Friday 10 September 2021

So Sorry


Hello and Welcome
I hope you aren't tired of seeing my Gel Plate cards.  
I find it so quick and easy to make a background using them so I keep using that tool.
I am stocking up on a few sympathy cards as people are asking for them.  

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by assembling my tools.  I got out my Gel Plate, brayer and Distress Oxide inks.  (Blueprint Sketch and Rustic Wilderness)
  • I pressed the Blueprint Sketch ink pad directly onto the plate, then did the same with the Rustic Wilderness on the other side leaving some space between them.  
  • Using my brayer, I blended the colours together, then laid some leaves from my garden onto the plate.  I gently pressed the leaves into the ink, making good contact.  Using a tweezers, I carefully lifted the leaves off which removed some of the colour and pressed a piece of white cardstock over the plate to lift my print.  I love the impression the leaves left behind.
  • To add more interest to the background, I stamped a script over the leaves using some of the Rustic Wilderness ink.  
  • I used my finger to rub some white acrylic paint along the edges and then splattered with my white Posca pen.
  • When it was all dry, I stamped the sentiment with some black Versafine Clair ink and clear heat embossed it.
  • I glued the finished panel onto some dark blue cardstock, then onto a white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Alphabet Challenge- "L" LEAVES

Stamps- Scripted Bold Sentiments (Pinkfresh Studio); Script (Penny Black)
Inks- Distress Oxides; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Gel Plate; Speedball brayer; clear eb powder; heat tool; 
leaves from garden; white acrylic paint, Posca pen


Betty said...

What a beautiful card! I love the large sentiment, too. Thank you again for the reminder to use my gel plate.

CardmadSue said...

Hi Karen. I love seeing your gel plate backgrounds, and this is no exception - it’s beautiful - so keep them coming!

marilyn said...

Love this idea with the leaves...your card is so perfect for fall!

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful design Karen, lovely colours and a fitting card for a sad occasion, Kate x

MortiCraft said...

Beautiful colours and great use of your gel plate and garden leaves. Thanks for playing along with The Male Room. X

Sarn said...

I love my gel plate too. I love the cards you make with your prints - very inspiring. Xxx

Cardsbykatefletcher said...

This is absolutely stunning! Love how you have done this. Thank you for sharing it with us at Paper Fundays Challenge. Kate x

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous card Karen, and yet you make it sound so simple to create...
Stay safe

I Card Everyone said...

I'll never get tired of seeing your leaf prints, Karen! So gorgeous!

Cardsbymaaike said...

Fab colours, I love the ghoostly looking leaves. Thank you for playing at The Male Room Challenges.

Bonnie said...

Your gel press samples are so inspirational, Karen! You got awesome detail with those leaves! Beautiful, my friend!

Susan said...

Wonderful leaf print background - such a great effect from real leaves from your garden. Beautiful colours too.

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful colour combo and love the leaves ♥

Loll said...

WOW! Gorgeous card Karen. LOVE the leaf prints and the colours you've used. xx

Mac Mable said...

Gorgeous colour combination, love the technique and the oversized and bold sentiment. Enjoyed reading the subtle difference to how you did this on the gel plate against the one on the 11th Karen x.

Pat said...

Another gorgeous print using these really pretty leaves Karen. x

Billie A said...

Beautiful card. Love the leaves, colors. The sentiment font is wonderful, and so glad you shared over at Alphabet challenge, Crafty Gals Corner.

Debbie Mageed said...

Absolutely stunning fall card! I really love the background - I need to learn this!! Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
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Deborah Wheeler said...

Oh I just love this, Karen. I don't get my gelli plate out often enough, but you've inspired me. A perfect design for our L for Leaves theme at The Alphabet Challenge - thanks for joining us! Deborah DT

Sari / Granne said...

Very calm and beautiful sympathy card. Thank you so much for joining The Male Room's "Nature´s Bounty" challenge.

Helen said...

A beautiful design - thanks for sharing it with us at the Paper Funday Challenge.

Helen x

Kim D from Ohio said...

This is a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing how you created it! I am going to try this today!