Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Gelatos Part Two

So as I said in my previous post I had more cards to show and tell with gelatos, lol. So here are some more. Having loads of fun with them.

The first is my fave so far. Took a but of work but it was worth it I think :) I used Maya Road Around the World stamp set for the gorgeous map and globe images and Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Stamps for the pen nibs. I stamped the main map onto a scrap of Kraft like paper from some packaging with versamark and then embossed it with ranger superfine clear. This was more of a tester before I tried it on a ranger kraft tag, but I liked it so much I wanted to use it :)

I used a waterbrush directly to the end of a gelato to add colour to my map. The paper was very thin so I mounted it onto some manila for stability. I stamped the pen nibs on a piece of manila and then added the globes with gathered twigs distress ink. I added some distress ink around the edges then grabbed a manila label of each of the sizzix movers and shapers dies and inked their edges too. Both the map and happy birthday are stuck down with foam squares. I added some chain and baubles to the dangly post card label and then mounted the whole thing on a dark brown cs base.

Because the brown cs is so dark I die cut another piece of manilla with the movers and shapers ornate die and inked the edges before plaing it inside the card.

The next card has a red and green gelato background that I stamped with another TH Stampers Anon stamp. I stamped the centre image first, then stamped one to each side without reinking the stamp. I added some beads and chain and a little silver key. I used festive berries distress ink for alll the stamping including the saying that I then embossed.

I used manila to create a card base and stamped the focal stamp around the edges as it looked a little to bare before I did lol. I created the backround by laying colour 1/4 of the way up each side and then using my water brush the pull the colour to the middle. I then used the same colour gelato around the edges and used my finger to blend it in.

Hope you are enjoying the cards I have been making with gelatos :) They are fun to play with. still working on the watercolour techniques... I keep adding too much water!!!
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering the first card at Simon Says Stamp - One For The Boys
as well as Make It Monday - Anything Goes
and Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Amusing Challenges - Father's Day/Masculine


  1. Love the use of the pen stamp and the overall look of the card! Saw this on Make it Monday.
    Hugs, JoyceAnn

  2. Fantastic cards and colouring. I saw these on MIM..Loz

  3. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for linking up with MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM!
    Good luck,
    Rene ;D

    1. Thank you and thank you for reminding me to comment on some :)

  4. Great work with those created some FABBY cards!!

    Thanks BUNCHES for playing along with Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!

  5. Love the collage of your masculine card. Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenges this past week!

  6. both cards are just gorgeous and have a real arty look, I especially love the masculine one.

    hope all is well with you, I haven't seen Terry in ages. It would be nice if we could all catch up one day :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)