Friday, 22 May 2020

In My Thoughts

Hello and Welcome
I hope you are all doing well during these tough times.  I think we are all looking forward to going back to the way it was.

Here is a card I made using my Gel Plate.  I am really enjoying having the time to play around with it.  Using my stencils with it, I can create some beautiful backgrounds.

So here is what I did to create my card.
I began by rolling some green acrylic paint over my plate using my brayer.  I placed the Fine Vines stencil over that and pulled a print onto some paper.  I brayered on some blue and took the print for my card panel. It reminded me of a piece of textured cloth, really lovely looking.
I cut down the piece and placed it into my Misti.  I rubbed the inked background with my Anti-static bag then stamped the flowers with black and clear heat embossed them.
Next, I found the center of the panel and creased it using my ScorPal.  I grabbed a white card base and glued the scored, inked piece around the white card base, matching up the fold lines.
I stamped the sentiment to one side and then added two thin black strips of cardstock to the edges of the inked panel to add a border effect.
Lastly, I added the black gems around the sentiment for interest.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Hope you stay healthy and safe.

Here is what the stencil looks like:

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Adding my card to these challenges:

Stamps= Grass (Sheena Douglass); In My Thoughts (HA)
Inks- Versafine Clair; Acrylic paints
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Gel Plate; brayer; stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); black gems


Nora Noll said...

This is gorgeous!! I was watching a TON of videos on Gel plate backgrounds today. I just need some new acrylic paint. What type do you recommend? That green color is divine!!!

Viv said...

Another lovely card Karen!

Cathy said...

Wonderful background Karen, I must have a play with paint on my gelli plate, love the blue greens and the silhouette grasses really pop on it, Cathy x

Jules said...

Hi Karen

Loving the finished look you have achieved. Another great card!

I find your blog so inspirational.

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

cuilliesocks said...

What a stunning and stylish card Karen, beautifully designed and coloured, Kate x x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love how you did this card Karen, always such great designs.
Take care
Faith x

Viv said...

Such a clever card Karen, just adore that wrap around look on a card too. Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) hugs Viv xx

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, love that idea of a wrap around card :)

Bonnie said...

Wow, Karen, this is jaw dropping gorgeous! I love the colors and patterns in your background and how the flowers pop against it! A fabulous layout and sentiment too! Wow!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...


kiwimeskreations said...

Love the use of your gelli plate on this stunning card Karen - a beautiful result!
Stay safe

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous gelli printing and by using the stencil on the plate it looks quite different x. I wonder what will become the new norm after all this? x

Loll said...

Great work with your gelli plate Karen. I'm still intimidated by mine. :) I love the colours and beautiful pattern from your stenciled leaves. Gorgeous with the black silhouette flowers. xx