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How TO Make Gel Press Prints For Cards

Do you let gel press prints evolve organically or create with the final project in mind? Learn tips on how to make gel press prints specifically for cards. Each gel press print is crafted to showcase the new Colorado Craft Company Anita Jeram release.

How to Make Gel Press Prints for Cards

Many thanks to Adrienne Kennedy from Colorado Craft Company for relaying you to my blog. If you started at the 3C blog, then good news, you haven’t missed any crafty goodness. Keep reading for Giveaway info!

How To Video

All the details to create fabulous gel press prints for cards are in this video tutorial. Watch here or in HD on YouTube. While you’re there I’d love it if you like, subscribe, and share with friends.

Love Art Stamp Set

First, I immediately thought of a rainbow theme when I saw this adorable Love Art Stamp Set. But, as it happens the first print didn’t turn out like I expected. If that happens to you, don’t let it discourage you because the next print could be amazing.

Colorado Craft Company Love Art Stamp Set

I kept the leftover rainbow bits on the gel press and shifted gears to create a plaster wall background for these little cuties. I used Amsterdam Acrylic Paint in: Carmine, Yellow Ochre, Phthalo Green, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Violet, Buff Titanium, and Venetian Rose.

How to make gel press prints to create a scene card

For Mom Stamp Set

All mom’s deserve a bit of TLC. So, I used warm and cozy colors to set the scene for the For Mom Stamp Set: Burnt Sienna, Venetian Rose, and Naples Yellow Deep.

Colorado Craft Company For Mom Stamp Set

I added a few more touches of color to the stamped image with Caran d’Ache Neocolor II Artists’ Crayons. Die cutting the print with a square deckle edge furthers the warm and cozy vibe by keeping the scene small and contained.

How to make a warm and cozy gel press print for a Mother's Day card

Snuggle Bunny Mini Stamp Set

Next, we have the Snuggle Bunny Mini Stamp Set. It includes two bunnies in the grass looking off into the distant sky. So of course a color palette change is in order. This time I opted for Prussian Blue, Sky Blue Light, Naples Yellow Green, and Olive Green Light.

Colorado Craft Company Snuggle Bunny

If you’re hoping to retain white space on your gel press print, allow the paint to dry for 30-60 seconds before placing your paper on the gel plate. Dry paint will remain on the plate, creating white space on the print.

How to make a gel press print nature scene for a critter stamp set

The Artist Mini Stamp & Die Set

Check out this sophisticated mini arteesst. How cut is he? If you’re not comfortable coloring, then incorporating stamps with gel press prints is a fabulous option. Truth be told, I don’t have a lot of experience coloring critters, but I gave it a whirl with this little guy.

Colorado Craft Company The Artist Mini Stamp Set

There are a couple Bob Ross quotes in this release and I adore them. As a kid, I was also so excited to catch one of Bob Ross’ tutorials on public television.

How to make a gel press print for an artsy scene card

The gel press print is made with Amsterdam Acrylic paint in Caput Mortem, Sky Blue Light, Buff Titanium, and Olive Yellow Light. The little artist is Copic colored with: E09, E11, E13, E15, E93, B02, RV69, W1, and W3.

Dad’s Cooking Stamp Set

The first and this last card are my favorites of the bunch. Which is funny because both started with prints that didn’t work. The moral of the story there is to never quit, keep experimenting until you love it.

Colorado Craft Company Dad's Cooking Stamp Set

The process for this one is more difficult to explain and is better understood by watching the video. I will say I love how the lift technique worked out with the Prussian Blue.

How to make gel press prints with a vintage beachy vibe for Father's Day cards

This card has a vintage beach poster or t-shirt vibe that I am so digging. I love the subtle pops of Venetian Rose and Naples Yellow Green coming through the Prussian Blue.

I had an absolute blast making these gel press prints and cards. My only regret is that I didn’t scan the gel press prints before using them. The thing about gel press prints is that they’re one of a kind and it’s unlikely I’ll be able to reproduce them. But, I may try. Do let me know if you are able to recreate these designs.


Colorado Craft Company is sponsoring a $25 gift card at each stop on the hop. We love to hear from you. So, to enter the giveaway, visit each designer’s blog and leave a comment.

The giveaway ends Aprilt 13th at midnight. I’ll announce the winner here on my blog with an update in this section. So please check back to see if you’re the lucky winner.

