Easy Inked Die Cuts With Gel Press

Welcome! Today I am sharing a fun and easy way to create colorful die cuts using white cardstock, dye ink, and a gel press.

Coloring Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[If the video isn’t showing up, click HERE to watch it. All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you. As always, I appreciate your support of my videos!]

Colored cardstock is more expensive than white cardstock. So finding ways to color white paper with ink is a great way to stretch your supplies! Hope you enjoy the video.

Here are the cards from my video along with the main products featured. For the full supply list, scroll down to the thumbnails at the end of this post.


SO SO MUCH CARD – Shows inking white die cuts with ink for color.
Featuring:
Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Dies (C&9)
Concord & 9th Thinking of You Dies (C&9)
Trinity Stamps Something New Baubles (TRN | SSS)
Spellbinders Simply Perfect Florets Embossing Folder (SSS | SPL)
Gel Press 5×7 (SSS)
Concord & 9th Ink (C&9 | SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Coloring Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Coloring Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


LOVE YOU LOTS CARD – Shows inking with a white edge using a gel press.
Featuring:
Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Dies (C&9)
Concord & 9th Snail Mail Dies (C&9 | SSS)
Spellbinders Simply Perfect Florets Embossing Folder (SSS | SPL)
Gel Press 5×7 (SSS)
Trinity Stamps Black Eyed Baubles (TRN)
Concord & 9th Ink (C&9 | SSS)
Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink (SSS | HA)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Coloring Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Coloring Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


KINDNESS CARD – Shows inking white die cuts with ink for color, using a gel press.
Featuring:
Concord & 9th Banner Builder Bundle (C&9)
Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Dies (C&9)
Trinity Stamps Something New Baubles (TRN | SSS)
Gel Press 5×7 (SSS)
Trinity Stamps Black Eyed Baubles (TRN)
Concord & 9th Ink (C&9 | SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Coloring Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Coloring Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


KINDNESS CARD – Shows inking white die cuts with ink for color, using a gel press.
Featuring:
Concord & 9th Banner Builder Bundle (C&9)
Concord & 9th Big on You Bundle (C&9)
Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Dies (C&9)
Trinity Stamps Something New Baubles (TRN | SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Blooming Wave Dies (SSS)
Spellbinders Simply Perfect Florets Embossing Folder (SSS | SPL)
Gel Press 5×7 (SSS)
Trinity Stamps Black Eyed Baubles (TRN)
Concord & 9th Ink (C&9 | SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Coloring Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Coloring Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


THINKING OF YOU CARD – Shows inking white die cuts with ink for color, using a gel press.
Featuring:
Concord & 9th Banner Builder Bundle (C&9)
Waffle Flower Stitched Flower Die (SSS | WFF)
Trinity Stamps Something New Baubles (TRN | SSS)
Gel Press 5×7 (SSS)
Concord & 9th Ink (C&9 | SSS)
Erin Lee Creative Holographic Cardstock (ERN)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Coloring Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Coloring Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


MISS YOU CARD – Shows inking white die cuts with ink for color, using a gel press.
Featuring:
Concord & 9th Big on You Bundle (C&9)
Concord & 9th Thinking of You Dies (C&9)
Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Dies (C&9)
Spellbinders Simply Perfect Florets Embossing Folder (SSS | SPL)
Studio Katia Bora Bora Pearls (SSS)
Gel Press 5×7 (SSS)
Concord & 9th Ink (C&9 | SSS)
Hero Arts Silver Sparkle Embossing Powder (HA)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Coloring Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Coloring Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Coloring Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink


JUST A NOTE CARD – Shows inking white die cuts with ink for color, using a gel press.
Featuring:
Concord & 9th Triple-Step Blooming Dies (C&9)
Memory Box Just a Note Posh Script Dies (SSS)
Trinity Stamps Something New Baubles (TRN | SSS)
Gel Press 5×7 (SSS)
Concord & 9th Ink (C&9 | SSS)
Erin Lee Creative Holographic Cardstock (ERN)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Coloring Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Coloring Die Cuts Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Thank you for visiting!


