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One Layer Printing & Stamping with Gelli Plates

Today I’m excited to share a project I made for Sin City Stamps in partnership with Gelli Arts, the makers of Gel Printing Plates. I created a stamped image with an amazing background, all in one layer!

Many possibly know already what a Gelli Plate is, but in case you are not familiar with it I’ll give you a brief intro. A Gel Printing Plate looks and feels like gelatin, but is durable, reusable and stores at room temperature. It’s easy to clean and always ready for printing. Monoprinting on a Gelli plate is simple and fun. You can use it with acrylic or poster paints, and you may combine it with stencils, and masks. You can also create textures and patterns using a wide range of simple materials or tools. Once you press down your cardstock to the plate, you’ll get a great background, which will result different every single time. Warning: It may be addictive!

Supplies
Alice 2 Art Rubber Stamps – Sin City Stamps
5in x 7in Gelli™ Printing Plate – Gelli Arts
Memento Dye Ink in Tuxedo Black
Miscelaneous
Paints: acrylic paint in metallic silver, poster paints in blue and yellow
Cardstocks: white linen cardstock, blue and green leather textured cardstock
Embellishments: 1/4″ red satin ribbon, Vynil silver gem
Mounting foam tape

Tutorial
I have a step by step photo tutorial for you at Sin City Stamps’ blog. To view it, please click here and start the guide at the end of my post.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my fun Alice in Wonderland card and it’s tutorial! I truly recommend you try out the Gelli Plates, they are very versatile and easy to use.

If you would like to check out this cute art rubber stamp I used, click on the link added to the supply list or click here to be directed to Sin City Stamps store!

Thanks so much for stopping by.


This card is participating in:
Color Inspiration – Incy Wincy Designs

Make your Own Background Paper – Just Inspirational Monthly Challenge

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Let’s Hear it for the Boy

Hello! It is Saturday already and that means it’s time for a new challenge at Hiding in my Craft Room, HIMCR #150: “Let’s hear it for the Boy”.

Our sponsor this week is:
One lucky winner will receive 
two digital images.

Their images are adorable, and I had the chance to work with a cute little digi called Sherlock Mouse.

Materials
Spellbinders: Classic Circle Small, Gold Elements One, French Frills, Venetian embossing folder, Grand Calibur die cutting machine.
Inks: Distress inks in Old paper and Vintage Photo, Brilliance Tiramisu, Colorbox in Frost White
Spectrum Noir Markers – Essentials
Embossing powder in Copper
Merletto: Crystals, paper cord
Bazic two sided tape and foam tape
Other generic materials
Feuille cardstock in sand beige
Textured cardstock in brown
Linen cardstock in white


The image was colored with markers, die cut and layered on a faux letterpressed piece of cardstock. I also sponged irregularly the letterpressed layer with some white ink and it gives the card a grungy look. I wrapped the card vertically with paper cord and tied a little bow. Finally I heat embossed a sentiment in Spanish on a two toned tag that is also decorated with paper cord.

I hope you can join us this week with a male card. All you need to do is visit Hiding in my Craft Room and link up your creation.

This card is participating in:
One for the Boys – Wags n’ Whiskers Stamps
Father’s Day or For a Male – Simply Create Too
Let’s hear it for the boy – A Song in your Heart
Father’s Day or Anything Goes – Dazzling Diva 

Anything Goes – Word Art Wednesday


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HIMCR04NSD – Use a Critter

Hi! I’m back for our fourth challenge of the day at Hiding in my Craftroom’s National Scrapbooking Day celebration. And we’re challenged to use a critter! It can be any critter: furry, creepy, crawly, or one that flies; it can be cute, pretty, or otherwise! Again any project is welcome!

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

 
One lucky winner will receive

3 Sweet N Sassy digital images!

I had the opportunity to pick an image from SNSS that I really enjoyed working with, called Birds and Roses. And this is how I incorporated it on my card: 

Materials
Sweet n’ Sassy stamps – Birds and Roses, Vintage Seed Packet
Spellbinders:
– Gold Circles One
– Classic Circles
– Gold Elements One
Papers:
Shery K. Designs – Victoria Super Mega Pack
Haj Designs – Gorgeous Roses
Brilliance pigment ink in Coffee Bean
Ranger Distress ink in Old Paper
Ranger embossing ink
Inkadinkado embossing powder in Pearlescent
Spectrum Noir markers – Pinks, Reds
Staedtler markers – greens, light browns, yellow
UHU glue stick
Bazic two sided tape and foam tape
Merletto Crystals
Other generic materials
Textured cardstock in light pink
Feuille cardstock in sand beige
Specialty cardstock in pearlescent soft pink
Eggshell cardstock in white
5/8″ gross grain ribbon in sand beige
This is an A2 gate card I made using a sketch from Gloria Stengel. I wanted to give this card a cottage country feel to it, to match the lovely image. The front consists of 3 layers and ribbon. Each side of the gate card was layered exactly the same to give the illusion of one same layer. Once that was done, I attached various elements to the left side of the gate, starting with a square made of the largest die from Gold Elements One (cut in half and attached together again to form the square). On top of it I placed my framed image and the little banner and sentiment. To finish the card I added some crystals and a double bow with long tails.

