Tag Archives: Gelli printing

Slimline Birthday Card with a gelli printed background and Distress Ink fodder butterflies

Hello everyone, I am again up with a slimline birthday card over at the Rubber Dance blog today. I created this card with Grungy Butterflies fodder, a gelli printed background and heat embossed Sketchy Flowers #3 as background details. For the DIY gelli print paper I used the Cross It and Marks 2 stencils with pastel toned acrylic paints.

For the background I used one of the gelli prints I created previously in bulk with a gelli plate. I took a slimline card base in cream to add the diy paper onto as a background, but before adhering that piece onto place I added some stamping with the Sketchy Flowers #3 set with embossing ink and heat embossed the flower images with white embossing ink. On top of that I added some golden pigment splatters for additional interest and then arranged a row of Grungy Butterflies on top. The video on how I created this fodder, is added to the end of this post.

I also decorated the butterflies with some golden details before adhering them into place. For the sentiment I used black stamp ink and one of the stamp sentiments from the Sketchy Flowers set.

Here is the video on how I created the butterfly fodder and a start-to-finish video about the card creating process as well as a peek into the gelli print papers I created in bulk:

I hope I could inspire you to play with your stamps and stencils and create fun mixed media cards!!
xxx, Sanna

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Mixed Media cutouts – kreativt_uttrykk

Hello everyone!! My design team colleague at Rubber Dance Art Stamps has designed some cool mixed media cutouts and I was able to play around with them a litte.

First of all, go to her INSTA PAGE for awesome inspiration and more details on her various social media sites. Also, you can buy her cutouts in various sets (in different colours) over HERE (her Etsy-page).

And now to what I made:

I did a clean and simple style card with a tag on it that features the blue-toned cutouts. I added some details with a red Posca pen and a leftover strip of red gelli printed paper to go with all the blues and blacks. The sentiment stamps are by Rubber Dance, by the way. I also wanted to see how te cutouts would look like against a darker background, so I used a black paper bag that I decorated with several images from the “kit”.

On the background of the paper bag I have used some white and rose gold watercolor splatters for additional interest as well as a tiny red detail on the tree added with a Posca pen. The sentiment is again by Rubber Dance.

I will be sharing more inspiration here in a few days time, so do come back for more projects created with Åshild Halvorsen´s mixed media cutouts :).
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Fodder cards with a gelli print background and Sketchy Leaves

Hi, it´s again my turn to share a project over at the Rubber Dance blog with two Sketchy Leaves fodder cards. The backround on these cards is created with a gelli plate, acrylic paints and “Marks 2” as well as “Cross it” stencils in pastel tones. I created a few different gelli printed papers at once and used the one with some white space on it as a background for these cards. In my opinion, this adds lots of interest to the card, when the background is irregular in pattern.

I also created plenty of fodder with the Sketchy Leaves stamp and Distess Oxide inks at once and used some of them on these cards as a focal point. There are videos on the gelli printing, the fodder making and the step-by-step of the card creating process at the end of this post.

On the gelli printing video I am also using the “Organic #3″ stencil and I make several prints at once, because I will be using these prints on my future projects, too. Some prints are not perfect, but I don´t mind that. I am just going to pick the parts I like and use those later.

After creating the background papers with the stencils I then created plenty of fodder with Distress Oxide inks and the “Sketchy Leaves” stamp set. Here is a video on how I did that:

Finally, after the previous two steps, I put the cards together. Here is a sept-by-step video about the process:

I hope I could inspire you today to make fun gelli prints and create some cards with them and fodder. And while you are at it, be sure to create plenty of variations of both in different colors, so you have material for many projects ready, when inspiration hits.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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White space birthday card

Hello and happy Sunday! I used to do layouts and cards with lots of white space back in the day and I find that style currently very appealing again.

There are still all the elements in there that I also like. Mixed media bits, stamping, stenciling and bits of ephemera/paper. But with white space.

I´ve used ephemera by Tim Holtz (snippets) with an AALL & Create stencil on the background. Ink is Distress Oxide ink and the paper bits are leftover pieces from various mixed media projects. The sentiment is stamped with a Create a Smile stamp.

I enjoy making this type of cards recently, so be prepared for a couple of more shares the next days ;-).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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