Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Play time!

Well, it's my fourth snow day and my fourth day off of work.  I was able to do some "just for fun" crafting yesterday only to find I had internet issues!  Oh, well!  I got another day off just so I could show you these cards! :)  I've made 4 but I won't show them all in the same post.

Here's the first card~


For these fabulous challenges~

I used sentiment stamps by Inspired by Stamping, silver embossing powder by Stampendous!, bubble wrap (yep--that's how I got those polka dots!), and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.

I'd seen some cards that Virginia Lu made (HERE, HERE, and HERE) with bubble wrap and have been wanting to experiment with this technique.  It is SO fun and the texture it creates is amazing!  All you have to do is be careful not to puncture the bubbles as you cut out the desired shape.  And you can keep your shapes and just clean them off!  I inked them with stamp pads but perhaps you'd get better coverage with markers.  I liked the iffy way the ink pads stamped, though. :)

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!  I hope you have found some inspiration to create something new today!  I also hope that you come and play along with these fabulous challenges!  HUGS and happy stamping! :)


Deborah Frings said...

Love this card - so pretty and the colours are so warm and springlike! Love that sentiment too!

You've had so much snow - the storm is now heading our way, but somehow I don't think we'll get as much snow as you've had. Kathryn is hoping for a snow day tomorrow ;)

Louise van Vuren said...

Beautiful card and sentiment! Love that bubble wrap effect - you're right, I like that look that the ink pads give you. This is a fab way to use our colours and your embossing is perfection! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours and sketches

Louise xx

Lisa Elton said...

How FUN Mynnette, love the colors too! We don't have the snow but it's been raining all day ~ blah.

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

I have to admit, this is the first time I've heard of using bubble wrap to create inking effects on a card. You are so clever. Or maybe you just need more snow days to come up with clever ideas and beautiful cards. I love the sentiment on your card. Just the message I needed to see today. I'm so forturate to have visited your blog today. Thank you for visiting ours and joining in the Cards in Envy challenge.

sandie said...

this is fabulous Mynnette, the bubble wrap technique gives a really great, kinda retro look. And, I just love the sentiment, thanks for joining us at CAS-Colour and Sketches x

Jacqueline said...

ooh Mynnette this is stunning - a great way to use our colours too, thanks for joining in at CAS - Colours and Sketches this week - Jacqueline xx

Karen (carefree creations) said...

Awesome! I love the bubble wrap stamping!! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Sandy Trefger said...

Love how you did your polka dots Mynnette! Fabulous card and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cards in Envy!
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Kylie said...

What a fantastic way to use our colours, Mynnette. LOVE this so much! Thanks so much for playing along at CC&S! xx