produced in jacksonville, florida
creation date november 2018
artist jo lawson
greetings monoprinting friends! i am excited to share these holiday cards with you. this tutorial provides three easy and fun techniques that are sure to help you handcraft your holidays. these techniques would be great on cards, tags, stationery and even wrapping paper. one could really create the perfectly printed holiday gift!
for this project, i was inspired by the upcoming holiday season! these holiday cards are unique and special. this tutorial will provide instructions for three different style cards using the Gelli Arts® 5” x 7” plate, the Gelli Arts® 3” mini plate, Gelli Arts® premium acrylic paints, die cuts and stencils! i hope you enjoy these techniques and try a few. I cannot wait to see what everyone creates this year! for a list of all products used for this project, please see the materials section at the end of the post.
create a solid background
continue to create backgrounds in your favorite holiday colors!
add depth and dimension using stencils
mix it up with a few variations of the same technique…
develop a focal point
try it again using the mini plate and get an easy + festive stationery set
find the perfectly printed image
or use a die cut, like this one from Memory Box, Inc., and create ornaments to mount on your cards.
add snowflake die cuts, jewels/pearls, decorative sticker, and wire
mount 4” x 4” squares on black card stock, then on greeting cards. hand write or stamp sentiments.
FESTIVE STATIONERY SET
add handwritten or stamped sentiments
keep them simple or go all out! these cards and techniques are versatile and always turn out elegant and unique. head on over to my instagram, youtube, and facebook pages – @smallbatchcards – to see more of my tutorials and art. order cards, prints, stationery, and other paper art gifts through my custom order form.
Gelli Arts® premium acrylic paint set – (Cosmic Blue, Freshwater, Snowbound, Deep Jungle, Kiwi, Mixed Berry, Chili Pepper)
Gelli Arts® 4” roller
Gelli Arts® 3” mini plate (round)
5”x 7” Gelli Arts® printing plate
8 – A2 (4.25” x 5.5”) greeting cards
mandala or snowflake stencil
pine tree stencil
christmas words stencil
double sided tape
white + black card Sstock
ornament + snowflake die cut