Tuesday 6 July 2021

Geometric Heart Anniversary

Hi there everybody.  This is a card I made for my hubby for our recent anniversary..39th actually, gosh!  I used a Chocolate Baroque set of stamps called Geometric Trading Hearts being a bit more masculine I feel.

I decided to get out my gelli plate to make the background using Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord Distress Inks applied with a brayer.  I just rolled bits of each of the inks over the plate and then added the heart pattern you can see using a Leonie Pujol Embossing Folder called Dotty Heart.  I inked up the positive side to get the pattern of little hearts using my brayer and the Dusty Concord Ink.   I then pressed the inked side down on to the gelli plate to transfer the inked design and used a piece of Clarity Stencil card placed over and rubbed over to transfer the background, and I got the result you can see here.  Not all the hearts came out but I liked the more random look.

I then inked the Geometric Heart using the Dusty Concord which looks much darker as I used my stamp positioner and inked it several times to get a good impression, especially as I used the Distress Ink which doesn't cover as well, and the heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  I finished by cutting a mat using a coordinating piece of purple card to add to the topper, and also die cut the sentiment and little heart and then added it on to a 7" square white card cut down a little to leave just a half inch border around it.  

Thank you for dropping by today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge - No. 269 Anything Goes.
Everybody Art Challenge - No. 494 Anything Goes.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Crafty Calendar Challenge - July - Anything Goes.


Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Pat, I love all the texture you get with ink on a gelli plate, love the card :)

Aquarius said...

Happy Anniversary. Great card and love the gelli background. Thanks for sharing details of how this was made, very helpful and another idea to try!

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful and Happy Anniversary. I'm right behind hubby and I will soon celebrate our 38th.
xx Karen

Sue said...

Happy Anniversary and gorgeous background Pat...thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and your link is fine it works xx hugs Sue x

cuilliesocks said...

Happy Anniversary Pat, I hope you had a lovely celebration. Your card is beautiful, I love the mix of colours and that wonderful heart, Kate x

Ros Crawford said...

Belated anniversary wishes Pat! I'm sure hubby was very impressed with his lovely card

Chris said...

Fabulous card, beautiful colours and stamping. Thanks for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.

Loll said...

Beautiful anniversary card for your hubby, Pat! Congrats on 37 years together!! That's definitely something to celebrate. LOVE the colour combo. I've never used those colours together, they are gorgeous. Beautiful background with your gelli plate (it's something I struggle with). And gorgeous geometric heart image. xx

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous card for your husband and many (belated) congratulations on your 39th Anniversary x. Sending hugs x.

Uschi said...

Lovely idea of doing an anniversary card. Hope you had a wonderful day. I love the colours you used for your wonderful background. Fantastic combo.
Thank you for sharing your card with the EAC challenge.
Hugs Uschi

Sally H said...

That is very beautiful Pat! Love the colours!

Liz said...

Congratulations on 39 years of wedded bliss! Super card, I love the beautiful colours and the heart is gorgeous. xx

Christin said...

A great card! Thanks for joining the EAC! Christin