How to create Gelli Printed backgrounds with Memento Luxe inkers

by Jowilna Nolte

How to create Gelli Printed backgrounds with Memento Luxe inkers

I love using my inkers as an extension of my crafting. It’s so easy to pick up an inkpad and create fun effects and stamp with, but the inkers are so vibrant and intense and are perfect for mixed media effects and art journaling. I basically created a fun background in my art journal and loved it so much that I used the extras to create a few quick and quirky cards. Take a look at how easy it is to do.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour


Step 1

Add a small amount of Memento Luxe inker onto a Gelli plate.

Step 2

Use a brayer to roll out the ink to a thin even layer.

Step 3

Place a sheet of white cardstock over the plate and smooth it out with your hand. Lift the paper to pull the print.

Step 4

Add another color of inker and roll out to an even layer with your brayer. Pull another print onto the same piece of paper. I overlapped my prints for a colorful background.

Step 5

Ink the Gelli plate with Memento Dew Drop ink pad and pull a print again.

Step 6

Keep on printing different colors onto your paper until it is completely covered in ink. TIP: you can even add some paint layers in between the ink pulls to give a different texture and effect. Trim the background into a piece to fit onto the front of your card. Stamp a script image using VersaFine in the center of the background.

Step 7

Stamp an image onto white cardstock and add color.

Step 8

Then cut it out and add to your background for a quick and quirky card.


  • Gelli Plate – Gelli Arts
  • Cardstock – Antalis
  • Stamps – Carabelle, AALL & Create Watercolour
  • Paint – JoviBrayer

In this Issue of Scrapbook Affairs with Jowilna Nolte

Today’s blog post is not a tutorial. We are just happy to share some love for our Artist in Residence Jowilna Nolte who is the featured artist in Scrapbook Affairs. We love the colors and illumination in this tag-making project using VersaFine Clair! See the page clipping below to see how Jowilna makes all sorts of projects with this fabulous ink.

Here is a sneak peek at one of the pages in the Scrapbook Affairs. In the image below see how Jowilna uses VersaFine Clair in so many different ways.

See more craft tutorials from Jowilna:

Use VersaFine Clair to create a Lavender Card

Design a Live Wild & Free Card

Create a Dazzling Raspberry Red Scrapbook Layout

Shop VersaFine Clair


Share Love and Hugs with Kaleidacolor Ink Blended Cards

by Arjita Sepaha Singh

Share Love and Hugs with Kaleidacolor Ink Blended Cards

For these beautiful set of cards, I used the Kaleidacolor ink pads. I added the color on a Gelli plate and then used a brayer to transfer the ink on the paper. I love the smooth beautiful blend and to add some texture I added few water and shimmer splatters. I used a floral stamp and embossed it on the inked cardstock using silver embossing powder and VersaMark Ink. I used a tiny strip of silver glitter paper and a sentiment to finish the card.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes


  • Xpress It smooth card stock
  • Gelli Plate
  • Brayer
  • Silver glitter paper
  • Misti Stamping Tool
  • Atlenew Stamp