Saturday 20 August 2022

Going Around in Circles

Today's card features a print I did using my Gel Plate.
This Dot Circle stencil from A Colorful Life Designs has become a favourite.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by getting out my Gel Plate, brayer, Dot Circle stencil and some blue acrylic paint.
  • I added paint to the plate, brayered it nice and smooth, then placed the stencil over the wet paint.
  • Using the end of a paint brush handle, I gently pushed the stencil onto the plate, making sure it had really good contact.  
  • Next, I rubbed a piece of paper over stencil that was still on the plate which helped lift some off some of the paint.
  • I took the stencil off carefully, then rubbed a piece of white cardstock to get this print.  I set it aside to dry completely.
  • I got out this birthday die and cut the letters from some white cardstock. 
  • I cut the shadow die for the sentiment right from the center area of the print and then glued the Happy Birthday onto that.
  • I glued the Gel Plate print to a piece of white cardstock, then onto an A2 card base.
  • I pop dotted the sentiment by fitting it back into place in the center.
  • I added 3 silver gems to finish off my card.

Here is the stencil I used:
Dot Circle

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- none
Inks- Basics Acrylic paint
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencil (ACLD); Gel Plate; Speedball brayer; silver gems (Dollar Tree);
Happy Birthday die (Amazon); paint brush


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Great explanation. I make so many gelliprints and find that 1 of 10 prints turns out the way I want.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the colors and the circles backgrounds. A great card design!

Pat said...

A great way to use it making a print on your gelli plate Karen and the blue is beautiful and a great contrast with the white die cut sentiment over the top. x

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great print for your background Karen, and I love the way you cut the shadow of the sentiment from the paper, then raised it when constructing the card. A wonderful result!!

Bobby said...

What a fun background, Karen. It reminds me of bubble wrap.