Friday 8 October 2021

Paper Hugs


Hello and Welcome
Today's card is a simple one I did on my Gel Plate using Distress Oxide inks.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock that would become the front panel.  I got out my Gel Plate and brayer along with some Carved Pumpkin and some Fossilized Amber Distress ink.  
  • I pressed the pads directly onto the plate, leaving a bit of space between them.  Using my brayer, I blended them together.
  • I laid on some leaves that I picked in my garden right onto the plate over the ink.  I like to use the end of a paint brush to press and get good contact with the leaves and the plate.
  • I took the white cardstock panel and rubbed it over the plate, pressing firmly to get the whole surface covered with ink.  
  • THIS STEP IS IMPORTANT TO GET THE LOOK.....  lift the cardstock up just enough that you can access the not lift it totally off of the plate.  I removed the leaves with a tweezer and then pressed the paper back down onto the plate to pull the print.  
  • I put the panel into my Misti to stamp the sentiment, then splattered using my white Posca pen.
  • I glued it onto a piece of white cardstock, then some rust cs then onto a white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamp- Paper Hug (Picket Fence)
Inks- Distress Oxide; Versafine Clair
Paper- white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont)
Accessories and Tools- Gel Plate; Speedball Brayer; white Posca pen, leaves from garden;
Misti (My Sweet Petunia) 


cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen, I love the colours, Kate x

Craftychris said...

So gorgeous- such a fab technique with those real leaves! Love the colours too. Take care. xxx

Lori m said...

Karen you took stunning to a whole new level, love it! Hugs, Lori m

Susan said...

Wonderful job using real leaves - they turned out so well! A beautiful card in gorgeous autumn colours.

I Card Everyone said...

That most 'important' step is the one I forget most often, Karen! YOU on the other hand, get perfect results every. single. time!
So gorgeous!

Pat said...

I love the results you get with leaves from the garden Karen, and am definitely going to try it myself, and a great sentiment to finish too. x

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, now it makes me feel like pulling out my gelli plate and picking a flew leaves ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

Your botanical prints are wonderful Karen, and this is no exception - a stunning card!
Stay safe

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful colour combination and I too must try this amazing technique x. Gorgeous card and sentiment Karen x.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

You come up with the most amazing techniques Karen. Absolutely LOVE this card and it's gorgeous Autumnal colours.
Faith x

Bonnie said...

You got some awesome leaf prints, Karen! Love the Fall colors and the veining on the leaves! We'd love for you to share it with CAS Mix Up!