Sunday, February 5, 2017

Bubble Wrap Background

Friends, I am barely under the wire trying to make Darnell's NBUS Challenge #10 using the bubble wrap option. I made my background last night, but it didn't turn out so well.  I think I put two much reinker on the bubble wrap (small bubbles).  And I really didn't use a good color combo either.  I smooshed it on five different photo papers, the only glossy paper that I had.  The first two were just awful - a dark mess that I might be able to use at Halloween.  Of the other three, two were passable and one marginal.  But none were dry this morning.  At different times during the day, I used my heat gun and paper towels and dry and/or blot the paper I disliked the least.  Finally, it was dry and I started my card.  Here it is:

My NBUS is the stamp, it's Close to My Heart, and I've probably had it for five years or more. It's embossed on white card stock.  I dusted some light brown chalk around the truck before cutting it with a stitched die.  I cut the bubble wrap pane with a stitched die also and mounted all to the card base.  This will go to man, and I will add a sentiment later.

Card stock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Close to My Heart Maximum Power (retired)
Ink:  Versamark
Embossing Powder:  Recollections Clear Bark
Dies:  Fawn Lawn
Reinkers:  Close to My Heart (unsure which colors I used)

Darnell's NBUS Challenge #10 
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Crafty Catz #356 - Anything Goes with Twist (Male Card)

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  1. Hi Sheila!! I just saw your entry over on Darnell's blog and thought I'd stop in to say how much I love your card!! I have a 9 year old son so I'm always looking for stamps like this. The background is super cool looking too!!

  2. At least you made it to the challenge Sheila! I did not! lol I haven't even tried the bubble wrap thing yet, but did bring up a piece of bubble wrap from the basement today. I do love how your came out! I love the color combo's you used and I love that truck stamp, they go together well!!! Kinda reminds me of mud splatters from the big ole truck tires. So I think this is a great masculine card! Hugs, Brenda

  3. fab creation, thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  4. I'm sorry that your bubble wrap play was a bit of a pain, Sheila! The cool thing about using alcoholic inks and glossy paper is that the ink dries almost instantly. I'm not sure about the properties of photo paper versus glossy paper, but there might be something in the photo paper that makes it so hard for the ink to dry. I really appreciate that you gave the optional theme a go and I think using one of your papers as a background for the monster truck is AWESOME! It looks so super cool in your design! Thanks again for another entry in #10! Hugs, Darnell


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