Gel print pumpkinsPosted: September 21, 2020 Filed under: gel press, leaf pattern, Penny Black, pretty picket, pumpkin & leaves, sign, trio of trees | Tags: gel press, gel printing, Penny Black creative dies, Penny Black stamps 4 Comments
Despite what the title suggests this post isn’t about gel printing, it’s about using more dies on one card than I’ve ever done before. I tend to use dies sparingly, not because I don’t like them, but because they are usually called in to highlight or frame some watercolouring. This time the dies are the feature and I used some leftover pieces of gel printed paper for the pumpkins.
On the first card I built up a background for the gel print pumpkins with a row of die cut trees and then a die cut picket fence. Each pumpkin is two layer as the original cardstock used for printing was light weight. I tried to find prints in pumpkin colours and found a couple of blue/greens, some goldy browns and a pale orange; I didn’t have a strong orange in the pile. The fact that one of the prints had stars on it was definitely a bonus.
On the second card I stacked two leaf pattern die cut panels to create a textured background then layered the pumpkins on top of that. All the background die cutting and card bases are either luxe textured white cardstock or a cheap cold pressed watercolour paper that I thought was luxe textured white until I placed them side by side and had to rearrange things a bit.
All the dies are listed and linked below and I made two messages with the same ‘golden delight’ sentiment stamp. I know I have other sentiments for thanksgiving but I can’t go past this one. For the cute little sign by the pumpkin patch I stamped one word, masked, then next word, masked and then the last one and wonder of wonders, it worked first go!
The layering and adhering of dies was a labour of love because I am just not great at the whole fiddly nature of gluing die cuts. When I imagined the card in my head it was way more intricate than either of these but it’s important to know your own limits and sometimes quit while you’re ahead!
Two fantastic cards Heather and love the different coloured pumpkins using the gelli print prints you already had, and the two different die cut backgrounds both go beautifully and look great white on white, and a lovely stamped sentiment too.
Oooh, so pretty! There you go, using non-traditional colors to inspire me on the first day of fall!! Lovely cards and once again you remind us to “know your own limits” and “quit while you are ahead”. I am grateful. thankful. blessed by your art!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me this message. I am happy to hear I’ve inspired you in your creating.
Love these cards, especially the second one!
So thankful for your creative and inspiring posts.