Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Jumping on the Gelli Plate Bandwagon

*Welcome to the Fire & Ice Blog Hop! If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, click here to go to Club Scrap Creates.**

This is what happens in Wisconsin in November: My husband goes hunting, and I escape to my at-home crafting space for some relaxing experimentation.

I could have played. All. Day.

Dang laundry.

I got out some acrylic paints, a brayer, my Fire & Ice stamps, and a 6x6 Gelli Plate.

This is what happened. Just look at that big pile of experimentation!

So, I decided to make a few cards from my two favorite tag panels created with some help from those Fire & Ice stamps.

1. Trim the panels into 1x1" squares.

2. Trim a piece of Grafix Double Tack Mounting Film (included in the CS Fire & Ice kit) to 5x7". Peel away the backing from one side of the adhesive film.

3. Attach the squares to the film in rows, alternating colors.

4. Stand back and admire the completed art panel.

5. Peel away the backing from the other side of the film and layer onto a matte.

6. Stamp something clever onto a white panel with India Black ink and matte with black paper.

7. Add some ribbon to the panel in criss-cross fashion. Nest the panel to a folded card base.

8. Finish the card and hand it over to Kay to be photographed. (Lucky me, to have Kay right down the hall with her camera and those mad skills.)

9. Make a few more cards. Trust me. You won't want to stop.

10. Pause for a group photo.

There you have it. Ten easy steps to some great cards.

Let me just say---much more to come on the Gelli Printing Plates! Watch for them to appear in the store along with some "how to" if you need the inspiration!

Your next stop is already seven hours ahead of me. Take a big hop across the pond to Hetty Sanders in the Netherlands at Craft Chaos!

Thank you for hopping with me!