Sunday, October 13, 2013

Using Up My Gelli Print Scraps

Hey People!!  Amazing how quickly time flies! I can't believe it has been three weeks since I last posted. I don't know why that surprises me.  One would think that by now I'd realize that posting on a somewhat regular basis is sooo not going to happen!! LOL!  

Oldest Kiddo was invited to spend this long weekend at a friend's house to celebrate said friend's 16th birthday.  Originally, I had an idea that actually came to me while trying to fall asleep one night, but, as the creative karma would have it, I happened to see a scrap of the Gelli Print that I made for the eP Birthday Bash.  

So the dreamland idea went out the window (in favor of just getting the card done) and a somewhat quick card was made from the Gelli Print scrap.

Look familiar?!!  Yeah, I really didn't venture much from the journal cover made in the last post.  But, what can I say?!! I REALLY liked the look and it seemed perfect for a 16 y/o boy!!

Did I mention a "somewhat" quick card? 

The scrap piece of Gelli print did not have any of the black paint accents on it.  Since I had pulled the print using a self adhesive laminating sheet, which, is a slick surface, I had to do a bit of experimenting to see what medium would best "stick" to the slick surface.  I know I could have stamped with Stazon ink, but I confess, I was sooo afraid that I would mess up the stamping and ruin my one little scrap piece!! 

Mediums tried:  A very THICK layer of Wendy Vecchi's black embossing paste.  I was hoping to use a stencil I had for the numbers and it is made of a very thick plastic (more for hand lettering, not actual stenciling).  Then a THIN layer of the black embossing paste.

Then I tried Claudine Hellmuth's black paint.

And a basic sharpie.

The paint won.

I felt that the embossing paste was too easy to scrap off.  While I could scrap off the paint with my fingernail, it took a bit more work. And the sharpie just rubbed right off (which didn't really make sense, but maybe I didn't let it dry enough).

So, using the same TCW stencils as I did on the journal cover, I added some accents with black paint.  I could not find a die cut of numbers that fit the style of this card.  I tried to cut out my own layered numbers from paper, but I did not like the uneven lines I got with fussy cutting.  Finally, I dug through my stash of stuff and found some grunge paper elements. I painted the numbers with Claudine's black paint, smooshed them in a Versa Mark pad and embossed with fine black embossing powder.

That's it for me today!! I actually have another little "scrap" project in the works, so hopefully, I'll be back sooner than later!! And of course, there is still the dreamland idea!! 

'Till next time............have a fabulous and creative week!!


Joan Bardee said...

this is your style. you are amazing at this!

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Glenda Brooks said...

I too love this style and you are just good at it. It just seems to fit you girl. Well done!

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

You really know how to jazz up cards, especially for teenagers. Your use of colors and textures and graphics is so inspiring.

Sylvia said...

Love your quickie birthday card, Starla, whatever works is what I say do! Good job, I hope you are enjoying your life! Happy Tuesday, my blog friend!

Stef H said...

it's ALWAYS good to see you. i'm so glad you stopped by! these are gorgeous. i've no clue what geli paint is nor how i would use it. i'm a creature of habit or "old dog" as we say - LOL.

yeah, the temps are supposed to tank come thursday... in the 50s during the day and 30s at night. may have to turn the heat on. waking up to a 60F house is not my idea of anything close to "cozy" or "warm". oh well. can't say i didn't know winter was coming - LOL

be well and be happy!

Gr√°inne said...

Love this, it's looking absolutely awesome. Suzanne

Micki said...

OMG, this is awesome. Totally love that you kept the elements to a minimum because that gorgeous print is just freakin' awesome......

Dawn Barrett said...

Oooh..this is frame-able! wow!