Friday, 10 April 2015

Aussie Crafter's April Swap .....Gel Card

This months theme at Aussie Crafters is " Under the Sea "   so why not make a card that feels and represents the sea..
Gel cards are one of make because you can do any sort of theme using this gel method.
These Fantastic cards pictured below were made by our wonderful admin team member at Aussie crafters
I just love the mug of beer, its so realistic..
GEL cards are great..

I had so many ideas I wanted to do, but pirate treasure was what I was thinking .. maybe a pirate ship with a hidden gel treasure inside...
 But as your about to see that plan didn't !
I am a big fan of Finding Nemo so when I stated thinking along the lines of a Porthole , who better to have staring back at you then our Vegetarian Shark BRUCE!!!
 Items I have used are
* Cardstock (textured and glittered)
* Hair Gel
* Brads
* Tim Holtz - Distress stain -Vintage photo
* Spellbinders - Metal sheets
* Walnut Hollow - Metal embossing rollers
* Stazon - Jet black ink
* Double sided foam tape
* Clear Tape
* Double sided adhesive

* Clear cello bag

As I am making a Porthole gel card I have made my base (so what will be seen in the background behind the gel.
Bruce image also get added on the base card.
I then take my cello bag and at the sealed end I adhere it to the base card and then extra hold with a piece of clear tape. 
I then put about a flat table spoon of gel into the bag and try to push out as much of the air as I can. I then fold over and seal with tape and then seal again when adhering down to the card base.
I'm now ready to add my top card piece which is the porthole. 

This top piece is the same size as the base piece, I've just cut out the porthole and then added my porthole with the spellbinders metal and brads. I then adhere over gel bag onto base card with good strong double sided tape. which gives the gel bag some more protection.

there are many great video tutorials on You Tube search "gel card"

I hope you give this card making a try, I guarantee it will be a favourite.
Please also pop over to Aussie Crafters and join in the fun...
lots of great fun challenges each month..

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Kristyn - DITL - aussie crafters
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