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Jenine’s Mindful Art Guest Project: (work) anniversary cards

Hi everyone, today I would like to share this anniversary card set wit you all: these cards I created for my two colleague’s who have been on the job for over 40 years. Let’s get started!

I had these left over pieces laying around from a previous Gel Press printing session and I wanted to use them on this project. In general, during the printing process, I used the following materials: I used a large size Gel Press Plate, a Speedball soft brayer, thicker but smooth paper to pull my prints and, for these particular prints, the JMA-WAC-MASK59 stencil. I used the following colours of acrylic paints: Ara Titanium Buff Light, Gelli Arts Snowbound, Freshwater, Kiwi and Mixed Berries and Americana DecoArt Marigold, Petal Pink, Peacock Teal and Light Cinnamon. I die cut a round and square shape from the prints I created.

Next I picked some nice design papers that went well with the Gel Press shapes and on which paper I could also stamp my sentiment later on. I used one of the designs in the JMA-WYS-PP34 paper pad for this purpose. I die cut rectangle shapes from this design paper two sizes smaller than my card bases.

Now I can work on my focal point: I selected some of the image from the JMA-WYS-CDB24 paper elements set (I particularly liked the typewriter since my colleague’s started working with that so many years ago).

Next I stamped my sentiment onto the design paper panels using black ink (this is a very old stamp set: Joy Crafts 6410/0021, but you can use any stamp set you have). I also die cut some slightly larger rectangle panels from matching dark ochre coloured card stock and adhered the rectangle panels together using liquid glue. These combined panels I adhered onto my creme coloured card bases using one millimetre thick foam tape.

To finish the cards I now only have to adhere the Gel Press prints and the paper elements on top of the card project using one millimetre thick foam tape and liquid glue.

And that is it for today anniversary card project! I wish you a creative day!

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