Own Kind of Beautiful

Hi there! We are back with some gorgeous inspiration from Heather today…


Hello, Hello Everyone…

I’m back again sharing not just one but three makes I made for the Visible Image Design Team!

I had a Gelli plate for my birthday last year but I’ve not really spent much time playing with it. After seeing some gorgeous makes on Facebook, I felt inspired to dig it out and see what I could come up with.  Have you ever Gelli-plated?!  Just gather your acrylics in your chosen colours and a multitude of mark making tools.  In the past I’ve used bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard and anything I can get my hands on but for this make I used elements of the following stamp sets:


Own Kind of Beautiful




Ink Splats




Live in the Moment




Elemental




Scripted Streets




Mesh-ellaneous




The first ‘pull’ has the majority of the colour and images



The 2nd print, or ghost print, is fainter and has much more white space


Once the prints have dried, you can select areas to use for making your cards.  The first print, I cut an area 8×8″ and matted it onto black card stock.



After heat embossing the three butterfly silhouettes in black, I added a hint of sparkle using Ink Splats to add areas of silver and to highlight the main sentiment, which I embossed over the coffee stain stamp.



To add extra dimension to the project, I heat embossed the butterfly detail in copper onto Vellum, which is such a lovey, soft paper to use.  Once fussy cut, I adhered them to their silhouette with their wings slightly aloft.


I love the contrast between the background and the softness of the Butterflies


I almost prefer the ‘ghost’ print as I’m not good at putting white space into my makes.


Fabulous textures on the ‘ghost’ print



I love the delicate wings on the dragon fly from the Live in the Moment set and his wings look incredible over the background splatter from Somewhere in Time.




The second card also used the background splatter from Somewhere in Time,
but this time has the fabulous eye from Where Dreams Take You.


The silver embossed circles are from the Live in the Moment stamp set



I’m rather chuffed with these makes and I definitely want to explore what my Gelli Plate can do as the textures and layers you can create are very much my style.  Why not hop on over to the Blog homepage to see what everyone on the DT has been making lately!


That’s all from me… have a great week and I’ll see you soon.


H x




Loving these backgrounds Heather.. perfect for our stamps! 3 absolutely gorgeous cards.. Thank you ♡

You will find more of Heather’s fabulous projects over on her blog.



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