Friday, August 16, 2019

Create Scene Cards with Gelli Plate

Hello friends!

A while ago, I mentioned that I started to play with Gelli Plate.
Well, I am happy to say that I have some wonderful experiments with the Gelli Plate!
The Card Printing Kit is what I used and it is now out of stock. 
The best size for card-making, I think, is Gelli Art 5x7.
If you like to have more control, the Gelli Art 3"x5" is more suitable. 

Be sure to get the Rubber Roller, too. It is essential to spread the ink in the Gelli Plate.
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This time, I created with the Penny Black Paradise Stamp and have two variations with the same stamp.The first one didn't quite turn out as envisioned, but at the end, I decided to share it.
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For this card, I applied the background color FIRST and then stamped the image after.

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My 2nd card did turn out BETTER than I anticipated. I changed up my process this time.

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I stamped and embossed the image in Versamark and then created the background with the Gelli Plate. The colors turned out rich and gorgeous.

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The beauty of a Gelli Art 5x7 acts like an "ink-absorber". The ink transfer completely and smoothly! That's what most appealing to me. Sure, you can do ink-blending, but the Gelli Plate is for  printing. It is definitely something different from other types of techniques.

See the beach? I applied Antique Linen on the Gelli Plate and it looks amazing!
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I have been watching a lot of YT tutorials on using Gelli Plate. However, no matter what kind of fancy artsy background you can create, I am most interested in cooperating it into stamping.
  I definitely would try out more with Gelli Plate.

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Denise Bryant said...

These are gorgeous! I just got a Gelli plate kit! I hope I can be as successful at getting good results as you have been!

Dawn T said...

Two stunning cards Virginia. Your backgrounds turned out so awesome. I enjoyed using my inks with my gelli plate.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Can I go there!? Looks gorgoeus!

jan metcalf said...

Your cards are amazing Virginia!! YOu have inspired me to get the geli plate out!!And the Penny Black stamp is perfection with your style!! said...

They both look fantastic! Wish I
was on that beach!

Harriet said...

A dreamy card. I love the colors and the scene!

Martha Herrera said...

Fantastic cards! I'm always learning something new!
Thanks for sharing.

Daria Z. said...

I've never tried a Gelli Plate, but these cards are amazing, Virginia!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wonderful cards with the gelli, Virginia!! Especially love the tropical sunset!!

Sue D said...

These are beautiful. I agree with you about cooperating it with stamping.

conil said...

I think both of these look beautiful. The orange sky is more vibrant but I like the subtlety of the setting sun card, too.

Linda BL said...

To me both cards are really nice. Great color choices for your tropical cards!

Unknown said...

Do you use a masking technique to keep the colors so separate and aligned with the lines on the stamp? Or how do you get the sky to stop at the water line and the water to stop at the beach line?

Virginia L. said...

Thanks so much for the positive comments, everyone. .
To Unknown: masking can be applied with the Gelli Plate. I once used strips of paper when applying ink to the sky and water.

Purple Princess said...

so gorgeous