Dare 2B Artzy + Gelli Arts Collaboration + GIVEAWAY!!!

Hello crafty friends,

Starting April 30th through May 3rd, the Dare 2B Artzy and Gelli Arts are collaborating and sharing all our projects with you.  Both companies are doing a giveway -  Gelli Arts will give away a prize pack including: 8 X 10 Gelli Plate - 4" Round - Mini Combs - Brayer and Dare 2B Artzy will give away 2 stamp sets, 2 stencils and an ink pad.  You can find each company's products at Mega Meet in Novi, Michigan in booth 522. May 9-11.   One prize will be awarded to two lucky people.  Leaving a comment on all the posts will ensure you get the maximum entries.  You can find the Gelli Arts blog here and D2BA here  Also you can save 20% off orders with this code at Dare 2B Artzy:  artzy20


This is my project and I am sad to say that I thought I was recording but after I was all done I realized I had never started my camera.  I will provide some short written instructions because there isn't a way to get the exact same result a second time.  I used the 5" X 7" Gelli Arts gel printing plate, a brayer, 3 acrylic paints, 2 shades of blue and 1 of purple on the press.  

The process I followed was to put a small puddle (about size of a dime) of each color in different places on the gel press and brayered it until I covered the entire surface.  I used a sheet 81/2" X 11" of white cardstock to pick up some of the color so there would be blank spaces left on the gel press but still lots of color left.



I used another full sheet of cardstock and picked up another print.  I kept alternating the placement of the paper until I had covered most of the sheet.  After letting the paint dry,  I chose the best looking part of it and cut down to the size of a card front panel.  

I stamped with most of the stamps in the Totally Tracy splatter textures stamp set with dark gray ink in random places on top of the print.  I matted the panel on top of dark gray cardstock and glued onto a white card base.  I used the same dark gray cardstock to stamp the sentiment and heat emboss with silver embossing powder.  I then placed it at an angle.

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9 comments

  1. Fantastic card! Love the background you created; so pretty! -Tasha :)

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  2. I love the colors and how cool this card looks!!! I love your projects and I follow you on YT

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  3. It looks amazing. I love it. Johanne Lacombe

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  4. That is fabulous card. I like your background. Thank you so much for the inspiration and a chance to win those amazing prizes!

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  5. Swooooooooooooooon.....I am smitten by your totally awesome background!! Wow. I am inspired....I must try these products!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  6. Great mix of colors on this card, such a lovely sentiment too. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  7. What a cool creation!! Awesome pattern :)

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  8. Great colors! Love this pretty card and the sentiment!

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