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Metallic Gelatos!

Metallic Gelatos

Metallic Gelatos

Hi All!

I am excited to be popping into the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft blog today! I love, love metallic Gelatos. They are very creamy, and the colors are fabulous. I have used them before on this card, this card, this card, and this card, just to name a few. You can get them all in one pack. Yay!

The colors in this pack work so well together. You see the enamel hearts? I created them using embossing paste and Ultra Thick Embossing Powder. It’s just like clear embossing powder, but it’s extremely thick… more like a granulated sugar than a powder. I love the effect.

Please head over to the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft blog for more details. I’ll be back over on their blog this Friday with some more inspiration using their fantastic products. I included the video below. Enjoy!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Faber-Castell Metallic Gelatos
Metallic Gelatos
Black and White Gelatos
B&W Gelatoes
Red Big Brush Pen
Red Stamper’s Big Brush Pen
White Big Brush Pen
White Stamper’s Big Brush Pen
Repeated Hearts Stencil
Repeated Hearts Stencil
Simon Says Stamp Heart Parade Die
Heart Parade Die
Ultra Thick Embossing Powder
Ultra Thick Embossing Powder
Embossing Paste
Embossing Paste
Palette Knife
Palette Knife
Versamarker Pen
Versamarker Pen
Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler
Embellishments Stamps
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Stampin' Up! Pierce Mat
Pierce Mat
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals


  1. wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 8:14 am

    stamping sue

    I have a couple sets of gelatos (don’t even remember which ones) and really haven’t used them because I didn’t like the effect I was getting. Maybe I should find them and try again. thanks for sharing.
    stamping sue

  2. wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 9:03 am


    Love these fun techniques, Darlene and what a beautiful card! Thanks for the awesome video!

  3. wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Dotty A

    So glad I watch your video today… got some great Ideas AND techniquets from you. Love the colors you created here!!

  4. wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Sharon Hayes

    I love the finished card. All of the techniques you used came together to make a beautiful card. I love “the look” of the card. Thanks for sharing your amazing ideas and talent. I love your videos.

  5. wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Amy Pjura

    love this card! the metallic is a great touch!

  6. wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Maria A. Rodriguez

    Love the look of this metallic gelatos Darlene, but the little enamel hearts stole the show, WOW!! they really look like stickers!! One of the many things I love about your blog is that you teach us how to use other products and styles and techniques to be able to enjoy this craft even more. Beautiful card, the blue hues of the heart background is gorgeous!!!
    Oh, and by the way, it’s not embossing floss, it’s embroidery floss, LOL!!

  7. wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 1:59 pm


    Absolutely Beautiful!

  8. wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 3:15 pm


    Very Cute !!!

  9. wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Suzanne Russell

    Thanks so much for the Gelatos technique. I am inexperienced with them but I do love the effect when I use them. I’m also just getting to the stencil party…Love it! Your project is just beautiful. : )

  10. wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Mary H.

    Great video, great card. I forget about having the gelatos & big brush pens, and these products really turned this card into a super card. Loved the embossed hearts with the UTEE as well. Your versamark pen works a lot better than mine does! I never seem to get good coverage with the pens. TFS & producing such an awesome, easy to understand video. Enjoyed it immensely.

  11. wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 3:45 pm


    Love this card! Thanks so much for taking the time to make these great videos.

  12. wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Meg M

    Darlene – this is probably my absolute FAVE card of yours so far. I found you last fall and have enjoyed your videos every week. I love, love, love this card. I love the combination of products and that you are always extending the ways we can play with our toys. For example, the gesso underneath the gelatos so that the heart stencil could be used to remove the gelato in a controlled fashion. Love it! Thank you for sharing so kindly.

  13. wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Casey Thrush

    So cute!!

  14. wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 4:11 pm


    The only thing I want to say: WONDERFUL!!!!!!

  15. wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Flo Derby

    Wow, Gorgeous!

  16. wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    Brenda Hessian

    I adore this card! Gelatos lok as if they apply like lipstick, do they stay on the card like lipstick or do they “dry”. I really want to try them after seeing this card!

    • wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 8:58 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Brenda, they dry almost all the way immediately. After maybe 15-20 minutes they are pretty permanent. That’s just a guess – I haven’t timed it.

  17. wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Carol B

    Beautiful card, love all the shine. Two weeks in a row an extra video, what a nice surprise. Haven’t tried the Gelatos yet, so many products and so little time or $$.

  18. wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 7:59 pm


    I’ve been meaning to try using gesso on my projects…and you’ve made me want to dig out my gelatos again, too! LOVE the colors you used!

  19. wrote on February 10th, 2014 at 9:38 pm


    LOVE the colors, Darlene! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  20. wrote on February 11th, 2014 at 6:33 am

    Barbara Lasky

    Another stunning card. You have such creativity when using all of the fun new products that have come into the stamping world.

  21. wrote on February 11th, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Diana W.

    I think this is my all time favorite (so hard to choose among your many lovely cards) – it is stunning. I love how you use the gellatos. So much fun to watch you create this one. Thank you!

  22. wrote on February 11th, 2014 at 8:01 am


    Darlene, Barb’s lovely CASE of your beautiful card led me to your blog.
    Love how you used the gesso, gelatos, embossing paste & enamel!
    Watching your fabulous video makes me want to go play.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  23. wrote on February 11th, 2014 at 8:58 am


    Love the card. I have one question (apologies if I missed it in the video instructions)…did you apply gesso to the card stock you embossed with UTEE as well as the piece you applied the gelatos? Don’t know if it would make a difference in the embossing, but I really love the look and want to get it right when i try it!

  24. wrote on February 11th, 2014 at 9:35 am


    Hi Darlene – Thanks so much for sharing this video- you gave me a bunch of fun ideas on how to use the gelatos!

  25. wrote on February 11th, 2014 at 2:13 pm


    I love this card!! I found your website last Saturday and I watched every your post. Every your cards is beautiful!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  26. wrote on February 11th, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Carrie Davenport

    I love love love this card!!! the metallic gelatos are super cool and so easy to work with. I’m amazed every week with all the new techniques you use. you are so creative!! thanks for the extra cards this week 🙂

  27. wrote on February 11th, 2014 at 6:50 pm


    Beautiful card, Darlene! I love the colors and your pretty design. The UTEE is such a great way to add dimension to those hearts.

  28. wrote on February 11th, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Robin in WA

    Stunning card Darlene!!! I’m checking into the gelatos right now, so you’re video was timely. I have admired your other cards with gelato too. I’m just trying to decide if I’ll use them enough to justify getting them. Thank for a great video!

  29. wrote on February 12th, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Robin in WA

    Hello again! Is all gesso created equal? Can I go to Michael’s with a coupon and get whatever gesso they have there?

    • wrote on February 13th, 2014 at 10:36 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Robin, I’m not sure about the gesso. I used Liquitex in the video because that’s all I had. If I had to choose over again, I would probably purchase the Faber-Castell. Generally products from the same company work best together.

  30. wrote on February 13th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Katie B.

    I saw this card on the Faber-Castell blog and just wanted to tell you how much I liked it. Your video was wonderful, not to long, perfect speed, and you show so many wonderful techniques and ideas that I had not seen or thought of. Great job!! 🙂 I love this card. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  31. wrote on February 16th, 2014 at 2:55 pm


    Excellent, as always. I’m so happy you recommended gelatos. They’re my favorite new toy. One of my sons started water painting scenery lately so I ordered the kids metallic ones for him (he’s eight) and he loves them too.

  32. wrote on February 16th, 2014 at 4:27 pm


    I ADORE this card, Darlene!! I’ve always liked the gelatos, but never thought to buy them myself until I saw you use that technique with the stencil. I LOVED that look. And then the METALLIC gelatos just sent me over the roof! LOVE it! Thank you so much!!!

  33. wrote on February 20th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Andrea La Vigne

    Great video, Darlene! Glad you told about using the gesso with the gelatos. I never would have thought of that, but it looks like it worked great. Tfs!

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