Sunday, July 24, 2016

All Lined Up

Hello!  I'm sharing a card today that I made using one of my favorite tools, my Gelli Plate!  The Gelli Plate is a flexible base for creating prints to use in card making or other mixed media art.  I started by squirting a dime size drop of metallic green, yellow, and blue paint on the surface of the plate, then spreading it to each edge using a brayer.  It doesn't matter if the paint mixes, in fact, you want it to!  After I spread the paint, I gently pressed a honeycomb stencil into the paint to make an impression. After removing the stencil,  I pressed white matte cardstock into the paint and smoothed over the surface before pulling off the paper.  One of the best aspects about using a Gelli Plate is the surprise after you pull off the paper; you never know exactly how it is going to turn out.

After the print dried, I stamped a ruler stamp in black ink on top of the print. Sometimes the ink takes a bit of time to dry; you can speed up the process by using a heat gun. I edged the card with metallic blue Inka Gold.  I usually finish the edges of my cards with either a metallic paint pen, Inka Gold, or just a sponge and some dye ink.   The flowers were embellished with gel medium with little glass beads to give them a bit of dimension, then spritzed with blue and green inks.  The center of the flowers have mini brads.


*Gelli Plate
*blue, yellow, green acrylic paints
*ruler background stamp
*hello stamp
*flowers (either purchased or die cut/punched)
*bead gel medium
*Inka Gold in metallic blue

This card was created to be part of the Frilly and Funky Blog Challenge "All Lined Up."  I love using ruler stamps and have several in my collection.


  1. Beautiful vibrant colors and background! Love the mix of blues and greens. I too love those rulers and how they create texture and interest. Lovely card and glad to see you back playing with us at Frilly and Funkie Challenge again!

  2. Wow, I love these summery colors! The gelli plate background looks awesome with that black ruler stamp, too! So much lovely texture, and I love that you altered your flowers, too!!! Thanks so much for joining the fun at Frilly and Funkie "All Lined Up" Challenge!

  3. Susan that's a real stunner of a card! LOVE that background and the ruler lines. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  4. I so love your card and am really happy for you for winning the loot at F&F! You will love shopping with Linda. Hugs, Autumn

  5. Thanks so much, how fun is that? Can't wait to start shopping!