October 8, 2013

Tuesday Tips or Techniques-Gel Water!

Good morning blog readers! When I first eyed the "Fishin' Around" single stamp in the Stampin' Up! Catalog, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I wanted to use a "Circle Treat Cup" and fill it with something.....but what? I remembered reading somewhere where someone used Antibacterial Hand Gel and thought I would give it a shot. Here is the card for today's technique:

Isn't the little aquarium adorable with the water going through it? How would you like to learn how to do this? And when I tried it I was successful on my first try!

Here is what you will need:
  • Fishin' Around single stamp
  • Pool Party Ink Refill
  • Antibacterial Hand Gel
  • Toothpick
  • Circle Treat Cup
  • Window Sheet cut with the Circles Collection Framelits Dies to fit treat cup

Using the hand gel, pour enough to fill 1/3-1/2 of your treat cup. Add one drop of re-inker and mix using the toothpick, I used the Pool Party Ink Refill:

Once your hand gel is completely mixed and evenly colored, remove the sticky backing from your treat cup:

Press the Window Sheet in place to seal:

Stamp the "Fishin' Around" stamp image on your cardstock piece and cut out a hole in the center of the image using the framelits leaving the stamped outline. Stamp a 2nd image on Whisper White Cardstock and cut out the same size as your treat cup using the framelits:

Add adhesive to the rim of your treat cup front and press into place in the hole of your cardstock layer to secure. I also added a small piece of "Early Espresso C'oredinations Cardstock" to resemble a table for my aquarium that is embossed with the "Woodgrain Embossing Folder" and sanded:

Color in the "Fishin' Around" stamped image using "Stampin' Write Markers" and glue in place behind the treat cup:

I added a few "Rhinestone Jewels" around the aquarium to resemble bubbles:

And I completed my card by adding a sentiment stamped on "Whisper White Cardstock" and cut into a banner:

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  1. What an adorable project! Looks easier and less messy than using cello bags like I've seen in the past.

  2. I'm in LOVE. How can people come up with such GENIUS ideas :D

  3. Oh I love this! I am going to have to try it out myself.

  4. Absolutely love this. Where can I purchase the treat cups from?


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