Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MIM #158


Heather Nichols shows us a technique using Gelatos on this week's
 Make It Monday at PapertreyInk.
I've seen other's have fabulous results with this medium, But I never tried them.
So for the 2nd week in a row, made a trip to Michaels and picked up something new.
I'm in love with the Garden Grace stamp set, perfect for Gelatos!
There are stamps in the set that are solid, and others for definition.
And what lovely sentiments and script!



Along with Garden Grace stamps and dies, I die cut Fabulous Frames.
The 'Plant a garden' sentiment fit perfectly on the bottom frame.
Heather showed us 2 ways to moisten the stamp. I used both for the 
inside and outside frame.
Detailing stamped in Pure Poppy and New Leaf inks.
Cardstock is Stamper's Select, but I did use Betsy's for the die cut blooms.
The texture in the heavier card stock really defined the print better,
but regular PTI card stock is fine.
Find Heather's tutorial here:

36 comments:

  1. Totally gorgeous! Love that you used both stamping methods on this card, it really adds extra interest.

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    1. Oh my gosh! I just love all the dimension on your card Nancy! You are right - Garden Grace is perfect for watercoloring! I may have to run out to Michael's to get some gelatos too. :)

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  2. lovely card and design and a great start to spring~

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  3. Absolutely beautiful! I love the effect of the gelatos...may need to order these. I love the Garden Grace stamp set too. I like all of the layers and the mix of colors on the flowers and leaves.

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  4. Beautiful flowers and the sentiment fits perfectly in the frame- love it.

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  5. Nancy this is gorgeous! I mean that ! I love the way you layered the flowers and kept the frame white and let those flowers take center stage…. Gorgeous!!!!!

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  6. Oh my! This is stunning! Love the artsy feel of it. You rocked this challenge, Nancy! :D

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  7. Wow, Nancy so beautiful. Love your design with the flowers in the frame also.

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  8. This is a real work of art Nancy! I absolutely love the watercolored look you achieved with this stamp set...stunning! Love all the white framing around it too. You really rocked this challenge! :0)

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  9. This came out beautiful Nancy! I too, made the trip to Michaels today but I have yet to create
    something!! I hope my outcome is half as beautiful as yours!!

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  10. Gorgeous! I love how there is more detail on the flowers in the foreground, fading to less detail on the flowers in the back!

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  11. What a gorgeous card!! You are very talented!! :D

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  12. stunning card... think i need to try this technique with my gelatos and garden grace!

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  13. JUST.LOVE.THIS.CARD. Oh my, the layers and small touches of outline are just perfect. Thanks for sharing such wonderful inspiration.

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  14. BEAUTIFUL!! perfect mix of washed and lined stamped flowers Nancy!

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  15. I saw this on FB and after I big "WHOA!" I had to come and take a closer look. Gorgeous card.

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  16. Gorgeous!! Your card is amazing, I saw it on FB and just knew it was your incredible creation. Congrats on the shout out from Nicole.

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  17. THIS one is definitely a WINNER! You have created a masterpiece!

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  18. Holy moley this is stunning! I love absolutely everything about this, and congrats on a WELL deserved FB shout out!

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  19. This is stunning, Nancy. The gelatos give a soft effect, but with gloriously vivid colors. And the way you used the layers to create staggered levels is wonderful. Garden Grace never really spoke to me, but your card has the stamps screaming at me, "Look at me! Buy me!"

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  20. love that card and sentiment :)

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  21. Beautiful colors and composition!

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  22. This card is absolutely beautiful!! I have not gotten any Gelatos myself, but your card has made me want to get them!! Just stunning!

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  23. Beautiful card Nancy! I also love your new blog makeover...very nice.

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  24. Gorgeous card, Nancy. Love how you water-colored those pretty blooms. The white panels on white acardbase ~ stunning!

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  25. I saw this stunner on FB the other day Nancy - just gorgeous!

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  26. Hit reply too fast - just wanted to say I love the updated look of your blog!

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  27. Pretty water coloring! Love the colors & your design!

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  28. This card makes me want another room in the house to decorate. I love the colors and your watercolor work is stunning.

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  29. And I ran out to get some gelatos after seeing your project! :)

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  30. Gelatos are an Absolutely beautiful coloring medium for cards. These cards are wonderful.

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