Today’s Timeless Tuesday challenge hostess is Maki. She is challenging us to use water on our card/project. Well…when I read that I thought of the Gel Card Tutorial that I needed to overhaul. While it’s not 100% according to the challenge….I think it works because it looks like water.

First I adhered two pieces of MME Lost & Found paper together along with a strip of Venice Lace to create a 4 1/4″ x 5″ layer. The bottom corners were rounded and the paper was stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock.

Next a window was cut into the layers with a Classic Circle Nestabilities die. A bag with hair gel was adhered behind it. Three fish from the Waterlilies set were stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Solar White cardstock, colored with Copic Markers and cut out. The fish were adhered to a 3 1/4″ square of MME Lost & Found Paper and it was placed behind the window. The layers were adhered with dimensionals – since the gel bag made them a bit bulky – to the card base, a 4 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Kraft cardstock, folded in half.

A frame was cut and embossed with  Classic and Beaded Circle Nestabilities dies, adhered over the window and topped with Want2Scrap Pearls. A sentiment from the Waterlily set was stamped in Rich Cocoa Memento ink on a piece of Solar White cardstock that had been cut and embossed with another Classic Circle Nestabilities die. The edges were sponged with Antique Linen Distress ink and the small water lily image was partially stamped over the sentiment.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Please check out my fellow Timeless Tuesday Challenge Team members:

Betty Wright
Cindy Haffner
Heather Jensen
Makiko Jones
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger

I hope you have time to participate in the challenge! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

37 Responses to “Playing with Water”

  1. absolutely breathtaking my dear!!
    I totally love your fantastic video!
    thanks for sharing with us.
    huge hugs, Giò

  2. Very pretty – love how you did the fish!!!

  3. Beautiful card Beate! It has been a long long time since I used this technique!!

  4. Fabulous Beate!!! I think this is one of the first techniques I learned at a SU! party years ago. Totally fun!

  5. Of course it works for the challenge! 🙂 Those fish are swimming in water, aren’t they! LOL LOVE this idea for the challenge today, Beate! And great to refresh and old technique and shine new light on it! Great card!

  6. This is just too stinkin’ cute! I love the end result. Your videos are perfect for the visual learner like me. Where would I be without you girly? 🙂

  7. great card! in all the years I’ve been stamping I have never made a gel card. just might have to pick up some hair gel and give it a try.
    stamping sue

  8. Gorgeous job, Beate!!! I have been trying to figure out a way to do that water look too, but I think, hands down, yours is better then anything I could have come up with!! I love it! 🙂

  9. Very cute card thanks for sharing with us.

  10. Wonderful water card. Pat

  11. Adorable! Love this technique, how cute would that be for a pool party or pool/tropical/beach theme birthday party?!?! TFS

  12. Your card is beautiful, what perfect images you selected for this technique. I feel like a little kid, I really wanted to poke my finger in the gel to feel the squish! Fun!

  13. This is so cool and has a awesome results, Beate! Great technique and finished card design!

  14. Totally cool idea Beate! Your card is awesome! You have the best tutorials 🙂 !!! Hugs ~S~

  15. Totally awesome! Love all your tutorials. Great card.

  16. Neat, neat card! Very COOL technique, Beate! I will definitely try it. In fact, I intend to share the video link w/lots of cardmaking friends. Thanks so much for making it! 🙂

  17. Never saw hair gel used as water on a card…how clever for water effect. Must try but have to buy some gel. Love your tutorial.

  18. I love this! It may be an old technique, but I’m just a newbie! Can hardly wait to try it. Thankyou for sharing, Beate! (and thanks for the link Gabby!)

  19. Another great example of your talent!

  20. Beate, this is so cool. Love what you chose for the challenge and I have to watch that tutorial. Love your unique creation.

  21. this card is very funny i love it

  22. Very cool effect!! I love all of those pretty pearls you’ve used as well!!

  23. Love it, your fish were too cute and like you said kids would love to play with it too 🙂

  24. So adorable! Beate. I’ve never tried this technique. Such a cute card for anyone, but if made a bit more masculine it would be great for a guy who loves fishing! x

  25. this is super fun. thank you so much for the video, Beate!

  26. Fabulous card!!! I’ve never seen a card like this before…so cute! Thanks for the video tutorial. You make everything seem “do-able” even for ME! 😉 Have a great day!

  27. This is incredible! What a cool card. 😉

  28. very beautiful!!

  29. wow… really cool card!!

  30. a very beautiful fishing card!

  31. So adorable! Beate. I’ve never tried this technique. Such a cute card for anyone, but if made a bit more masculine it would be great for a guy who loves fishing! x

  32. Very cool effect!! I love all of those pretty pearls you’ve used as well!!

  33. An amazing card, great idea, and tutorial as a bonus.

  34. This is amazing Beate!!! Thank you for making & sharing the gel card…I was hoping someone would do the technique for the challenge 😉

  35. Pretty! I think I saw this tutorial before and wanted to try it, but haven’t gotten around to it. Maybe someday soon!

  36. Oh Beate! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! You are awesome!

  37. Fabulous!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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