Tuesday, 15 September 2020

First gel plate card

Hello crafty friends! Hope you are keeping crafty as well as safe and healthy!
Yesterday, I finally took my 6x6 inch gel plate out of its packaging (after several years!) and had some fun pulling some prints using distress oxides and stencils. I found this video tutorial by Teresa Morgan very helpful to get started. It may have taken me a long time to actually use my gel plate, but I know I will be playing some more very soon...

I really liked this monochromatic print and decided to use it to create a quick card for a couple of challenges. I inked up the birds and sentiment (STAMPlorations) using ombré ink colours (Catherine Pooler). After die cutting my panel using my favourite stitched rectangle die (SSS), I did a little ink blending around the edges (Tea die DI) before adhering it to my kraft card base. And then I decided I wanted to add a little more interest and texture. So I grabbed a few stamps and did some light stamping around the border.

I'm playing at:

We Love Chocolate Baroque - Wings with an Anything Goes option

This is a new challenge and is the sequel to 
the former Penny Black and More challenge.
To celebrate the launch of the new challenge, 
there are weekly prizes to be won this month. 
Check out the challenge blog for more details.

Allsorts - #589 I love ...
... my inks (both distress inks and CP inks), 
stencils, stamping and my stitched rectangle dies

TCP Tuesday - #372 Animal

Crafty Animals - #42 AG with animals

STAMPlorations - Summer challenge AG

STAMPlorations - Never-ending AG with STAMPlorations

And since I have used plenty of NBUS to create this card (For the Birds stamp set by STAMPlorations, my Gell Press, and I'm also pretty sure I have not used this stencil KSD296 by Stamperia before), I'm also linking up my card at:

NBUS #18 Anything goes with NBUS


  1. So pleased to read you unpacked your Gelli Plate and had some fun Marianne, I have to say I only purchased mine last year and so enjoyed using it I then bought a round one as well.

    Many thanks for joining in our 11th Birthday celebrations at Allsorts challenge and our first one at We Love Chocolate Baroque.

    B x

    Lovely subtle background for the birdies and the script stamping around the edges really draws it all together.

  2. Well done using all that NBUS, Marianne, and thank you for linking so everyone can see this fantastic jelly san, er, gelli plate creation! (Thank you for the links, too!) I love the design in neutral colors and, of course, the sweet birdies! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

  3. OooooOO I've never used a gel plate either, but you should be so proud of the end result. Super pretty!

  4. Fabulous background colours and stamping,love your birds and sentiment

  5. thank goodness you finally got to use the gelli plate! you will be using it so much now and if this is the result I'm sure they will be amazing. Thanks for joining in with my I Love theme for Allsorts belated birthday.

  6. Two really lovely images and a super background, all with lovely colours. Thank you for joining our 'I Love....' challenge at Allsorts and also our Wings challenge at We love Chocolate Baroque.

    Kath x

  7. Well done at getting your gelli plate unpacked Marianne! - You'll be absolutely hooked now and printing off all sorts of backgrounds! This one is lovely and so subtle that it doesn't detract from those lovely birds. Many thanks for joining us for our theme of Wings at We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge xxxxx

  8. Wow, wat een mooie kaart geworden. De vogels met hun grappige design komen goed tot hun recht. Je eerste Gelli print is superleuk.
    Liefs, Ineke😘

  9. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Gorgeous card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  11. Terrific gel plate background that works perfectly with these birds!

  12. Love that card, it's got such a warm feel to it. And the sentiment is quite something, too.