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Mar 1, 2020

Spring Flowers at Penny Black and More

Happy Sunday! It's a new month and that means time for a new theme at Penny Black and More challenge. And March is the perfect timing for a "Spring Flowers" theme, I am sure we all are ready to see them blooming everywhere! We have some great prizes again this month and hope you'll join in!

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For my card today I inked up my Magnolia blossom stamp (Penny Black The Unfolding). I planted a small Magnolia tree in my backyard a few years ago, it hasn't grown much yet, but the blossoms smell heavenly! They must be tasting good too, as the squirrels in my backyard will eat them, unfortunately!

For the background I got out my Gelli Plate this time. I've only used it a couple of times before and it's been years ago, I need to check out some youtube videos for some tips as I'm not thrilled about how this turned out. Last time I used craft paint (I think) but I wanted a lighter medium and used my Distress Oxide inks instead. If you are a Gelli Plate user, I'd love to hear from you, what are your favorite mediums when using the Gelli Plate? I used a mix of 3 colors but somehow only one color really shows up. I brayered the inks onto the gelli plate, then pressed a stencil by TCW onto the gelli plate to add a design. Finally made the print on Bristol Vellum paper.

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Distress markers were used to color directly onto the Magnolia flower stamp (my Magnolias are much lighter than this pink but I wanted it to show up well on the paper so I used Worn Lipstick and Seedless Preserve markers) and using a stamp platform I stamped it directly onto the gelli printed background. The words on/around the flower were done with a script border stamp from Whimsy Stamps (retired).

Sharing with these blogs:
Cute Card Thursday -Spring Fever // Stamping Sensations - Spring Florals
Always Anything Goes:
 Inspire Me Monday

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great first day of March. 

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  1. Blooming gorgeous card;-))m

  2. Hi this is a gorgeous card. It is so pretty I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Gorgeous card! Love the background
    Have a great day!

  4. SO GORGEOUS! Loving the flowers!!!

  5. Fabulous card, love the stencilled background and the gorgeous flowers!

  6. So pretty, the depth with the background and flower is wonderful.

  7. Lovely card, gorgeous colour, hope your Magnolia flowers this year - once they are well established the grow very well x Susan x

  8. A really lovely creation, beautiful background, a super image and a great choice of colours.

    Kath x

  9. A beautiful Magnolia against the softly stencilled background Ellie, I think this will remain a favourite PB with me for a long while, so versatile as well.

    B x

  10. Looks beautiful Ellie xxxxx

  11. This is beautiful Ellie, love that image.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. That is beautiful! I love the soft background and the texture it lends to the card. Pinned.

  13. Gorgeous make, love the placement of the words over the image too. Your gelli background looks lovely. I follow Gelli arts themselves, they have lots of great tips.

  14. Loving this gorgeous card Ellie - the gelli-print is subtle but very effective. Love the stamped script words too - they add so much interest

  15. This is so pretty! I love the colors you chose!

  16. HI again Ellie, just popped back to thank you for sharing your beautiful Magnolia with us at Stamping Sensations March challenge.

    B x

  17. Gorgeous card. I think your background turned out beautifully. I like its subtleness behind the flower. Thanks for playing with us last week at Krafty Chicks Challenge!

  18. The magnolia image is gorgeous, and you've coloured it beautifully. The background is great, soft and delicate so it doesn't compete with the flower but complements it. Such a pretty card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  19. Just gorgeous! I love floral cards.

  20. Wow! This is so stunning! I'm definitely going to try DOs with the gelliplate. Thanks for the inspiration:)

  21. What a stunning card, looks like an expensive painting. Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at Colour Crazy Hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Dawn xx
    Colour Crazy Challenge DT
    Cards for all Occasions {My Blog}

  22. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at the Colour Crazy Craft Challenge.

    Helen x


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