Thursday, January 09, 2014

A Watery Card

Today I am going to share a watery card with you. It is doubling as a masculine birthday card as well. You see, my son-in-law and husband and sons and some of my friends all think fish are wonderful. Some fish just for the pleasure of fishing, some want to catch their dinner and have fresh fish, others like to set up and keep fish in aquariums. So the By The Tide stamp set has been getting a great workout in my craft room these past few months!

I remembered that I had read a tutorial about how to make a water card with a small plastic bag and some clear hair gel, so decided to give it a go. Here is the result:

I used the retired cardstock Baja Breeze but also current cardstocks and inks - Bermuda Bay and Midnight Muse and Whisper White. I heat embossed  my fish in Midnight Muse then sponged him in Bermuda Bay and So Saffron, and added some silver gel pen highlights.

The background is from one of our designer series paper stacks in Island Indigo, stamped over with Bermuda Bay ink to show the coral.

I added some stamped images in Bermuda Bay and Midnight Muse for the card front too. The porthole is made with two of Stampin' Up's! circle dies, and the studs are more silver gel pen dots.

I mounted my fish on top of another stamped image of the same fish.

The plastic bag has hair gel in it but also some blue and green chunky glitter.

I sure hope he adds pleasure to your birthday, Luke!


hippe said...

What a great card!

greetings from germany , the hippe

Unknown said...

How did you seal and secure the plastic bag? Was it a heavy freezer bag or like a small craft baggie? LOVE this!!! Great job Susan! How inspiring!

Susan Hurley-Luke said...

Hi Michelle and thank you for your nice feedback :) I used a small ziplock bag for this project, so no sealant was required! It works really well for me. I try to find the clear bags with no printing on them, so look for generic no-name ones.