Friday, September 08, 2017

Mixed Media Happy Birthday Card using Gel Press Plate from Fun Stampers Journey

Hello friends!

This month Fun Stampers Journey is having a super fun promotion on all of their mixed media products which includes one of their newest additions to their product offerings, the custom-sized, 8 1/2" x 11" Journey Gel Press!

I looooooooooove this thing!  It is such a fun tool to have in your crafting toolbox especially if you want to play with mixed media products.  It works so well with so many of the other products that Fun Stampers Journey has to offer, such as the PanPastelsStencils, Acrylic Paints, Liquid Colors, Splashes, and Silks.

And what is even more awesome is that these products are SO easy to use!  Recently I was having some health challenges when all this fun stuff arrived at my doorstep and I needed to be doing a lot of bed rest and just lay low, but my 12-year old daughter was just dying to see how this Gel Press thing worked. So she asked if she could cover our large square ottoman with a tablecloth, and pull out the Gel Press and paint supplies and make some prints.  Of course! Let's do it, girlfriend!

With just a brief explanation of how to pull a print, she was well on her way to creating some beautiful pieces to use on some future cards! Just look.....

After watching her create so many beautiful pieces, she had me so inspired, I had to jump in and get my hands messy as well. So, I used the newly released Beach Ball and Bubble Gum Acrylic Paint with some Sparkle Silk splattered on, along with the Stained Glass stencil to pull a print off the Gel Press to create the base for this card. I misted on some water with the paint to get that dreamy watery watercolor effect so the stencil wasn't so defined. 

Once it was dry I built up the layers with a die cut Journey Circle, a die cut tag stamped with a "Happy Birthday" sentiment from the Party Animals Stamp Set and then affixed down with a strip of the new Denim Prints Journey Tape. 

I further embellished the card with three stars cut from the Star Struck trim featured in the new Journey Holidays catalog and some Fashion Silver embellishments. And lastly, flicked on a healthy dose of Silver Silk. 

There is a wonderful promotion of all these media items on sale from now until September 30, available for purchase through a Journey Coach at For a look at the products on sale visit the shop here: Media Mix Sale

For a look at more fun projects look for the #fsjmediamix tag on social media throughout the month! 

Journey Gel Press / JM-0107
Brayer / TO-0087
Party Animals Stamp Set / SS-0463
Journey Circles Die Set / DI-0039
Tag Set Steel Rule Die / SR-0014
Fashion Silver / AC-0293
Star Struck / AC-0305
Journey Thread Natural
Beach Ball Acrylic Paint
Bubble Gum Acrylic Paint
Stained Glass Stencil
Sparkle Silk
Silver Silk
Whip Cream Cardstock
Denim Days Cardstock


  1. Beautiful card and prints, Tania! I love my Gel Press! I'm so happy FSJ has it...creating backgrounds for cardmaking is a blast Even better they are on sale this month. Karen FSJ Coach #31

  2. I love the backgrounds your daughter created and your card is beautiful! I love our gel press and just ordered more mixed media goodies from our Media Mix sale.


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