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Jan 22, 2022

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, and Re-do of my Gelli Print Fail

Hello and welcome! 

It's Saturday again and that means it's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge! This week it's Lorraine's turn to host and she would like to see something "For a Child". We have some great prizes to give away - a digi prize by  Ruth Hamilton Design and some Wizard of Oz stamps. Hope you'll join in for your chance to win!

And here is what I made:

I decided to ink up this cute Mimi stamp from the Penny Black set Big Wish. Stamped with Versafine Onyx on Bristol Vellum paper and I first gave the image a light coloring with distress inks then got my Faber Castell Polychromos out to add more color and some shading. Cutterbee scissors were used for fussy cutting.

Before adding the image, I inked a stencil design to the background using Tumbled Glass Distress ink. The stencil is part of this Stampers Anonymous set

As you can see, I didn't fussy cut the balloon string, instead I stamped the image again on my card front. Then layered the Avery Elle heart frame die cut over and finally added the image and balloon with foam tape. 

The stamps and dies I used can all be found on Amazon (US):

The beautiful large sentiment is from the Penny Black set Happy Wishes. Thought it was a perfect match for this cute girl that looks like she is making a birthday wish. The small happy birthday sentiment is part of a sentiment from my new Colorado Craft stamp set Big Love.

After all was assembled, I decided I wanted to add some spatter to the card, so I covered my image to avoid any spatter on it and flicked some Dusty Concord ink onto the card. Something I would have preferred to think of before the card was finished, but sometimes I don't think of things until the end. 

As mentioned in the post title, I am also sharing the re-make of my "gelli print fail" card. But first I wanted to say a huge thank you for the wonderful tips I received on that post. I really appreciate all your input!

There's not too much of  a change, all I did was cut down the gelli print panel to a smaller size, then I  stamp the birds again on a separate piece of Bristol Vellum, colored with distress inks and then fussy cut. Finally I stamped the sentiment again on white card stock and used a circle die to cut it out. Then adhered to a white card base. No ink smudges on it this time around so it stayed white :)

Even though there isn't a lot of change here (after all I used the same exact card front) I do like this take on the card a lot more. It's just a little bit "cleaner" I suppose and I do tend to make more CAS- ish cards. 

I am entering my Gelli Print card to 
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers - G is for Gel Printing (although I am not so sure it qualifies as being snarky). // Sweet Stampin - Anniversaries

For comparison, below is what my first take looked like and I've talked about it more in this recent post.

Thanks so much for visiting! Hope you're having a good weekend! 

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Challenges I'd like to share with:

Gelli Print card:
Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers - G is for Gel Printing // Sweet Stampin - Anniversaries

Birthday Girl Card:
Penny Black Saturday - AG with PB Stamps //  River of Creativity - AG // 
and these Link Parties:
Dare to Share // Sunday Showcase - First Sunday with Ada and Mireille  //  Inspire Me Monday //  Link Up Potpourri //  Random-osity Good, Random, Fun // You're The Star Blog Hop Link Party @Stonecottage Adventures // Anything Goes with Your Hosts @ My Random Musings // Jenerally Informed The Happy Now // Spread the Kindness Linkup @ Shelbee on the Edge //  Thursday Favorite Things // Little Things Thursday // Encouraging Heart and Home @ Slices of Life // 


Sarn said...

Aww - I am loving the sweet little girl birthday card with the lovely flowing script sentiment.

The small changes you’ve made to your GP bird card have made quite a difference when looking at the before and after shots. I love the addition of white and the repainted birds. Top job on the revamp!!!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mervi said...

Cute card for a little girl, I love the spatters, great add.
And you have redone your birds card, so fresh and lovely this time, congrats;-))m

Linby said...

She is so sweet and I love how you put her on the die cut wreath. Your gelli print card looks great and you can see the changes that make for a cleaner looking card.

Pauline C said...

Fabulous little girl card Ellie, your colouring is brilliant and love the composition with the stencilling, die and spatters .. plus fab sentiment. The changes to your gel plate card are subtle but do make quite a big difference .. the fussy cut birds definitely pop more .. great job
Pauline xx

Marilyn said...

Adorable card!
Have a great day!

Amy Johnson said...

Such cute cards, and they all have periwinkle in them!

Zoechaos said...

Two delightful cards, thank you for sharing with us at River of Creativity. xx

brenda said...

A sweet card for a little one Ellie.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such a gorgeous card for a little girl Ellie, a beautiful 3D design too.

Tracey T said...

Such a sweet card and fabulous fussy cutting of those birds! Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey

Joanne said...

What adorable cards! I like seeing how you used the heart frame die since I have that one myself and have not used it yet; though I am planning to play around with making some Valentine cards soon. your remake came out great; I think fussy cutting the birds so they stood out a bit more was just perfect!

Donna said...

Nicely dont, I don't think the first attempt was a fail...we are so critical of what we create!
I love them both and thanks for getting gelly with Edna and the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

JulieP said...

These are great!!!! I really, really love that second card. Thanks so much for gelling with us at the Sisterhood!

kiwimeskreations said...

A great 'remake' of the gelli plate card Ellie, and the other card is a wonderful card for a little person - or even a slightly bigger person :)
Stay safe

Jennifer said...

This is so cute!

Curated by Jennifer

SarahR said...

Hello Ellie, I can see how the second version of your gelli plate card has cleaner lines and more focused on the image - but, to be honest, the older version was lovely in it's own way too. I also agree with a previous comment that we can be too critical of ourselves sometimes. Love the sweet birthday card as well!

Thanks for joining in with us at Sweet Stampin' this time, hope to see you again.
Sarah R
DT Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Wendy L said...

Hi Ellie you have made some gorgeous cards, xxx

Diana said...

Thanks for sharing such a great idea! Looking forward for the next post.

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Lovely said...

Beautiful cards! The birthday card is so! cute!

Anonymous said...

So sweet!


Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood.

Sue from Oregon said...

Both so cute. Your remake card did the trick too! Whew! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. I hope you will join us for the February Challenge too. ♥ Sue Kment