Rich and I saw this bird picture at a thrift store, so I photographed it and shared it with Rebecca Walton from Rubber Stamp Tapestry (the peg stamp company.)
If you get a chance, watch the videos that Clarity Stamps shares using their gelli plate. Here’s a link to their gelli plate videos.
I used Georgia Pacific 110 lb. white cardstock from Walmart for my bunny.
The bunny stencil came from Stencil Revolution, here’s the link:
https://tinyurl.com/yy6vb9g7 I bought the 5″ x 6″ size stencil.
The Gel Press I bought from Amazon and here’s the link to it:
https://tinyurl.com/y4nq43to Mine is 6 x 6″. Please note that when I give you links for products, it’s so you can see and get a feel for the product…If you want to purchase it, I recommend you price shop before doing so, as I want you to always be able to find the lowest price possible.
I bought a piece of plexi-glass that I bought from a local glass cutting company. Mine is 7 x 7″ x 3/8″ thick and I only paid $4 for it…I really recommend you buying yours from a local glass company if you can, as you’ll save a lot of money by doing so.
I started by putting my gelli plate onto the plexi-glass and adding a piece of copy paper cut to 6 x 6″ underneath the plexi glass so I know where I want to lay my paper on top so it lines up with it.
I used a brayer (link: https://tinyurl.com/y5t7eclp ) after dabbing Distress Ink in Shaded Lilac over the gelli plate, and rolled the ink so it covers the entire plate. I laid the stencil over it and lined up the bottom of the stencil with the bottom edge of the gelli plate..
I used a scrap of copy paper and dabbed it on the stencil to remove some of the purple ink then laid the cardstock cut to 6 x 6″ on the stencil. I rubbed all over the back of the cardstock, then rubbed my brayer on it to ensure the ink transferred well. Remove the cardstock, and the bunny is done. I removed the stencil and laid it on a piece of 5 x 6″ cardstock, wrapped a piece of copy paper around it and then ran it through my Vagabond die cutting machine. (Link: https://tinyurl.com/y3vqbbm9 )
To run it through the Vagabond, I used the normal base plate, then the clear plastic plate, then a foam piece (if you don’t have that piece, use fun foam), then my cardstock and stencil with a piece of copy paper wrapped around it on both sides, then the top clear plate to make the “sandwich” and ran it through the Vagabond. This not only transfers the ink, but also embosses the stencil onto the cardstock, so you can see the indentations of it. I’ll make a card with this technique in the near future as the lilac was too light for using on a card (in my opinion).
I used Arteza brush pens to color my peg stamps, link https://tinyurl.com/y6pb73r2
I used a variety of peg stamps and started with my larger images and worked to smaller.
Marker color Stamp used Link
Eggplant purple flower top https://tinyurl.com/y48o487q
Olive Green Lavender Sprig https://tinyurl.com/y2ufxah7
Shaded Lilac D.Ink 3 Ripply Flower https://tinyurl.com/yyz7ns9r
Wisteria Purple Sopanaria no longer available, but Delicate Flower Bunch is very similar https://tinyurl.com/y66g5bs9
Magenta Little Flower https://tinyurl.com/y4v6kq7j
Bubble Gum Pink Blinky Flower now called Accent Trio https://tinyurl.com/y4zhkqsx
Bubble Gum Pink Sm Poinsettia https://tinyurl.com/yxrfpp2j
Green Tea Lemon Sprig https://tinyurl.com/y4wcab75
Olive Green Pointy Holly Leaf https://tinyurl.com/y2ma3go4
I used a Darice embossing folder called “Stripes” and put two pieces of cardstock inside that were 5 x 7″ as the paper cracked when I only used one piece.
I cut the dark purple card base to 10 1/2″ wide by 7″ tall and scored it on the 10 1/2″ length at 5 1/4″, so my end card will be 5 1/4″ wide by 7″ tall.
I glued the striped embossed lighter purple paper onto the darker purple, and used the Shaded Lilac Distress Ink and pressed the ink pad over the stripes so they pop…..I glued the bunny to it with foam tape after stamping “wishing you a happy Easter” on to the front.
I bought foam tape from Aliexpress $1.05 for 15 mm wide and 10 meters…https://tinyurl.com/y68d3fs8 I found it held well and didn’t have too much stick like the roll I used to have that I hated..
I put a piece of white cardstock inside the card that was 4 1/2″ x 6″ tall and stamped the back of the card with “Made by Sandy Parker.”