Gel (Water) Card
by Beate Johns
This is a wonderful touch and feel card. No one can resist to play with it for a bit! You will definitely WOW the recipient of this card.
- Patterned Paper (optional)
- Ziploc™ bag ( 3" square bag used here)
- Hair gel
- Circle Nestabilities™ die or other circular die or punch
- Scor-Tape™, or other strong double sided adhesive
Squeeze some hair gel into your ziploc™ bag. Only add enough to cover the inside of the bag. Too much gel might cause the bag to "pop" later on.
Press excess air out of the bag, close it and spread the gel evenly over the entire inside of the bag.
Adhere and decorate your card front layers.
Cut a window into your layers with your circle die.
Turn your card front around and add Scor-Tape™ around your window.
Adhere your gel bag over the opening.
Create a scene for behind your gel bag window.
Adhere your scene behind the window..
Adhere the layers to your card front with dimensionals and finish decorating the card.
If you plan to send a gel card through the mail, use a padded envelope to prevent the gel bag from popping.
A whole different hole
As an alternative to punching or cutting an oval-shaped hole, you can also cut out the inside of an image of a container, such as the bag or jar stamps from the SU! "All Wrapped Up" set.
Place small items inside the gel.