WINNER: Congratulations to Lynne Lugo our randomly selected winner! Lynne, I have emailed you instructions to claim your prize.

Many thanks to everyone who left a comment. I have read every comment here and on my social media accounts. Though I cannot reply to all of them, I’m thrilled to hear so many of you felt inspired to pull out your gel press and Gelli plates and get creative! Thanks again!!

How to Copic color realistic pears | Colorado Craft Company Pears & Hugs

Copic Pears

One of my favorite lines of stamps is the Colorado Craft Company Big & Bold line. Don’t you find it much easier to color large images?

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Next Stop

The next stop on the hop is the lovely Angelica Conrad. The full list of artists is below so you don’t miss any crafty inspiration.

Adrienne Kennedy (CCC)
Amber Rain Davis
Angelica Conrad
Bibi Cameron
Caly Person
Cathy Zielske
Chari Moss
Chris Dayton
Daniel West
Donna Hitz
Emily Midgett
Erin Thompson
Jennifer Gross
Jennifer Kotas
Jennifer McGuire
Jennifer Shurkus
Joe Sysavath
Kassi Hulet
Kathy Racoosin
Kelly Griglione
Koren Wiskman
Kristina Werner
Laura Volpes
Mansi Bhatia
Marci Snee
Nichol Spohr
Sandy Allnock
Sara Torzullo
Traci Jenkins
Yana Smakula


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  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all five cards and the fabulous video! I think the For Mom, Bunnies and Bob Ross are my top three. Thanks for all the pointers and wonderful inspiration.

  2. What an amazing twist on the typical coloring seen with these stamps!

  3. Your cards are all so beautiful! Love your designs and different techniques! Thank you for sharing the tips and how to!

  4. lisascreativeniche says:

    I love this idea of using gelli prints! I’ve often wondered how to mix the two and I love this!

  5. These gel prints are such lovely backdrops for these fun stamps. Thank you for sharing your creative cards!

  6. Charlotte Schiff-Norton says:

    Wow, what a cool technique, I will definitely have to give it a try. All of the stamp sets are just so darn cute but I think I would have to say my favorite at the moment is the from all of us.

  7. I really love all of the cards you have made with the Gell Press. It’s very inspiring!!! And I really enjoyed the video you have made with it.
    Thank you.

  8. Bonnie Peffer says:

    Loved watching you create these amazing backgrounds on your gel press. Each one so unique. I just got a gel press and have alot to learn. My favorite is the Love Art.

  9. I think that is a very cool way to use these stamps! Thanks for teaching me a new technique. I think your mini bunny star gazer card came out so cool with that set! My favorite stamp in this release is Proud of You, but they all are must-haves!

  10. What a cool idea for cards. Love the end results. Reminds me of when I did linoleum prints many years ago.

  11. Kristi H. says:

    Wow! Thanks for all this fabulous inspiration. I’ve been on the fence about gel press, but I think it’s time to get off my tuchus and give it a go.

  12. Scraporcraft says:

    Great idea shares for the backgrounds. I’d like to try working with a gell press, so this is a great look at using prints that might turn out well.

  13. Robin Stanton1 says:

    Your gel press video was awesome! Time to dig mine out again! I love the kitty in bed the best!

  14. Fabulous gel prints. My favorite set is Love Art.

  15. Terrific cards… love the backgrounds; can’t wait to watch your process video for more info. Love the new release too… all the sets are so cute!

  16. Dorothy Ayotte says:

    I totally enjoyed watching you make the very cool backgrounds! Darling cards! Thanks for all the tips.

  17. Your gel press backgrounds are beautiful, perfect setting for a little Anita Jeram bunny or mouse!

  18. _chevron2 says:

    I would definitely love getting one of these cards! Fabulous job!!

  19. wow, absolutely stunning. and great video, thank you for all the tips.
    The Love Art set is my favorite.

  20. I never saw a gel press before. Wow! I definitely have a new item on my wish list for my cards and mixed media. Great cards.

  21. Kelly Booth says:

    Your cards are so awesome!!!

  22. Arlene P. says:

    Loved your video! So many tips included. My favorite stamp from this release is the art one which you used.

  23. Traci Lord says:

    Wow! What an unique way to use these! Thank you for the video also. I’m a visual learner so I truly appreciate it. ❤😘

  24. Aimee Phillips says:

    What great inspiration you did using that only the adorable stamps but the gel press. I also love Bob Ross. Used to love watching him and public channel do his painting and he always inspired me.

