Thursday, November 26, 2015

Gelli, Steampunk, Reindeer

This month at Altered Pages we are teaming up with Smeared Ink and featuring some of their wonderful Steampunk inspired Digital Images.  I just couldn't resist choosing their very cute Brass Steampunk Reindeer and teaming it up with a Gelli Plate Background.

Today I reached for my 5 x 7" Gelli Plate which is just perfect for creating backgrounds for cards and tags.  I wanted to create a Steampunk inspired background to go with the Reindeer Image.  So I grabbed out some chipboard gears and cogs I had on hand and after adding a coat of paint (a mix of Green and Red Fluid/Flow Acrylic) to the Gelli Plate, pressed these in like stamps to imprint the design, when you remove them the paint comes with it.

I chose to work with papers for my card today from the Glitz Joyeux Noel Papers and used one of these to pick up my print.  The tiny polka dot design of the paper combined with the print taken from my Gelli Plate adds wonderful interest.

I used another piece from the Joyeux Noel Papers as the base of my background, my print, and a Bazzill Half The Edge Cardstock Strip in Red.


My reindeer after being colored using Alcohol Markers was added to my card front along with the cogs I used to imprint my Gelli Plate with.  These had a touch of Glitter added to them and I finished with a stamped sentiment and the addition of a gold metallic Dew Drop.


  1. Fun reindeer card! Thanks for sharing him with us.

  2. Love me some steampunk Christmas! Great idea.

  3. Love me some steampunk Christmas! Great idea.

  4. Danie, this is so cute. I love that adorable little reindeer. You did a great job bringing him to life!