Sunday, January 2, 2011

Just Add Summer

Over at Just Add Ink the theme this week is summer and as we're sweltering in the high thirties, what could be more perfect?

One of our favourite holidays was to Vanuatu and we especially loved snorkelling among the coral reefs. Hideaway Island was a day trip we loved, so I made a card to remind me of that. I dragged out my retired Fishy Friends (love these little guys!), added in some High Hopes stamps and made a gel card. (Click on the photo for a larger view)

Here's a close up of the bubbles effect you get from the gel:

If you have never made a gel card, I heartily urge you to give it a go - they are soooooooo much fun and the feeling when you squish the gel around is amazing - my girls just love it!

Thanks for dropping in.



Karen said...

Great summery card Kez, I had forgotten all about the Gel card, might have to re visit them.

Karen.C said...

Great card Kez.
Happy New year to you.

artyfartystuff said...

this is cute!

Lynda said...

So cool....squishy fishies!!!! (Miss 6 called them that not me!!) Fab card darl. Love the gel idea and the overall effect and feel is magic....I have been to Vanuatu too...and it is exactly what i recall!!. Love the way you have stamped the light blue background too. Brilliant card!! ooxx

Susan Joyce said...

Love the bright colours Kerry, looks fabulous as a gel card.

Patrice said...

Wow I've never seen a gel card before. Looks great with that set. Very summery!

Rachel said...

WOW Amazing card, I haven't seen a card before.

Bronwyn Eastley said...

I love your card and the cool, gel to make it all bubbly! I also loved Hideaway Island in Vanuatu!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oooh! This is FAB! This set must be perfect for gel cards ... cos the one that I did MONTHS AGO ... was also using this stamp set! I thought I would share it with you!
Andrea's Gel Card
We are saving up to visit hubby's sister & family who have been in Vanuatu for 12 mths doing mission work. Hopefully we will be going in July!
Thanks for sharing such an inspirational card, Kez! Hugs xxaxx
PS My internet has been driving me insane ... so I haven't been able to pop by my fav blogs regularly. Hopefully it will be fixed soon! :D xx