  25. Patricia Wilson says:

    I loved this video, so much information packed in and the prints were outstanding. I bought my gel press but haven’t gotten my courage up yet. These ideas may help me to take a deep breath and try it now.

  26. Love your adorable cards with the gel press backgrounds! Can’t wait to view the process video. All the new stamp/die sets are fantastic… I think the congratulating critters will be my first one to purchase. Too cute!!

  27. How cool is this! I love the art stamps the most. I’m going to have to give this a try!

  28. Christine Kiehl says:

    Wow oh wow batmans did you ever just GO FOR IT! Amazing collection of cards that you crafted to share on the hop! I too LOVE her stamps and dies and have been busy slowly building my own collection so that I too may craft some fabulous cards someday!

  29. Robin Ridpath says:

    Wow! That was just amazing to watch your process. I have never tried this technique with my gel press, but plan on giving it a go.

    1. Marylin Day says:

      The CCC releases are so cute and love the imagination used to create these cards.

  30. Really enjoyed your gel press video. I have watched quite a few and yours was done at a pace that the person viewing has time to figure out what you are showing. I like that you show prints you aren’t happy with and then fix them. That helps the viewer. Your cards are great— my favorite is The Artist! Would be such a cool set with the Bob Ross quotes ( I didn’t see the set shown though). I found you through Altenew and love your work. The Zentangle is amazing!

  31. WOW ! What a fabulous video and gorgeous cards. I’ve never tried (even seen)a gel plate but the possibilities of wonderful backgrounds seem to be endless. Stunning ! If I had to choose a set it surely be “For dad” set although they all are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing !

  32. The Love art set is my favorite!! I can’t wait to play with the set!! You’ve inspired me to unwrap my gelli roll set and give it a try! Thank you!!

  33. Tammy Boissonneault says:

    OMG the mini snuggle bunny set and the card you made with it-talk about pull my heart strings-amazing!

  34. I really like the Mom in bed set. I am now inspired to try the gel press, thank you.

  35. Laura Parillo says:

    Love your creations. You have inspired me to take out my gel press more often.

  36. Jeanne Beam says:

    Such adorable cards! I love using my gel press, awesome backgrounds..
    Thanks for sharing.

  37. Marcia Harrington says:

    You are always such an inspiration. I just bought a large 8×10 gel press that I haven’t used yet. I thought about cutting it in half. Not sure that’s a good idea. . . .just have to go and use it. Love your creations.

  38. I noticed the Bob Ross comment in the stamp set right away, probably because I was always fascinated by his talent and gentle nature, so I’m pleased to see how you used it in your sample! Great job.

  39. MaryAnn S says:

    OhMyWord! That snuggle bunny stamp and gel print have me crushing so hard. I keep saying no to gel press as a new technique, but your cards are not helping me to win the argument with myself.

  40. Joanne Hoffmann says:

    I am just discovering CCC and I gotta tell ya that I’m falling in love with the Anita Jeram line!! Those images are so sweet, pure, and adorable!! Hoping to place an order soon and I just can’t decide which I NEED first…the mice are my fave from this release but the group critter set is a very close second!!

  41. Anything with such adorable mice are too appealing! Can’t help it with a nickname of “Mouse”. Hope they don’t sell out before I get mine.

  42. Deborah L. Reeder says:

    Bob Ross is/was absolutely inspiring! Can’t you just imagine adding these adorable bunnies to one of his landscapes? Thanks for sharing your art and tips.

  43. Ann Marie says:

    My favorite is the Love Art, but I love them all! Anita’s illustrations are gorgeous! Glad to have the opportunity to win the gift card.
    Gel Press has become the thing to use again in card making. Really great illustrations and explanation of the different ways to use it. Thank you.

  44. Mary Ann Reilly says:

    Lovely! I think this is a great idea for backgrounds for these stamps which may look daunting to color. I obviously need to get a gel press!

  45. Cecie Haxton says:

    I’ve never tried gel press printing but your amazing cards are tempting me to try. My favorite of the newest release is the Proud of You set. Thanks for sharing!

  46. Interesting technique. I love this new release from Colorado Craft Company and Anita Jeram.
    My favorite stamp set is Dad’s Cooking. They are all great!

  47. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    I love these gel press techniques! Your cards are so cool!

