Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday


Erica here with you today but before I get to my project for today we are so excited to announce the winners of our May Friendship Blog Hop!  We also want to give a big Thank You to Nani ke Ola Scrapbooking for joining us this month! 

The winner of the Paper Wings Productions prize is Kathleen White!  Congrats Kathleen!  Please contact Carrie at info@paperwingsproductions for instructions on how to claim your prize!

The winner of  Nani ke Ola prize is Mulberry Mindy!  Congrats Mindy!!  Please contact Jennifer at jenn@nanikeolascrapbooking.com for instructions on how to claim prize!

Today I am sharing how to create an easy background using gelatos and some Faber Castell Big Brush Pens.  You can find both of these products in the Paper Wings Productions shop and the gelatos 
are on sale right now!  I will also be using 2 stamp sets from the shop called Thankful and Sparkle

I started out by using the biggest star burst image in the sparkle stamp set 
and colored it with one of mybig brush pens and then stamped it out all over a 
piece of white cardstock that I cut down to a standard sizecard front. 

 I repeated this same process using the next two star burst images in the 
stamp set with a different color blue big brush pen until I ended up with this. 

Next I pulled out my gelatos and added color all over my card front in random 

To blend the colors in I used a sponge to rub the color all over the cardstock 
until I got the look I liked.  I went back in with more color and blended with 
a sponge about 2 or three times.  Next time I do this I will use a thicker 
cardstock or maybe even watercolor paper.  This is what my finished 
background looked like after blending in the gelatos with my sponge. 

From here I added my sentiment from the Thankful stamp set in black ink 
and a few tiny bling pieces to the smallest star bursts.  Last step was to add 
to a black layer piece and apply to my card base!  

This was my first time playing with my big brush pens and I really love using 
them to stamp out images!  If you have not yet tried these out I highly 
recommend them!  They would be perfect for multicolored images!Thanks so 
much for joining me today and I hope you all have a wonderful day!! Make 
sure to follow our blog for more inspiration and to stay up to date on new 
products!!  Our May Challenge has started and this months theme is 
Anything Goes!  I hope you will link up with us this month for your 
chance to win a gift certificate to the PWP shop!  Also the deadline for 
our Guest Designer Call is coming to an end on May 9th!  Please get 
your submissions into us and remember to let your creativity take flight!!


  1. I love the Stampers Big Brush Pens! I've got a handful of them that I use all of the time!

    I love your card!

  2. the starburst stamp is gorgeous and i am very thankful for this tut. tfs.

  3. Congrats ladies! Lovely card Erica, love the water colored background!

  4. Congrats to the winners! Beautiful card and great tutorial Erica, TFS :D


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