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Sunday, November 10, 2019

{Stencil Sunday} Helen Creates Fun Gelli Printed Backgrounds with Stencils

Happy Sunday, STAMPlorations friends! We are back with a new helping of Stencil Sunday goodness! You'll get to see projects that show off how to creatively use ARTplorations stencils. And each month, we'll pick one winner of a $15 gift code -- the winner will be drawn from all comments left on the Stencil Sunday posts for the month, as well as from the designers' blogs.

STAMPgirl Helen used our stencils to create a few fun backgrounds for her projects.


Here's Helen with her projects:

Hello everyone... My most favorite ways of using stencils is with the Gelli Printing Plate. Here's my first project for today:

On this CAS card background, I used the Make Marks 1 stencil. I added the light blue acrylic paint on the cardstock with make up sponge lightly. After the paint dried, I cut it with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangles Nesting Dies and I added it on a white card base with EZ Runner Gran.

I used the Make Marks 4 stencil and pulled couple monoprints using Gelli Printing Plate and acrylic paints. After that, I cut it out with Stitched Tags Nesting Dies. I added one of the Coffee Heaven Clear Stickers on it. I added some crinkle ribbon on it and added it on the card with 3D foam adhesive.

I sprayed some Cocoa Marabu Art Spray on a heavyweight white cardstock, cut out the cup from Tag O'Coffee Dies, and added on the card with 3D foam tape.


This second project is a set of 3 Artist Trading Cards. Making these ATC cards are simple and quick with Make Marks stencils, Coffee Heaven clear stickers, ATC Tag Builder Dies, acrylic paints, gelatos, gelli printing plate, and make up sponge.

On this first ATC background, I used the Make Marks 2 stencil and Make Marks 6 stencil.

On this second ATC background, I used the Make Marks 4 stencil and Make Marks 5 stencil.

And on this third ATC background, I used the Make Marks 1 stencil and Make Marks 3 stencil.


Awesome backgrounds using our stencils, right? For a chance to win a $15 gift code to the STAMPlorations store, leave a comment here and on Helen's blog by December 8. We'll announce the winner in the November winners post on December 10.

Did you enjoy today's featured post? Helen will be back in two weeks for two more awesome projects so check back here then :o)


  1. What pretty backgrounds! I have a mini gelli plate
    that I need to get out and experiment with. Thanks for the ideas!

  2. Fab prints on these projects, the large sentiments stickers are lovely.

  3. Great ATCs! Thanks for sharing the stencil inspiration!

  4. Fabulous ways to use the
    stencils and Gelli printing
    plate! Beautiful.
    Carla from Utah

  5. These BIG BOLD sentiments are FABULOUS! Love these cards!

  6. Fabulous work by Helen with the gelly plate and stickers! Awesome so love this idea! TFS

  7. Love the coffee tag and the Artist Trading Cards with the big sentiments. Coffee does seem Heaven sent sometimes. Great backgrounds.

  8. Very cool sentiments. Love your backgrounds too. xoxo

  9. Well done on the background with the gelly plate...great tag, color and sentiments....tfs

  10. Love all the pretty backgrounds Helen created and of course, if it's anything to do with coffee, I'm in! lol

  11. So gorgeous! Love the backgrounds and colours.
    Valerija xx

  12. These are very cool! Gonna have to check out these stencils!

  13. Beautiful card and ATC's - I love the colors used to create the backgrounds. So very pretty!

  14. Wow, super cool and fun projects. Love the graphic elements and beautiful backgrounds.

  15. Wow, just look at those gorgeous backgrounds! I need to try this!

  16. The black sticker sentiments look fantastic on these stenciled ATC backgrounds

  17. FABULOUS backgrounds and WONDERFUL wordart stickers!
    ... feeling INSPIRED :)

  18. I love those backgrounds and the BIG BOLD SENTIMENTS!

  19. Such fresh, pretty colors! Love the sentiment stickers.


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