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.

SUPPLIES

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®.

Supplies
Supplies

TUTORIAL

Apply Weathered Wood Distress Paint to the Gel Plate and brayer.

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Distress Paint on Gel Press®

Ink the Holly stamp with Evergreen Bough and Crushed Olive Distress Inks.

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Inking Stamp

Press the inked stamp onto the Gel Press® Plate.  Try not to move it around or the image will not be crisp.

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Stamp-To-Plate

Here is what the plate looks like so far.

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Gel Press® With Distress Paint and Ink

Pull a print on good quality cardstock.

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Pulling Print

Here is my first print.  This will make a great background!

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First Print

Make little berries with dots of red paint.

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Embellishing Print

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.

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Pine Branches Print

 

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Pine Branches Print
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Red Holly Print

 

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Snowflake Print

 

Cut some Holiday die-cuts and embellish with Distress paints and inks, crackle paint and glitter.  Stain ribbon to match the color palette.

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Embellish!

After a bit of gluing and sewing, here are the finished cards.

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Reindeer and Holly Card
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Joy To The World Snowflake Card
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Bird and Pine Card
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Jingle Bell and Holly Card
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Snowflake Card
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Snowman Card

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!

Kathy

We’d love to see what you create using the Gel Plate® so don’t forget to share your creations on our Facebook page, Gel Press Junkies. Get more inspiration on the Gel Press® YouTube Channel and Pinterest and shop for Gel Press® products.

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