Hi all. I needed a birthday card for a family member and I thought I would use this pretty silhouette flower stamp from Crafty Individuals which came free with another stamp I got, and there were also some lovely papers too, being given away as an extra over the Coronation weekend. I wasn't sure whether I would get the extra things as it was an 'only whilst stocks last' offer, but I was lucky and there were a few offcut stamps too which I will definitely use and which I was not expecting to receive at all, and very generous of them.
I started by doing a background on my gelli plate using three alcohol inks, and adding blending solution and using a puffer I moved them around to make a circular shape and then using a normal piece of white card, not yupo this time, I laid it down and rubbed over it to transfer the inks which they did very well. I have not tried using my gelli plate with alcohol inks before but it was a technique being used over at the Group of Seven Cardmaker's Blog this month and so I thought I would try it. I then added the silhouette flowers and a sentiment using Versafine Olympia Green ink and heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder, and added it to a 6" square card. As an afterthought I decided to added three little birds in the sky which I did using a Black Micron Pen.
There is one thing to bear in mind when using alcohol inks on a gelli plate and that is there can be some staining and it seemed to be the yellow I used which only lifted slightly when rubbed with some more of the blending solution. It doesn't greatly matter except that the colours added to the plate in future will look a little different because of this staining. Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Less is More Challenge - No. 483 Spring.
We Love Stamping May Challenge - Anything Stamped with the option of In the Garden.
Stamping Sensations May Challenge - Anything Stamped with the option to Add a Stencil.
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - No. 446 Make Your Mark.