Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Underwater with Hair Gel Video

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday, I reached the 100,000 sales milestone in my Stampin' Up! journey. 
I knew I was nearing the milestone, but in the end it happened really quickly! 
I'd like to say 100,000 THANK YOU's to my wonderful customers 
- you're SIMPLY THE BEST! 
Today's video features a technique that I've wanted to try for years, yes, 
years! And I'm not at all disappointed - it's fabulous!

 I used the Sea of Textures Stamp Set and the co-ordinating Framelits 
Dies called Under the Sea. I chose Soft Sea Foam Cardstock (CS) 
for my card base and the top layer, with a middle layer of 
Granny Apple Green CS - I love both of these greens!
 Unfortunately, it was seeing some hair gel in the bathroom cabinet that 
made me finally try this card. Ideally I would have preferred to 
use blue hair gel, which I had rather assumed was what I 
had - unfortunately, it was just the tub that was blue!
  I'll have to get some blue hair gel and try this card again, just to
 see what difference it makes..............if any. 

Having said that, I'm really pleased with the result I achieved with 
clear hair gel. I find the little bag with the gel in very tactile - I could
 spend hours squigging the gel up and down in the bag!
After die-cutting the oval window from the top layer, I dry-embossed 
the sheet using the Seaside Embossing Folder (EF). The very first 
time I used this EF, it really did some serious damage to my cardstock!

To resolve this problem, I cut two pieces of our Vellum CS to fit the size
 of the EF, and put a line of Fast Fuse (now retired) or SNAIL along
 one edge on each sheet.

 I inserted both pieces of Vellum CS into the EF, one on each side, 
with the Fast Fuse edges by the fold. I now leave them there
 permanently!  It works a treat. I picked up this tip years ago 
from France Martin aka Frenchie!    
This isn't a messy technique unless you get clumsy with the bottle 
of hair gel. Apparently, the best gel to buy for this technique is 
the cheap gel you can buy in shops like Poundland - that's 
what I like to hear! LOL! 

That's it from me today! I wish you a very happy Wednesday
 and happy crafting!


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