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It Started Out With a Kiss 💋

Hi everyone! This is Jules of the Sassy Crew and I'm super excited to share my VERY FIRST time playing with these Gel Press products.  And it all started with a kiss!  This week Sassy & Crafty Stamps is collaborating with Gel Press to share some fun new ways of getting inky!  And here's my take.

Although I recently purchased some acrylic paints to use with the Gel Press, I couldn't remember where I put them when I packed up my craft room for some renovations... so I used what I had in reach, my Distress Oxide inks.  I started with some Twisted Citron Oxide ink and pressed the ink pad on the gel press and used my brayer to blend it out.  I laid a piece of Bristol Smooth paper over it and gently pressed it to distribute the ink.  

I loved how it looks a little grungy and provides texture.  I used my heat gun and dried it and then geared up for the big kiss!  Gel Press has these mini shapes and I used the kiss with Candied Apple Distress Oxide.  

I didn't have an acrylic blog big enough, so I used one of my embossing plates to adhere the mini gel press shape.  Once inked, I pressed it onto my colored paper.

I love how detailed it came out.  So fun!  Now lets stamp this background up with some beautiful words from the "You Are" Sentiment Stamp set.  I used VersaFine Clair ink to stamp it in the center.  Without wiping off the ink, I stamped it a few more times on the paper.

Next, I stamped the sassy girl from "Sassy Girls - OMG" stamp set.  Inspired by the bright red kiss and lime green, I colored here up, but added some blue.  So after she was colored, I added some Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink on spots of the background.

I fussy cut here out and adhered her using some foam tape on the lower left corner.  Matted the image on navy card stock and added it to a white card base... and this card is ready for that strong and sassy friend!

I absolutely LOVE how easy and fun it is to use this gel press.  Now stop by on Instagram for an awesome giveaway featuring Sassy & Crafty stencils and Gel Press!  And stay tuned for more amazing cards and crafts using the latest release!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a Sassy & Crafty day!

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