Did you know you can use Inkjet Printer on Gelli Plate Prints!!!

Hi friends, I wanted to share a technique that I have just came across, while chatting to some crafting friends over on the Creative Team. I’ve never thought of trying this before and I’m so happy with the results.

To make my card I got out my gelli plate and brayer, used Acrylic Paints in Oranges, yellow and Mixing White. I love adding texture to my prints so got out some bubble wrap and dabbed some texture using the mixing white. Pulled my print on Sheena Douglas Stamping Card 300gsm. There is lots of videos on YouTube showing how to use a gelli plate.

I set aside to dry and once completely dry I popped my print into my inkjet printer face down and printed Background 4 of Honeycomb Backgrounds onto my white card. Then I layered onto black cardstock and mounted onto 5”x7” Kraft card base.

I printed off the scene from Sweet Like Honey and coloured in with my Promarkers using

  • Spice
  • Peach
  • Soft Peach
  • Black
  • Canary
  • Cinnamon
  • Raw Sienna
  • Ice Grey 5,3,1
  • Blender Pen

I had printed off the scene twice so I could fussy cut them both and layer ontop each other. Then put some foam tape on the back to add dimension to all the bees and the honeycomb. I printed off the sentiment and used the stencil designed by Angie Blom (BeeCandy) to create honeycombs over my sentiment. I blended Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed Distress Ink. Layered onto black card and added foam tape to adhere.

Here’s my completed card. What do you think. I’m in love with the fact I can now make my own prints then run them through my printer 🥰❤️

That’s all from me today. I would love to know your comments. Thanks for stopping by and take care ❤️. Kirsty

My first Christmas card of 2021

Hello, I’ve been thinking recently of starting to get my Christmas cards started especially as we are at the end of April, I mean whoa!! 😱😳 I think this year is going by soooo quickly!! So today I made a really quick card. Read on for more details….

I have used a green scalloped card base measuring 5” x 7”. The candy cane background is digital papers from Polka Dot Orchard which I printed onto photographic card. The adorable sock monkey, sentiment and stocking is also from Polka Dot Orchard. I printed them onto papermill direct smooth gsm white card.

I used my Promarkers to colour sock monkey and stocking.

  • Walnut
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Raw Sienna
  • Cardinal Red
  • Berry Red
  • Ice Grey 5,4,3,2,1
  • Blender Pen

I used glue pen to apply glitter to stocking and hat then sprinkled Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter. Added some Christmas green ribbon, added foam tape to sentiment, sock monkey, stocking and embellishments. Here is my finished card.

I am adding this card into the Spring into Christmas Hop over at Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers. I’d love to see what Christmas makes you have started on.

Stay safe, thanks for joining me and happy crafting

Kirsty

You’re The Best – New Release – Polka Dot Orchard

Hello and welcome. I’m so happy as Scotland is opening its shops today as lockdown is easing further. I’m glad as I can now meet friends and family now, even go out for a coffee. Very excited.

I’ve got a quick card to show you so let’s jump right in.

I printed the digital floral stamp and chose the sentiment I think of you often for my card and printed them both of onto same card. I used Papermill Direct Smooth White 300gsm cardstock.

Coloured in the floral image with Arteza Brush Pens in

  • Elephant Gray
  • Apricot
  • Honey
  • Cantaloupe
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Forest Green
  • Pine Green
  • Shamrock Green
  • Pale Green
First layer of colour going on.

I done 2 layers of colour to really make the flowers and colours stand out. Then I created a border of 4.5cm and masked off that line with masking tape so I could create a black background using Noir from Arteza Brush Pens.

Next I made another line of 6mm and covered in glue from a Glue Pen then poured Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter in Glitter Rose Gold over it, tapped off the excess and let it dry. Adhered to card base and my card is completed.

The black background really makes the card ‘POP’

I hope you like my card and it inspires you to get creative and inky.

Stay safe 🌈 and keep well 🌼 🌸

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Beautiful Poppies

Welcome and thank you for stopping by my blog. It’s been several months since I last card crafted and I have missed it. I had to take a step back due to my mental health, so I’m taking things very easy the now.

To help me get me creative juices going again I wanted to create something with poppies, in particular Icelandic poppies, they have so many different colours which I love.

I have used my Spectrum Noir Illustrators to colour the poppies

I created some splatters with gouache, added some Nuvo Drops and gold glitter Washi tape to complete my card

I hope you all have a wonderful day. Stay safe. Kirsty 🌸

New Stencil Release-Polka Dot Orchard

You can click here to take you direct Dolly Doily

Hi friends and Happy Tuesday! I am so happy I have a couple of cards I’m sharing with the new stencil.

This card is so simple to make, I chose Memento Dye Inks in Morocco and Potter’s Clay. Blended with my blending brushes, layered onto gold card and Kraft card base. Added sentiment and sequins to embellish.

For this card I chose Distress Inks in Chipped Sapphire, Evergreen Bough, Ripe Persimmon and Seedless Preserves.

Thanks My Friend

I took the sentiments from the set Thanks My Friend for both cards.

For my last card I have used the Dolly Doily Stencil in a different way. I have used part of the Stencil to add pattern to my card.

Like A Sister

Flowers are my favourite to colour and I absolutely love this set. I used my Promarkers to colour – French Navy, Cyan, Arctic Blue, Sky Blue, Powder Blue, Aubergine, Violet, Lilac, Lush Green, Forest Green and Meadow Green.

For the stencil I used Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass. Layered onto burgundy card and added some sequins to finish.

