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.
Lesson 18 - Birdhouse Set