Thursday, September 10, 2020

I Brake for Gelli plates and stamps!

 Hello from design team member, Heidi!

Today, I would like to show you the results of a simple stamping technique using a gelli plate.  I will first just tell you my process. I applied Distress Oxide ink in a few colors of pink and orange to a gelli plate. I used a brayer, just to even out the ink.  

Then, I pressed this large background (5x7 inches) stamp over the gelli plate and removed it.  I made a print of what was left on the gelli plate (center), and then also stamped what remained on the stamp to make another print (right).

This is really fun and fast to do!  The gelli plate not only allows you to make two prints with every stamp, but it also adds a lot of texture you wouldn’t get if you just stamped the traditional way.

So, I made a bunch of prints and then made several cards out of them.  Some of the prints I didn’t like as well, so I either cut them down and used the area I liked.  Or, I stamped flowers over the print and cut them out like it was patterned paper. 

The background stamp I used is Huge Floral Background, but you could use any of the great background stamps the I Brake for Stamps carries.

The sentiments all came from Inspirational Plate #2.  

The flowers are from Floral Half Sheet.

Thank you for visiting! 


  1. Bravo! Just gorgeous. Takes away the unknown and I'm opening that gelli plate soon!!!!!!