Friday 29 May 2020

Note Cards

I hope you are keeping well and safe during these crazy times.
Still playing around with my Gel Plate and experimenting with different types of paints.
I did manage to get to the Dollar Store and picked up some Acrylic paints.  They are pretty watery and thin but look at the results they created on the Gel Plate.  Kind of a bubble looking background that I thought looked great.

So here's what I did to create my note cards.
Like I mentioned above, I got out some Dollar Store paint and brayered it onto my Gel Plate.  
Next, I laid on a stencil and rubbed a piece of scrap paper over it to remove some of the paint. 
I lifted the stencil and then pulled the print. 
I repeated that same process with the other stencil.  It is a great way to use your stencils in a different way, giving the impressions a new look.
When they were dry, I cut them down and mounted them onto a piece of light blue cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.  I added a shiny enamel dot to the centers for interest.

stencil used:  

stencil used:

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my cards to these challenges:
Time Out- FREE

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- none
Inks- Acrylic Paint (Dollar Store)
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Gel Plate, Stencils- A Colorful Life Designs, brayer, enamel dot


Marcia Hill said...

These are both so pretty Karen! I've never used a gel plate before, but have to admit I'm very intrigued after seeing your results. Lovely, lovely cards!! :0)

sandie said...

I love this 'free' arty look this has given the cards. Sounds like a lot of fun to make and I love the colours you used. Adding the sparkle dot in the centre-the perfect finishing touch! Thanks for joining Time Out x

Pat said...

For dollar store paints those colours are very pretty Karen, and love the gelli prints you have made with them using these two lovely stencils. Two great cards! x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Gosh! these are wonderful, they look so 3D and sparkly. Love the result, goes to show if your an artist you can use anything and get great results LOL.
Take care
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Karen, what gorgeous designs, colours too are beautiful, lovely texture and love the sparkle, Kate x x

Viv said...

I don't own a gel plate and thought I didn't need one - and then I saw these! They are beautiful cards Karen. x

Glennis F said...

Wow! That is an amazing result Karen. I don't have a gel plate either, but can see so many uses for one

aussie aNNie said...

Great designed card and fabulous colours, really nice.xx

kiwimeskreations said...

What great use of the gelli plate Karen - it seems that anything you use can be made to look amazing with one!
Stay safe

Mac Mable said...

Great effect and always good to know that there is a place for cheaper crafting goodies too x. Gorgeous colour combination and such unique effects on both of your marvellous cards Karen x.

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful effect Karen, love the bubbles it creates so much texture :)

Jules said...

Hi Karen

Love these very much!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Shona Chambers said...

These are so cool Karen!! I've never used a Geli Plate before so not sure whats involved but my goodness I might have to have a look into one with this gorgeousness. The colours are so good together and love the messiness against the crisp white. So very glad you shared them with us at TIME OUT!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...these are amazing. Love all the glitter, so much fun! Thank you so much for taking the time to play along with us at Time Out!

Nonni said...

These both look amazing. Love the results with paint on your gel plate, these look like antique tiles or something... Stunning! Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

Loll said...

Lovely note cards Karen! I do like the bubbly design from the gelli plate! xx