Thursday 6 January 2022

Feeling Blue

I am trying to replenish my sympathy cards...always good to have a few on hand.
This one was a very simple design, made on my Gel Plate using Distress Oxide inks and a stamp.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of white cardstock, my Gel Plate, brayer and 2 Distress Oxide inks....Blueprint sketch and Salvaged Patina.
  • I pressed the Blueprint Sketch ink pad directly onto my Gel plate on the left and the Salvaged Patina on the right.  Using my brayer, I blended the colours together. 
  • I stamped the Tall Wheat directly onto my Gel Plate to remove some of the ink and then rubbed my piece of cardstock over the plate to lift the print. I got a cool looking shadow effect from stamping onto the plate.
  • When the print was dry, I inked up the  stamp again with some black Versafine Clair ink and stamped over the ink lifted area of my print.
  • I splattered with my black and white Posca pen and set aside to dry.
  • I stamped the sentiment from PTI onto a piece of scrap white cardstock in my Misti.
  • I glued the printed panel onto a heavy white card base, then pop dot mounted the sentiment along the bottom.

Thanks a lot for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Shopping Our Stash- STARTS WITH 'S' (sympathy)
Krafty Chicks- STAMP ACT

Stamps- Tall Wheat (Hero Arts); Sentiments (PTI)
Inks- Versafine Clair; Distress Oxides
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Gel Plate; Speedball brayer; Posca pens; foam tape; Misti


Pat said...

The background is beautiful and I love the effect with the stamping first removing the colour then after printing stamping again which gives depth to the piece Karen. I am determined to use this idea as it looks fabulous...I love the spattering and the large sentiment to finish too. x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Karen, your card is just beautiful, I love the background, it seems textured and of course the colours are fabulous. Lovely floral images. Very acceptable as a sympathy card, Kate x

Cathy said...

The colours fairly glow Karen, such an amazing looking card. The texture from the gel plate and the shadow technique you used are so effective. I love your choice of image too, TFS your process as I'd love to give this a try too, Cathy x

I Card Everyone said...

Lovely and organic, Karen - it's sure to let someone know you care.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fantastic result from you geli plate Karen, and a wonderful caard
Stay safe

SmilynStef said...

what an awesome technique ... so very glad you joined us at Shopping our Stash.

Bonnie said...

I love the pop of the stamped wheat on this fantastic gel print, Karen!

dj said...

S is for sympathy!! And what a gorgeous technique...beautiful results!! Thanks for playing along with our "something that begins with S" challenge over at SOS!!

Lori m said...

Karen your cards are....Stunning and beyond, always gorgeous and so beautiful to look at, hugs, Lori m

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

Stunning card! The gel plate makes beautiful backgrounds but I haven’t tried stamping on it and taking a print. Thanks for the idea. So happy you played along with Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.
Diane - DT

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful sympathy card and love the effect of the gel plate and the stamping x.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So very beautiful Karen, I love the colour mix and the simplicity of the design, perfect.
Faith x

Ida said...

This is beautiful. I really like all the great techniques you used for this card. (I'd love seeing a video of how you do this).

Anna said...

I agree--sympathy cards are always important to have in your stash ready to go. What a beautiful card. I love the colors and the repeated use of the Tall Wheat stamp. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash and hope you can join us again.
Anna, Design Team