When a cool gel print meets great dies....

A card with a very graphic design is born


3/20/20231 min read

Getting Started:

Card Base: 5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

black layer: 5 x 4

card face: 4 7/8 x 3 7/8

Card Face:

  • I had a gel print that I wanted to use : I loved the intense colours and the way they flowed together and around each other.

  • I also had a new set of Tim Holtz dies that I wanted to try out .... so the decision was easy!

  • I placed 3 of the dies down the left hand side of the card face and ran them through the Big Shot. I discovered that I absolutely loved the look of the negative die cut in the gel print.

Other: I grabbed a sentiment from my stash and put dimensional foam on the back.


  • I centered and glued the black layer to the card base.

  • I centered and glued the card face to the black layer.

  • I removed the backing from the foam tape, and put it in place on the right hand side, tucked strategically into the V formed by two of the leaves.

  • I added white Nuvo drops .

Final thoughts:

I was really pleased with this one, I think the gel print and those dies are a great combination. This card has a bigger border than I usually use, which was dictated by the print. I think that was a happy accident, as the extra breathing room makes a difference here.

Supplies: (with links where possible)

Dies: Cut Out Leaves, Tim Holtz, Amazon or Simon Says Stamp or Scrapbook.com

background: I used a gel print, but this design would work just as well with a bold patterned paper. You could even create your own with a stencil or simple ink blending.

Nuvo Drops:Simply White, Simon Says Stamp

Adhesive: Tombo Aqua, Amazon or Simon Says Stamp

Dimensional Foam: Dollarama

Black cardstock: Stampin' Up

Card Base: Accent 100 lb, Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb, Amazon

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