May 19, 2021

Follow It and using the Gel Plate

Good morning friends!

You may have heard by now that Feedburner is closing in July 2021. For many of you that is the way you have been following my blog over the years. 

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Now that I have you here I was to share what I have been up to. After watching a few videos by Jennifer McGuire recently I decided to get a Gel Press and a brayer to make awesome backgrounds!

The first run with the gel press created some beautiful backgrounds. I'm learning as I go and I'll be sharing cards with you using these backgrounds as I make them. Today I have a gold foiled birthday card using a background I made using Salvaged Patina and Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide inks. After I inked up my Gel Press I kissed a large rubber stamp off the Gel Press leaving the image from the stamp on the press. Then I laid a piece of white cardstock over the Gel Press and when I removed it I had a pretty background with the impression of the stamp in a mixture of the DOx inks I used.

I used my Gemini Foil Press and the  MFT Stamps Impressive Happy Birthday die to foil the sentiment to the front middle. This die does not cut it is only for foiling so you need to get it in the right place on your background panel--ONE chance! lol

The finished card is beautiful and nice and flat for mailing.
Have a wonderful day!


Cat Craig said...

I was wondering about follow it, had a couple of emails from them lately. Thanks for the information. YOur backgrounds are wonderful and that lovely foiled big sentiment is so festive.

I Card Everyone said...

I see so many gorgeous cards in our future, Tracey - this is such a beautiful place to start!

Joyce said...

Love your collection of beautiful backgrounds, and wow were you brave to use that one chance only foiled sentiment. It looks perfect.

Lisa Elton said...

Wow, this is fabulous! Can't wait to see more, Tracey!

Anita in France said...

What a lovely, delicate background, Tracey ... the rich foil sentiment is gorgeous with it! Hugs, Anita :)

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous backgrounds....simply gorgeous!