Friday 12 March 2021

The Journey


Meet today's card.
I made this background while having a play with my Gel Plate and acrylic paints from the Dollar Store.  Why waste the extra when you can use it for a card background.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a heavy white cardstock panel.  Using a brayer, I rolled different colours of paint onto my cardstock.  It was the excess from using my Gel Plate.  (For those of you unfamiliar with a Gel Plate, it is a gel like flat piece that is used for printing.  After applying paint to the surface of it, you brayer to smooth it out evenly and there is usually excess paint on the brayer and that's what I used for my card background.)
  • I set the panel aside to dry completely before moving on to do the next step.
  • When the panel was totally dry, I placed it into my Misti and stamped the sentiment called Destination Sentiments from Penny Black with some Versafine Clair Noir ink and clear heat embossed it.  I did that so it would show up better over the painted background that can be sometimes tricky to stamp over.
  • I took the panel and die-cut the Cozy die from Penny Black along the side. 
  • Next, I glued the cut card panel onto a heavy white card base and then pop dotted the die-cut piece back into place.  
  • I added some matching blue gems to the die-cut centers.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Addicted to Stamps and More- DIE CUTS AND/or STENCIL
Craft Rocket- USE DIES or SPRING
Creative Artiste Mixed Media- ANYTHING MIXED MEDIA GOES

Stamps- Destination Sentiments (PB)
Inks- acrylic paint (Dollar Store); Versafine Clair Noir
Paper= heavy white (Scribes Nook(
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); clear eb powder; Cozy die (PB);
blue gems; Speedball Brayer


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! What a wonderful effect with the roller and the colouring Karen so beautiful, love that die and sentiment too.
Faith x

Tina said...

Your card is fabulous. Fuchsia, turquoise and purple! My favorite colors. Thanks for the inspiration I'm going to give it a go.

cuilliesocks said...

So beautiful Karen, lovely colours and design, such a lovely sentiment too, Kate x

Sarn said...

That's a stunner. X

Verna Angerhofer said...

I saw this on FB and loved it. Gorgeous background with wonderful colors and design!

Pat said...

These bright colours look wonderful used here Karen and I love the idea of brayering excess inks onto a piece of card being leftover paint from your gelli plate session. The die cut panel looks so pretty and the sentiment is really lovely. x

Lori m said...

Very pretty card, beautiful sentiment and those colors just pop right out, gorgeous, hugs, Lori m

Bonnie said...

I love the colors and fun gel images on this, Karen! Great layout and sentiment too!

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous colour combination and a fun technique. Such an effective and eye catching card Karen x.,

Christine Alexander said...

great card Karen, I love this technique and your wonderful selection of sentiments :)

dmbennett said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

Dawn DT

Andree said...

A fabulous card. Gorgeous colours and super design.
Thank you for joining in with our March challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x