A Way With Words Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team

Gel Print Birthday Card

May 22, 2021

Hey friends! It’s EK, and today I am popping in with a super easy, super quick birthday card using both my gel press plate and Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words dies. I just love how simple this card was to make, but yet how impactful the look of it is!

Step One: Die cut the A Way With Words Big Balloon out of Watercolor paper.

Step Two: Ink up a gel plate with ink and blend with a brayer. I used Crackling Fire, Ripe Persimmon, and Wild Honey Distress Oxides. Press the die cut balloon onto the gel plate.

Step Three: Die cut the A Way With Words Happy Birthday 3 die set out of Watercolor Paper.

Step Four: Ink up the gel plate and blend with a brayer. I used Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed Distress Oxides.

Step Five: Splatter an A2 card frame with liquid ink. I used Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Spray and Rusty Hinge Distress Ink Spray.

Step Six: Splattered the Big Balloon inked die cut with liquid ink. I used Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Spray. Let dry. Ink the round edges with a black ink pad.

Step Seven: Using some 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the Big Balloon onto the A2 card frame. Let the straight edges hang off the edge of the card frame.

Step Eight: Using a craft knife or scissors, trim the excess balloon off the card frame.

Step Nine: Using a liquid adhesive, adhere the birthday sentiment onto the balloon.

Step Ten: Using a black pen, add shadows and details to the die cut sentiment.

I just love how easy this card is to create. Make sure you pop over to the store and pick it up while it is still in stock and on sale!

Let us know in the comments below if you ever use a gel plate to add splashes of color to your die cuts. Until then, happy crafting.

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