Kathy here today to share a fun collection of holiday cards using Distress Paints and Inks on the 6″ x 6″ Gel Press® Plate. I was curious to see how these paints and inks would work together on the Plate. The nice thing about the Distress line of products is that the colors coordinate really well together and there are multiple products for each color. For example, Weathered Wood comes in Distress Paint, Ink, Stain, Spray, Marker, etc.
I’m using 6″ x 6″unmounted background stamps by Impression Obsession (Cover-A-Card) with holly, pine branches and snowflakes on them. I have them in many patterns and they are one of my favorite pattern-making tools to use with the 6″ x 6″ Gel Press®.
Apply Weathered Wood Distress Paint to the Gel Plate and brayer.
Ink the Holly stamp with Evergreen Bough and Crushed Olive Distress Inks.
Press the inked stamp onto the Gel Press® Plate. Try not to move it around or the image will not be crisp.
Here is what the plate looks like so far.
Pull a print on good quality cardstock.
Here is my first print. This will make a great background!
Make little berries with dots of red paint.
Using the same technique, I made a bunch more backgrounds. Tip: make sure that your ink pads are nice and juicy. One variation on this technique is to use paint on the stamp instead of ink. The dauber top on the paints comes in handy for “inking” the stamp, too.
Cut some Holiday die-cuts and embellish with Distress paints and inks, crackle paint and glitter. Stain ribbon to match the color palette.
After a bit of gluing and sewing, here are the finished cards.
When I was done embellishing my cards, I was covered in paint, ink and glitter! And that’s the way I like it! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!
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