  48. Beverly Kozlowski says:

    I’ve never tried using a gel press, but now I must try! Thanks for sharing your tips on the technique!

  49. Talitha Wright says:

    Love Art set is my favorite, but this whole release is great!

  50. Kate O'Brien says:

    I LOVE your cards!

  51. Debbie Garcia says:

    I love all the stamps in this collection! I can’t pick one!
    I love your gel press ideas! Thank you!

  52. Love your techniques! The look is bold and fun!

  53. Love these stamps…Favorite is the cute mouse coloring the leaves, etc.

  54. Kathy Corbeill says:

    I can’t wait to give the gel press technique a try. Your cards are beautiful! The For Mom set with the cat in bed is my favorite

  55. Michele Giefer says:

    I love the background on your mice painting flower.

  56. What extraordinarily artistic creations! The gel pressing gives these images a whole different look. Fantastic.

  57. Love the gel prints with these adorable images!

  58. Deborah J Cartwright says:

    Beautiful cards , Love Art is my favorite !

  59. Laurie R. says:

    The gel prints are so unique and artistic looking! My favorite from the latest release is Amazing Mom or For Mom.

  60. Dara Malone says:

    Love Art is my favorite including Bob Ross quotes! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

  61. You got me! I tried the gel press with acrylic paints and I pretty sure I’m hooked. I can’t seems to stop. I tried the gel press before with inks but, using the paints is so addictive. The colors and patterns are so vivid. Thanks!

  62. Laura Long says:

    Great info about the gel press. I haven’t used this and probably won’t just for the different supplies and space to store them. But your end images are lovely and I’m happy to have been fascinated with learning.

  63. The Spring Leaf says:

    Sooo beautiful! Love the way you have brought these stamps into use.

  64. Nancy Suits says:

    Awesome!! I KUST post a Gel Plate and was wondering what should I use it on. Now it can try it on my favorite stamp set From All of Us.!!!

  65. Beth Myers says:

    Great technique for when I need a break from coloring in images. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards.

  66. Lisa Hunt says:

    Great cards, great techniques.
    AJ479 Anita Jeram~Love Art is the stamp set I like most.

  67. Love the results of your gel plate prints. They are so different from what I am used to seeing. Thanks for sharing

  68. Kristin Rigsbee says:

    Beautiful cards. Love the mom card. Nice color.

  69. I haven’t started using a gel press yet. You certainly have a lot of tips and tricks I decide. Thanks for sharing all of them. These are certainly unique cards. You do an excellent job. I’m not sure I could get into the gel press. It seems like a messy process. I did love the colored backgrounds. I really like this Colorado Craft Co. reveal. I know I’ll be buying some of the stamps. Your vibrant colors have inspired me.

  70. Cynthia F. Gillette says:

    I actually like the Love Art background the best! I also like that stamp set best of the new release.

  71. Debbie Selby says:

    Loved this video on Gel Press. My favourite stamp set is Best Chef Ever.

  72. Patricia Rowe says:

    I have a gel plate but it sits in the wrapping. I was waiting for instructions. I just discovered this site. I am totally in love to find adorable stamps and incredible techniques.
    Thank you ever so much.

  73. Joan Marshall says:

    Very, very creative! Enjoy all your inspirational cards!

  74. You got me at Bob Ross ! I didn’t even notice it on the stamp set until seen on your card. Divine ! Thanks for sharing your talents. I’m inspired.

  75. Beth Schrader says:

    Wow! I’ve wondered if I want to get into the gel press process and now I’m convinced! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations,

  76. Amy Sonnemann says:

    How fun! I didn’t think about combining both but they look amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

  77. Thank you for the Gel Press talents. I can’t wait to try your techniques

  78. Gail Spresser says:

    My favorite CCC new release is Anita Jeram Love Art stamp and die set. All your cards are really nice and creative. Thank you for sharing.

  79. Sheri White says:

    This is a great idea vs coloring all the details. Love it!

  80. I love the gel press technique. Your cards are beautiful

  81. Yvonne Boucher says:

    Amber, I always get the best tips from you! I love these cards and forget to use my gel prints, or make new ones. Thank you for this….and I love all your cards, this is a fantastic release! Especially love the one with the”Bob Ross quote” and The Artist!!!

  82. loretta melton says:

    I’m digging the mom stamp set

  83. Wow! Stunning cards! I love the „Love Art“ and „Proud of you“ set. Havens mentioned the little bunny stamp. So georgeous!

