Fast & Easy Gel Press Ink Coloring! + FREE Gift!

Hi there! Today I am sharing a super easy and fast way to color die cuts with a gel press and ink… and it results in colorful, bonus backgrounds!

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink

[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 and product disclosure is below. As always, I appreciate your support of my videos!]

In this video, I demonstrate the inking techniques I used on the cards below. To see how the die cutting for each card was done, watch THIS video first!

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.


View Card Bookmark Card MISSING YOU CARD – Using a gel press for colorful, inked backgrounds. Also, partial die cutting!
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Video Showing Die Cutting (JNN)
Simon Says Stamp Delicate Branch Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Floral Garden Stamps (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Holy Night Stamps (SSS)
CZ Design Mini Slimline Stencils (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Christmas Foliage Stencils (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Ornament Stencils (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Thank You Stamp (SSS)
Gel Press 5×7 (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Saturated Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink


View Card Bookmark Card FOR YOU CARD – Using a gel press for colorful, inked die cuts and backgrounds. Also, partial die cutting!
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Video Showing Die Cutting (JNN)
Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Trio Dies (SSS)
Honey Bee Stamps Pierced Fancy Flakes Die (SSS)
Honey Bee Stamps Fancy Flakes Die (SSS)
Gel Press 5×7 (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Saturated Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink


View Card Bookmark Card GREAT JOY CARD – Using a gel press for colorful, inked backgrounds. Also, partial die cutting!
Size: 4 1/4″ x 6 1/4″

Featuring:
Video Showing Die Cutting (JNN)
Simon Says Stamp Emboss and Cut Folder (SSS)
Honey Bee Stamps Pierced Fancy Flakes Die (SSS)
Honey Bee Stamps Fancy Flakes Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Holiday Greetings Stamps (SSS)
Gel Press 5×7 (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Saturated Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink


View Card Bookmark Card ONE OF A KIND CARD – Using a gel press for colorful, inked backgrounds. Also, partial die cutting and foiling with a die!
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Video Showing Die Cutting (JNN)
Simon Says Stamp Privet Branch Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Imperia Plate Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamps (SSS)
Gel Press 5×7 (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Saturated Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
Spellbinder Glimmer Machine (SSS)
Glimmer Hot Foil Rolls (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink


View Card Bookmark Card YOU’RE FABULOUS CARD – Using a gel press for colorful, inked backgrounds. Also, partial die cutting!
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Video Showing Die Cutting (JNN)
Simon Says Stamp Dancing Snowflakes Dies (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Detail Tapestry Plate (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamps (SSS)
Altenew Bold Thanks Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Saturated Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
Gel Press 5×7 (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink


View Card Bookmark Card PEACE ON EARTH CARD – Using a gel press for colorful, inked backgrounds. Also, partial die cutting and foiling with a die!
Size: 3 1/4″ x 6 1/4″
Featuring:
Video Showing Die Cutting (JNN)
Simon Says Stamp Fine Textured Leaf Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Mini Slimline Lattice Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Holiday Greetings Stamps (SSS)
Gel Press 5×7 (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Saturated Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
Spellbinder Glimmer Machine (SSS)
Glimmer Hot Foil Rolls (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink


View Card Bookmark Card FROM OUR FAMILY CARD – Using a gel press for colorful, inked die cuts. Also, partial die cutting!
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Simon Says Stamp Kaleidoscope Medallion Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Winter Flower Stamp (SSS)
Gel Press 5×7 (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Saturated Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink


View Card Bookmark Card MY FRIEND CARD – Using a gel press for colorful, inked die cuts. Also, partial die cutting!
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Video Showing Die Cutting (JNN)
Simon Says Stamp Magnetic Medallion Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Amazing Stamp Set (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Saturated Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
Gel Press 5×7 (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink


View Card Bookmark Card MISSING YOU CARD – Using a gel press for colorful, inked die cuts. Also, partial die cutting!
Size: 3 1/2″ x 6 1/4″
Featuring:
Video Showing Die Cutting (JNN)
Simon Says Stamp Circle Rings Die (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Hibiscus Blooms Stamps (SSS)
Gel Press 5×7 (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Saturated Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink


