Thursday, February 2, 2017

Bubble Wrap Polka Dots

I made this card for Darnell's NBUS challenge #10 with the optional twist of using bubble wrap.
This is her description:
"So for your optional theme this week you can:
a) use Bubble Wrap in some way or some fashion on your creation (maybe you have a bubble wrap stencil?), or 
b) use bubbles, or use wrap, or use some other unusual material in some way"

 I LOVED Darnell's example of using Alcohol Inks dropped on bubble wrap and then pressing glossy card stock over the wrap.  I used 3 panels of glossy card and got a different look each time I pressed.  I used Aqua and Shell Pink Adirondack Alcohol Inks.
This was the result with the first press -  because this press had the most ink on it - the colors blended together more.  My NBUS are the stamps -  the 'wandy' thing with sprinkles falling from it is from a set called Polka Dot and Paint from Snapping Monster Stamps Etsy shop. I purchased the set some time ago but have not yet used it.   The sentiment is from Just Desserts from PTI - I haven't used this sentiment from the set yet.
and this is  the card I made using the second pressed panel -  more definition of the circles but still some running together.  I went a little more embellished on this card below, die cutting the panel with Wonky Stitches from Avery Elle, adding washi tape behind the panel and pink sequins -  this is my least favorite of the three.  
I'm a CAS girl at heart!
And here is the third pressing - which is my favorite.  It shows the most individual dots.  I added 3  pink Tiny Twinkles to two of the cards.

I'm also linking my card to:

You'll find Darnell's NBUS Challenge #10 here.

Stamps:  Polka Dot and Paint - Snapping Monster Stamps Etsy Shop, Just Desserts - PTI
Paper:  White - PTI, Gloss Card - Ranger
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Watering Can,  True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Adirondack Archival Inks - Aqua and Shell Pink, bubble wrap, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, pink sequins, washi tape, foam dots, Wonky Stitches - Avery Elle.

11 comments:

Loll said...

Love the mix of soft colours from your bubble wrap stamping, Julia. All three presses turned out great. Very cool image that works perfectly with your sentiment. xx

Krisha said...

All three cards are beautiful. Each turned out a little different.....isn't bubble wrap fun to print with??

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What an interesting stamp you added to the dots.......I really liked the last one best......it had more definition. Guess I'm kinda a more definition-type gal. Hugs!

Redanne said...

Well, I like them all, I think they turned out beautifully - a great experiment, love the colours and love the stamps you used, the sentiment is brilliant! Hugs, Anne xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Julia! Love the pastel inky background! Happy all is going well with your recovery :)

Bonnie said...

Great job with the bubble wrap, Julia! Love the different looks you got!

A Pink said...

These are terrific! Julia Love the real arty feel they have. Contemporary class .
hugs x

Shauna said...

Wow... what a fun technique! I love how it makes a different look each time. It creates a lovely background. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

OH Babs said...

Fun card and the technique is a great look.

Marina said...

Great artsy collage effect. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

Darnell said...

Good choice of image and sediment for your bubbly background, sis! I'm so tickled that you embraced the inky bubble wrap technique! I like all three, but my fave is also the third one! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #10 and joining in the optional theme!! Hugs, Darnell

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