VIRTUAL CRAFT RETREAT

Concord and 9th is having a C9 Summer Camp in June. This is all virtual and there are many amazing instructors. I was unable to teach as my oldest is getting married that weekend, but I will pop in. I do recommend the event! Find more info HERE.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the C&9th products which were received from the company. As always, I was not paid to do this post nor am I on any design teams. I only use products I love!) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Concord & 9th Banner Builder Bundle
[ C&9 ]
Concord & 9th Banner Builder Stamps
[ C&9 ]
Concord & 9th Eclectic Garden Dies
[ C&9 ]
Concord & 9th Big on You Bundle
[ C&9 ]
Concord & 9th Big on You Stamps
[ C&9 ]
Concord & 9th Thinking of You Dies
[ C&9 ]
Concord & 9th Triple-Step Blooming…
[ C&9 ]
Concord & 9th Snail Mail Dies
[ C&9 | SSS ]
Memory Box Just a Note Posh Script Dies
[ SSS ]
Waffle Flower Stitched Flower Die
[ SSS | WFF ]
Simon Says Stamp Blooming Wave Dies
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Simply Perfect Florets…
[ SSS | SPL ]
Gel Press 5×7
[ SSS ]
Concord & 9th Ink
[ C&9 | SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Unicorn White Ink
[ SSS | HA ]
Trays For Organizing
[ AMZUS ]
Bearly Art glue
[ SSS ]
Anna Griffin Empress Machine Accessories
[ HSN ]
Anna Griffin Empress Die Cut Maachine
[ UQH ]
Spellbinders Platinum & Plates
[ SSS | SPL ]
Taylored Expressions Mini Slimline…
[ TE ]
Concord & 9th Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Trinity Stamps Something New Baubles
[ TRN | SSS ]
Studio Katia Bora Bora Pearls
[ SSS ]
Trinity Stamps Black Eyed Baubles
[ TRN ]
Hero Arts Silver Sparkle Embossing…
[ HA ]
The Ink Stand
[ ETS ]
Erin Lee Creative Holographic Cardstock
[ ERN ]


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23 thoughts on “Easy Inked Die Cuts With Gel Press”

  1. I loved seeing new ways to use gel press, I don’t have a lot of color paper, so this is really helpful. Thanks so much for helping us to get the most out our gel presses.

  2. What a great idea to use the gel press to color paper. I really like the gel press is a great investment. Thanks again Jennifer for your talent.

  3. I so appreciate your videos on using a gel press. It’s great to see some ideas on how to bring it into card making and get more use from it. Having a gel press has been such an incredible, incredibly fun and worthwhile investment!! BTW, using alcohol ink on it and pulling a print on card stock is a great way to save money b/c it’s less expensive than Yupo and gives a different look. Thanks, Jennifer

  4. Thank you for sharing this technique with the gel plate. I have a question regarding ink. I am wondering about Concord & 9th inks compared to Altenew ink and MFT ink. I’m in the process of purchasing new ink. Thank you for any help you can give.

  5. Amazing cards as you are always sharing!
    What a great technique for getting colored paper from my ink pads! I’m going to use that!

  6. Thank you for sharing your genius! So glad I get to watch your videos on my TV BIG so I get to see it clearly. 🙂

  7. What a clever an easy way to colour all those diecuts!! I love it!! Another wonderful set of cards!! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂

  8. Brilliant idea! I don’t have room to store a lot of colored cardstock plus, as you pointed out, coloring white cardstock is a great way to save money and this technique looks like it’s so much faster than coloring with markers. I look forward to giving it a try this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love your videos! I may have misunderstood but thought I heard you say that you would link to the inexpensive white cardstock you were using. I have the Neenah Classic Crest Solar White but something a little less expensive for this technique would be wonderful. This really is such a wonderful way to use up those cardstock scraps though. I think you are so inventive in your techniques and look forward to every new video.

  10. Absolutely incredible, Jennifer!! Would be a wonderful way to spend an afternoon when creative mojo has escaped!! LOVE this!! Thanks for being YOU! YOU are BLESSING!!

  11. Awesome cards and great use of the gel plate. My favorite is the Love you lots card, so beautiful.
    Thank you so much for sharing your great inspiration in the video and post.
    Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

  12. Hi Jennifer
    Thankyou for another gel press video. I recently found an inexpensive 6×6 gel press and bought it. I just started a bunch of die cutting and I am having fun with that. Got some backgrounds done. Now I can try out making inked die cuts. Thanks again
    Lisa Johnson

  13. Great cards and techniques! You mentioned the white paper you use to do the die cutting and that you would list it in the supplies. I don’t see it there but perhaps I just missed it.

  14. Thanks for another great video with more ideas for using the gel press. I always enjoy how you give ideas for stretching supplies.

  15. I love watching your videos! I so appreciate you showing us all the different ways to use our products to get the most out of them. I have a gel press that I bought years ago on clearance not knowing what it really was or how to use it! You have shown me so many ways to use it now! I really like the looks of all the florals you pressed into it, but also the stitched items that show off the stitch as white! Thanks for all the ideas!

  16. Love your videos…i learn something everytime! Also my tool chest is full of yout recommendations

  17. I’m so stoked to see another video from you using the gel press. It makes me happy to find out how I can create lovely cards without having to do fussy colouring, which I struggle with due to tremors. Thanks Jennifer!

  18. Question
    what brayer roller are you using?
    Ive tried your technique with speedball and it doesnt leave smooth color. Thanks for you videos

  19. I love the Bearly Art Glue it is so nice having that fine tip for such small images. Love your card and the gel plate is cool.

  20. Hi Jennifer,
    First, I want to tell you how much I enjoy your videos. Always something to look forward to!
    And now a question for you about something that you mentioned and I don’t remember where…
    You showed how to use the reverse side of a die to get a larger image when a larger die wasn’t available.
    Can you please share a link to where you discussed that? Thank you.

  21. Using a gel press sounds like a great idea, but would it not be quicker to colour the paper and do the die cutting afterwards?

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