgeous, as always! I want some of those crayons so bad lol! Have a great weekend everyone!!! 😀

  84. Jacqueline V. permalink
    June 13, 2014 5:19 pm

    Perfect fun summer sunny card! Thanks for the tips.

  85. Susan permalink
    June 13, 2014 5:30 pm

    What a lovely sunny card! Thanks for sharing these techniques.

  86. knurse22 permalink
    June 13, 2014 5:33 pm

    Awesome card…so sunny and cheerful! Thanks for the instructions! Love the way those crayons color!

  87. June 13, 2014 5:47 pm

    Beautiful card, love those happy flowers!

  88. June 13, 2014 7:06 pm

    I like the colors and the flowers!

  89. Patt H. permalink
    June 13, 2014 7:17 pm

    Beautiful card! Love the colors & those wonderful flowers.

  90. June 13, 2014 11:42 pm

    Beautiful! And so great summercolours!

  91. June 14, 2014 12:50 am

    This is truly a beautiful summer card!!

  92. MelodyJ permalink
    June 14, 2014 12:57 am

    Fun summer colors.

  93. Christine W permalink
    June 14, 2014 3:41 am

    Gorgeous card, the colors are so vibrant!

  94. Barb Housner permalink
    June 14, 2014 4:23 am

    this is a gorgeous card thanks for sharing

  95. pelArgoNNiA permalink
    June 14, 2014 4:45 am

    Such a pretty card! Loved the stamping with gesso! Have to try that!

  96. Lynda permalink
    June 14, 2014 6:38 am

    So beautiful to look at, but somewhat above my ability level!

  97. Leanne S permalink
    June 14, 2014 7:31 am

    Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial

  98. June 14, 2014 8:22 am

    Just love it , so cute and summery!

  99. June 14, 2014 8:30 am

    Wow! A lot of techniques on this project and it looks wonderful!

  100. Iris Soscia permalink
    June 14, 2014 8:46 am

    Amazing sunflowers.

  101. June 14, 2014 9:23 am

    I love the techniques here and your sunflowers are gorgeous!!!

  102. Amy Marshall permalink
    June 14, 2014 9:35 am

    What a gorgeous card. The sunflowers are stunning!

  103. Ania P. permalink
    June 14, 2014 11:00 am

    love the background

  104. Chiara permalink
    June 14, 2014 1:38 pm

    Love sunflowers

  105. ruby t permalink
    June 14, 2014 2:04 pm

    I am getting revved up to try these new ideas.Shading of the sunflowers is great. thanks.

  106. rains permalink
    June 14, 2014 2:59 pm

    Just beautiful. I love all of these melted crayon techniques.

  107. Debbie permalink
    June 14, 2014 4:16 pm

    So pretty! Love all the details on this project.

  108. Robin B. permalink
    June 14, 2014 4:43 pm

    Fantastic card! I love the layered flowers.

  109. Flo permalink
    June 14, 2014 7:24 pm

    Love the technique and the flowers are beautiful.

  110. Kelly Flaherty permalink
    June 14, 2014 9:26 pm

    I’m going to try this – it’s simply beautiful!

  111. Dana permalink
    June 15, 2014 12:30 am

    I love the texture stamping added to the card. It’s such an exquisite card. There’s nothing like sunflowers and the way you made them 3 dimensional adds even more texture to the card. The colors are so beautiful. All in all it’s such a perfect card. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the inspiration you’ve given me.

  112. pai permalink
    June 15, 2014 8:33 am

    lovely! all that dimension!

  113. Glenda Dopking permalink
    June 15, 2014 11:04 am

    I love to see real sunflowers in the Fall but will take stamped ones anytime, especially such beauties as these! To stamp, cut and maybe color the sunflower is easy but there is so much technique going on to achieve this look, it’s a WOW! I can’t wait to try these products and techniques, thanks for such great instructions.

    Glenda D
    2 Crafty Canadian Paws

  114. June 15, 2014 12:30 pm

    OMG!!! I LOVE this card. LOVE LOVE LOVE how the yellow flowers just popped out at me!!

  115. Sandy Small permalink
    June 15, 2014 12:55 pm

    Very sunshiny car!

  116. Grace permalink
    June 15, 2014 7:54 pm


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