Making Backgrounds with Gel Media Plate

Do you believe in fairies? What a wonderful world it would be to have these little creatures at the bottom of your garden! Todays card is made with Yvonne Creations Rectangle Autumn Frame and Sue Wilsons Fillables Collection Fairy Scene. 
I have simply cut the frame out in black card and cut two fairy scenes in black too. I have then snipped the fairy out of the scene and then with one of the fairies just used her wings. I placed the cut wings BEHIND the main fairy so you cant see the join.

Other dies used in this card are the Presscuts Notched Rectangles for the base card and JND Mini tags for the sentiments.
The background technique is using the Izink pigment inks and the large Gel Media plate. I have done a 5 minute video for you to show you how easy this technique is

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Starburst Card Video

As requested, I have a video of how to make the Starburst card.

Card measurements for this card are as follows; Base card 7" x 6" and the white card, 6.75" x 5.75"

How to make a Twisted Easel Card

A basic video showing how to make the base card on a Twisted easel card.

Book Card

My card today uses the Brand New Presscuts Book Card die set. I love to use unusual card shapes but often the fussy measuring and cutting puts me off to make them once I get round to it, so I was delighted to see this new die set with all the hard work already done for me.
You need and A4 die cutting machine and I have used 3 sheets of card. One for the base card and inner mats and then two in Milk foundation card for the front cover and the inner card

For the background design, I have used the Phill Martin Grunge dots stencil and sponge through with Distress inks in Victorian Velvet and Antique Linen
I have continued the design inside as well, with another sentiment from Woodware as the verse leaving a blank panel for writing on too.

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Indonesian Collection Borders and Corners

Items used on todays card
Indonesian Collection Border and Corners die setIndonesian Collection Sumatra die setIndonesian Collection Java die setRope Chain Embossing FolderStick Pin elementsSatin RibbonAlways and Forever Pearl and Diamente Circle charmsFoundation cardstock - Coconut White, Mauve, Lilac

The Border and Corners die set is so versatile and I have made a second example today using just the inner die of the Border set to show you how different this can look.
Items used on this card Indonesian Collection Borders and CornersPeony DiamondFoundation cardstock Bright White and Aqua
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Twist and Pop card


Sue Wilson Tropical Hibiscus flowers