Mixed Media Greeting Cards

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I love it when I get samples in the mail of new craft products! I recently received some of Faber-Castell’s Gelatos as part of the ICE Resin blog hop this week! I gave them a spin with making a simple mixed media greeting card – with an ICE Resin pendant tucked inside!
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Supplies:
ICE Resin bezel, small trinkets and ICE Resin 2-part mix.
Assorted Gelatos
Blank greeting cards
Craft Attitude Film
Aleene’s Tacky Spray

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The Gelatos remind me of a cross between a crayon and lipstick. They come in all kinds of colors and look like a tube of lip balm. The hues are extremely concentrated and they can be blended dry or mixed with water or gel medium for a variety of effects.

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I used every color I received and scribbled on the front of a blank card.

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I then used the blending tool to give them a little artsy smear. I love how there is no drying time for the way I used them!

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Next, I printed an illustration I drew and applied it the front of the card. I used a sheet of Craft Attitude, printed it backwards. Then I cut out the image and sprayed the ink side with Aleene’s Tacky Spray. You press it on the paper face down, burnish with your fingers and peel away the backing and it’s done! I love how vibrant the colors shine through the image. Next, I thought I’d add a little gift inside the card. I used a dimensional adhesive dot to apply an Ice Bezel pendant I made.

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This is a great sentiment for inside a card – a necklace pendant! The recipient can pop it off and wear it!
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I think next time I’ll try mixing the Gelatos into the resin to see how that works, I bet it would come out really cool. I also want to mix some Ice Resin and drip it down the Gelatos to see if moves the color. Maybe mix in some extra fine glitter too!

Check out all the other cool projects this week for the Faber-Castell and ICE Resin blog hop!
Monday May 12
ICE Resin: Kathy Cano Murillo
Faber Castell: Jill Foster

NOTE: These links below will be active the dates listed!
Tuesday May 13
ICE Resin: Jennifer Priest
Faber Castell: Jen Matott

Wednesday May 14
ICE Resin: Tatiana Allen
Faber Castell: Rita Barakat

Thursday May 15
ICE Resin: Jamie Dougherty
Faber Castell: Tiffany Johnson

Friday May 16
ICE Resin: Jen Cushman
ICE Resin: John Creighton Petersen
Faber Castell: Mou Saha

Love & light,


96 Responses

  1. What an awesome example of how to use gelatos and Ice Resin….your card and pendant are beautiful…fibrant…just lovely.

  2. WOW – LOVE your BOLD & BEAUTIFUL card, inside and out!!!
    The rainbow of Gelatos in the back ground looks FABULOUS, especially with it showing through your image too!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION … AND for making me look forward to seeing your next Gelatos – Ice Resin project, it sounds like an EXCITING ADVENTURE πŸ™‚

  3. What a great card! I love the look of the image printed over the colors. The pendant is lovely, too!

  4. Kathy,

    I love how colorful this turned out. The Gelatos look so yummy! And your pendant is (as the kids say) Way Cool! That pink skull really is cute.

    Elaine Allen

  5. Cool Card and love that bezel. Talk about vibrant!! Sounds like you still have lots of fun ideas and tutorials headed our way! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love how you let the colours pop off the card like that, so vibrant, I hadnt thought to do that. I haven’t seen the bezels and that ice resin looks so cool, I would love a chance to play with some!!

  7. I never thought of printing over page with Gelatos just scribbled on. I guess you have to be careful putting any other wet medium on.

  8. I have wanted to try Gelato’s but fear I would go through them too quickly πŸ™ HOWEVER, I still want to give them a try of course! Thanks for sharing.

  9. What a great card…. love how the image on Craft Attitude allows the Gelatos to show through! AWESOME combo card pendent!

  10. Fabulous Kathy!!! I love my Gelatos and I love how you colored with them to create this super cool card! And the handcrafted necklace by you tucked inside too?! Well someone is going to be one happy amigo receiving this sweet little gift!!! I love your ideas on different techniques for using the gelatos with Ice Resin–I hope you’ll share the results, I’m sure they will be awesomely inspiring!!! πŸ™‚

  11. Terrific idea! I’ve used gelatos but never ice resin or the Craft Attitude sheets. I’ll need to try them out!

  12. I would love to win either one of these fantastic kits. I love to work with resin, and I have always wanted to use Gelatos. Love them.

  13. I’m dying to hear how it went if you mixed the Gelato’s with the Iced Resin…. I have both at home. I may need to try that….

  14. Very cool! Love your patchwork with the gelatos and your pendant turned out really neat too! Great job. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  15. I love the color coming through the drawing. Thanks. Didn’t know you could do that. Love gelatos.

  16. Love the vibrant colors and unique pendant – actually love the idea of including the pendant as part of the card – great idea!

  17. I love the glorious colors and the design. The pendant is just the icing on the cake. Thank you for sharing your creativity. It inspires me to try and get better at cardmaking.

  18. lovely project both the card and pendant, unique and beautiful, can’t go wrong with the combination. using resin over inks is fun, you get to see how much brighter the inks get, for sure the same with these gelatos. have fun, resin is fun!

  19. I love the idea of the pendant inside the card! And they are both absolutely beautiful! I’m not the artist that you are, but I would love to play with ice resin and gelatos. Thanks for the chance to win and for your inspiring blog!

  20. How clever. I love blending the Gelatos also. They are my go to, a lot of the time. That ice resin gives such a cool (no pun intended) effect

  21. This card is really cool. It’s simple, but yet it says so much. It’s full of color, which I love and it’s personal as well. Thanks for sharing.

  22. WOW! Gorgeous Card. I love the way you laid down so Many Colors. What You did with your Print is Fabulous and to top it off that Darling little Pendant. Just Beautiful…

  23. Very creative! I would love to see your ideas of mixing and dripping the ice resident with getalos!!!

  24. Love all the gelatos colors on the card and the pendant inside, great idea. Also would love to see the results of your ideas: mixing gelatos with resin and dripping resin over gelatos. Sounds so fun.

  25. You really have my mind spinning with ideas to try out. Thanks for the intro to gelatos. I just bought some. but I haven’t had time to played with them yet.

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