Friday, October 17, 2014

Sin City Stamps, Gelli Plates, and 31 Days of Halloween, Oh My!!

Welcome to Day 17 of the 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop. I am also posting this for the Sin City Stamps design team blog.  As you know by now, I am participating in this month-long blog hop with some extremely talented artists.  The complete list of Wicked Bloggers (that's what we are called) are in my side bar.  There are lots of prizes in the daily scavenger hunt, and a Grand Prize worth over $300.

To see all of the rules and regulations for 31 Days of Halloween 2014, please visit THIS POST.

To see Scavenger Hunt winners from previous days, please visit THIS PAGE

Today's project is a very colorful and a bit creepy card that I made using my Gelli Arts printing plate for a background.
While playing around with my gelli plate, I also made this same or similar background on a different color card stock to see what the difference would be.  Then I couldn't help myself.  I had to turn it into a  tag, or a card to slip into a pocket, or even used as a focal point on a card.  

I have prepared a bit of a tutorial for you using Snapguide.  All you have to do is click START THE GUIDE for complete instructions.

Check out How to Use a Gelli Printing Plate for Card Making by Barbara Rankin on Snapguide.


Sin City Stamps:  Urban Grunge stamp plate; Clockworks Inspired by Terri Sproul stamp plate; Metal Madness stamp plate; Entangled stencil; Honeycomb chipboard pieces
Gelli Arts:  5x7 gelli printing plate
5" x 7" pre-folded kraft card
MME Haunted 12x12 paper pad
Card stock:  Orchid, black, kraft
Ink Pads:  Versamark, white pigment, dark brown chalk ink,
Distress stains:  Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters
Black distress glitter
Lime Green Stickles
Black lace ribbon
White gel pen
Clear acrylic squares (1" and 1/2") (from my stash)
Momenta wooden tickets
Detail white embossing powder
Glimmer Mists:  Dewberry, Olive Vine, Bittersweet

I hope you enjoyed my gelli printing plate project today, and that I have inspired you with all of the great products available at Sin City Stamps.  I also hope that you are enjoying the hop and gaining lots of inspiration from everyone!

Thanks for stopping by!

Barbara Rankin


  1. Awesome card!! Love all the little elements and that beautiful background of yellow with spiders :)

  2. I will sound like I have lived in a cave but the gelli printing is so new to me. I had heard about it but never really got it. You have given me gelli fever with your awesome background on your frightful card! Gorgeous work on both!

  3. Fabulous creations today! I love the gelli background, great colours and looks great on the other tag too! Awesome stamps and a fantastic finished project! Love it! mo x

  4. Great projects for today, thanks for sharing the tutorial. Love all the elements together and that journaling card is awesome.

  5. Love the gelli plate background, really looks fun to make. Awesome images and stamps. Really like the border diamonds pattern!
    Happy Friday!

  6. Thank you for the tutorial.
    It is fun to play around and try different colors and combinations.

  7. Thanks for the fab tut today. I've had my Gelli plate since last Christmas and still haven't had the nerve to play with it. Your prints turned out great and I love the finished piece. xxD.

  8. Great card. Love all the details and the colors.

  9. Spooktacular creations! I love all the rich details and textures you incorporated into them! So spooky and eerie!

  10. My gelli plate is somewhere in a container in the Bay of Biscay...

    Love your creation - the colours and textures - and the spiders!

  11. These are wonderful backgrounds--thanks so much for the how-to!

  12. Beautiful projects, love all the how to pics. What cool stamps too.