Using Gelatos In Your Background, Part 1
Norm's Cool Toy (12 x 12 Layout)

Using Gelatos In Your Background, Part 2


Welcome back!  Hope you’re having a great weekend.  Today I have another card with just a little different technique for using Gelatos™ in your background.  Here’s a look at today’s card.


Yesterday I created a vibrant background.  Today is a little more subtle because my focal element is more vibrant.  I used the metallic Gelatos™ on the flowers, making them shimmer as well.

Scroll down to see step-by-step photos on how I created this card or just watch the fast-paced video here:

First, I heat embossed the Penny Black Letter Background stamp with white powder onto white cardstock.  Next, I randomly applied gold, silver, blue and red metallic Gelatos™.

As with yesterday’s card, I blended the colors together with my finger, then cleaned it off pretty generously with a baby wipe.  The white embossed areas now show through.


I black embossed the flowers and covered them with a metallic Gelato™ (one flower in blue and two flowers in silver).


I used the Stamper’s Big Brush Pen (in Flesh and also Red) to create highlights in the flower.


I finished off the flower with some white highlights using the new Stamper’s Big White Pen – I love this new pen!

Finally, I die cut the center panel using a Spellbinders die and put it all together with foam adhesive.  I used Ranger Liquid Pearls for the flower centers.  I decided to leave it sentiment-less because it was just so peaceful to look at.

Thanks for visiting my posts this weekend.   To see more of my cards and videos, visit my blog


  • Mixed Media Samplers: BLUE (#770233), RED (#770230), and METALLIC (#770260)
  • Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Light Flesh and White
  • Penny Black Stamps:  Letter Background and Petal Party
  • Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Cardstock
  • Versamark Ink
  • White and Black Embossing Powders
  • Ranger Liquid Pearls
  • Black Embroidery Thread
  • Spellbinders Labels Seven


DarleneDarlene DeVries is an avid video blogger and papercrafter.  She shares a new how-to video every Wednesday on her blog.  Over the last 2 1/2  years she has posted over 160 videos!  She introduces new techniques, tips, and products in a fast-paced fashion.  She can also be found on Facebook.





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Barb Glasier

thanks so much for the great tutorials--just starting to play with my Gelatoes

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