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Using Gelli Prints for Cards & one more technique

Hi everyone!!
Becky here today to share a few Christmas (YES! I said "Christmas!" It's NEVER too early!!) cards I created using some papers made from my Gelli Prints.
If you haven't gotten your Gelli yet, you can find it HERE!
They are so much fun to play with - REALLY!
I took it on a girls trip this weekend & I spent HOURS making papers on cardstock & old book pages! Once my girlfriends tried it, they were hooked too! It's totally addicting!!

Anyway, on to the art!
Here is one Gelli print that I trimmed to prepare it for the following card:
I used a white card that was aged first with Paris Ink in Walnut using an Ink Sweeper; then I inked the edges of my Gelli print with more Walnut; stamped a Christmas text block on it & then added these adorable Victorian kids from a Christmas CD I've had forever, but AlteredPages has so many more FANTASTIC Christmas images that you could use - browse them HERE!
 For these two, I again used a Gelli print for the background. Then I cut out an arch from my Tim Holtz Sizzix die & then added the images from the Madonna & Child collage sheet. After I adhered everything, I added some gold encaustic wax here & there! Don't have encaustic tools? Try using some of the Gold & Silver Gilding! You can find it HERE!
I did one more with these images, but no Gelli printed papers...Instead, I inked an embossing folder with the Paris Walnut Ink, ran a card through my Cuttle Bug to get this:
(I don't recommend using a permanent ink, like Stazon, as it will permanently stain your embossing folder!!!)
Then I used my arch die again to cut out one of the images from the
Madonna & Child collage sheet:
And, again added the encaustic wax for a finishing touch!
I have to say that this one is my favorite!

What do you think?
Did I inspire you to get started on your Christmas cards???
If so, be sure to check out all the goodies at AlteredPages!  
You can find cards HERE; Gorgeous Graphic 45 Christmas paper HERE & perfectly coordinating red & cream textured papers HERE! And soooo much more!!!
Hope to see you again soon!
Cheers!

PS - if you'd like to see more of my artwork, you can go HERE and or HERE. Thanks again for stopping by today!


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