Gel Press was kind enough to send me a 5" x 7" plate and I am in love! There are so many options when using the plate.
While I often use paint with the Gel Press, this time I decided to use Susan K. Weckesser's Color Pop Pigment Inks from Clearsnap, stamping them directly on the plate.
Next, I used a brayer to blend the colors on the plate. I pulled one print at this point, but I wanted some more detailing.
I placed white cardstock on the plate and rubbed. I used the second print for the background of my card and used the first print for the JoyClair stamp set - Santa's Coming.
I used the positive image for my card's background and the negative for the sentiment. I stamped a sentiment from JoyClair's Hello Autumn stamp set on the negative portion, then die cut it for the center of the card. I think it looks wonderful!
And then I played around and pulled some additional prints using stencils and assorted paints for some future projects!
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Please leave me a comment, I'd love to know what you think!
Thanks for stopping by today.
Love how you used the Gel Press plate and pretty cards!ReplyDelete
Thanks Nadine. Definitely fun.Delete
Beautiful background you created for this Autumn card.ReplyDelete
Love the background on the Autumn card and I just used that quote on a pillow! :)ReplyDelete
Fabulous backgrounds Steph <3 Love the Hello Autumn card :)ReplyDelete
Thank you Margie!Delete
Beautiful cards Steph. I love how you used the inks on the plate, great thinking.ReplyDelete
Thank you Ann.ReplyDelete
Steph - what a great idea!!! Never even thought to try my ink pads. Always looking for creative ways to put the stash of inkpads to use. :)ReplyDelete
Susan, ink pads are an amazing alternative!Delete
Steph - I didn't even think of using ink pads. Thanks for the clever idea. Love your project!ReplyDelete
Thanks Lynda - stamp pads are an alternative I love to use.Delete
loved the idea of using ink pads and just love your cardsReplyDelete