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I’m so excited to bring you to this week’s Featured Company and a returning company: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft! In today’s spotlight you’ll learn more about Faber-Castell, see a fantastic project by one of their designers and have the opportunity to win a prize package consisting of two packs of the 3 count Stamper’s Big Brush Pens in the colors of your choice.

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About Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft

Founded in 1761, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft is a leading manufacturer in high quality crafting supplies. count

The 8th generation behind Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft: Count Anton Wolfgang von Faber-Castell.
2011 was a milestone year for Faber-Castell USA as we celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Faber-Castell. We are proud of our longevity and what it represents – consistent delivery of a quality experience in all areas of business. In keeping with Lothar von Faber’s quote, “to rise to the highest rank by making the best that can be made in the whole world” Faber-Castell USA is committed to staying true to this vision of quality, tradition, and innovation now and in the future.

Product: Paper Crafter Crayons are highly pigmented wax crayons that can be used on all types of crafting surfaces such as cardstock, chipboard, canvas, embossed paper and wood. The unique twist-up design also allows you to sharpen the crayons. Available in 24 brilliant colors.


Special Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Guest Designer

Today we also have a special Faber-Castell Guest Designer. Mou Saha is part of the 2013 Faber-Castell Design Team. You can leave a comment below the post telling us what you like about her project for a chance to win a prize package consisting of their Big Brush Pens (picture above).
You can see Mou’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about Mou:

605mouprofilepicMou Saha Mou won the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2007, was a member of their Dream Team in 2009 and you’ve seen her work in numerous craft publications.

 

She currently collaborates with 7 Gypsies, Anna Griffin, Glitz Design and October Afternoon.

 

Designer Project:

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here on behalf of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft. Today, I’m going to show you a few things you can do with Stamper’s Big Brush Pens (http://www.fabercastell.com/design-memory-craft/products/categories/stampers-big-brush-pens). Stamper’s Big Brush Pens come in so many beautiful colors and the best part is that they are permanent once dry meaning you can keep adding layers, water, mediums, etc. and the lightfast India ink will not bleed. Here’s a card I made with Stamper’s Big Brush pens.

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 Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper’s Big Brush Pens: Light Blue 154, Cobalt Green 156, May Green 170, Chrome Green 174
Essential PITT Artist Pens: BLACK
Gelatos Designer Colors – Tropical- Snow Cone
Mix & Match Deluxe Water brush

Others: Cardstock: Recollections Flower stamps: Stampin’ Up! Background stamp: The Rubber Cafe Adhesive: Scotch 3M Scissors: Scotch 3M

Instructions: Let me walk you through the steps.

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 Color the card with Snow Cone Gelato. Blend with water brush. While the color is still somewhat moist, ink up the background stamp with Cobalt Green Stamper’s Big Brush pen and stamp on the card.  

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On a small strip of cardstock stamp the silhouette of a flower using Light Blue Stamper’s Big Brush pen .

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 Ink up the detail stamp with Cobalt Green Stamper’s Big Brush pen and stamp on top of the stamped silhouette image to create a second layer. Stamp as many flowers as you wish to use. Stamp leaf silhouettes with May Green Stamper’s Big Brush pen and details with Chrome Green Stamper’s Big Brush pen. Cut the flowers and leaves out with scissors and arrange them on the card as you like. Use foam tape to add dimension. Use Cobalt Green Stamper’s Big Brush pen to write the sentiment ‘hello’ at the base of the card. Write ‘there’ with a PITT Artist pen to finish.

We hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and will give Stamper’s Big Brush pens a try on your next project. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Mou Saha for her fabulous project and Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit Faber-Castell to see more of their great products.

In order to enter the give-away to win the prize package shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. Winner will be announced next Wednesday on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog!

88 replies on “Featured Company: Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft”

  1. Beautiful card Sstamper’s big brush pens are so easy to use and give such a beautiful effect.

  2. Thanks for sharing about the Big Brush Pens. I am anxious to try these pens. Looks like amazing results.

  3. Beautiful card! I love the detail on the gorgeous flowers! Great effect from the Big Brush pens. I would love to try them out…. thanks for the chance to win some!

  4. What a treat today!! I actually have those stamps and would love to try duplicating your beautiful card Mou Saha!! I would have never thought you could apply the ink from the Big Brush Pens directly on the stamps. I particularly love the colors you went with to design this card (design is awesome also!!). Thanks for a chance to win a set of these.

  5. I keep hearing about Gelatos but have yet to give them a try- would definitely love to at some point. These big brush pens look phenomenal too- hanks for the chance.

  6. I love the colours you’ve chosen (big blue fan here) and the effect of the Big Brush pens on stamps. Gorgeous! Thank you for the opportunity to win some

  7. Your card is beautiful. You make it look so easy! I’d love to win some of the pens! I just tried the gelatos a few weeks ago and they are so fun.

  8. Beautiful card . I love the color . The blues are so pretty . Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

  9. Beautiful!
    love the color!!!!!!!
    thanks for sharing this with us
    and thanks so much for the chance to win!

  10. Thanks for showing this project. I recently bought these pens and did not know how to use effectively. Thanks for a chance to win.

  11. Love your website – lots of info and peaks. Thanks for the chance – I’ve used a couple of these markers and absolutely love them. Have planned on getting more, but just haven’t splurged so far.

