Saturday, December 19, 2020

Bubbly Seahorses

 Did you know that hair gel can look like water? It even has air bubbles in it! I made this birthday card for my grandson and already gave it to him. He just loved playing with the gel on the card. Amazingly, it is not too difficult to make! 

   By the Tide
   Something to Celebrate

   Marina Mist A-2, Scraps
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4 (2), Scraps

   Archival Basic Black
   Early Espresso
   Marina Mist
   Pistachio Pudding

   Hair Gel or Water Shaker
   Dry Embossing
   Die Cutting

   Seaside Embossing Folder
   Layering Circles Framelits Dies
   Washi Label Punch
   Small Ziplock Clear Plastic Bag 
   Tear & Tape Adhesive
   Basic Pearl Jewels

These are all of the items I used to make my card, but you can substitute what you have on hand. You may also choose to delete some of the things I did on my card. Keep it simple.

First, I inked up my embossing folder and ran it through the big shot using my Seaside Embossing Folder. I then used my Layering Circles Framelits to cut out a circle in the top center of my panel.

I then penciled this circle onto a scrap of Whisper White, larger than the circle, but smaller than the embossed panel. 

Next, I stamped some Pistachio Pudding Seaweed onto the Whisper White panel, using the penciled circle as my window. I also stamped 3 Seahorse Silhouettes on top of the seaweed.

Using the same size circle and the next larger size circle, I die cut the frame that will go around this circle in Marina Mist. 

I added hair gel to the small ziplock clear plastic bag. I made sure the bag was not going to leak any gel onto my card. This was then secured over the stamped image, using strong adhesive. 

Next, I added strong adhesive to this smaller panel and secured it onto the back of my embossed panel, making sure the image and hair gel were centered on my circle.

I added the circle frame around the opening and positioned pearls around it. I attached the sentiment on the bottom using dimensionals.

This was all then added to the card base. The other Whisper White panel was for the inside of the card.

I took this idea from Dawn's video. You can see it HERE

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  1. Great texture and wonderful portal for your underwater scene.

  2. I remember that technique from years ago and never tried it. It does make a great card!