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DIY Gel Press Card & Ways to Show Your Friends Love

These days can bring many challenges. People are stressed, worried, uncertain and in need of some reminders that they are loved. I thought I’d share a recent card I made with my Gel Press Heart Petite plate which can be found HERE or HERE.. It’s a simple and easy card but made with ‘heart.’

I simply used Staz-On permanent ink to stamp images onto the Gel Press Petite Heart plate. I let the Staz-On ink dry, then pulled the print by brayering a think layer of Royal Talens pink paint over the stamped image.. I then cut out the hearts and sewed them to the front of the card.

I plan on sending the card to a close friend. Speaking of friends, I was pondering several ways to show dear friends my love. We need more love these days.

  • Be there for your friend during the valleys and difficult times.
  • Be a great listener.
  • In today’s busy world, nothing spells love like making time for your friend. Go to dinner, do something you both enjoy, or just take a walk together.
  • Reach out and just ask how your friend(s) are doing.
  • Make sure you acknowledge and celebrate their accomplishments.
  • Experience something new together such as a an escape room or taking a trip to a new place.

You can make a difference in your corner of the world as you love those around you.


Daughter, Wife, Mother, Friend, artist, vintage loving, law enforcement officer, Southern Californian, God and country loving girl who loves to meet like minded creative people, share life with new and old friends. Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide