Today I have the pleasure of not only being on my own blog and YouTube Channel, but I am also sharing this fun tutorial over on Splitcoast Stampers! Awhile back, for a Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop, I made a fun shaker like card, but instead of filling it with the normal sequins or beads I filled it with gel to create a liquid look to a coffee cup! You can watch that tutorial HERE. But below I have another tutorial sharing how I made my card for today! I promise these are so much easier than they look! You can watch it down below!!
There are so many possibilities for these gel cards. Not only are they great for backgrounds on ocean cards and coffee cups, they would be perfect for pool cards this summer, wine bottles, lemonade, popsicles , etc. You will need a few supplies to make these cards work. A baggie, adhesive, some kind of die cut frame, and gel.
After die cutting your frame and filling up your bag with hair gel (I like to use clear), it’s time to add any sort of additives you may want to add! I like to use liquid watercolors to color my gel and to this card I also added a little glitter! Be sure to watch the video to learn all about sealing up your bag and making sure it doesn’t leak out.
To attach my baggie to the frame I like to use a tape adhesive. It HAS to be a strong adhesive so everything will stay put. Once I had the frame and baggie put together, I adhered the frame to the card base. This time, I used foam tape to pop up the frame and give the liquid space to move around. Finally I finished the card!
I hope you all will give this technique a try and make your own gel shaker cards! And if you do, be sure to upload a picture to the new Technique Gallery over on the Splitcoaststampers website so I can leave it some love!
If you are interested in any of the supplies I used today, you can find them all linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!
- Kat Scrappiness Wood Grain Frame Die
- Craftin Desert Divas Ocean Border Dies
- Lawn Fawn Banner Dies
- Die Cutting Machine
- Hair Gel
- Dr. Ph Martins Liquid Watercolors
- Joy Clair Stamps Baby Shark Stamp Set
- Distress Ink Minis
- Twisted Citron
- Dried Marigold
- Evergreen Bough
- Ripe Persimmon
- Squeezed Lemonade
- Vintage Photo
- Brushed Corduroy
- Mini Ink Blending Tool
- Alcohol Markers
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
- Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink
- Foam Tape