    Thanks.

  12. I love the beautiful colors of Gelatos! This card is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your technique.
    DebbieK
    D Kaste at wi dot rr dot com

  13. Wow, fantastic email today! I love those colors and how they glide on almost anything! I would love to win some too! Thank you for the chance and for the intreoduction to Faber Castell Design company!

  14. thanks for the deets on how to get the look on this card. I like the sounds of stamping onto the wet background which i really have not tired. you got great results using the big bush pen…

  15. What an amazing and beautiful card. Love the colors that were used. Thank you for sharing and now I need to go to the store and get some Stampers Big Brush Pens.

  16. I love all Faber Castel products & would love to try these. I especially love the Gelatos. And I’m going to try the polychromos pencils as soon as time allows. Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. I have nearly all of their gelatos. Some pens to match would be fabulous. Thanks for the chance.

  18. Beautiful project! I love the gelatos – so smooth and creamy and would love to try some of the other Faber Castel products!

  19. Wow, the results are gorgeous! Less messy than a stamp pad, too. They would be fun to try. Thanks for the chance to win them and try them.

  20. I’ve never tried gelatos or big brush pens…but from what I can see they do a great job…must buy some of those but I sure would love to win some!!!Thank you for the chance to win…
    Denise Trottier

  21. Just recently started using the Gelatos and would love to try the Big Brush Pens with them! Beautiful card and technique.

  22. VERY pretty card – thanks for the detailed instructions featuring this new-to-me product!

  23. Have some of these and have not tried them. Thanks for the instructions! Love pens, markers, and Faber Castell products.

  24. These are the most beautiful colors ever! I can’t wait to try the Big Brush pens…

  25. I absolutely love the beautiful card. I am delighted with the Faber-Castell products that I own and I have the beautiful Stampin Up set.. You did such an incredible job and the colors are fabulous. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

  26. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing the technique. I have enjoyed seeing your work each month in the Creating Keepsakes mag. Your very talented.

  27. Hi Mou, I love the techniques you used and the blue colouring, your card is beautiful. I have always loved Faber- Castell pencils and have used them for years and I would love to try the Big Brush pencils. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Rene from OZ xo

  28. These markers have been on my wish list for quite some time! I got to play with them at a local store and feel in love! They are amazing. Great tutorial!

  29. Hi, The card is beautiful! I got some Gelatos and I really like them! But of course I need more and I would like to try the Big-brush-pens.

  30. Wow! What an amazing result using these Brush pens. This is the first time I have seen them put to use. I love it. Mou Saha, your card is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing the tutorial and thank you PCL for the chance at winning the Brush pens.

  31. I love them. I saw them on a Simon Says card and they showed how to use them. I would soooooo love to try these. Your card and flowers are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing and for the opportunity to win.

  32. I really enjoyed the background on Faber-Castell being an 8th-generation company. That’s staying power! This card is gorgeous. I like the idea of the brush pens and would love to give them a try.

  33. I love the blue color and the way it looks on the flower. Also I have some Pitt pens that I have not been using and need to do something with.

    I like the look of this project – so if I win I will be making this one and experiment with other colors as well.

    thanks

    Deb T

  34. I’ve really enjoyed the F-C products I’ve tried and this makes me eager to try these!

  35. Heard of these brush pens & seeing them in use is a WOW. Love seeing all the new products on your blog. I can’t wait to try some of these new & exciting products,

  36. Mou’s card is so gorgeous and she makes it look so simple to create! The color combination on all the layers is stunning. Thanks for a chance to win some of your Stamper’s Big Brush Pens. They look amazing.

  37. What a beautiful effect these pens have. I love to try anything new. I’m dreaming in techno color now.

  38. What a wonderful technique. I would love to try this. The stamped text makes a great background for the flowers.

  39. I didn;t know India ink was used in stamping! I haven’t heard of it in many years. I love how Mou used it!

  40. Great use of the Faber-Castell pens for background and focal image! Mou, beautiful card! TFS

  41. I love it when you introduce me to a product that I am not familiar with. Thank you for that and for a chance to win such a great prize!

  42. I can’t imagine being able to handwrite a “hello” so beautifully. Maybe Mou should design some stamps showcasing her beautiful writing?

  43. Mou’s design is beautiful and I LOVE the colors. Definitely a project I’ll be using as inspiration for a future card.

  44. Love your card and colors you used. These pens look like they would be fun to use. Thanks for sharing.

  45. I’m a huge FC fan, their products are so much fun to work with! Thanks for the chance to win!

  46. I recently saw the Faber-Castell in my local craft store and was curious as to how they would work on cards. It was terrific to see the pens in use on the card designed by the featured artist. Now, for sure, I will be purchasing several. Thank you.

  47. Oh, I love my Faber Castell Big Brush Pens and I love Mou’s card. It is so pretty. The flowers are very cool and I can’t wait to try layering some flower stamped images. Thank you for the wonderful tip. I would also love to add some of these wonderful pens to my collection. Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. What gorgeous stamping! I LOVE the big brush pens!! I’m working on adding to my collection. They are so much fun and the colors are so vibrant! They blend so easily it’s easy to look like an expert!

  49. mou has given a wonderful sample using the Faber-Castell brushes…. such a great creative artwork presentation. thanks for sharing the deets on this one.
    ava

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