Wednesday, June 17, 2015

My First Card Using Gelatos

This is the first time I've used Gelatos. I think I love Gelatos!

I know that I viewed a tutorial on a blog recently giving instructions on how to make a background using Gelatos. Do you think I can find the blog so I can share it with you? No, and believe me I have spent hours looking for it. If it was your blog and your tutorial, please let me know and I will give you credit.

Well, here are the instructions in case you want to try to make a background like this.

Use Gelatos to color on the raised portion of the embossing folder.
Lightly spray with water. Use your fingers to blend the colors.

 Place  watercolor paper in the embossing folder.
With your fingers lightly press the paper between the two sides of  the folder. You won't be running it through the Cuttlebug.
Dry with a heat gun.

Depending on how much water was used you might find that the colors will run, like the one on the right.

I'm entering this card  in the Pixies Snippets Playground Challenge #181 and 182

 I used snippets of ribbon that were saved from the bouquet of flowers that I received for Mothers Day. The butterflies were snippets of white card stock that were stamped with Wild Honey distress ink.  I used black, purple and white layers of card stock behind the card base.

 My card today is for the new "Memory Box Challenge #1"
 The theme for this challenge is "Butterflies".
A Memory Box "Butterfly" Die must be used on the card.
 I've used two Memory Box butterfly dies and the flower spray is also a Memory Box die.

 Thanks so much for visiting my blog today.
Ta Ta For Now,


  1. This is so pretty and I love your gelato background, lovely colours.What a clever technique.I like the lilac ribbon and your pretty flowers and of course those fabulous butterflies. Beautiful!

  2. What a fun idea. I hardly ever use my gelatos, but this is so simple and makes such a beautiful background. Thanks for sharing. It made a terrific card.

  3. Beautiful card. I love the ribbon flowers. I am just beginning to play around with water coloring so will be giving your idea a try.

  4. Great technique for the gelatos. Your card is so pretty!

  5. This card is so pretty Kathy, I love the colours you used, and the die cut flowers and ribbon are beautiful. This looks like an interesting and very effective technique.
    Jean x

  6. I've never heard of this technique before, and since I don't own any gelatos (yet) I won't be trying it, but your card turned out so pretty! I love those lavender die cut flowers against that great background!

  7. Lovely background, and thanks for a new gelato technique. It really made a stunning look for the pretty floral die and those gorgeous butterflies. I hear you about looking for a video to link something that inspired you! I have used gelatos, but usually forget about them. And I've never seen this particular technique. Will definitely try it. (and yes, the Misti is a handy tool to have, especially for layered images, or if you're doing assembly line stamping ). Look for Maureen Wong on Youtube. She has some wonderful videos on Misti. TFS & Hugs