I hope you enjoyed this card too. Please stop by Hiding in my Craft Room and join our celebration.

For more inspiration please visit my teammates’ blogs:

Kathy Up in the Night with Kat
Samantha Designs by Sammy
Gracie CHGraciellie Design (You are here)
Nancy Design Inventions
Melanie Afternoon Scrapper
Lisa LJ Creations
Jennie Jenscrapstoo
Sue Sue’s Paper Crafts
Lena Lena’s Creations
I’ll be back in an hour for our very last challenge of the day! See you then!

This card is participating in

Sketch Challenge with a Twist
(Old: card base, polka dot paper / New: Stamps, 5/8″ ribbon)
Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Birds
Sweet n’ Sassy Stamps 

Anything Goes 

Simon Wednesday Challenge
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Fancy Easter Duckling

It’s Easter week already! This year is going fast. Everyone is probably looking forward to spending some time with their family, going to church, traveling or just enjoying their break at home. On the other hand, us crafters have been busy working on our Easter cards and projects. Today I have a card I made for a sponsor feature day during the Giveaway Party last week. As promised I’ll have all the details for it on this post. Here is my fun Easter duckling card:
 Please click on photos for a larger view

Materials
Nearestore – Antoinnette’s Easter

Spellbinders:
– Timeless Rectangles
– A2 Matting Basics
– Grand Calibur die cutting machine
Merletto crystals and gems 
Bazic two sided tape 
Other generic materials
5/8″ gross grain ribbon in lilac
Specialty pearlescent cardstock in lilac
White cardstock

This card’s concept is based on digital elements from a set called Antoinnette’s Easter, that explains why the duckling is wearing a classic wig. I love how fun, different and unexpected that image is. It was printed in wallet size, framed, and layered over a delicate floral paper from the same set. The outer frame was adhered to a smaller regular cut card base, to ensure stability. The card base is actually pink, you might notice it if you look closely, and it matches the duckling’s feathers perfectly. To finish the design I added some ribbon and pearls. And that’s quite it! I hope you like it. I enjoyed doing it… It’s a fun Easter card for sure. 

In other news…

I was accepted in another design team (sounds like a dejavu)… This time I’m honored to be part of Dies R Us Challenge DT. Soon you’ll have a chance to join our challenges (May 1st). Very exciting really! I’m very thankful to Dies R Us for this opportunity.

Continue to have a lovely week… Happy Easter!

This card is participating in:

Animal Antics
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

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Super Scraps Saturday – HIMCR #145

Hello everyone! As all of you must know by now I’m part of Hiding in my Craft Room’s DT. So every Saturday I’ll be posting a project for our weekly challenge. And like every second week of the month, today it’s time for Super Scraps Saturday. To play along, make a project using paper scraps only… That’s right!  

Our sponsor this week is My Besties!

The winner of this challenge will receive 5 digital images!

With no further ado, let me show you a card I made using a cute My Besties’ image and some scraps for the challenge:

Materials
Spellbinders:
– Gold Circles One

– Small Lables
– Grand Calibur die cutting machine
Craft Concepts embossing folder – More Dots
Spectrum Noir markers – Pinks 
Faber Castell watercolor pencils (brown)
Avocado Arts stamps – Who Loves You
Ranger embossing ink
Inkadinkado embossing powder in Linen White
Zap! heat tool
Barrilito heart punch
Merletto crystal stickers
Bazic double sided tape
Other generic materials
Hawaii cardstock in white
Textured cardstock in sand and mint
7/8″ light pink gross grain ribbon

This is an A2 card made entirely of card stock scraps and left overs. The little owls are actually one same digital stamp I edited to look like a pair looking at each other. I colored them with markers in various shades of pink. For the branches I used watercolor pencils. To my surprise I was able to find scraps that coordinated nicely, both in color and texture. I love how well the pink and mint work together!

Now it’s your turn! We would love to see what you create. To play along visit hidinginmycraftroom.com, follow our guidelines and link your project.

For more inspiration please check out this week’s projects from the DT:

Kathy Up in the Night with Kat
Samantha Designs by Sammy
Gracie CHGraciellie Design (You are here)
Nancy Design Inventions
Melanie Afternoon Scrapper
Lisa LJ Creations
Jennie Jenscrapstoo
Sue Sue’s Paper Crafts
Lena Lena’s Creations

Thanks so much for stopping by!