Posted: March 7th, 2020 by

New Beginnings Vision | Gel Print Cards

Hello and Happy Saturday! We have Ericka Strange here today with two gorgeous cards featuring our stunning eye stamp, butterfly stencil and lots of inspiring sentiments…

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I’ve been having lots of fun with making backgrounds with my gel press. Today I’m playing with some Visible Image stencils and stamps to make some more fun gel press backgrounds.

gel print cards

I love the soft look of the gel press background with the distress oxides. To start off I used Bristol smooth paper and then picked out some Distress Oxide inks and used a brayer to apply them to my gel press. If you want a deeper color just repeat the process. For my first card I used Fress Squeezed Lemonade and Lucky Clover. Once I was happy with the background, I added the Collision stencil and pressed that on top of the inked gel press.


I then used Verafine ink and stamped the eye image from Where Dreams Take You and heat embossed it with WOW Black Glint for a sparkly look.


I added the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with WOW Midnight Dream. I added a little gel pen to the white part of the eye and finished the card with some ink blending on the edges with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide.

eye rubber stamp

For my second card, I used the same gel press technique with Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers. This time added the Butterfly Ink stencil and a second coat on the gel press with Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet.

butterfly stencil

I then added the sentiments from a Beautiful Soul to the side of the butterfly with white ink.

I added the center sentiment from the Brave and Strong set with Versamark ink and I heat embossed all of the sentiments in white.


To add a little more texture to my card, I used the circle stamp from the Life is Beautiful set and added it to the card in the same Distress Oxide inks.

new beginnings card

Products Used:

eye stamp | rubber | clear | vision sentiment

collision stencil

inky butterfly stencil | grunge

Face stamp | beautiful soul

Brave | Strong | Courage | Scars | Sentiment Stamps

hummingbird stamp | life is beautiful

Thank you for stopping by today.

These cards are so striking and really inspiring. Thank you Ericka 

You will find more of Ericka’s wonderful cards over on her blog.

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We’ll be back soon with more gorgeous inspiration from our amazing team.

Have a great weekend!

Helen & Mark xx


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