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:

  1. Goorgeous cards, love the cool colours, too! Valerie

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  2. 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

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

    Chrissie xx

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

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  5. 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

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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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

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

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

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

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  13. Wow, your cards are gorgeous, Shirley

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

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

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  16. 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

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

    Greetings
    Maria

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

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

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  20. Lovely cards, and what a beautiful colour combination!

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  21. 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

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

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  23. 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

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

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  25. 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!!!

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

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