    Thanks for sharing these cards with us!

    Ilona from Koboldwerkelei.de

  84. Holy Cow – these are so neat. I’m really new to this gel press and I thought it’s just one more thing to learn and to buy. But after seeing this I’m sold. Beautiful backgrounds for these adorable stamps that I just can’t get enough of.

  85. susana lacy says:

    These are so cute!

  86. Wow, simply stunning, one very clever lady. Signed up to the newsletter, don’t want to miss a thing, stay safe love Jane x

  87. Beautiful cards with your gel press prints. The texture in the background makes the critters stand out.

  88. Alma Dirpaul says:

    The Amazing Mom stamp is my favourite. Thanks to Colorado Craft Company for this giveaway.

  89. Betsy Hunter says:

    I have never heard of this technique before, wow. I have tons of acrylic paints I just need to buy the blocks, this stamp set is my absolute favorite so cute

  90. Miriam Prantner says:

    These are such cool cards! I really love the backgrounds and how you used each one to show off these cute stamps! My favorite of the new sets is Proud of You.

  91. I love these sweet images. The gel press background gives a really clever look to your cards!! Very clever!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂

  92. Theresa M Petermann says:

    Love how all the critters are dancing in “proud of you” but then again, how can I not love a painting mouse??? thanks as always for sharing.

  93. Carla Hundley says:

    Fabulous prints for
    your cards. Love the
    For Mom stamps!
    Carla from u

  94. Love Art is my definite favorite. I love the artists’ quotes.

  95. Brenda Jennings says:

    Great techniques and something I’ve never tried. TFS!

  96. Marisela Delgado says:

    Wonderful cards!

  97. Judy Strasser says:

    This is a great release and it was very hard to choose a favorite, but since I must, I choose Amazing Mom, super loving multi-tasker! I will have to try it using the gel press print technique, which I have never tried. Thanks

  98. Carol Wortman says:

    A happy little gel plate with happy little critters. What an enjoyable group of examples. I so enjoy your enthusiasm and talent!! Love!!! I grew up with my dad’s favorite TV show with Bob and when asked his favorite color… yuppers prussian Blue. Smiles ❤

  99. Great backgrounds for these adorable stamps!

  100. Very cool technique and I always enjoy your videos. The gel press is out of my comfort zone but something I definitely will explore. Love your cards!

  101. Amber, I had such a good time watching your wonderful video because it is right up the path leading to what I’ve started branching out into. I’m not doing just stamping & inking on cards but have started an art journal & am playing with my 5 x 7 gel plate with acrylic & dye inks, & am trying other forms of mixed media. I’m finding I like it as I’m not good with fine detail work due to tremors, so this form of art lets me be looser & if I goof, well, chances are, nobody is going to be able to tell. It’s so freeing not to feel intimidated by my lack of creativity & to not feel as critical of what I’ve done. Thanks so much! I hope you do more videos in this area. I always like what you create.

  102. Sheri Kempke says:

    Your gel press backgrounds combined with these awesome illustrations are amazing. Love your cards, thanks for the inspiration.

  103. Janice Hixon says:

    I can see that using the gel press takes quite a bit of planning. I have never seen anyone use paints with the gel press, which seems to speed up the drying time. Your cards turned out really well. Nice job!

  104. Lori Spitzer says:

    The gel press gives a really unique and fresh way of creating a background. I just got one and have not even used it yet. Your post gives me inspiration. I’d like the Love Art set first, though I will surely end up ordering others. I like Amazing Mom and the one with a bunch of characters b/c I think that could be useful for “Happy Birthday from us all” kinds of cards.

  105. Michele W says:

    What a creative idea to combine gel press with Anita Jeram’s sweet illustrations. I’m just starting to use the gel press so really appreciate the great video showing how you created all these backgrounds. I have trouble picking a favorite stamp set but I think I will be using the Love Art stamp set when I try to make some of these fun backgrounds.

  106. Karen Hoskins says:

    I like them all but I think my favorite is Dad’s cooking. The two kittens remind me of my twin boys.

  107. Mary Ann Merrill says:

    Thanks to you I will pull out my new gel plate. Love all the cards!

  108. Sylvia Meredith says:

    I have never used a gel press. It’s rather interesting. All of the sets are darling, but the “Love Art” is the one I really want!

  109. Becky Stawecki says:

    i truly love the artist stamps with the quotes from different Artist!!

  110. I am smitten with the mini stamps! The artist carrying the case?! Love!🥰

  111. Linda Gorman says:

    Your backgrounds are amazing! I love my gel plate but never thought to do this! I absolutely love all of your cards! This is a great release! Love Art is my favorite set but I love all of the Anita Jeram sets! Thanks fir sharing!

  112. Mary-Anne+V says:

    Fun looks with this gel press..great release.

  113. Rachelle O. says:

    Thanks so much for the wonderful tutorial – I’ve been seeing a lot more gel press cards lately and this is definitely something I want to check out!

  114. Carmela Douglas Hubler says:

    Pretty cards, Amber! I love the Mother’s Day pamper yourself card!

  115. Susan C. Starks says:

    Oh My Gosh! This whole release is so uplifting, and what do we need more than anything right now…but the Love Art set really captures the feeling of fellowship and community we share as artists and papercrafters, so if I have to choose, this one is my fave. (I’ll be getting all of them, though).Thank you for sharing a whole new way to think about using this stamp with gel printing…

  116. Tina Wetzel says:

    Hi! Thanks for the opportunity to win a gift card from Colorado Crafts!! My favorite is the Farhers Day one w/ the tiny mouse bouncing on his daddy’s belly cuz when our son was younger, he & daddy would wrestle nightly. I could hear tons of laughter coming from both! Wonderful memories we cherish!! Many Blessings,
    Tina Wetzel

  117. Joan Hanna says:

    Love your very creative cards. Very colorful and so cool. I love the Bob Ross quote 🙂

  118. Mary Holshouser says:

    Love that mouse painting the flowers.
    The mother’s day card is sweet – everybody
    is grown and gone so I don’t get breakfast
    in bed anymore. thanks for sharing

  119. Gayle Perona says:

    Thanks for showcasing the gel press. I love the striking backgrounds that you are able to creat.

  120. Suzy Rillie says:

    They’re all great! The card using Snuggle Bunny is just gorgeous! ❤️

  121. I just recently received a gel press as a gift!
    Thank you for the video on using it with my stamps.
    Very creative cards, thanks so much for sharing!

  122. Lori Leyba says:

    I love your spin on these! Very inspiring. My favorite set is the Anita Jeram- For Mom.

  123. Anne+Sturgeon says:

    You are my first experience seeing gel press done… timely but so worth the effort. Love how it worked out for these new stamps from Anita Jeram. Love Art is by far my favorite. Each of these sets are great. Love the critters and I can see that the MOM/DAD theme will work for many. However, my parents have long passed and I would use them differently. Thanks for this, I thoroughly enjoyed your process.

  124. Denise Bryant says:

    Love these gel press print backgrounds for these delightful images! I actually have a gel plate and have not used it yet, so I’ll be checking out your video for some ideas! Your card with the For Mom image is my favorite… I just love that kitty!

  125. So many wonderful ideas. My favorite is Love Art and I must add a gel press to my ever growing list of must haves.

  126. I loved the gel press results on my fav Love Art set! It’s so unique

  127. Dee Earnshaw says:

    beautiful cards – love the designs – love the images

  128. Sandra Mullenix says:

    Your gels are wonderful. And what better way to incorporate them into your magic but with these new stamps. All of your samples are gorgeous.

  129. Carolyn Reiners says:

    Hello Amber! a little nervous to try this gel press but I did buy the gel and brayer so I better get busy. Really makes cute backgrounds for the CCC Anita Jeram illustrations. So Cute.

  130. Laura Brown says:

    What a great technique that I haven’t seen before. Your cards are beautiful.

  131. Anita Jeram is just my very favorite illustrator and I have all her stamps and look forward to each release! I am never disappointed! The Gel press technique is my newest adventure…I’ve did a few for the first time this week…and now to be able to combine it with my favorite stamps is so perfect! Thanks!

  132. Amelia Fleck says:

    Although I do not own the gel press I do love how you used it here. These cards are all great. I especially like the Let’s get crazy and Artist cards.

  133. Sharon L Gullikson says:

    These are all so cute. Your artsy way with these images is great. My favorite from this new release is the rat mommy with the carriage. I couldn’t find the name of it.

  134. Such beautiful cards. How to decide?

  135. Deborah Mitchem says:

    My first time to see your work! I’ve been trying to get brave enough to try this technique and your results are fantastic ❤️ I hadn’t seen it done with line stamps (only silhouettes). Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration! The cards are amazing.

  136. Such an interesting take on these stamp sets. I really want to give this technique a try.

  137. Fantastic backgrounds, the new sets!

  138. Wow…new life for the gel press & love the idea of texture! Thanks for sharing your talent & use of 3C stamps!

  139. Wow , I am amazed by theb way you used the prints with these adorable images ,I never thought we could pair such bgs with Anita Jeram’s illustrations.Thanks a lot for inspiration and for the video , I will surely watch ! Each of the card is my fav !

  140. Barbara+Hill says:

    Thank you for showing how to use the gel press with acrylic! I’ve seen it done with dye inks, but this is totally different. It looks more organic, creative, like it stretches you as an artist to make it work. I hope that makes sense. How do you clean the brayer? Do you use your clean off paper for anything? I got waxed deli paper for gel press techniques, and am hoping I will be able to incorporate that into card making.j

    1. You’re so welcome, Barbara, and thank you! I just roll the brayer on a scratch sheet of copy paper, deli paper (that’s what I used in this video), or a page from an old book. In most cases you can use your discard or waste paper. Just rolling off the extra ink or stamping off extra paint from the stencils, rubbing plates, and stamps creates beautiful “waste” paper. You can absolutely use your deli paper on your cards. I just posted a video doing just that on the Altenew YouTube channel this morning. Have fun experimenting!

  141. Your use of gel prints in the backgrounds of your cards is so unique and offers such a different! 👏Bravo!

  142. Melissa Baskin says:

    Wow what unique cards, love them.!

  143. I am just loving this whole collection!! The Love Art is probably my favorite set. I really like how the gel press design on your Snuggle bunny cards turned out!

  144. I adore the Anita Jeram line from Colorado Craft Company, and this new release doesn’t disappoint! Your cards show off beautifully the fun & whimsy of her illustrations 🙂

  145. April Stenger says:

    Wow! I’ve never seen stamped cards with so much whimsical and artistic flair. What an exciting way to show off these amazing illustrations. Thank you.

  146. Love, LOVE, love your cards!! All of them are fantastic – makes it hard to choose a favorite new stamp set. Just signed up to your email list and your YouTube channel – woohoo!!!

  147. Great video! The gel printing looks like a lot of fun! Your cards are amazing! Thank you for the informative and inspirational video.

  148. Debbie Anderson says:

    I love gel printing, will definitley check out the video later today!

  149. Giselle D. says:

    So many great cards! The Artist is my favourite. I am a Bob Ross fan too!

  150. Love the gel press! So fun.

  151. Vickie Leaf says:

    Beautiful cards. I had never even heard of gel press before. It looks like maybe I can do it and I really like the effect on the pictures making them like real paintings. Thanks for sharing.

  152. Lisa Byers says:

    I love your use of the gel press!! Looks fun!! I love your cards!! I have a few of Anita Jeram’s stamps and I love them. Now there is more and my budget is going no, no, no, but my heart is saying YES YES YES!!

  153. The gel press technique is new to me. Snuggle Bunny and The Artist are two of my favorites of designs. The gel press background on these are perfect! Thank you for sharing 😊

  154. Jill Rauenhorst says:

    The gel press process fascinates me. It’s so cool how it will always turn out different and unique. Thanks for the way cool video and totally cool cards! My favorite stamp set is the mother’s day one with the kids and stroller. Reminds me of days gone by!

  155. Nancy K Rodeberg says:

    I am so happy you used the gel press making your cards. That is something I really am hoping to explore more and I love how you are showing how those backgrounds work with this awesome release! Artsy and Beautiful!

  156. Cheryl Stauffer says:

    I haven’t tried to gel press yet but you have encouraged me. My favorites the Love Art and your Snuggle Bunny cards.

  157. I have so enjoyed watching your technique with the gel press. I have just recently started using a gel press, and so far, you are the best at explaining “how to”. Looking forward to more instruction from you. And I am a collector of Colorado Craft Anita Jeram stamps/dies.

  158. Kristina Gentle says:

    Your creations are fantastical unique and stunning. In love with the adorable new release

  159. Roxanne Tellini says:

    My fav is the Love Art/Bob Ross card. I love it when a card evolves like that and your end result is really cute.

  160. Karen Adams says:

    These cards are awesome!

