Elizabeth Craft Designs | Mono Printed Christmas Card

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Monoprinted Christmas Card

I’m over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today and I’m sharing this Christmas card!

I had this image in my head that I just had to try. I printed a couple of these, some in traditional Christmas colours and some in a more pop arty colour scheme. I happen to like the latter best, so that’s what I’m going to show you!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Monoprinted Christmas Card

Step 1. Die-cut a stencil out of a transparency using the solids from the Poinsettia die set. Keep the cut-outs, those will be used as a mask. Die-cut three of the poinsettia overlays too.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Monoprinted Christmas Card

Step 2. Cover a 6×6 inch Gelli Plate with neon yellow acrylic paint. Place the poinsettia overlays and the small solid poinsettia’s on the paint.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Monoprinted Christmas Card

Step 3. I cut Soft Finish Cardstock to 8.5 x 6 inches so I could line up the cardstock to the Gelli Plate perfectly. Pull your print. Clean the Gelli Plate and let the print (and masks) dry completely.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Monoprinted Christmas Card

Step 4. Cover the poinsettia’s on the print with the solid poinsettia masks. I use a repositionable dots runner to temporary adhere the masks to the print.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Monoprinted Christmas Card

Step 5. Cover the Gelli Plate with a turquoise acrylic paint. Make sure the paper is aligned with the Gelli Plate. Pull your print.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Monoprinted Christmas Card

Step 6. Stencil in the small poinsettia shapes on the print with the handmade poinsettia stencil, using a neon pink acrylic paint and a make-up sponge. I like to stencil these a little bit off-set, but you can also align them up perfectly!

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Monoprinted Christmas Card

Step 7. Use fine liners and markers to doodle in and around the poinsettia’s.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Monoprint Christmas Card

Step 8. Trim the mono print to fit your base. I trimmed mine to 5.3 x 5,3 to fit a note card of 5.5 x 5.5 inches.

Step 9. Machine stitch along the edges of the card.

Marsha Valk | Elizabeth Craft Designs: Monoprinted Christmas Card

Step 10. Die-cut letters out of sticky backed fun foam (or make your own using Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape), die-cutting from the adhesive backed side. The aim is to create mirrored letter stickers that you can adhere to a piece of cardboard or clear plastic.

Step 11. Stamp your sentiment to the mono print twice: once with a neon pink acrylic paint or ink and the second time slightly off-set with a darker colour.

Step 12. Adhere the mono print to the card base using Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape.

This type of card can be adapted to any occasion. Just trade the poinsettia’s for another die with matching overlay and you are good to go!

Happy printing!

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
1067 Poinsettia
1075 Alphabet 2 Lower Case
PSF101 Soft Finish Cardstock 8.5″ X 11″ 230gr /85Lb 10 pack
502 Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape Sheet
505 Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Tape – 3 mm
803 Metal Adaptor Plate

Other:
Transparencies
Gelli Plate
Acrylic paint (Liquitex Soft Body Acrylics)
Brayer
Make-up sponge
Repositionable adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives – E-Z Dots Runner Repositionable Tape)
Fun foam
Scrap of plexi glass

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