By the Tide Hair Gel Technique

Hi there stampers – I’m here to show you a card technique from back in the 90s when I was a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator the first time around, when my kids were little.  This is a card made with hair gel – you know the “dippity doo” kind of gel.  (I got mine at the big box store and spent a whopping 97 cents.) You will also need a 4″ x 6″ cellophane bag.

I used a Sarah Sand cardbase and then a 5.5″ x 4.25″ layer of Pacific Point.  I used the smaller framelit from the Project Life framelit set to make the Pacific Point layer a frame.  I did my stamping, with the By the Tide stamp set, on the cardbase and used a scrap piece of Sahara Sand cardstock to stamp the lobster in Cajun Craze and cut it out with the paper snips.  I stamped the little circle with the anchor in Night of Navy on another scrap and cut it out with the 1″ circle punch.
I trimmed down the 4″ x 6″ cellophane bag to be 4″ x 5.25″ so that it will fit in the frame.  I then filled it with a few table spoons of blue hair gel and then made sure to seal the end of the bag REALLY WELL!  I have double sided tape between the two layers at the end and then used packing tape to go over the edge again. I then used sticky strip to adhere the bag to the frame and adhered that to my card with Stampin’ dimensionals.

The finished card make it look like you are looking at an underwater scene – water and all!  I hope you like it.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Happy Stamping!


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