Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Gelli Art Orphan Cards + Free Instructions

Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate
The Gelli Plate has quickly become my most favorite crafty tool. My fellow Club Scrap bloggers have also written articles about the wonders of this tool and you can check them all out.

Karen -- Branching Out with Trees
Tricia -- 8" Round = Happiness, Gelli Art Plates and CS Stencil Shapes, Graffiti's Gelli Plate Frame Up
Julie (that's me) -- Gelli Plate - Art Orphan Paper Pack

Here is a set of cards created with my Art Orphan Paper Pack and cutting instructions written for the March Card Sketch Challenge at the forum. (An "Art Orphan" is anything you've created using an art medium that is not yet a finished piece.)

Peacock 8.5x11" papers - feather print, red, green, gold, and white cardstock
Spring Chorus adhesive backed rhinestones
Time of Your Life UM sentiment
Bugs UM sentiments
Wildflowers UM sentiment
Club Scrap Hybrid Ink - Amethyst
Art Orphans trimmed to 4x5.25"
Card Sketch image source credit- Copyright © 2010 StarryNightsDiva. All rights reserved.
ALCM instructions free download

Papers prepared using free downloadable instructions.
Card 1

Darice Clock Embossing Folder (gift Retreat 2013) pressed onto wet acrylic paints on Gelli Plate.

Card 2

Big Deal Tiny Suits stamp onto paper after removing red acrylic paint from Gelli Plate.

Card 3

Stamp off technique using Neon Green Ink and blue paint impression of Versailles swirls mask.

Card 4
Multi-colored paints and inks on Gelli Plate, stamped repeatedly with 2010 Concrete Playground UM to remove colors.

Card 5

Sorrento mask laid onto paper while wet after removing color from Gelli Plate. Versailles swirl mask layer created with blue acrylic paint.

I hope you have a great week and are inspired to use a few "art orphans" of your own!



  1. Thanks for another great formula, Julie! Great cards, too!

  2. Super, Julie! Isn't that gelli plate so much fun to use?!

    1. I have so many art orphans from one day of playing Hetty!! so much fun!

    2. The gelli plates look like fun, but I really like that embossing folder!

  3. Those art orphans are sooooo much fun! I do love the look the embossing folder left too!

  4. Julie, you have been having a lot of fun with that gelli plate!! TFS!

  5. ooh, that last one is my favorite! i got my gelli plate recently and haven't had time to play with it yet.


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