Monday, March 16, 2015

Gelli Plates and Flowers

Happy Monday!  Thank you for stopping by for my I Brake For Stamps Monday share!  I have a little bit of tutorial to share with you today so, you can go ahead and plan to get inky!

I've been goofing around with my gelli plate lately---inspired by my high school friend and now, facebook friend, JoAnne! (Heeyyy, JoAnne!!)  I used it to create my background.  In just a few steps, you can do it too!

I started by combining several Distress Inks using this itty bitty brayer:

I inked up this awesome diamond background stamp, using a greenish memento ink.  I, then, stamped it directly onto the inked gelli plate:

Next, I placed a piece of cardstock over the top and evenly smoothed my hand over the entire  piece:

I am a big fan of mixed media.  This has a similar feel, but so much quicker and with similarly interesting results.  It's perfect for card making and creating multicolored backgrounds and single layered cards!

After the background dried, I stamped, using Archival Black ink, over the top with one of my all time favorite silhouette images from I Brake For Stamps.  It's called Floral Silhouette and I just love the delicate Queen Anne's lace among the other images.

To finish things off, I added a sentiment, also from I Brake For Stamps, from Inspirational Plate #2.

I hope this finds you well and about to get inky!  When you are busy shopping around the I Brake For Stamps store, don't forget to use my coupon code:  SAVE10JANE.

Don't forget to be awesome!

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