Friday, 16 August 2013

The Dreams of a Kitten Gelli Print Card

I'm definitely a dog person but my blog is going catty for a while - the next three cards I have to show you feature Clarity cat stamps.

This is the first - it's a birthday card I made based on one of the lessons from the last In The Classroom With Barbara Gray show. 

I'm going through a bit of a black phase with my Gelli prints at the moment (I love it as a base print that you can then add colour to, plus it works really well with silhouettes stamped in black), so I thought I'd see how it worked with this design. Well, I rather like it. It's surprising how different the same thing can look in different colours. It's also a great way to make a card if you mojo is lacking - just find an old card that you've made and make it again in a different colour.

I did the Gelli print a couple of times to see what effect I wanted.  In the end I picked the palest one, where I'd taken more paint off on the first print, as I thought the ink would show up better on it. I don't yet have the Juniper Adirondack ink pad that Barbara used so I used Bundled Sage Distress Ink with Stonewashed Adirondack to sponge on the extra colour.

I also used the Bundled Sage to stamp the verse as I wanted it to be quite subtle.

A few co-ordinating mats cut with my Perfect Layers rulers complete the card. Hopefully the recipient is a cat person.

Stamps Used
Lesson 18 - Birdhouse Set

Stencil Used



  1. Lovely card Lynne! The gelli background is brilliant and I do like the way you have mounted it! X

  2. I love this Lynne- I haven't as yet got a gelli plate but am feeling the need now x

  3. Love the colour on this one Lynne xx

  4. Great card Lynne loving the gelli background xx

  5. Love the Gelli background Lynne, and thanks for the tip about black paint....I will give it a go...have a good weekend...Jo. X

  6. Love your background and I am a cat person so you know I love your Kitty Kat - wonderful card!!

  7. I like the black! It always surprises me how different colours can change the look of a picture so much. Great idea about doing the same card in another colour!

  8. Gorgeous card. Lovely background. Inspirational.


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