maandag 23 december 2013

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone,

It's almost Christmas! The time really flown by! Can't believe that this year almost has come to an end! But we aren't there yet. It's too early to look back and reflect. This week there is no Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, but the DT still made ​​beautiful projects to share with you during these holidays. The team is split up in two groups this week. Thursday the other half will show you their projects, so don't forget to check in with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog then.


The first half of the group was asked to use Tim's Christmas stamps. What a fun and fitting challenge! As you may have noticed, I'm very happy with my Gelli Plate and I wanted to use them for my Christmas cards this year. I chose red and black as my color theme. As always I used only one color in just one layer on the Gelli Plate and then finish it with other techniques. I had to make 38 cards this year and I wanted to make them all different but in the same style. Although it was a lot of work, and a bit of a challenge, I've had so much fun making them.

 

The trick to making a good print with the Gello Plate is the amount of paint you apply. With a thin layer you quickly get much paint off the Gelli Plate and you're left with a print with very little paint on it. When you use too much paint, you will hardly see the print and you will have a thick layer of paint on your printed surface. After a little bit of practice, you'll know what the best amount of paint is for your liking.

 

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Want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

22 opmerkingen :

  1. goh joh....tja ik moest ook een hoop maken maar wel van alles wat...werd het niet saai? Zo te lezen niet :-)
    Groetjes en fijne dagen he!!

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  2. Had to come and leave a comment. Love your colour scheme. Wow on the sheer number of cards you made here. I think they are fantastic. I still don't totally understand gelli plates, never having used one but your cards are just fab. Got any spare? You may inspire me to try gelli art. Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous Christmas and New Year

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  3. Wow, Sandra, look how awesome these look all together in one photo. Fabulous Christmas cards! Your gelli printing is stunning and the stamping is perfect. A very merry Christmas to you!

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  4. wow - these are fabulous .... wish I had all of mine done!
    Sandra ltb

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  5. Wow, wow, and wow again - what an amazing array of cards! Fierce, fabulous and so funky!

    Wishing you and yours a fabulous Christmas!
    Alison xx

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  6. I am totally blown away, Sandra! I can only imagine how much work and time went into these beautiful cards! I had no idea at all you had done these using a gelli plate. I am totally impressed and so thrilled that I am the proud owner of one of these beauties! Wow! Merry Christmas my sweet friend! Hugs!

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  7. What a fabulous selection of cards Sandra, fabulous colours and design. I always love your use of colour. Happy Christmas sweetie. Tracy x

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  8. These are fantastic! And I can attest that they are even more beautiful IRL! Gorgeous Christmas Cards! Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New YEar!

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  9. WOW wat een boel zeg en allemaal HEEL GAAF!!!!!
    Jij ook hele fijne dagen xxx Patricia

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  10. Oh, Sandra, these cards are all gorgeous! I really love all the patterns and colors you created. And I am so happy to have one of these wonderful card. Wish you and your family a merry Christmas and happy holidays. Love & hugs. :)

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  11. As you know, I LOVE these cards! The colors are fabulously wonderful. Merry Christmas!

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  12. Oh my Sandra! What a fabulous collection of cards! I LOVE them all! They are even more beautiful in real life! Thank you so very much ;) Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  13. WOW!!!! What a spread!!! Love them all! The gelli printing makes these all unique and interesting! I love all the stamping too! Merry Christmas to you!!!!

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  14. You are a whiz with your gelli plate. Your cards do reflect your personality to me - funky and fun and gorgeous. Your beautiful smile shines through Sandra and I do love my card!!! Merry Christmas!
    sandy

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  15. Wow, Sandra, these are gorgeous!! Merry Christmas to you and yours, hon.

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  16. Your cards are AMAZING~lovely technique and colors Sandra.

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  17. Sandra...your Christmas cards are amazing! I love the red/black/white color palette. That looks so cool; especially with such a lovely group of cards. Love the Tim stamps you've used, too. They are really beautifully done. I hope you and yours had a very Merry Christmas! <3 Candy

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  18. fantastic cards, would you consider doing a video of your technique?

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    1. Thanks for your comment. I'm not good with videos, but I did a step by step tutorial on the SSS Monday Challenge blog. http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/537/

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  19. These are so incredible and I would've never thought to do this color palette for the holidays! You always have such fresh and fun ideas and I walk away inspired every time I check out your blog. I also appreciated your advice on the gelli plates! Thank you for another beautiful project to look at and enjoy!

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