Gelato Backgrounds and Stamping

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summermasterclassseries_blogsizedThe thing that members say they love the most about StampNation is the community.  Card making is a fairly niche hobby and many of us don't have friends that share our passion.   But if you've ever met fellow card makers in person, you know there's an instant connection as soon as you learn that someone shares your passion.

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That's not where the awesomeness stops, though.

We also strive to bring top notch inspiration and education to our members.  And we have a summer full of Masterclasses planned to do just that!

We kicked off our series yesterday with Design Memory Craft Faber-Castell.  Yesterday's video was all about Gelatos and Jennifer Spoden shared TEN different ways to use them!  WOW!

Members are already getting busy and creating fabulous cards and sharing them over in the forums.  I got inspired as well to use some of the techniques that Jennifer shared.

Gelatos Backgrounds 2In this video, we'll create a vibrant, iridescent background with Gelatos, then stamp over it before finishing off the card.

Gelato Backgrounds and Stamping

Gelatos BackgroundsThe texure on the background and the iridescence is pretty amazing and the technique is pretty simple!

  • Rub your Gelatos on the card stock (I used watercolor card stock).
  • Smudge and smear with your finger.
  • Mist background stamp with water.
  • Lay the stamp on the background piece, hold in place for a minute and remove.
  • If you want a less subtle background, rub your Gelatos on the stamp, mist and stamp.


You'll get a different look every time, you'll get messy perhaps, but I promise you'll have fun!

Gelatos Backgrounds 3

Here's another card I had fun with yesterday on Facebook Live.  If you missed it, you can see the replay here.

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We also added a video today on Design Memory Craft Mediums and will be adding challenges (hint:  PRIZES!!!) and project videos this week and next.

And the thing we are all super stoked about is the LIVE STREAM with Design Memory Craft Faber Castell next Thursday at 1 pm eastern.  Members, the registration link will be posted soon.  Can. Not. WAIT!

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