Thursday, November 2, 2017

Create Seasons Greetings Cards with the New Gelli Arts® Card Printing Kit


Hi there! It’s Marsha here. Can you believe there are only ~60 days left of 2017? Which means it’s time to think about holiday greeting cards!

Let me inspire you by sharing five fun and easy cards you can create with your kids using just the contents of the new Gelli Arts® Card Printing Kit!


You can quickly adapt the images to your taste and create any holiday card you need. You can also swap out the colours and texture tools for other colors and textures for even more variety in the prints.


Star Card:


1. Take a foam sheet and draw a pattern on it with a ballpoint pen. Make sure you give it lots of details!

2. Cut the silhouette of a star out of parchment paper.

3. Roll a drop of Sunbeam acrylic paint out on the 5”x5” Gelli Arts® gel printing plate.


4. Place a blank card on top and pull a print.

5. Roll a drop of Cosmic Blue acrylic paint out on the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate.


6. Press the foam sheet into the paint to make impressions.


7. Place the silhouette of the star in the middle of the plate, on top of the paint.


8. Make sure the fold of the card is facing to the right and pull a print.


9. Add outlines and details with a crayon or pen.



Ornament Card:

1. Take a foam sheet and draw a tree ornament onto it with a ballpoint pen. Make sure you give it lots of details!


2. Cut out the tree ornament.


3. Trace it onto a square of parchment paper and cut out the silhouette.

4. Roll a drop of Chili Pepper acrylic paint out on the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate.

5. Place the foam ornament stamp in the middle of the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate, on top of the paint.


6. Remove the red paint around the stamp by placing a parchment paper square on top and press it down before pulling it up again.

7. Remove the foam ornament stamp.


8. Make sure the fold of a blank card is facing to the right and pull a print.

9. Roll a drop of Cosmic Blue acrylic paint out on the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate.


10. Place the parchment paper shape on top of the printed ornament on the card and put them both on top of the paint and pull a print.


11. Add outlines and details with a crayon or pen.



Gift Card:

1. Cut the silhouette of a gift out of parchment paper.

2. Roll a drop of Sunbeam acrylic paint out on the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate.


3. Cover the paint with punchinella.

4. Take a leftover square of parchment paper and pull a print.


5. Remove the punchinella and pull the ghost print onto a blank card.

6. Roll a drop of Chili Pepper acrylic paint out on the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate.

7. Place the silhouette of the gift in the middle of the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate, on top of the paint.

8. Make sure the fold of the card is facing to the right and pull a print.


9. Cut two strips of Gelli Arts® gel printed parchment paper and a little bow and adhere them on top of the printed gift image.


10. Add outlines and details with a crayon or pen.



Tree Card:


1. Fold a square of parchment in half and cut a stylized silhouette of a pine tree out of the paper. Keep the negative part of the cut-out.

2. Roll a drop of Sunbeam acrylic paint out on the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate.

3. Cover the paint with bubble wrap.

4. Remove the bubble wrap.


5. Take a blank card and pull a print.

6. Squeeze a drop of Sunbeam acrylic paint and a drop of Cosmic Blue acrylic paint on the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate and mix them with the brayer until you’ve covered the plate with lovely green color.


7. Place the silhouette of the tree in the middle of the plate, on top of the paint.

8. Make sure the fold of the card is facing to the right and pull a print.


9. Cut a couple of small round shapes out of leftover Gelli Arts® Gel Printed parchment paper and adhere them on top of the printed tree image.

10. Add outlines and details with a crayon or pen.



Poinsettia Card:

1. Cut the silhouette of a poinsettia out of parchment paper.

2. Roll a drop of Chili Pepper acrylic paint out on the Gelli Arts® gel printing plate.


3. Drape yarn on top of the paint.


4. Place a blank card on top and pull a print.

5. Remove the yarn.

6. Roll a drop of Cosmic Blue acrylic paint out on the Gelli Arts® Gel Printing plate.


7. Place the silhouette of the poinsettia in the middle of the plate, on top of the paint.


8. Make sure the fold of the card is facing to the right and pull a print.


9. Cut a small poinsettia and a few little round shapes out of leftover Gelli Arts® gel printed parchment paper and adhere them on top of the printed poinsettia image.

10. Add outlines and details with a crayon or pen.


Stamp or write a greeting on the card and you’ll have a couple of unique handmade holiday cards to send to your loved ones!

Have fun with the Gelli Arts® DIY Card Printing Kit!


Materials:
Gelli Arts®:
Gelli Arts® Card Printing Kit

Other:
Ballpoint pen
Scissors
Glue stick
White pen or crayons


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38 comments:

  1. Wow love the ideas for creating cards with Gelli printing

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  2. This is awesome set of instructions. I always like to print them out for later reference!

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    1. Thank you Gail! Have fun Gelli printing!

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  3. I think recipients really appreciate it when cards are original. These look great.

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    1. Thanks! It just makes it more personal too!

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  4. What a fun way to use this for the Holidays. Love that all supplies are included in the kit so no excuses for not getting a creative experience!

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    1. Thank you Pam! Yes, all you need is included in the kit, ready to go!

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  5. Looks like a great way to make my cards this year. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I hope you do Dorothy! And don't hesitate to share the results with us: we'd love to see them!

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  6. I am adding this to my Christmas list! I haven't gotten into this yet, but I want to!!!

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  7. I made business cards from my Gelli plate!! 🤓💕

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  8. Just love all the cool Christmas Cards!

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    1. Thank you Vickie! Glad you like them!

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  9. This looks so fun! Lots of possibilities with the Gelli Arts Card Printing Kit!

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    1. It is fun! Hope you give it a try Denise!

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  10. This kit is wonderful from the box to your video with great ideas.
    Thank you.

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  11. I must try this. Looks so much fun. I love my gelli plate.

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    1. Thank you Debbie! Glad you like them!

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  13. So many great techniques shown. You don't need a ton of supplies to create good things.... A quality Gelli plate and kit of paints, yarn and loads of paper can spark one's imagination. Turn off the tv,phone etc and create some prints! love my Gelli plates so much.

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    1. Glad to have inspired you! Have fun Gelli printing!

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  14. Lots of great ideas. Thanks!

    csgebhart at gmail dot com

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  15. simple ideas, easy to execute. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you Lori! Have fun Gelli printing!

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  16. If you're as lucky to get hold of embossed papers, or have a Sizzix/Cuttlebug die cutter/embosser- they really work great for making impressions in Gelli printing....any 'raised' patterned papers are quite efficient....

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    1. You are so right Dagny! I like to use wallpaper samples and embossing folders too!

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  17. I love this but Gelli should sell the 5” cards separately too since they are a non standard size. Anyone know where to find them?

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  18. So much inspiration for great ideas, thanks!

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