Merry Christmas Eve everyone! It's Carly and now that holiday cards are finished, I thought it was time to talk thank you cards. Today I was inspired by my awesome friend Lisa and her work with Gelatos. Lisa made Gelatos seem easy and super fun so I had to try them too! Here are links to her Gelato articles in case you haven't seen them:
Here's the card I created while playing with Gelatos:
1. I started by stamping & embossing a snowflake background stamp in white on a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 piece of solar white cardstock.
2. Next I took 4 colors of Gelatos (Metallic Mint, Snow Cone, Watermelon & Metallic Melon) and colored them on an acrylic block. The Metallic Gelatos add a nice shimmer to the finished panel.
3. I misted my Gelatos colored acrylic block with a good amount of water.
4. And then I placed my snowflake panel on top of the block, pressing gently to make sure the color transferred.
5. I carefully removed the panel and ta-da! Something to note, if there is too much water on your panel after you remove it from the acrylic block or if there are "muddy" spots, just use a clean paper towel to mop up those areas. If there are dry spots where you want color, use a paint brush to transfer more color from the acrylic block.
6. I set my snowflake panel aside to dry and got to work on my sentiment. For the "thanks" I die cut 3 words with the Savvy Stamps Dies, Thanks Script in solar white. I adhered the 3 layers together to create a dimensional word. To complete my "thanks", I gave it a good coat of clear Wink of Stella. For the label-maker type strip, I stamped and embossed "so very much" from the WPlus9 clear stamp set Hand Lettered Thanks in white on black cardstock.
7. Then I die cut my snowflake panel with the largest rectangle from My Favorite Things Die-Namics, STAX Stitched Rectangles.
I mounted my snowflake panel to a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 solar white card, added my sentiments and finished with some pearls just because they are pretty!
Happy Thursday and Happy Holidays!