Monday, August 15, 2011

Gellin' at Club

One of our stamp club cards this month was an oldie technique but a goodie, a gel card using Summer Splash from the Summer mini catalog.

Everyone loves to touch and play with the gel window; it is such tactile fun! I used the simple front, similar to Kirsteen Gill's as inspiration, so all the focus was on the gel window. We sponged the bottom part of the window scene with Pool Party to make it look darker, similar to an underwater scene. The brad window frame is reminiscent of a porthole. And the handtorn sandy bottom was spritzed with the Color Spritzer Tool to make realistic speckles.

Don't forget the Summer mini is only available until August 31. Grab your favorite stamps and supplies, before they are gone.

Stamps: Summer Splash, Sincere Salutation; Paper: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White; Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede marker; Accessories: Gold brads, Sponges, Color Spritzer Tool, Circle Scissors Plus, 3" Circle die, Little Leaves die, Tasteful Trim die, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Ziploc jewelry bag, Hair gel.

Thanks for stopping by!

8 comments:

Cindy said...

This is freakin' AWESOME! Oooo, I want to share this technique with my stampers, but I don't have an appropriately ocean-themed set!!! Maybe I can improvise with punched fishes. TFS!

Rosemary Morgan said...

Very Cute Heidi.

Paula said...

Brilliant! Perfect stamps for this technique.

Yapha said...

Absolutely adorable!! Love it!

angelswhostamp said...

I forget about this technique until I see a card posted using it. This is soooo cute!

Shelley Z said...

FANTASTIC card! Love the porthole! Perfect way to use the gel technique!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Awesome! Love gel cards, love your version.

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Too cute! I love this card!!!