Sunday, October 18, 2009

Nemo meets hair gel!


Ok I have to explain my title now! This is called a hair gel card! You can find the tutorial here. I will explain it a little bit though. You fill a clear bag with hair gel, sealing well. You create a scene putting it on the back of the baggie so that the gel looks like water. I made one of these for my friend years ago so when I saw that the movie for the Cinema Saturday Challenge #54 was Finding Nemo, I knew that I had to make one for this challenge. You also had to use the colors coral, royal blue, green/blue and white. I also used the sketch from Stampin for the Weekend #20. I have been following this new blog call Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential #3 and you had to make a scene for that challenge.

I created my scene using stickers from K&Co. I just happened to have a clown fish! I also used some bubble stickers. For the outside of the card, I ran the blue panel through the Cuttlebug. I stamped the brown panel and the crab with stamps from StampinUp. I tore the brown paper and distressed it with brown ink. The Hello is a rubon from Memorie Makers. The seahorse is another sticker from K&Co. Under the coral squares I stapled it so that the gel bag would stay in place because it is heavy and that works better than glue. This was fun to make, you need to try it sometime! Thanks for stopping by!

20 comments:

  1. Oh wow, what a unique idea. Love the underwater scene.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  2. WOW ... very clever! I've never seen this technique before! Wonderful underwater scene you have created! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight! We hope to see you again next week!!!

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  3. That is such a great idea Julia!!! LOVE the scene that you created - what a cool technique - totally have to try this one! And I love the title of your blog post lol!- that is awesome!!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Cinema Saturday!!! We love ya!!!
    Big hugs!
    Sankari :)

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  4. So awesome!! I love your creative idea to make an underwater/beach scene!! Those gel cards are so fun!! Love all the images you've combined to do this!! Fabulous scene and the Spotlight Divas would like to thank you for playing along in our Saturday Spotlight challenge this week!! Hope to see you again!! HUGS

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  5. What an amazing idea and it looks brilliant! You have inspired me I will have to have a go :D
    Thank you for playing with my sketch and joining us at stampin' for the weekend. Good luck!

    X Amy X

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  6. Brilliant idea, Julia:O) Thanks for sharing! Your card is wonderful, love the colours, and the cute seahorse. Great take on Amy's sketch.
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!
    Nancy;O)

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  7. Incredible card, very creative. Thanks for joining SFTW. Good luck
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  8. Very cute - esp. love the underwater effect of the gel.

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  9. Very cool Julia! I've been wanting to try this technique. Love the images you've put behind the gel.

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  10. What a cool technique, Julia. Works well with this challenge!

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  11. OMG, I'm holding my nose and diving under!!
    You're right, did this years ago and had forgotten about this technique. Another great take on the challenge(S). I love Saturday, I always get to go to the movies with Julia!!!
    And, she always treats. ha ha

    Julia, thanks for the comment on my blog about making the final 11 for HM, I appreciate it.

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  12. How clever! fab fun card!! Thanks for joining SFTW this week

    Di x

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  13. Fabulous card! I love the scene you've created.
    Thank you for joining us at SFTW this week and good luck! :)
    Vanja

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  14. Great job Julia! --and I see you have a new portrait taken at the Grand Canyon -- nice!

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  15. Such a cute card..I love the cuttlebug swirls for the watery background!

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  16. Hilarious title, but great effect for your ocean scene! Thanks for playing in this week's Spotlight challenge!!

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  17. This is such a neat technique and a beautiful scene Julia!! Great job!! Love your title for this post. LOL!

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  18. what a fun underwater scene!! All the little details are perfect! Glad you could join us at Saturday Spotlight this week:)

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  19. Fabulous great technique thank you for sharing.

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