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.
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
Acrylic craft Paints (Orange Pumpkin, Lemonade, Squash)
Dye based stamping inks
Double-sided foam adhesive
Circle punch (optional)
Brown colored pencil
Brown colored extra fine tip pen/marker (optional)
Ink dauber (optional)
Begin by assembling the supplies. Select some papers to use for making the layers of the card front. Cut the paper sheets to size.
Prepare the square gel plate to make an interesting print on a piece of cream colored card stock.
Apply paints to gel plate. Lay stencil over and pull a print.
Repeat the process changing the paint colors and layering over the previous print.
Continue making colored layers over the same piece until the desired effect is achieved.
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.
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.
Let the paint dry. Use a circle punch or cut with scissors three circles to create the pumpkins.
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.
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.
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Keep Pressing! Ann