It's been quite a while since I used my Gelli Plate to create a background, but I was inspired to pull it out for today's set of cards. I inked it up with distress oxides and then stamped the Bold Blooms Background over top before using mixed media paper to lift a print.
I used white gesso to stencil a little script in two corners before adding my sentiment. I tore the top and bottom from my final pieces to create a center focal point for my card and leave some white space on each side. The last step was adding a butterfly to one and moth to the other.
If you've followed me for long, you know I don't usually create clean-and-simple cards, but after trying to do a more layered one, I liked the look of a plain white background best.
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Supplies and Tools:
- From Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps:
- Bold Blooms Background
- Secret Garden Stamp Set
- Secret Garden Die Set
- Begin Again
- Faith Phrases
- Script Stencil
- Gelli Plate
- White Gesso
- Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink
- Arteza Real Brush Pens
- Black Rhinestones
- These colors of Distress Ink (Ranger):
- Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio
This post linked to:
- Make My Monday Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small
- Sunday Stamps Challenge - Spring Dreaming Color Challenge
- Shopping Our Stash - Anything that starts with a "B" (butterfly)
- Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes + optional wings
- Color Hues Challenge- Lime Green/Cyan
Beautiful cards. Love the technique with the gelli plate and the pretty colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday Challenge. JoAnn, DT
A really bright colourful and happy card, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge this week and adding the Wings option.
These are so pretty, Esther! Love the way you used our colors both in the background and on the butterflies. The torn edges were a nice touch too. So happy to see your lovely cards in the gallery at Color Hues. Have a great day!
Oh, Esther, even your CAS cards are stunning! I just don't know how you do it! LOL I am hoping to venture into trying the gelli plate soon. It's not an easy technique to get right (IMHO) but your cards are perfectly done. Love it! Thank you for playing with us at the MMM Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
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Esther! So glad to see you in the gallery and with 2 beautiful cards!! The colors, textures and patterns are perfect for the challenge...Thank you for sharing with us at SUNDAY STAMPS!
Your gelli prints are amazing and the fantastic butterflies look so good against them. Beautiful colours too. Thanks so much for taking the time to join us at Allsorts challenge this week.
Love those Gelli print backgrounds, they're a perfect foil for your butterfly/moth. So pleased to see your take on the Color Hues colours in the gallery. :)
Just beautiful, Esther, love your take on our colors! Those gelli prints look like so much fun - love the texture and shine you've gotten! And your sentiments really speak to me! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!
B is for butterfly!! Way to go shopping your stash and combining challenge!! So glad you played along with our challenge over at Shopping Our Stash and the color challenge over at Sunday Stamps!! You rocked both the “anything that begins with B” challenge and the "Spring Dreaming" color challenge!! -Deb Horst, DT for both challenges
Beautiful cards. Love the colors and layout. So glad you shared over at Make My Monday.
Your cards are so beautiful with these colors and of course with the addition of the butterflies. Thanks for joining Color Hues challenge, Linda, GD
Awesome Cards thanks for sharing
Awesome - thanks for sharing your cards
So beautiful! Thank you for entering MMMChallenge.
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