Monday, December 9, 2019

99 Luftballons Go By + New Video

So at my retreat in October, Gel Press was kind enough to donate some of the small, round Gel Press plates. We had so much fun experimenting with making little planets and trying to create textures  within that smaller real estate.

It's really a different kind of printing, printing on smaller or shaped plates.

After adding mediums, we added texture various ways - with alcohol spritzing, with stencils, or with mark making.

The scale is perfect for cardmaking.

So I decided to get out my petite Gel Press plates and have some fun with small stamp images to relive that retreat magic. Stay tuned below for the video.

This adorable food truck stamp set has some small images that fit perfectly inside the petite shapes. First up - balloons.

My 80s is showing, I know, because when I saw this image the first thing that popped into my head was this song. Wowza were smoke machines and gum popular in my heyday. But that's for another day.

I decided the small images in this set were perfect for a shaped background technique. Normally I do this technique with an acrylic block, but the Gel Press has so much more give that it's way better to surround masked images, so I tried it.

On this first card, I inked up the petite with Manganese open acrylic. Then I used my Quick Stik and the masks from this awesome cloud stencil and mask set to lift some paint from the press. I then stamped it on my masked balloons. The sentiment is from the same set.
 I used the hexagonal plate and the sweet xoxo Turnabout and some pink paint to create the backdrop for this amazing ice cream cone image.
 The oval plate plus this abstract stencil formed the background with Light Ultramarine for THIS AWESOME TACO. All the images on all three cards were colored with Copics.
 I had a hard time moving away from this amazing taco-centric stamp set, but I did make one more card with this sweet love-themed builder set. I used Electro Pop Ink for the center heart, and Key Lime for the frame and card base.

I used the photo corner Corner Chomper but I fear it might be discontinued. I'm sorry. My craft room is what it is. I love that chomper.

I have a fun video for you with how I made the Gel Press cards, and below that, the supplies, the rest of this release (new video with another die from this release Wednesday), and a recipe below the video! 

Special Delivery Stamps
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Special Delivery Dies
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Sew Happy Hearts
[ C&9 ]
Sew Happy Hearts Dies
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XOXO Turnabout
[ C&9 ]
Love You To Pieces
[ C&9 ]
Love You To Pieces Dies
[ C&9 ]
I Chews You Stamp Set
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I Chews You Die
[ C&9 ]
Hugs All Around Die
[ C&9 ]
December 2019 Release Bundles
[ C&9 ]
Electro Pop Ink Pads- Set of 8 - Gina...
[ GNK ]
Visible Image FIBRES Stencil...
[ SSS ]
Layers of Clouds
[ PFS ]
Oh Christmas Bee | 3x4 Stamp Set –...
[ HNB ]
Oh Christmas Bee | Honey Cuts – Honey...
[ HNB ]
Hexi Patterns | Background Stencils |...
[ HNB ]
QuickStik, We R Memory Keepers -...
[ ELH ]
Gel Press Reusable Print Plates -...
[ JGG ]
Inovart Pro-Roller Brayer
Golden Open Acrylics - Light...
[ BLIC ]
Acrylic Premium Artist Paint, 22ml...
[ ARTZ ]
Golden Open Acrylics and Sets | BLICK...
[ BLIC ]
Golden Open Acrylics - Hansa Yellow...
[ BLIC ]
[ SSS ]
GKD Color Companions Ink Pad- Warm Cocoa
[ GNK ]
Gina K Designs KEY LIME Premium Dye...
[ SSS | GNK ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- Key Lime
[ GNK ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
Avery Removable Label Paper
We R Memory Keepers Cropadile CORNER...
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | SSS | ELH | MFT | HA | UNT ]
Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer...
Hammermill Paper, Color Copy Digital,...
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
[ SSS ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
[ ETS ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
[ ART ]

I was lucky enough to be the recipient of Whole Foods' generosity with their Sonoma Chicken Salad recipe. Which is excellent, because I trust NO ONE to clean my fruits or vegetables for me. I did try this amazing concoction once and didn't die, but I was thrilled to get the recipe from my local store so that I didn't have to push my luck after that one time not dying.

So here it is.

  • 1/4 cup Duke's mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 
  • 1.5 tsp honey
  • 1/4 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1-2 tsp
  • 8 oz. shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/4 cup pecan pieces, toasted (add when serving)
  • 1/2 cups red seedless grapes, halved (add when serving)
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced


In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, honey, poppy seeds, salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to dress the salad. This can be prepared up to 2 days ahead.

Dice chicken or shred into bite-size chunks and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in pecans, grapes, celery and dressing. I add grapes and nuts when serving.

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