My finished card measures 4 3/4" x 6".
Begin by squeezing a few colors onto a Gelli Plate. I love Dina Wakley Media heavy-body acrylic paints.
Spread the colors with a brayer just enough to blend, not mix completely, then use a painter's comb like this, or any other texture tool to make a pattern in the paint.
Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Mixed Media Cardstock and press one into the Gelli Plate (left photo). If you're happy, stop. I wanted a lighter, more artsy look, so I spritzed the Gelli Plate with water and pressed a second piece of cardstock into it. (right photo) This is better!
Squeeze paint onto a non-stick craft sheet and use a blending foam tool to lightly pick up some color. Gently blend the color through a stencil along the right edge of the cardstock. I used Stampers Anonymous Flourish stencil.
Repeat with another color and stencil in the upper left corner. I used Dina Wakley's Four Women stencil.
Stamp an image and sentiment with Jet Black Archival ink. This fun stamp is from Dina's Fashion Forward set. I found this at my local Hobby Lobby!
If desired, paint in the girl. I painted only her skin because I liked the texture and color behind her clothes. I had some leftover paint on my craft sheet so I brushed some onto a stamp from Dina's Texture set and stamped it below the face.
On another piece of cardstock I brushed dry strokes of the paint colors left over on my craft sheet. This will be for the inside of my card.
Stencil some hearts with a bold color. I did this on the inside as well. Also, I cut a wavy piece from my original Gelli print for the sentiment inside. Nothing goes to waste!
Stamp images in the lower left corner, if desired, and inside your card. I used Watering Can Archival ink for my flowers. These are from Stampers Anonymous new Flower Jar set. I also layered some pale pink stamping from the Textures stamp set in various areas.
The middle of my card seemed a little empty so I punched some flowers out of the original Gelli print and adhered them flat. I also went over the stamped lady with my Fude Ball pen where I had painted over those lines earlier.
I mounted both the front and the inside pieces to a compatible pink cardstock (Smoothie, from Close To My Heart) then adhered that unit to a black card.
Here's the finished card once again. Now I'm off to make an envelope and pop this in the mail.
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