Elizabeth Craft Designs | Monoprinting with Die-cuts

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Gelli Plate Cards

Hi there! It’s my turn on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today and I have not one, not two, but three cards to share with you!

You must have gathered by now that I love all things inky and painty and one of my favourite tools to use is the Gelli Plate. I can mono print for hours on end, it’s that much fun!

I even created a video so you can watch my process and to show you how you can use die-cut stencils and masks with the Gelli Plate.

But first let me show you the other two cards I made. Each card features a quarter of one of my mono prints:

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Gelli Print Card

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Gelli Print Card

Here’s how I created them:

1. Use your dies to create a couple of stencils out of plain white cardstock. Featured here are the Bunch of Flowers 1 and the Flower Set 2. Cut out some extra flowers too.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Gelli Print Card Supplies

2. Create a couple of mono prints. I couldn’t tell you how I did mine if I tried, but you can watch the video to get a pretty good idea:

A couple of tips:

  • Start with just two or three colours.
  • Make sure each print is dry before you print on the same paper again.
  • Keep a sheet of paper next to the Gelli Plate to roll off any excess wet paint that’s left on your brayer.

Other than that: just have fun!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Gelli Prints

3. Cut a print into quarters and use each quarter as a background for your card. Adhere each background on a pre-cut card.

4. Use the Gelli Printed flower masks to embellish the card. You can embellish the card even further with peel-off stickers, pens and markers, machine stitches or a couple of die-cuts.

I hope you try using your dies to create stencils and masks for mono printing! You can pull prints in any colour you want, so you’ll always have just the right colours for your cards, scrapbook pages and other projects!

Have a wonderful day!


Elizabeth Craft Designs:
702 Flower Set 2
728 Bunch of Flowers 1
742 Koi
1167 Borders Assorted Peel-Offs in Black
2565 Dragonfly Ladies in Circle Peel-Offs in Black
506 Transparent Double Sided Tape – 6mm
803 CuttleBug and Big Shot Metal Adaptor Plate

Gelli Plate
Acryllic paints (Royal Talens – Amsterdam)
Cardstock (white, A4 size)
Spray bottle of water
Pre-cut cards
Pens and Markers
Sewing thread