Gelli Arts® Valentine’s Cards with the Printmaking Starter Kit by Marsha Valk

Hi there! It’s Marsha here today sharing Valentine’s cards and tags!

Plus- read to the end to learn how you can enter to win our Valentine’s Day giveaway!

The Gelli Arts® Printmaking Starter Kit won the Creative Impulse Award for Creative Kit of 2020 at Creativeworld in Frankfurt.

It’s one of three new kits we offer that include everything you need to create a fun gel printing project.

Each one comes with full instructions, so they make great starter kits for anyone new to gel printing.

The Printmaking Starter Kit has full instructions to gel print on the tags included in the kit. However, the tags can also act as a super cool texture tool!

Watch me create a bunch of Valentine’s cards with the contents of The Printmaking Starter Kit, and i’ll show you exactly what I mean!

I chose to work with a Valentine’s themed colour palette instead of using the paints included in the Kit.

The paint in the kit is more than enough to gel print tags as well as notecards though, and i’m saving it for another project!

Parchment paper is a thin translucent paper that you can use to blot excess paint from your Gelli® plate.

I like to use it to cut temporary stencils and masks. It’s also perfect collage material, so don’t just throw it away: use it to gel print on, and then paste it onto your artworks!

Please share what you’ve made with the Printmaker Starting Kit on Instagram using #gelliarts and @GelliArts – we love seeing your creations!

Happy printing!



Gelli Arts® Printmaking Starter Kit




Permanent Pen

Acrylic Paint (I used Liquitex)

Folded Notecards (4.5″)

Repositionable adhesive dot roller


Sari Ribbon (Sara’s Saris by Sara Ferret)


Giveaway time! 

We are giving away a Printmaking Starter Kit + red and white acrylic paint to one lucky winner!

To enter: leave a comment on this blog post and we will randomly draw a winnerDeadline is Monday, February 10, 2020 11:59PM ET. Good luck!

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119 thoughts on “Gelli Arts® Valentine’s Cards with the Printmaking Starter Kit by Marsha Valk”

  1. I would love to win the starter kit. I have a gelli plate but never used it yet. I've been following all the tutorials on YouTube but need the courage to dive in.

  2. Such fun! I love card making, and have been making Valentine's Day cards. The stencil with all the little hearts was a great idea, easy to make and added to your cards. Thank you.

  3. I'm always impressed by the ease and fun of creating something so beautiful like Marsha's Valentine's Day cards.

  4. I love all the things you can do with the gelli plate, so far I have only used it with fabric since I am a quilter.

  5. I'm just learning about using a gelli plate but ALWAYS love working on new projects with my grandchildren. I would LOVE to win this starter to share with them.

  6. Having fun making some Valentine cards this week! These are great samples. I love the idea of using stencils with the Gelli plate!

  7. Love these designs, perfect for Valentine's day. Will definitely be using these techniques for cardmaking

  8. I am a printmaker and workshop teacher and just started doing some gel printing. I can make some great backgrounds for my prints and it makes a wonderful class for beginners.

  9. I love using the gelli plate! But I run out of ideas on what to use the finished papers for – hahaha! Thank you for a chance to win this beginners kit!

  10. I love the idea of using the parchment paper for stencils. I will have to do that the next time I print with my students. I think I will now be making cards for myself!!

  11. I know some kids who would love gelli printing and this is the perfect way to start them off. I have plates to share but this way I could send them home with one of their own. Please!!!!

  12. I am a Middle School Art teacher and would love to use this kit for a community gathering we are having to bring families to school for educational and fun activities. I have art sessions for the gathering and think Valentine's cards would be perfect! We would then use the kit for my Art classes!!!

  13. JulieetSteinbach

    Love, love, Love gelli printing. I would like to give this kit a try as it may be an easier sell to a beginner!

  14. Great new things for me here. Love the idea of using parchment paper – terrif for baking and, now! multipurpose. 🙂 Love, Love the string and paper reinforcement heart. So cool. Thx for sharing! Enter me, please!

  15. A starter kit would be wonderful to kick start me into using my Gelli plate. I have watched many videos and am in awe of how people use them!!

  16. I really liked the various textures used, especially the one made by the two tags. I can't wait to try using some of these ideas on my projects.

  17. Wow! Thanks for presenting this video at this time! Great inspiration for making Valentine cards! (Also, I think the video is the perfect length! Thanks for that!)

  18. Marsha! These cards are adorable and you make them look so easy to make! Thanks for a chance to win this Starter Kit!!!

  19. I haven't had my gelli plate out in a while, but I can see that I need to make some Valentine cards. These are really pretty!

  20. I'm hooked on Gelli printing, but mine is old and large. I make too much mess trying to print cards. Would love a small one, it would make life so much easier.

  21. Thank you for the parchment paper tip for cleaning the plate! Can't wait to try this. The video inspired me!

  22. �� LOVE, LOVE ,LOVE ��Gelliplate printing �� I use temporary stencils too. I make them out of paper, left over packaging cellophane and any textures I find around my house. Cardboard with string glued on make interesting marks too��

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