Saturday, December 14, 2013

Its Gelli Plate Time

Hi Everyone,
Hope you have completed your Christmas shopping or at least you're nearing completion. I'm getting there.

It's Gelli Plate time. OK I can hear some of you saying "What....in the name of........ is she referring to".Are you familiar with a Gelli Plate? Yes, no?? Well I think it's the coolest product out right now. You can make your own background papers, or patterned paper for other projects as well. You use acrylic paints and stencils and a whole host of other items that can be used to incorporate shapes onto the print you are making. You might want to check out the video on the Gelli Arts home page here for a better explanation.

Let me show you a few of the papers I have made using my 8X10 plate.


 This is the 2nd generation (or 2nd pull as it is referred to at times) of the design right above
I used foam stamps to get the designs onto the plate.

I took the paper from the top photo and used my Envelope Punch board and made the envelope and I since had a strip of left over, I attached it to the bottom of a card to make a note card.
The way to mail these busy envelopes is to attach a label to the front to write the address in.

Here is the envelope

These designs can also make so pretty background papers.This card is using one of my papers I made as the background paper. I am sorry I didn't photograph the sheet before I cut it up. (Not thinking, duh... LOL)
I used ribbon in my stash to make my bow. And of course I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make this lacy looking bow.

Here is a closer view of the right side of the card

And here is the left side of the card.


I love making these and you can get some interesting backgrounds for sure.

Well I will let you all digest this for a while

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:

Have a great week and I will be back soon. Thanks for stopping in.

12 comments:

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

What a cool card! I love your gelli print background and the folded tree. The touch of bling is fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a cool Background Barbara! I looked into that a while back and thought - "when would I have time?" Totally intriguing - will be rethinking that one!

Denise said...

Beautiful designs! I am thinking about getting a Gelli plate. Looks like fun :)

Anjie said...

Stunning work, love it. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.
Anjie

Angeline Choo said...

Interesting card!! :)

Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card challenge this week

-Angeline DT

carol said...

ooh fab creation, thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY CATZ, ......
Merry Christmas, x carol

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful card and Technique!
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Joanne said...

Absolutely beautiful job! Your Geli Plate is sure working for you! Super job! Love your paper tree too, very nice! Glad to have you play along with us at CC&CC. Happy Holidays, Joanne

Helene Siermans said...

Stunning background! Wonderful project,

Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Crafty Catz.
Nick

Eret said...

These Gelly Plates seems to be a lot of fun. Love your envelope and the card you made with your own paper. They are beautiful!
Hugs,
Eret

maureenjscott said...

I lvoe your Gelli plate papers! This is top of my wish list! Fabulous card and envelope. Thanks for sharing at Left of Center this fortnight! Did you know we have a DT Call open till 27th Dec? All the info can be found here - http://leftofcenterchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/left-of-center-design-team-call-we-want.html
Thanks Mo LOC DT Coordinator xx

Vicki said...

Wow! This is way cool! I will have to try this.