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For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Sunflower Greeting Cards with Gel Press® Prints


Sunflower Greeting Cards
Brightening someone’s day is always a worthwhile endeavor and makes me happy. Sunflowers always make me smile and brighten my day too.  I try to keep a supply of handmade cards on hand, that I can customize with an appropriate sentiment or greeting as needed.  Whether it’s Get Well, Thinking of You, Happy Birthday, or Just Because, these bright and cheerful sunflower themed cards will hopefully do just what I hope to do - brighten someone’s day! 

Be sure to hop along and see what other creative projects the Gel Press® Design Team members are sharing this month in “The ART of well being”  blog hop.


Cindi    

Materials: 
Gel Press® 8x10” Printing Plate, 5x7” Printing Plate
DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ - School Bus, Black Tie, Muted Gold,  Sky Blue 
DecoArt® Crafter’s Acrylic® - Burnt Umber
DecoArt® Americana® acrylic - Plantation Pine 
JudiKins™ Color Sponge
Script background stamp 
Plaid® Royal Icons Mod Podge® Mold
Makin’s Clay® - White
Beacon Adhesives™ 3-in-1 Adhesive
White paper 
Paintbrushes 
Brayer 
Paper trimmer
Coordinating card stocks 




Instructions:

Dip Color Sponge in Burnt Umber and a touch of Black Tie paint, sponge directly onto 8x10” Gel Press® plate  Repeat several times.  Let dry. 

Use paintbrush to paint petals with a blend of School Bus & Muted Gold paints.  Let dry. 


Brayer Plantation Pine paint onto 5x7” printing plate.   Use as a pad to apply paint to background stamp, stamp directly over 8x10” plate with painted sunflowers.  Repeat to cover surface of plate.  Let dry.



Add Sky Blue paint to 8x10” plate and brayer lightly over entire surface.  Press paper over plate and smooth to sure even application of paint.  Let dry completely.  Carefully lift paper from plate, painted image will lift along with brayered blue paint.   

  


Make bee embellishments by molding bees in rubber mold with white Makin’s Clay®.  Let bees dry, paint with School Bus and Black Tie paints.  Let dry.  


 

Create cards with coordinating card stock.  Add printed paper as desired to cards.  Use Beacon™ 3-in-1 Adhesive to mount all layers.  Add jute twine to embellish as desired.   Mount bees with 3-in-1 Adhesive. 




16 comments:

  1. Stunning! I love sunflowers. Thanks for s Haring your process!

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  2. Stunning! I love sunflowers. Thanks for s Haring your process!

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  3. Sunflowers are magical that way! Love your cards!

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  4. I absolutely LOVE that technique - beautiful results!

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    1. Thank you Kitti - I was pleased with how they came out :)

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  5. I love those bees! Such a great project!

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    1. Thank you Kathy - I love adding dimensional accents to almost everything I create :)

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  6. I am definitely going to try this! I never thought of painting flowers etc directly on the gel plate... Thank you for the inspiration..

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    1. Thank you Frances! Would love to see what you create! :)

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  7. Wow! This was so fun to do and very simple, thank you for sharing.

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  8. Cool. Do you ever have a problem with the paper sticking to the gel press? Maybe I should not use printer paper, eh? Love the Sunflower painting! Ah Art!

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  9. So very cooL! Love the flowers!

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