Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Gel Card by Lori

Hi everyone, Lori here with a Gel Card Tutorial. My kids are just crazy for these cards. They are so fun to squish around and can be used with so many different aquatic stamps. So let's get started.

You will need some designer paper, cutting tools, glue, pop dots, embellishments, small sealable bag, hair gel, a coloured image, three paper oval frames.

Step one: Open your small bag and squeeze a nice amount of hair gel into it. Blue or clear work best. This way it looks like water. Seal the bag and make sure it's fairly flat.

Step two: Get your card base ready. I am using White Textured Cardstock (12" x 6"). Fold in half. Now cut a piece of Designer paper to fit the front of the card and glue it in place.

Step three: Place a smaller piece of desinger paper on top exactly where you want it (do not glue yet). Holding it in place cut out an oval shape through both pieces.

Remove the top piece and it should look like above.

Step Four: Apply double stick adhesive around the oval.

Step five: Stick your gel bag in place.

Step six: Take the smaller piece of designer paper that you have already cut an oval out of and add pop dots to the back side.

Step seven: Attach the designer paper over the gel bag. And add an oval frame for a nice finished look.

Step Eight: Now we're going to work on the inside. Starting with the left side. Cut a piece of designer paper to fit. Mine is approx. 6"x6". Cut out an oval the same size as your front oval directly in the centre of your designer paper and glue it in place.

Next add another oval border to this side to finish the look.

Step Nine: Decorate the inside right of the card. This is where your coloured image will go. I have used Little Mermaid from Whiff of Joy. Make sure to place the stamp in the centre and check that it lines up when closed. Finish this off with an oval border as well.

Step Ten: Finally all that's left to do is finish embellishing the front of your card. I hope you'll give it a try and don't forget to visit us on Splitcoast, we'd love to see your projects!


  1. My word what a fabulous tutorial!! Love it Chanelle xxxx

  2. Great tutorial, thank you for that!

  3. What a fun card, great tutorial. Hugs lin

  4. oooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! your card is most beautyful!!!!!!!!!!

  5. oh this looks great, definitely have to try this one out!! And dippity do..oh my goodness, is that a blast from the past, LOL. Great card, too!!

  6. Oh wow, this looks great. Thanks for the tuturial. Have to try this myself.
    Hugs, Yvon

  7. Fantastic timing, as I was about to go hunting for a tutorial on this! One question, would shower gel work instead of hair gel in the bag? I want to do several different colours for chemicals in test tubes on a card for a science-mad teen!

  8. Oh wow, this is so cool! Thanks for sharing! Your creation is beautiful!

  9. This is so cool!!! I've got to try this!!!! Thank you for this wonderful tutorial!!

  10. lindo ...........

    muito obrigado adoro os tutoriais desse blog beijos

  11. Hi Lori,
    this is unbelievable. Cool, adorable Card and a grazy Idea!
    Love it!!!THX so much for this Tutorial.

  12. This is a fabulous tutorial. My grandchildren 12 and 13 will love doing this one with me. Thanks

  13. Hi Lori,

    This absolutely Fantastic!!
    Thank for sharing;)
    Sonja xx

  14. Lori this is fabulous! Never seen this before, your brilliant! ;-)
    Hugs Ing


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