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I am joining you today after a whirlwind of a weekend. I made it thru the fabulous Back to Back Retreat here in Florida (more to come on that later) and I am fueled up on coffee and ready to share with you a handmade greeting card. I love this card because I love Frida Kahlo and I wanted to incorporate her into some happy mail. I also needed to make a quick card and this one I believe took me less than 10 minutes to make.

Here is what I did.
1. I pulled out my Gelli plate (12″ x 14″ but smaller is fine)
2. I applied some Dina Wakley Media paint in Peacock and Gilt
3. I used my brayer to roll it on the plate evenly.
4. I cut down a piece of watercolor 140lb paper to the size of a card (5″ x 6 1/2″)
5. I applied the card face opened so it was one page to the Gelli plate and did a lift.
6. I dried the surface of the card well.
7. Next, I took my Versamark ink pad and dabbed it thru my Frida Kahlo Stencil then removed the stencil.
8. I help the card over a coffee filter and poured Ranger Ink Gold Tinsel embossing powder over the area I had embossed.
9. I then used my heat gun to heat and set the embossing powder.
10. To finish the piece I added a Tim Holtz Small Talk quote and outlined it with a gold marker.

In ten minutes and only ten steps, I had a glittery handmade greeting card to send with my happy mail.

You can see the process video on my youtube channel here: Frida Kahlo Embossed Greeting Card

Below are some close-ups and stills of the card:


So this post is just showing you another fun way you can use those Gelli plates. You can use them to make an abstract background for a simple greeting or add some shimmer with embossing. A quick sentiment and you are all set. With ten minutes you can put a smile on the face of someone you care about.

For a full list of supplies used please see the below thumbnails (please note these are affiliate links so if you buy something thru a link I receive a small percentage that helps me keep my Youtube and blog running so I can share my love of creating with you)

Thank you for joining me and Happy Crafting!