Personalised Christmas Cards 2017

Monday, 7 August 2017

Playing With The Gelli Plate and a Tutorial



Hi everyone, and thanks for popping by to check out my post.  I bought a Gelli Plate two years ago and it has remained unused until a few week ago when I thought I would have a play.  I started messing around with distress inks, stencils and stamps, and was amazed how easy it was to make background prints for cardmaking and mixed media projects.   You can find my DT tutorial for using the Gelli Plate over on the papermilldirect blog.



I used the print I made to make a card. The print was cut to size and the edges blended with ripe persimmon distress ink.  Dots were added to the print with a white pen. The flowers were stamped and white embossed, coloured and fussy cut and attached to the card.  The panel was then matted and layered onto papermilldirect Lustre Print Gold 300gsm in magenta and  smooth black card, and then onto a hemp textured large square card blank.
 


The picture above shows part of a tag made using the same technique but using textured card to print onto. Papermilldirect's textured cards take colour from the Gelli Plate very well.

I am completely hooked and will be doing much more with the Gelli Plate in the future.

Sylv xx

12 comments:

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

WOW, I love that first one, those colors are my fav!! Striking Sylv!

Lauren said...

Hi,

Lovely to see some new techniques with inking and backgrounds, I need to try and work on that side of things for my cards. Vibrant colours. Well done.

Janet Packer said...

Love this card and your background. May have to invest in a Gelli Plate!

Nicola said...

Wow this is just gorgeous. Love those colours lovely and bright. fabulous background as well!

Nicola ♥

Tracy Welham said...

Fantastic, a great background. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous Sylv
Gr Karin

Shabneez said...

Stunning creation Sylvia. Love that background you've created. I always thought about getting a gelli plate but never did. May have to pop one on my wish list due to your inspiration. Shabneez x

Laine said...

Wonderful card and such vibrant colours.
Laine
xx

Kate M said...

Love your Gelli Plate print background. Lovely colours and design.
The flowers are beautiful - stunning card!! xx

Brawny said...

Absolutely gorgeous...love the colours you've used x

Andree said...

A gorgeous card. Fabulous background and lovely warm colours xx

Karen Whittaker said...

So vibrant 😊😊