I hope you all like my cards, I would love to know your comments and Polka Dot Orchard SALE is still on (at time of this publishing).

Happy crafting and keep safe my friends!

Kirsty 🌸

Picture Perfect Day-18th birthday card

Hi friends, Sharing a card that I’ve made using the sweet digital stamp Picture Perfect Day from Angie Blom Digital Designs

I was asked to make an 18th birthday card for a young woman whom loved being glam. As soon as I saw this digital stamp I knew this was the one to use. I paired it up with a stencil designed by Angie Blom and available through Polka Dot Orchard called With Love

The sentiments were taken from the same stamp set. Coloured in with my Promarkers. My choices of colours were taken from Colour Blend Charts from Kit and Clowder these are available to anyone, especially if you are wanting to learn how to colour.

Ink used for stencilling was Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Rubellite. I love how my card finished up.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting

Kirsty 🌸

Check out the new Say-It-Slim stamps from Polka Dot Orchard

Hi friends, today I have been able to play with the new stamp set range which has been designed by Lea Ingle Keisling. I am so excited with their new range as I was able to make 3 different cards in one day.

The new set Oh Happy Day is released by Polka Dot Orchard and it’s part of the Birthday Sale with a massive 37% off.

There are more of these Say It Slim stamp sets coming out very soon and I can’t wait to see what’s coming. These sets make excellent cards with lots of usability. Here are the cards that I’ve made today.

For the bottom two cards, I printed the stamp onto vellum. Created 2 backgrounds, one with balloons and the other with the bunting. Coloured in with all my blue shades of Promarker pens.

All these cards were simple to make and are suited for both male and female cards.

I hope you’ve got some inspiration from my projects today and I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting

Kirsty 🌸

Birthday card featuring New Love stencil and Note to Self Stamp from Polka Dot Orchard

My card for today is made using the recent releases from Polka Dot Orchard The stencil With Love (square stencil) and stamp set Note To Self both pictured above.

Hi friends, what wet weather we are experiencing just now, it’s definitely perfect for spending time in our craft rooms. Today I have made a card using the Tone on Tone Technique with Stencil.

I printed off the stamp and sentiment onto Neenah Solar Crest Card and coloured in with Spectrum Noir Illustrators. Pens used, Black, Poppy, Coral, Deep Coral, Mimosa, Begonia, Tea Rose, Rose Blush, Cream, Emerald, Meadow, Brown Grey, 6,2 Blender Pen.

After colouring I fussy cut around the image and cut the sentiment out using my guillotine.

For my background, I used the With Love Stencil which was designed by Angie Blom. I got out my Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Razzleberry, Rubellite & Pink Diamond. I wanted to use the Tone on Tone Technique where I first create an ombré effect with my 3 colours, starting with the darkest to the lightest. Once I had finished this I then positioned my stencil in place with low tack masking tape then once again using my blender brushes I went over my background with the same colours following their blending and that creates the tone on tone effect.

Once dry I used my Wink of Stella glitter pen to some of the stencilled love hearts. Layered onto black card then onto my card base. Attached foam tape to my image and sentiment. Added some sequins to finish my card.

Loved colouring her in. This set is perfect for many occasions. Click on the links at top of my blog to take you direct to the stamp and stencil.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I would love to hear your comments.

Keep safe my friends and happy crafting

Kirsty 🌸

Cutesy Halloween Card – Polka Dot Orchard

Hi Crafty friends, we’re getting closer to Halloween and I wanted to share another project with you. For this card I have taken elements from 3 different sets to produce this cutesy Halloween card.

To make this card I printed off the cute ghosts, love hearts and both sentiments from the set You’re My Boo The moon is from the set Spooktacular Night The dead trees are from Scare In The Air

I coloured using my Spectrum Noir Illustrators. Pens used True Black, Brown Grey 6,2, Mimosa and Blender Pen

For the background I used the new Slimline Stencil Cloudy Eclipse from Polka Dot Orchard A small blender brush and Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in UltraVoilet

I used some glossy accents on the ghosts and love hearts and set them aside to dry. Fussy cut out the ghosts and adhered using foam tape. For my backing card I blended some of the same Ultraviolet Ink onto edges of my card using a blender brush. Here is my finished card –

Thanks for stopping by and stay safe!

Kirsty 🌸

Give it some ‘Unicorn Dance Moves’

Hi friends, happy Sunday! Today is very wet here so it’s the perfect day for spending time crafting. I’m sharing such a cute and adorable card that I’ve made using Unicorn Dance Moves from Polka Dot Orchard

Just check out all those sentiments and that Unicorn doing the Dab! Perfect for making fun cards and great for kids cards. I’m making this for a 6 year old in mind.

I started by creating my background on my photo editor app and printing onto smooth white 300gsm card from Papermill Direct and colouring in with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Pens

Next I printed off the Unicorn, rainbow and 2 of the sentiments from the set ‘SPARKLE like a unicorn’ and ‘Unicorn DANCE moves’

Coloured in the unicorn and rainbow then fussy cut them inc the sentiments, added some shimmer by using the Wink of Stella.

Then I used the Slim Film City Dies from Mama Elephant, I used some bright pink card. The film die was used to cut 3 layers of white card and one bright pink card. Glued them all together for added dimension.

Layered my card together then adhered the unicorn, rainbow and sentiments with foam tape and this completes my card.

At time of publication this set is on sale, why not pop over to Polka Dot Orchard and grab some of those sets that you have been wanting.

That’s all for today, thanks for stopping by and keep safe everyone. Happy Crafting

Kirsty 🌸