Thursday, August 29, 2013

pretty little dress card

I saw this lay out called ‘Night on the town’ from Julie G and loved the image of the pretty dress. Unfortunately I don’t own such a stamp, but no panic because a while ago I saw this great tutorial from Jennibellie about making your own stamps using string and wanted to give this a try, this was the perfect opportunity. I drew the image on cardboard, glued string to it and sealed it with gel medium. According to the tutorial you best use the stamps with acrylic paint as ink doesn’t really work that well, but to my surprise it worked just fine. I think it has something to do with the type of string, I used kitchen string, this is fairly smooth.  

left the homemade stamp ( which has already yellow paint on it because I tried it out on the gelli plate :-))
right the stamped image using stazon
I stamped the dress on a gelli print, cut it out and glued it to another print. I also made this super cute little coat hanger. This makes the perfect birthday card for my husband’s grandmother tomorrow.

I also will be linking this post to August's gelli print party.

Bye for now, hope to see you soon back.


  1. Brilliant! Love that you made your own stamp and then to see the dress with wonderful Gelli printing! Wow! So glad you shared this with the party!

  2. Thank you, I get so inspired by seeing your videos and blog!

  3. very cute card. Nice job on using the gelli prints!

  4. Thanks,always nice to find new ways to use up those gelli prints, so you have an excuse (as if you need one) to make a bunch of new ones :-)

  5. Wow! Such an amazing and helpful post this is. I really really love it. It's so good and so awesome. I am just amazed. I hope that you continue to do your work like this in the future also tuniki damskie