View Card Bookmark Card MISSING YOU CARD – Using a gel press for colorful, inked die cuts. Also, partial die cutting!)
Size: 3 1/2″ x 6 1/4″
Featuring:
Video Showing Die Cutting (JNN)
Simon Says Stamp Refracted Medallion Die (SSS)
Simon Say Stamp Furry Friends Stamp (SSS)
Gel Press 5×7 (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Saturated Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink


View Card Bookmark Card SO SO MUCH – Using a gel press for colorful, inked die cuts. Also, partial die cutting!
Size: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Featuring:
Video Showing Die Cutting (JNN)
Simon Says Stamp Triangle Burst Die (SSS)
Memory Box Pinpoint Burst Die (SSS)
Concord & 9th Big On You Stamps (SSS)
Gel Press 5×7 (SSS)
Simon Says Stamp Saturated Ink (SSS)
Tim Holtz Brayers (SSS)
• Additional supplies linked in the thumbnails at the end of this post.

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink

Fast and Easy Gel Press Video on Jennifer McGuire Ink


FREE GIFT

Simon Says Stamp is celebrating DieCember and their new release by offering a FREE GIFT! Through 12/5/21, use the code “GLOW54” to get a FREE angel die with an order of $30+. Shop HERE.

BLOG HOP

Today’s post is also part of a blog hop celebrating the new release and DieCember. Again, you can find all the new products HERE.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of Cathy Zielske. You can also start at the hop’s beginning over at the SSS blog.

GIVEAWAY

Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop from the blog comment section. They will choose your winners and post them on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday, 12/8/21. You can email them to claim your prize.

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  at my disclosure page. All products were personally purchased except the SSS-branded products which were provided/sponsored by the company with no expectation. 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.

Video Showing Die Cutting
[ JNN ]
Simon Says Stamp DieCember Release!
[ SSS ]
Gel Press
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Brayers
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Saturated Ink
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Emboss and Cut…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Kaleidoscope…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Triangle Burst…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Refracted Medallion Die
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Circle Rings…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Magnetic Medallion Die
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Snowflake Trio Dies
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Etched Medallion Die
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Dancing Snowflakes Dies
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Fine Textured Leaf Die
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Delicate Branch Die
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Privet Branch Die
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Stitching Sunflower…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Stylized Butterfly Die
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Birthday Candles Dies
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Mini Slimline…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Detail Pincushion…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Imperia Plate Die
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Detail Tapestry…
[ SSS ]
Memory Box Pinpoint Burst Die
[ SSS ]
Honey Bee Stamps Pierced Fancy Flakes…
[ SSS ]
Honey Bee Stamps Fancy Flakes Die
[ SSS ]
Altenew Bold Thanks Die
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Dies
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Kaleidoscope…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Christmas Foliage…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Ornament Stencils
[ SSS ]
CZ Design Mini Slimline Stencils
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Thank You Stamp
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Floral Garden Stamps
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Winter Flower Stamps…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Hibiscus Blooms Stamps
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Amazing Stamp Set
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Holy Night Stamps
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Holiday Greetings…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words Stamps
[ SSS ]
Concord & 9th Big On You Stamps
[ SSS ]
Simon Say Stamp Furry Friends Stamp
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Plates
[ SPL ]
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp Silver Matte Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Easy See Tape
[ SSS ]
Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
Gemini Double Sided Cutting Plates
[ SSS ]
Straight Edge
[ AMZUS ]
PenBlade Assorted Retractable Knife Set
[ AMZUS ]
Sanding Block
[ SSS ]
Fiskars Paper Trimmer
[ SSS ]
Altenew Bone Folder
[ SSS ]
The Ink Stand
[ SSS ]
Inkon3 Atelier Shark Tooth Fusion Ink
[ SSS ]
Pressure Tool For MISTI
[ ETS ]
Trinity Stamps Pressure Pal MISTI Tool
[ TRN ]
MISTI Stamping Tool 2.0
[ SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Trimmer
[ SSS ]
Waffle Flower Mini Stencil Mat
[ SSS ]
Spellbinder Glimmer Machine
[ SSS ]
Glimmer Hot Foil Rolls
[ SSS ]


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  1. Thank you! I’m always looking for ways to use my Gel Press with products I have on hand. You have such great suggestions and your cards are so beautiful!

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