Friday, 1 June 2018

Gelli prints on cards - #2

I managed to make another couple of cards from my gelli print session that I mentioned in my last post. I even used up some NBUS!

One of my favourite stamp sets of all time is the Simon Says Stamp One with Nature set and I finally bought the dies in a recent spend there. The main printing was done with the leaves stencil I also bought from SSS. This is such a lovely stencil. In the green card, you can just see the hint of it on the die cuts. I used two shades of green on this print - a sort of tone on tone gelli print.

My second card uses a print I made from all the leftover bits of paint on the gelli plate. I basically gave the plate a light coating of one colour and it lifted all the layers underneath that hadn't picked up in previous prints. Don't you think it really looks like bark? I absolutely love it!

I die cut the pieces then had trouble working out where to put them on the card, so I hit upon the idea, which I am sure I've seen somewhere else, of random stamping and then covering up some of the stamped images with the die cuts. I popped them up on foam tape then cut the pieces that were hanging off the edge of the card.

I hadn't left a lot of space for a sentiment, but the inking was a light grey, and as the sentiment is meant to be a bit wobbly, I thought it would look nice just stamped on top.

Almost a one layer card!! 

Hope you're all enjoying life and keeping on crafting as much as you can :) Happy Crafting Everyone!


Lisa Tilson said...

Oh you did really well, the leaves stencil and the dies in one go!! Love the tone on tone with the leaves stencil, very pretty and of course a great idea to put them on leaves! And yes, the second card really does look like bark(CLEVER!) , you use these gelli plates so well. They frighten the life out of me! And I like your idea of stamping and then covering some of them with the other die cut leaves for dimension. Im not sure I’ve done that before but will do. Lastly, I like the sentiment where it is, it really suits the design to have it overlapping the printed leaves. Great cards Ruth and yay for using NBUS!! Lisa xx

Stefanie said...

Oh my gosh, I thought I loved your first,green card, but the second one is amazing. Love the look of the gelli plate leftovers.

x Stefanie

LaurieC said...

Both great cards but the second one??? I LOVE that!!!!!! It's so mixed media looking and would look great in a frame!!! Great job, Ruth!!
Hugs to you!

Squdge 3 said...

That second card is so beautiful! I love the look of those pieces! I have never tried a gelli plate - I have read about them and am too scared (and broke) to get one! You make it sound easy!

I am very happy because not only is my bad shoulder better but I got your wonderful bits of destash in the post! Thank you so much.
Lj xx

St├ęphanie Steph Made It For You said...

The second card is really brilliant it looks so real!!xx

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