Friday, February 3, 2017

Bubble Wrap Stamping


Darnell is celebrating her 5th blogaversary with 3 NBUS challenges, and for her 10th NBUS challenge, she gave us the option of doing stamping with bubble wrap. I took her direction along with some inspiration from my friend Mary Anne and came up with this card.


I opened 3 new bottles of Distress reinkers (twisted citron, mermaid lagoon, wilted violet - my NBUS) and added drops randomly on a piece of bubble wrap. Next I added a few spun sugar, tumbled glass and dried marigold distress ink droplets and then smooshed the cardstock into the bubble wrap. I waited patiently impatiently for it to dry and finally hit it with my heat gun to hurry it along which created little puddles here and there. 

I tried it first on some glossy cardstock and the heat gun turned that piece into one incredible blob/mess/disaster that cannot possibly be used for any card! LOL I'm too impatient to allow anything to dry overnight :)

I decided I was going to use the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge #388 to create a card, and this is the card that resulted.


I used MB Vivienne and Darla butterfly dies, sponging the white cardstock with coordinating inks before cutting the top portion. The plum ribbon is from PTI and the IO die-cut buttons were cut with royal purple cardstock that matches the card base. I inked some snippets of white cardstock with marigold, citron and tumbled glass, weaving those tiny strips through the buttons to look like thread. The sentiment is from SU! teeny tiny wishes stamped in Concord Crush ink.

Thanks for spending a few minutes of your day here today, I always enjoy your company :) Go and have yourself a wonderful day and be kind to others!

Carol




21 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

I really like the colors you picked for your bubble wrap background. The whole card is so springy.

Preety said...

such a pretty card :)
cheers
preety

Janice M said...

Oh what a cool technique! Love your color combo and your matching butterfly. Great take on the sketch this week Carol! Glad you could paly along with us again.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! Love the black behind that pretty butterfly. Bubble wrap super fun!
Lynn

scrAPpamondo said...

You are the queen of recycling! :D No little stripe of paper has been wasted, even the faux string, it's so clever! Your colourful stamping with bubble wrap looks so happy, lovely design!

Daffodil Cards said...

What a gorgeous colour combination, such a pretty card, great work with the bubble wrap.
Faith
x

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, This is gorgeous. I love the colors of your butterfly. You and I are very much alike when it comes to patience. My thought is "What does that word mean"?
In any case your final card is a true delight. I'm hoping that you can get this comment. I did try a few minutes to fool around with this blogger thing. I can get onto other blogs but can't get into my own to post anything. ARGGGHHH!
Have a good weekend.

cotnob said...

A pretty card Carol, you have created a lovely background with the bubble wrap and your butterfly is beautiful.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Yay, that card is just lovely. Perfect choice of colors, Carol. That sketch is just what it needed!

Jenée said...

Very pretty card and great use of our sketch. Lovely combination of elements. Thank you for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Stampsnob. said...

Love these colors Beautiful butterfly ....Lis

Liz said...

Super card, Carol. You did a great job with the bubble wrap to create a background. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Awesome bubble wrap stamping love doing it myself and these colours chosen are super fab...great card Carol.xx{aNNie}

Wendy said...

OMGosh, this is SO pretty, Carol! I was just commenting on Mary Anne's Bubble Wrap technique and how neat it was. Now you have done it and I find it very interesting the looks that this technique gives to a card. I HAVE TO TRY THIS!!! Love the colors and of course that gorgeous butterfly! Love it!! TFS and have a great day, my friend! :)

Debbie said...

Wonderful card! I love the butterfly and your background! Going to have to check out this technique!
Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Melissa Craig said...

I love this card! I love the hand painted look to your base piece. The butterfly is so delicate. But the overall brightness in the colors makes this card so cheery. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Patti said...

This is such a great card with so many wonderful techniques but all done so perfectly Carol! I had completely forgotten the idea of using tiny strips of paper in place of thread and I'm going to have to try the bubble wrap technique also. Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

*Vicki* said...

This background is so pretty!! I love the multiple colors in the background! It's so Spring-line especially with the popped out butterfly on top!! So beautifully done! HUGS :)

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Love all the xolors and that Butterfly!!

Darnell said...

That's the benefit of the alcoholic inks, they dry almost instantly on glossy paper. I'm not sure I'd be very patient waiting overnight either, Carol! I really love the results you got with your method and the colors you used! And you really dressed it up perfectly using the sketch!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #10 and for joining in the optional theme! Hugs, Darnell

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like your background to this card--not your usual bubble wrap creation. It's very fresh and fun.