Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Post 178: CAS Birthday Card: The Letter Press Look

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share something new I tried today. This is an A2 size top folding CAS birthday card
I went for the typography/letter press look in it.
The artist whose work I was inspired by is Alan Kitching. One google search on the name reveals so many gorgeous examples of very unique and interesting work. But I must say, I found it very challenging to convert that into a card, for the longest time I did not know what to do or how to do it. So I experimented with a new techniques for me Gelli Printing and used that to create this look. I also used the word dies I had in a different way by using alphabets from different words to create varied sizes

I loved the number of bright and bold orange and yellow color combinations that I saw in Alan Kitching's work like in "why are the arts so white", "nuclear meltdown" and "stars" so went with that color scheme with some blacks thrown in. So basically, I created some gelli print papers (A4 size) using a Gelli Arts Gelli Plate and acrylic paints. Then die cut words from these gelli print papers then cut apart the letters and pieced them together to create the words. Finally. stamped 2 of the words to complete the sentiment (partially inking the birthday so the die cut "y" could act as the y for birthday). 

The sentiment reads, "Hi Wish You A Happy Birthday" I pieced the alphabets inspired by Alan K.'s work in how he makes them into a puzzle and plays with horizontal and vertical positioning of the alphabets like for example in "cross rail".

List of Supplies:

Winnie & Walter In a Word Cutaways: Wishes 
Winnie & Walter In a Word Cutaways: Baby
Winnie & Walter In a Word Cutaways: Hugs
Winnie & Walter In a Word Cutaways: Happy 
Winnie & Walter Stamp: The Big, the bold and the happy
Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Jet Black
Tombow Mono Multi Glue 
Iris White Cardstock 250 gsm
Gelli Arts Print Plate 8 by 10
Camlin Brayer
Camlin Artists' Acrylic Paints
Copy Paper 

Here is a photograph of the card:

I am playing along with the following challenges:

Stamplorations May Theme & Sketch Challenge (I went with the theme of alphabets)

Thanks for your time!
Love reading your precious comments :)
Stay Blessed. 


  1. Brilliant work Preeti! You achieved the gorgeous result, love the typo style!

  2. Amazing card.... Preeti... Simple and yet so very beautiful

  3. Preeti, your card is AWESOME!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! :o) xx

  4. Incredible card, love its wordy feel and total respect for your talent and creativity. Thanks for joining in with AAA Cards 3rd birthday celebrations.

  5. This is so refreshing! Love the way you played with letters. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at AAA Cards 3rd Birthday Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin

  6. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

  7. Love this creative CAS card! Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations.

  8. A striking and super fun design, clever take on a CAS birthday card and love the bold use of colour too. Thanks for playing along in our 3rd birthday challenge at AAA Cards this week.

  9. Fabulous card! Such a fun design! Love this!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  10. This is just brilliant. I'm so glad you put your thinking cap on and persevered - the end result is *fantastic* and you definitely captured the essence of Alan Kitching's work. Thanks for spreading The Gossip on w&w's The Gossip Column!