Friday, November 24, 2017

FSJ Concept Designers Gel Press Print Swap

The FSJ Concept Designers have been having a little fun together (well, a LOT of fun) and today we want to show you what we've been working on! We had ourselves a little Gel Press Print Swap. The six of us (myself, Shannon Smith, Laura Williams, Michelle Woerner, Mariana Grisby, and Patricia Roebuck) divided up into pairs.

Three of the designers (Shannon, Mariana and Patricia) created an 8.5x11" print on the Journey Gel Press. Then they cut their print in half and sent half to their partner. The printmaker AND their partner created a card using the same Gel Press Print, and today we're going to share the different projects we have created from those same prints!

It was a SUPER fun swap and none of us have seen the other prints that were made or the projects that were derived from them so I can't wait to see the other prints along with each of you, and how each designer used their print on a project!

My partner for the swap is Shannon. Shannon created a fantastically layered wintry print using a few different stencils, to achieve her final look. It is stunning in real life, as she finished off the look with that Sparkle Silk that we've all come to love. The main stencil she used is pretty obvious as it pops right out at with with the contrasting paint color, but the other stencil is a bit more subtle. Can you see it? It is absolutely gorgeous! We'll both have to click over to her description to find out the exact technique she used, but the two stencils are the Winter Wonderland and Polka Dot Wall.



She mailed half of the print to me, which I cut in half and was able to make TWO cards with. So, this is what I created with it!


For my first card, I simply trimmed the print down to 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" and affixed it to a 4" x 5 1/2" Whip Cream panel. The I pop-up that up onto a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Turbo Teal cardstock folded in half to form a top folding card base. I die-cut a large circle from the Journey Circles Die Set (DI-0039) from Journey Brush Silver Cardstock and heat embossed snowflakes on it with Clear Pigment ink and White Embossing Powder using the Journey Heat Gun and the snowflake from the Snowmen Days Stamp Set (SS-0519). Then I trimmed a 1/4" sliver off the circle and popped it up on the card front approximately 3/4" from the bottom right edge. The, pop-up a die-cut Snowflake cut from Whip Cream cardstock cut from the Holiday Elements Steel Rule Die (DI-0008) in the center of the die-cut circle and embellished it with Summer Play Sparkles and Fashion Silver. Lastly, stamp the sentiment also from Snowmen Days Stamp Set with Clear Pigment Ink and heat emboss with Journey Silver Embossing Powder  on Whip Cream cardstock. Trim into a banner and pop-up on card front in upper left corner. Slip on a Paper Clip Element and embellish top with Fashion Silver.

Supplies:
Snowmen Days Stamp Set SS-0519
Journey Circles Die Set DI-0039
Holiday Elements Steel Rule Die SR-0008
Winter Wonderland Stencil
Polka Dot Wall Stencil
Sparkle Silk
Journey Gel Press
Brayer
Clear Pigment Ink
Journey Silver Embossing Powder
Whip Cream Embossing Powder
Fashion Silver
Paper Clip Element
Summer Play Sparkles
Journey Brush Silver Cardstock
Whip Cream Cardstock
Turbo Teal Cardstock
Details Pro Shears


For my second print, I also created a card. For this one, I trimmed the print down to 4" x 5 1/2". Then I die-cut the single tree panel from the Winter Hills Die Set (DI-0249) from both Limeade Splash and Whip Cream cardstocks. On the Whip Cream die-cut piece, I cut off the tree so I only had the bottom "snow" portion and then placed that Whip Cream "snow" into the Corrugated Board Embossing Folder and embossed it using The Amaze die-cutting machine. I then used Journey Modeling Paste to apply a snow texture to the tips of the die-cut tree and to some of the embossed areas of the Whip Cream cardstock. After adding the Journey Modeling Paste, I sprinkled on Journey Sparkle Cuts and Journey Sparkle Dust while the Journey Modeling Paste was still wet. I then used my Journey Heat Gun to accelerate the dry time, however, you can certainly allow it to air dry for 15 minutes if you do not have a heat gun. While drying, you can stamp your two snowmen from the Snowmen Days Stamp Set (same set used on the previous card). Color them with the Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils (I will list the colors at the end) and detail cut around the outside of each image. Then I trimmed 1/4" off the left side of both the Whip Cream panel and the Limeade Splash panel so they matched the width of my Gel Press Print. Then I popped-up my Whip Cream print onto my Limeade Splash die-cut. Affix the bottom portion of the Limeade Splash die-cut to the Gel Press Print and pop-up the tree only. Pop-up both stamped snowmen images. Add Sweet Candy Drops and Candy Minis to decorate Christmas Tree. Stamp "Merry Christmas" sentiment on Whip Cream cardstock using Black Licorice ink, cut end at a 45 degree angle and add Journey Brush Silver Staple using Journey Days Stapler. Pop-up sentiment in upper left-hand corner.

Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencil Colors:
Large Snowman Scarf & Hat Colors: #003
Stick Arms: #0038
Carrot Nose #0011
Baby Mittens: #006+007
Baby Scarf: #006+#007, #015
Shading: #0025

Supplies:
Snowmen Days Stamp Set SS-0519
Winter Hills Die Set DI-0249
Corrugated Board Embossing Folder
Journey Color Splash Watercolor Pencils
Journey Gel Press
Winter Wonderland Stencil
Polka Dot Wall Stencil
Brayer
Sweet Candy Drops
Candy Minis
Journey Brush Silver Staples
Journey Days Stapler
Limeade Splash Cardstock
Whip Cream Cardstock
Turbo Teal Cardstock
Sparkle Silk
Black Licorice True Color Fusion Ink
Journey Sparkle Dust
Journey Sparkle Cuts
Journey Modeling Paste
Spatula

So now, if you haven't been over there yet, go see my girl Shannon! She created something with the other half of this print, and I can't wait for you to see it!

Then, hop around to the rest of the teams, and see the prints they created, plus how they each used those prints!

Mariana and Michelle
Shannon and Tania (that is ME!)
Patricia and Laura

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy the rest of the swap stops, and don't forget to pin everyone's projects for inspiration later on!

All products can be purchased at shop.funstampersjourney.com!

9 comments:

  1. Loooooooove them both - but that tree with those dots. OH my HECK! :)

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  2. Beautiful cards! I love that you did a Gel Press Print swap, by bestie and I did one before and seeing these cards I want to do it again!

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  3. Both are super cute cards! Great job with Shannon's print!!

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  4. Beautiful cards!Really love that color combo!

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  5. Two sweet cards with a great print! Perfect for the season :)

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  6. Well, the gel press print made by your partner is terrific to start with and then you created 2 wonderful Christmas-y winter theme cards with that print! Wonderful!

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  7. Wonderful cards, Tania! that print is great, perfect for winter cards!

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  8. These are both awesome, Tania! I love the wintery look of the first one with the layers, and then love the second with the colored enamel dots, the white on the trees, and layers!

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  9. Oh they are fun and adorable snowflakes cards! LOVE them!

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