ArtJourney.nl, Claritystamps, Embossing Folders, Gelli Plate

Three claritystamp gelli plate cards

Three more cards from the massive stash of gelli plate playtime finished off… This time I decided to use the ones I had stamped with the castle and the one I had stamped with the row of houses. Both of these are claritystamp images.

So first… a couple of birthday cards that I thought would work as masculine cards.  This first one I took Sahara Sand cardstock for the base and did a bit of stamping using the World Map stamp. I then added an overlay of vellum that I had embossed with the World embossing plate. I then kept it simple and mounted the topper in the middle with the sentiment heat embossed on the inky background. 

The next one I decided bright was best and added a strip of Lemon lime zest cardstock with a piece of dictionary book print torn across the middle. I love the contrast of the old book print against the bright card. I also added a corrugated card embellishments and some thread to finish off.

The house one I decided to add a little more colour to the image and added a pink panel underneath, some pink thread and a pink shiny heart.  I then heat embossed the sentiment from Art Journey Stamps and decided that I would also give the house a little extra definition with some glossy accents.

Love how delicate but modern this is.

So three more cards finished… I started with 24 panels and I think that’s 11 done so far! So almost half way! 

Hope you are enjoying this little series of cards I am making with the fun gelli plate watercolour backgrounds.

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Gelli Plate, Happy Moments

More gelli plate cards

Hi

Today I have two of the cards I’ve finished off from the massive gelli plate play session I had! 

I decided to use the two that were the Happy Moments stamps to do these two birthday cards.
For both of them I chose papers that I felt worked with the colours in the inky background. I also chose to add more colour to the actual pictures to give them more of a fun look. I did this using my fine waterbrush and some Stampin Write markers. 

I embellished both with the punchinella and one of them I also added some thread to add a little bit of extra texture. I then went over both images with Wink of Stella to add some shimmer.

Love how cute these are. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine

Badass Chick, Claritystamps, Dylusions, Gelli Plate, Happy Moments, Lacy Brocade, Oh So Lovely

Gelli plate background cards

Hello. Today and over the next few days I have a lot of cards I made using similar techniques because I made a lot of backgrounds during a crafting session with friends (and whilst tidying up afterwards too!). 

Here are the backgrounds I made using distress inks and the gelli plate. The first photo shows the cards I made that night too and three I had started off.

I love how this fun technique provides lots of different panels and they are all unique and organic in the way they come together. 

The next step was to choose some stamps to start the decorating. Some of these I didn’t do a brilliant job of stamping… either I rocked the stamp or I dropped it so created some shadow… but given I have this many panels to work with it’s not a big deal if they don’t all end up being used in the end! 

For all of them I used black versatile ink for the stamping and in some cases I masked the edges off so I could preserve the edge of the panels.

Ok so from this point on I needed to cut them all into panels…

… choose card colours for mounts…

… die cut ATCs from the mount card stock… 

… and layer them up! 

The six I am going to focus on today were all done using the Wildflowers stamps by Tim Holtz.  I love these silhouette stamps .. they are so effective and simple to use. I chose to make both birthday and thank you cards.

I started very simple. Some added gems and a heat embossed sentiment on the same colour cardstock as the mount and raised on foam tape to give dimension. I also went over the flower image with Wink of Stella to give it lovely shimmer! 

The next one I chose a crumb cake card for the base and added some patterned paper. 

I kept the embellishment simole with just a heat embossed sentiment and then used glossy accents on the flower to give it texture and dimension. 

The next card I added a embossed piece of ombre cardstock.  For the main feature I cut the panel down a tiny amount so there was less of a frame and added a black outline. I stamped the sentiment directly on the panel and added gems and wink of Stella again for the shimmery finish on the flower.

Next up I took some more of the patterned paper and added a strip to the card blank. Again I kept the panel simple with some gems and a heat embossed sentiment.

The next one I decided on a little bit of doodling and a panel of Lemon lime Twist cardstock. Again gems and wink of Stella added sparkle.

The final one I used crumb cake cardstock for the base again. The turquoise panel is the same ombre cardstock I used earlier and the sentiment is cut from a part that is slightly lighter. I heat embossed the sentiment, added gems and of course some wink of Stella to the flower again! 

So that’s 6 cards made… quite a few left to go but enjoying the challenge of turning these mini panels into something pretty and fun! 

I will share the other finished cards as I get to them over the next few days!

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Distress oxide ink, Gelli Plate, Half full, Happy Celebrations, Ribbons

Happy birthday G and T

Two friends celebrated their November birthdays …. my bestie Gwen and one of our other School Mum friends Tracy.  Here are the cards I made for them. 

I knew I had to use the Half Full stap set for Gwen’s card…. it is perfectly us! 

I created the background first using distress oxides then die cut the squares to create a feature.  I added the ribbon, sentiment and then the feature stamps on the top. Then added the sequins for added sparkle.

Tracy’s card I created the background using the distress inks and a gelli plate. I love the watery feel this gave it. 

Then using the Happy Celebrations stamps I stamped the sentiment. Again some sequins to finish and a silver ribbon under the raised topper to add some texture. 

Entering this card into the Monochrome challenge at 4craftychicks

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Carols for Christmas, Distress oxide ink, Gelli Plate, Watercolor Christmas, Wonderland

Random Christmas cards

A couple of weeks ago I did some Christmas card making whilst the princess made hers… it was fun to create a few none ATC ones for a change. 

I used the square gelli plate to create some fun backgrounds with distress oxides. Then went to town with stamping and embossing.  These first two I added to some embossed backgrounds and kept them nice and simple.

The other four I added to bright card blanks with some fun patterned papers from the stash.

Loved having some fun creative time. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Art Alchemy paints, Artful Days Goodie Box, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Deco art fluid acrylics, Gelli Plate, Masks/Stencils, Postscript

Playing with paint cards

I really needed some painty time last week so I took some spare cardstock and started playing. 

I mainly used decoarts fluid acrylic and Americana paints. I added the paint with sponges and a gelli plate and then a paint brush. I then used a stencil too. 

I love all of the different layers I created. I also added some stamping with Postscript background stamp.

Next I added some sparkle using the Art Alchemy sparks paint.  Then I cut it into two panels for card topper backgrounds.


I then decided that I would raid the Artful Days goodie box and assemble some cards. 

The first one I used a metal embellishment and a paper flower and leaf.  Then some stickers and a heat embossed stamped sentiment.

The second one I added a wooden circle and some flowers and sequins.  I also added the heat embossed sentiment too. 

Love how these came out. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine