Monday, May 4, 2015

Make It Monday - Using Gelatos with Stamps

What a lovely PTI Make It Monday today -  using Gelatos with stamps to soften the look -  You'll find Melissa's great video tutorial here.
I used several PTI stamp sets for my tag today -  the Happy Birthday is from the very first PTI set simply called Papertrey Vol 1 No 1 - it's all sentiments.  The flowers, honeybee and some of the stems are from Honey Bees, the dots background above the sentiment (you almost can't see it!) is from Background Basics/Retro and the text along the bottom is from Background Basics/Text Style.I also used a partial stamping of the large leafed stem from Brushed Blooms.
After all the stamping was done - I started with the Gelatos as shown in the video - rubbing a color on a paper towel and then rubbing the paper towel onto the tag with a circular motion around the blooms and the stems, using similar colors around each blossom.  I used several Gelato colors - Bubblegum, Tangerine, Lemon and Margarita.
I was so happy with this that I made four more for my birthday stash - I need two of them already for two friends birthdays that are next week!  I think a tag makes for a lovely card, especially one so cheery as this!
I'm also entering my tag in the Tag You're It challenge.

 And Seize the Birthday - Make your own background



Stamps:  Background Basics/Retro, Background Basics/Text Style, Honey Bees, Brushed Blooms, Papertrey -  PTI
Paper:  White, Textstyle Distressed Dots - PTI
Ink:  Hibiscus Burst, Smokey Shadow, New Leaf, Simply Chartreuse, Ocean Tides, Harvest Gold Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Orange Zest - PTI
Accessories:  Sentiment Strips Die - MFT, Lemonade Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Gellatos - Bubblegum Tangerine, Lemon, Margarita, Glaze Pen - Sakura, Glue N Seal, Tag Sale Die #2 - PTI, lace and ribbon from stash., twine - PTI.


24 comments:

Linda said...

Lovely birthday tags.

Annette Allen said...

aww these tags are so sweet.. totally love

Loll said...

Gorgeous tags Julia. They are really fun, bright and cheerful. Great technique with the Gellatos. Something I haven't tried ... yet! :) xx

~amy~ said...

What gorgeous tags Julia!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome!!

Samra Leshinski said...

Gorgeous tags Julia!

Sue from Oregon said...

These are eye catching Julie!!!

Marybeth said...

So many wonderful birthday tags, Julia! You did a great job keeping the gelatos light handed. I think I overdid mine. Love these!

Birgit said...

Fabulous tags! They are like a walk through a lovely flower garden! What a sweet idea to make up a few to have on hand when you need one.

Ela G said...

Wonderful tags, I love the effect with the Gelatos.
Hugs
Ela

Polly Lemire said...

Happy colors! Darling tag.

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE the pretty Spring colors you used -- awesome tags

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Julia. Love the flowers, the ribbons... nice colors too.

artful-notions said...

Oh Julia, just have to echo Birgit, these are a walk in the park! Loving that you did a bunch to have on hand, something I need to do! Beautiful stamp choice for the flowers, and enjoyed the names of the tasty, tangy inks!

Anni said...

Really really love these tags! Love the scripty stamp!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!
Anni

Redanne said...

Your tags are so beautiful and cheery, I love the bright flowers - great work with the Gelatos! Hugs, Anne xx

Lisa Young said...

ADORABLE!!!!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous tags Julia! So fun with spring colours and flowers! Love how the banners hang off the edge like that! hugs :)

Anja Curvers said...

So pretty thanks for joining us over at tag you're it.

Shari Trumbull said...

These are the happiest little tags ever, Julia!! So pretty and colorful and playful--love the little embellies of sequins :) XOXO-Shari

Glenda J said...

This is sooo fun! Love your flower garden tag. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

Marcia HIll said...

I can see why you made a bunch of these tags...they are SO fun and pretty! Love the colors and they just make me smile! Your friends are definitely going to love receiving these gems! :0)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the texty flair to the bottom, great sets of tags, thanks for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the texty flair to the bottom, great sets of tags, thanks for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.

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