a lot of love...

Do any of you have a Gelli Plate?  I do, and I LOVE it! It is SO much fun to play with! I kinda get carried away... I make so many prints with it, I have to remind myself to USE the prints!

I found the perfect opportunity today when I was sitting down to work on the Unity challenge...
The soft colors with a hint of bright and dark... sigh.


It also so happened that I was reorganizing my fabric last night, and came across this scrap of lace that I had dyed orange for a project a couple years ago and forgotten I had... It worked perfectly! 

I love lace. I love the vintage feel it gives. I especially love it when it is ruffly, and not just pressed flat against the page... something about the added dimension. It can be a tricky getting lace to stay ruffled though. 

I once had a beautiful project FAIL because the fabulous lace and ribbon ruffle came unglued. 


Here's how I do it NOW.

Working in small segments at a time, I use Glossy Accents to glue the top edge of the lace down in a ruffle... Just pinch the lace now and then (the more you pinch, the more the ruffle). Keep your pinches small, and make sure to press them down so they get firmly saturated into the Glossy Accents.  This glue dries fairly fast, so you don't have to hold an area for long for it to be firmly attached. 

You can trim the lace off at the edge of your card, but I like to wrap it around to the back and secure it with tape.. I think it has a more finished edge, but that's just me.

For the top layer of ribbon, you don't want to use a liquid glue because it will show. For this I use a strip of what I call Red Liner Tape... I don't know what it is really called... I think it depends on what company you buy it from... but it is super sticky and super strong. Make sure to burnish it down REALLY well with your fingers!

Remove the red liner and add your ribbon on top (if you want crinkles, make sure to let the ribbon crinkle as you place it on the tape). Again, burnish REALLY well. 

This seems to work better than anything else I've done. Hope this helps!


Supplies Used:
Paper: Bazzill, card stock
Ink: Distress, StazOn
Stamps: Unity "Dream Big", "Let Love Fly"
Other: crinkle ribbon, jute, button


Kris said…
This is a pretty card. I've never worked with a gelli plate but I'm intrigued.
Noelle Reese said…
What a beautiful box! Right now I am sorting sequins. I used to love to organize *snort* Now it is too late I have to finish the job LOL