Saturday, October 7, 2017

You Are Enough {World Card Making Day Challenge#2}

Hello friends!!! Are you back with me for the second time today? (If not, be sure to check out my previous post - it's a World Card Making Day PARTY today, filled with challenges and fun!) 

Fun Stampers Journey is celebrating WCMD with challenges throughout the day and I am back to participate in the second one of the day. All of FSJ's challenges are centered around our Be Brave Card Drive, to support cancer patients and their caregivers. (Will you help us collect 500 cards? See the details at the end of this post!)  (Check in on FSJ's Facebook page for all the challenges today!)

Are you ready to craft with me? Here's FSJ's SECOND CHALLENGE of the day: Create a card of encouragement for a caregiver. 

Supporting caregivers of those battling an illness is just as important as supporting the warriors. They are priceless in the life of someone going through treatment. For this challenge, I wanted to create four cards to mail in for our Be Brave Card Drive. I used the Gel Press again, but this time in a different way. Here's a little step by step tutorial for you! 

1. Apply strips of Turbo Teal, Electric Lime, and Cool Pool Re-Inkers across Gel Press. (It's hard to see in this photo, but all of this is happening ON the Gel Press, which is on top of my grid paper.

2. Begin to brayer the ink, allowing colors to blend together. Then splatter Gel Press with Sparkle Silk.

3. Press a 4.25x5.5 piece of Whip Cream cardstock to Gel Press and pull a print. The areas of Silk sort of resist the ink and it creates really cool texture! 

I created four of these card fronts, and I love that each looks a little different. After pulling one print, I could use the remaining ink on the brayer, roll it again across the Gel Press and add more Sparkle Silk, for a second print. 

4. To create the sentiment apply more Re-Inkers to the Gel Press, just like before, but instead of pulling a print,  use the Gel Press like an ink pad. Stamp the You Are Enough stamp onto the press, tap it around a little, and then stamp onto Whip Cream cardstock. I absolutely LOVE the way these sentiments turned out! EEK! (I want to do this a thousand more times in other colors now!) 

To complete the cards, I added twine and adhered everything together on a white card base, and then added some dimensional Journey Glaze onto the letters. 

Supplies used on this project:

I hope you'll join us for the fun challenges today at the Fun Stampers Journey Facebook page! Check it out and craft with us! There's one more challenge left today! 

These cards will all be heading to Fun Stampers Journey for the Be Brave Card Drive. I hope that they will bless someone and make their day just a little brighter! Would you like to help us collect 500 cards? Find out all the details at 


logan wilhelm said...

Love you card so much and appreciative that you posted the "How To" !!!!

taniawillis said...

LAURA!!!!! i LOVE this SO MUCH! can't wait to try this technique to ink a stamp. ❤️

Teresa Doyle said...

These are gorgeous Laura and I love the colour combos. Just beautiful!

eily62 said...

Love the cards and the technique was great!

Pam said...

Fabulous cards! I love the backgrounds you created with the gel press and re-inkers. Those sentiments are perfect! Love them all.

Rose Curtis said...

super gorgeous Laura

Yoshira Time said...

Beautiful colors!Thank you for sharing this fun technique.

Karen Schroeder said...

Wow! Love these....amazing technique! The matching stamped sentiments puts these cards over the top! I'm pulling out my reinkers. Karen FSJ Coach #31