Handmade Greeting Cards from Gelli Prints

I’ve recently bought a Gelli Plate and had some fun pulling prints. I haven’t been really happy with the results but on reflection think I may be being too critical. This set was my second session and I had learnt a few things with my first play. I wouldn’t usually use reds, yellows and oranges so i jumped in and tried not to think too much about it. My friend Greta also come over to play Gelli plates – she suggested keeping to warm or cool tones to prevent muddying the design, so I stuck with that!

many gelli plate prints

This one is my favourite – you can see the three layers – first yellow, then orange spots and then red over the circle stencil:

Favourite red gelli plate print

Now I have a heap of coloured sheets and no idea what I am going to do with them!

I needed a birthday card in a hurry, so cut the sheet into four, folded 4 yellow A5 cards in half, stamped a few circles and “Happy Birthday” greeting. then edged in black – all stamping done with Brilliance Graphite Black ink.

using red tones gelli plate prints for handmade greeting cards

You can read more about Gelli Plates at their blog Gelli Arts or you can buy your own here:


5 responses to this post.

  1. I love the hot colors! These are ver cheery cards! Nice work, thanks for posting.


  2. Wonderful colors! Isn’t gelli printing fun? Love it!


  3. Gorgeous prints! That three-layer one is really beautiful. I’d just put it in a frame 🙂


  4. Great cards- thanks for sharing with the party!


  5. Posted by Bev Baird on December 23, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Such lovely colours! It is always fun to play with the gelli plate – you never know what you will create.


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