Monday, March 15, 2010

Method Monday - Angelfish gel card

Hello everyone, Kerry here. I'm your host for this week's Method Monday. Earlier this month, I made this Angelfish gel card, and today I would like to share the tutorial with you.

Let's start with 3 pieces of cardstock, 1 piece of pattern paper (My Mind's Eye Ooh la la), 2 Angelfish Instyle images, a zip lock bag, and my circle nestabilities.

My card is a square card 5"x5".

But cut your card base 5" x 10 1/4", then score at 5" and 5 1/4" (which will create extra room for the gel).

Then cut your pattern paper to a 4 3/4"x 4 3/4" square, then use the chalk ink to ink the edges. Now go ahead and adhesive to the front of the card.

Then, cut one 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" square with your white cardstock and one more 4 3/4" square with your base color cardstock (that's the back of the front of the card).

You will also need to "temporarily" adhere the back of the front of the card (the extra 4 3/4" square from your base color cardstock).

Place the round nestabilities as desired, then run it through with the Cuttlebug.
(Since it has 3 layers of paper, you might have to run it through a few times.)

Using the darker cardstock, create a round frame with 2 round nestabilities, see picture below.

Also, you will have to cut 2 of these frames (one for the front and one for the back).

Now, for the inside...

First, squeeze some hair gel (about a droplet) into the zip lock bag, spread the hair gel evenly in the bag, then get rid of the excess air and close the bag. You don't need a lot. Try a droplet first, then adjust as needed. Secure the zip lock bag on the card with double-sided tape.

Then cover the front back of the card, and the 2nd nestabilities round frame.

Then go ahead and chalk the 4 3/4" white square cardstock (both aqua & blue, plus I also added some yellow on the top).

Then run it through with the Sizzix embossing folder. If it doesn't fit the whole paper, it's okay to leave the lower bottom part of the paper un-embossed, you'll be able to work it out, you'll see!

Now, using a piece of scrap paper, mix a droplet of Tim Holtz stickles in Broken China and Antique Linen and apply it on the bottom of the card to create the bottom of the ocean.

Then, color your Angelfish (I colored mine with Copic Markers in C3, C4, C7, R17). And I also added some Jolee's sticklers to complete the look. Viola!

Hope you like it and will give it a try!


tracy said...

have seen hair gel used this way before but with no tutorial it was hard to work out how it was done, this is one for the school hols i think, thank you for a easy to follow tutorial.

sweetpz said...

wow! very creative with the hairgel and ziplock bag... looks very real.. thanks for sharing


craft_princess said...

That is really cool...thanks for the tutorial!

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