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An Inky Hi 3 Ways From a Gelli Print

I have to say this is one of my most favorite dies because you can get at least 3 cards out of it (or at least I do)! I made another set of cards a while back that had a fall theme (posted on my Instagram account). I guess I should have done a set with a winter theme but we are just too close to spring time now. Oh well!

I started with an gelli plate background that I made using Jennifer McGuire’s ink lift technique. I used a Simon Says Stamp stencil, embossing powder and Altenew inks. I then cut the “hi” die out of a white piece of cardstock, vellum and the inked gelli plate background.

For this card, I die cut multiple sizes of stars from glitter cardstock in colors similar to the panel. I arranged and adhered them on a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 A2 size card base so they would appear under the “hi” cut out. I added the white outline “hi” and vellum to tone down the stars because I thought they were taking away from the gorgeous panel. I also added the “Happy Birthday” sentiment.

For the white panel, I added a little interest by using a cover plate. I adhered the panel onto an A2 sized pink cardstock base, added the hi cut out from the panel and the vellum outline for some added softness. And who can resist a little bling?!

The star panel on this card is the result of the ink lift technique. I think it adds a lot of interest here. I cut a panel of white cardstock with the largest scallop frame die and also cut the star panel with the scallop die for a nice layered look on the A2 pink card base. I used the extra stars from the first card to tuck behind the panel as well as placing on the front. I used the hi cut out from the white panel and the outline from the original inked panel.

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial about making 3 cards at once. It really is so fun. I can’t wait to make some more of these cards. They can be used for many different occasions by adding a sentiment outside or inside…or just keeping them plain works too. If you have any questions, please comment below and I would be happy to answer them.

Stay crafty my friends!

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