Saturday, January 22, 2022

G is for Gel Printing.....

Hello family, friends and followers, it's time for a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, I missed the inky one and that would have been great I hope you played along.  I am not at all experienced with using the Gelli Plate, at least I have one but I've only used it once and wasn't too happy with the  results. 

Edna has done a crackerjack job with her gel printing background. (thanks to Lee)

Now on to my offering.

It's been a long drawn out affair getting this card together starting with finding the gelli plate since I haven't used it since bringing things home in October from the cottage  I checked a couple of Jennifer Maguire videos and although you cannot really see it what looks like speckles in the darker heart was a background stamp that I lifted some colour off after applying the stencil,  I made the print and let it dry then added a darker ink to the gelli plate and laid the Dollar Tree stencil on the ink then pressed the background stamp into it (guess I needed more pressure) then removed it,  added the prepared paper to transfer the image. Of course had to add a snarky cat, sentiment and a few rhinestones.

Close up of the snarky saying.

Finished the inside with the off cut from the gel print and a Valentine sentiment. 

I'm entering this in:

Thanks for stopping by today and head over to the Main Blog to check out what the rest of the design team have made, they are so much more experiences than I am. 



Donna said...

Love it!
You did an awesome job
Love the colours and the snarky cat & sentiment
Not THAT is my kind of Valentine :D

Lindsey said...

I think you did a great job with your background! And then made it delightfully snarky.

KT Fit Kitty said...

OMGoodness, that's just too funny, Barb! Somedays I feel like that haha! Awesome job on your gelli plate background. I've not tried this yet but hope to eventually!

JulieP said...

I think this turned out Mah-velous!!!!

Susan Renshaw said...

Great Valentine!
Thanks for sharing with the Happy Little Stampers!

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Great job. I think it was a learning curve for several of us. I have had mine for years and used it one other time Then got the Dylusions set and used it the Dyan way, which doesn't really do much. LOL

Nandini said...

Very sweet card. Great to see you in the HLS Challenge gallery. Hope to see you again soon! Nandini, DT