After deciding to make a card with a goldfish, I thought I would also try the gel technique, which seemed like a good idea at the time. Here's the result:
First the bag of gel was created and sealed with lots of tape. The image was affixed to the white card base, then the gel bag laid over and adhered. Using the circle die, a hole was cut in the Calypso Coral and DSP panels. The DSP corners were fussy cut. The Coastal Cabana piece was created with a ruler, pencil and some fussy cutting, then stamped with texture. A die was used to cut the hole. This was adhered to the DSP. The die cut wavy pieces and sentiment were also adhered and the enamel dots added. This entire stack was backed with craft foam and popped up onto the white card base to give the gel bag space as well. The inside of the card was decorated with coordinating wavy die cut pieces.
This card is being entered in the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #155. Stop by and view the blog.
Techniques: Stamping, sponging, coloring, die cutting, fussy cutting, downloading, gel card
Size: 5" x 6.5"
Stampin' Up! Materials:
Stamps: "Chalk Lines" (texture lines)
Inks: Coastal Cabana; Stampin" Write Markers in Tangerine Tango & Daffodil Delight to color the fish image
Cardstock: Whisper White. Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana
Image: Fish download from Bugaboo Digital Designs; sentiment computer generated
Dies: Spellbinders Classic Circles; Reverse Confetti "Doin' the Wave"
Misc.: Enamel stickers, husband's shaving gel