Wednesday 8 October 2014

Flower Power Birthday

Hi all.  This card was for the lovely lady who lives next door, unfortunately it was a little late as I made it shortly after returning from holiday and was a day or so late getting it to her.  I belong to the Claritystamp Club and receive a new stamp each month.  This was September's stamp, and I decided to give it it's first outing for this card.   I had just seen Barbara Gray's latest You Tube Tuesday on which she demonstrated a technique using the Gelli Plate, and I was so struck by it I decided to give it a try.  You will find it here on her Blog.

I started by inking the Gelli Plate with Shaded Lilac Distress Ink, pressing the pad randomly on it and then using the brayer to spread it over the Plate.  I then took the stamp and pressed randomly over the inked surface, and removed the ink between each stamping.  I have some white card which is exactly the right size for the GP and lined it up and pulled the print.  The next step is to ink the GP with another colour, in my case Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.  Using a piece of scrunched up copy paper opened out very slightly I removed ink from the plate, again quite randomly, and then lay the print over the plate again and pressing down lightly pulled the print again.  I now inked the stamp with the Shaded Lilac and stamped this over the print.  Obviously if you can watch Barbara's video you will get a much better idea of the technique than trying to understand my ramblings which are mainly for those who are unable to do so.

I made the topper by stamping with the Shaded Lilac onto a snippet of white card, die cut with the second size S/B Captivating Squares die, and inked with Shaded Lilac through the die using a piece of blending foam, and then round the edges with the die removed.  This was mounted on to the largest Captivating Squares die cut using another snippet of white card, inked with the Shaded Lilac through the die again using the blending foam.  I decided to highlight the inked flowers on the background with a little bit of pinky lilac Spectrum Noir Pencil and also I used the same colour on the centre of the flowers on the topper too but quite lightly.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Pat x

I am entering the following challenge:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 145 where the challenge is to use up snippets of paper and card.
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes.
Artistic Inspirations Challenge - Anything Goes.


jimlynn said...

So beautiful!!! You've framed this out to perfection and I love that color.

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful card. I love these colours together. Hugs Mrs A.

Viv said...

This is a lovely card Pat - love the flower stamp and the colour is delicate and pretty. Great job! x

Jacee said...

Lovely card Pat, I adore the colour, so pretty. Hugs Jacee
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Sarn said...

Lovely card Pat xxx

Di said...

Beautiful card Pat! Love the design and colours - and I followed just how you used the Gelli plate :)


Di xx

Jean said...

This card is beautiful Pat. The colours and the flower stamp are so pretty and your Gelli Plate background looks great. I love the way you used the fabulous square dies as well.
Jean x

Liz said...

Wonderful design and the colours are just beautiful. I love the dies you've used too. xx

MaryH said...

Pat, this is just beautiful. YOu are doing such amazing work with the gelli & making papers. Thanks for sharing this tutorial link (which I hope will open for me!). Your background is so lovely and of course that white S/B topper just adds more icing to the card cake. Really very wonderful, and I'm certain your neighbor was thrilled to receive this one! TFS & Hugs

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Very pretty Pat, I love the colours and background. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

scrappymo! said...

So very pretty.It remonds me of a fine my Mum and Grandma used to have...Oh wait...I am 60 so must admit I had one too when first married. Such a lovely vintage feel to this pretty card!