  161. You did a great job using your gel prints with these fun stamps! Love them!

  162. Betty McDougal says:

    My favorite is the LOVE ART set.

  163. Can’t wait to try these techniques. Love the cards!

  164. Andrea Robert says:

    LOVE the Love Art stamp set. I can think of so many people to send cards to with them. Your tips on using the gel press are fantastic…thank you!

  165. Great gel press tutorial! So hard to pick a favorite set-mine is Proud of You.

  166. Wonderful designs! These little critters make me smile! I just love your backgrounds; I don’t have a gel press yet but you’ve convinced me to give it a try.

  167. Fasinating watch – thank you! I enjoyed watching your tecniques – I’ve only just jumped on the gelly plate wagon – I was always intrigued but scared to try. I recently bit the bullet and had the time of my crafty life, creating some interesting backgrounds…such fun!!!
    I really like all your cards, i find myself drawn to your Love art card – I love the colours you used – its super gorgeous!

    My favourite stamp set in this new release is the LOVE ART one, but really, all of them are a close second favourite 😉

  168. Jody Blaufus says:

    Your techniques are amazing! Thank you!

  169. Lynne Lugo says:

    You have a different point of view! –as an artist. I love that you make your own backgrounds. The stamp set looks completely different with your touch. I’m drawn in. Love these stamps–especially the Art set!

  170. Carol J Power says:

    My favorite is Love Art!!! I’ve always used inks and watercolors for my stamping. But I think I’m goingvto give this a try!!!!

  171. Liz Jutila says:

    What unique designs those gel press backgrounds made! I think the mini stamps are given when you buy the full collection, and I’m glad you included those in the samples, they are so darn cute. Great job on the samples, thanks for sharing, Amber.

  172. Bernadette says:

    Wow! You packed a lot into that video and your cards are great! Just love that Love art stamp!

  173. zoe Taylor says:

    The gel press prints make great backgrounds… my favourite set has to be Love Art ….

  174. Love this technique! I’ve experimented with the gel press, but never like this. I can’t wait to try. The Love Art stamp is my favorite, and it works so well with the background you created. Thanks for all your inspiration!

  175. Meghan Kennihan says:

    Beautiful backgrounds! I LOVE the new Anita sets and what you did with them!!! WOW

  176. Sandhya Iyer says:

    I love all the beautiful scenes you have created for these adorable critters Amber! I like the idea of creating backgrounds with intention!

  177. Proud of You is my favorite!

  178. Penny Mann says:

    Proud of you is my favorite of the new release, but the little artist is calling to me.

  179. Amelialesley says:

    This is such a great idea! Thank you for sharing! I can hardly wait to try.

  180. Maureen maureenbaranov@gmail.com says:

    I love how these stamps lend themselves to so many different kinds of mediums… Watercolor, crayons, colored pencils, copics and acrylics!

  181. Teresa Jean Hinz says:

    I love all these card designs. Looks like I’ll be getting out the gel pad this weekend. Absolutely adore the Love Art set

  182. Sherri Thacker says:

    Best release yet!! I love them all but if I HAVE to pick a favorite it is Love Art.

  183. I love the Snuggle Bunny card! I can’t find the little guys on the site…is it an older/retired image? Great cards.

    1. Thanks, Natalie. I didn’t realize it when I made the cards, but the mini stamps aren’t currently on sale and will be distributed as free gifts.

  184. Judy Jackson says:

    interesting medium use.

  185. Love the use of the gel press. My favorite set is the proud of you.

  186. Kim Becicka says:

    Love use of gel press

  187. Sue KUJAWA says:

    I’ve been having a great time playing with my new gel press. The Love Art along with the For Dad sets are my favorites.

  188. Tracy Wyman says:

    I love what you have done with the gel prints – it is so perfect for the little artist! Favorite set – I am torn between Proud of You and the Love Art set! ❤️

  189. Michele Tinsley says:

    I love seeing others gel plate art! I’m still learning how to use it so it’s very helpful seeing what others do. Beautiful cards that are works of art!

  190. Let’s get crazy with art. I love that sentiment. CCC has some great new sets.

  191. Beautiful cards! You’ve convinced me that my next purchase will be a gel press along with some of these adorable new CCC/Anita Jeram stamp sets!

  192. Donna Moran says:

    Your video is so full of tips & techniques. Having never used a gel press, I was mesmerized. Beautiful stamps & end results!