Here's a Birthday card I made this morning, using a number of techniques. It has a gel plate background, there's stamping, die cutting and heat embossing too!
I used Distress Oxide Inks on the gel plate to create the background. I then used the Carabelle Studio "Background Postcard", stamped in Versafine Clair "Chianti" ink. I then coloured the butterflies with an orange coloured pencil.
I then die cut the "Hello" sentiment, using the Waffle Flower "Oversized Hello". I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp and die set in Versafine Clair "Chianti" and heat embossed using Wow! clear embossing powder.
I used "Abandoned Coral" Distress Oxide Ink around the edges of the card, before mounting it on to a darker card to create a border.