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Thanksgiving has come and gone for us here in Canada, but all my American friends will be celebrating and enjoying the holiday in just a few weeks.  In that spirit here is a card I made using two different sizes of Gel Press® reusable gel printing plates.  I used the 6-inch square, and the petite round 3 inch.

Thanksgiving card
Thankful at Thanksgiving and all year long card.

Supplies:

Gel Press® Reusable Gel Printing Plate  Square 6 x 6 inch

Gel Press® Reusable Gel Printing Plate  Round 3 inch

Pre-folded card made of Kraft paper (61/2 x 5 inch)

Scrapbook paper (print) (6 1/8 x 4 5/8)

Cream colored card stock ( 6 x 4 1/2 inch)

White card stock( 8 1/2 x 11) cut down to (5 5/8 x 4 1/4)  rest used for pumpkins

Stencil

Acrylic craft Paints (Orange Pumpkin, Lemonade, Squash)

Dye based stamping inks

Alphabet Stickers

Double-sided Adhesive

Double-sided foam adhesive

Brayer

Circle punch (optional)

Scissors

Brown colored pencil

Brown colored extra fine tip pen/marker (optional)

Ink dauber (optional)

 

Instructions:

Begin by assembling the supplies.  Select some papers to use for making the layers of the card front.  Cut the paper sheets to size.

Card making supplies
Selection of papers for making the card.

Prepare the square gel plate to make an interesting print on a piece of cream colored card stock.

Gel Press® square
Thankful for Gel Press® square plate.

Apply paints to gel plate. Lay stencil over and pull a print.

Paints and plate
Applying paints on Gel Press®

Repeat the process changing the paint colors and layering over the previous print.

Square plate.
Making backgrounds with the square plate.

Continue making colored layers over the same piece until the desired effect is achieved.

Monoprint background card layer
Square Gel Press® and stencil to make layers of card.

Using the round gel press petite, stick to a clear stamp block or any other hard surface to create a stamp, and gather some card stock.

Using Petite plates as stamps
Gel Press® Petites Reusable Gel Printing Plates 6 inch

Apply generous amounts of acrylic craft paint to the round plate, spreading and mixing paints with fingers. Press or stamp onto the paper.  Repeat process again and again.

Round petite plate
Petite round Gel Press® makes for pretty pumpkins

Let the paint dry.  Use a circle punch or cut with scissors three circles to create the pumpkins.

Circles for pumpkins
Punching out circles to make pumpkin embellishments.

Turn the circles into pumpkins by cutting the bottoms off and snipping out the top.  Ink the edges of the pumpkins, and all the papers for the background layers.

Paper pumpkins.
Inking edges of circles.

After all the ink is dry it is time to glue the layers onto the card base and add some details with pencil and pens.  The sentiment is made with some alphabet stickers. The pumpkin stems are made from scraps of papers inked in brown.

Putting pieces of card together
Putting the pieces the of the card together.

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Keep Pressing! Ann

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