Birthdays and Gelli

You can’t have a Birthday without Gelli.

Having an abundance of Birthdays this month, I plucked up the courage to have a play on my new (xmas presi) large Gelli plate. I have a small one  which I love but this is BIG.

And play I did, I now have lots of different Gelli prints all ready to use for card backgrounds. I love that there are bits left over with the larger prints to make  matching embellishments.

I was my daughter’s 30th birthday yesterday (where has the time gone, I don’t feel much more than 30 myself) so picked out a nice fresh spring look print.

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And my Younger brothers 49th on Sunday.

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Thought I would just remind him that time is ticking

With both cards I cut an acetate front  which I attached to a frame then layered over the Gelli print using shaker tape to give a little depth. I like to use acetate as it allows me to  embellish without distracting from the print too much.

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With my daughters card I also embossed onto the acetate to bring out the flower shapes in the background and am really pleased how it turned out.

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And had plenty of print left for the flowers and butterflies

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I had better clear away my mess now ready for our “zentangle” class tomorrow. My daughter, Jenna who is taking the class this month took all the groups first attempts at a tile last week,

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mounted them onto card and has drawn a  “zentangle inspired” border  around them It is now framed and on the craft room wall for the group to see tomorrow. I will make sure I have a photo when I do the craft room blog after tomorrows class.

 

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