Friday, December 20, 2013

Gelli Plate Prints, Ornaments and Stars

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well during this busy Season.

I used a Gelli plate print to create the following two Christmas cards.  It's great having them in my stash to use for backgrounds.   I was inspired by Karin's use of Design by Ryn's Patio Stone to create a Christmas Design that you can see here at her blog.    I thought it would be fun to create ornaments for Christmas with it.   I added stars which are also inspired by Karin's design.  


The Gelli plate print actually has star images from a stencil but it's hard to see.   I also used a self made flower stamp when making the print.   I embossed Patio Stone with a blue/silver glitter embossing power on separate card stock, cut them out with a Spellbinder die and sponged with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.  I added stars painted with alcohol ink and a rhinestone in the center to finish it off.   'Christmas Magic' is from Impression Obsession.  The ornament hangers are also from Impression Obsession's Vintage Ornament die set.

The stars are from a 'cheapo' silver tone garland strand from a Dollar store that I cut apart and was pleased that alcohol ink will cover them. I managed to get 20 stars for a dollar.  It's great fun to get a bargain :)

I had a piece of left-over background so I added a lovely die cut candle from Memory Box to create this quick card below.

 
Can you see stars, a snow covered hill, falling snow and trees in the background above?    I coloured the die cut a little with glitter pens, mica paint, highlighted with a white Gelly Roll pen and added glitter.




Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the Season!
Shirley

27 comments:

Patricia said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
Greetz Patricia

Valerie-Jael said...

Goorgeous cards, love the cool colours, too! Valerie

Wendy McCarthy said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun making these lovely cards Shirley! Love how you used patio stone here, great idea! Pretty colours and paint effect too. Merry Christmas! xxx

chrissies said...

Wonderful backgrounds that you created and they have made very unusual cards.

Chrissie xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

The fabulous backgrounds go so well with the Christmas theme Shirley...lovely!
All the best, Alie :-)

Janny said...

What a beautiful cards are again on your blog. I always look with pleasure.I was busy lately. I also really looked around. They're all equally beautiful. Janny

aussie aNNie said...

Ahh Ohhh and the rest of the Aww family, lovely cards Shirley and as always gorgeous colours.xx

Gerrina said...

Love the colours! The backgrounds look beautiful. My fav is the first one; the stars twinkle so pretty! Have a great (and calm) before-Christmas weekend, Gerrina

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Amazing colored backgrounds, love these color combinations lilac-turquoise and between white. Your design is unique and festive.
Wish you peaceful last days before christmas time:-)
xox Anja

Nan G said...

Beautiful cards. Are you a Gelli convert now? Happy Holidays!

Cole Meyer said...

Wow! That Gelli plate print makes an outstanding background. 2 more lovely cards!!!

Miranda said...

Indeed Wow Shirley, what a lovely GP background and the baubles with stars are gorgeous on it! Lovely idea, warm greet Mirandaxx

Crafting Queen said...

Amazing backgrounds, super card. Have a wonderful Christmas and thanks for the visit to Skipper's blog.

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, your cards are gorgeous, Shirley

sheila 77 said...

Fabulous jewelled ornaments and backgrounds, and two seriously lovely cards, Shirley. Hope you have a great weekend.

Di said...

Beautiful cards Shirley. I really love the backgrounds you have created with your Gelli Plate. Have a wonderful Christmas. Di xx

Pat said...

Love the colours in the background. The GP makes more of a pattern than just adding ink on an acrylic block.
I also like your idea for the baubles. This card is just that bit different and really lovely. Have a wonderful Christmas Shirley. x

maria's knutselplezier said...

Super Shirley , I love the colours and the special effect on the Baubles!! You created again some special christmas card!!!

Greetings
Maria

Karin said...

wow Shirley they look fabulous!
Love the backgrounds made with the gelliplate! have a great weekend!
Groetjes Karin x

LonettA said...

Gorgeous christmas cards! I like these backgrounds very much. Great colors!
Merry christmas to you!

Win Dinn said...

Lovely cards, and what a beautiful colour combination!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sensational, Shirley! Those stars are divine and what a deal you got on them! Your backgrounds are always dazzling and fun to "find" things in!!

Be careful getting around on that ice. I hope you don't have anywhere to go and you can just snuggle up inside your icy wonderfulland. Geez, my fingers. I meant to type wonderland, but heck, I love wonderfulland!! Happy Holiday Hugs, Darnell

Bonnie said...

What beautiful stars against a gorgeous background! Love the candles too, but the stars are breathtaking! Happy Christmas, Shirley!

Eileen said...

Shirley .. these are so lovely .. wonderful work like them a lot ... I have that die ! what a fabulous technique with it !
Warm Christmas greetings
Eileen xxx

Shirley Chillman said...

Your backgrounds are always amazing Shirley and the colour combinations just stupendous. Both cards are brill.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, your idea to use Patio Stone as an ornament works really well! It matches the "messiness" of the Gelli Plate background. Beautiful cards!!!

Donna Ellis said...

whoa! Fabulous and spectacular! Yes! These are gorgeous, Shirley! I have not used the gelli plates yet! Your cards are amazing! hugs, de