Saturday, February 4, 2017

Darnell's NBUS #10 Bubble Wrap

I am playing again in Darnell's NBUS Challenge 3 week blog Birthaversary.  I am playing this time in NBUS #10 with a never before used stamp set and a cool Bubble Wrap Technique. This is Darnell's 3rd and last week for us to play in her really fun challenges and with a chance to win prizes:-) Darnell..I already own prizes 3, 4 and 5.

Here is my card using the fun Bubble Wrap Technique and my new Penny Black "Spread Cheer" stamp set.

I did my technique a little different than Darnell's.  I dropped my Alcohol Inks onto the inside of a Padded Envelope, which has smaller bubbles than your normal bubble wrap packing material.  I then spritzed my inks with Blending Solution and laid my Yupo Paper over the ink with a piece of paper towel over the Yupo Paper and pressed down with my hands.  This was my 1st pull using that technique.  I got 3 more pulls with each being lighter than the 1st,  that I will use for future cards.

Here is a photo of 3 more backgrounds.....

On my finished card I used my MISTI to stamp my Penny Black brush and bird images using Archival jet black ink over my bubble wrap background.  Even with Archival ink you have to be very careful not to smear the ink,  which I did..whoops!  Time for a bit of surgery.  I discovered my SU Baja Breeze CS was a perfect match for the T.H. "Steam" alcohol ink,  so I made an angled corner cut and now have a bit of the CS showing, which I like.

I then die cut my CUTplorations "Birthday Word" using the Baja Breeze CS and stamped my SU "Sunshine Sayings" sentiment on scraps of Yupo and attached all with SU Fine Tip Glue pen weighting down with a large acrylic block for a few minutes.  I attached my card front to my card base and was done.  I really like this card much better IRL.  It is shiny and real artsy looking!  The bubble wrap circles add a really nice texture.

Thank you again Darnell for all your fun challenges and encouraging us to try new techniques and of course use Never Before Used Schtuff!

My card is for another challenge City Crafter #347 Colour Splash Black & White and Splash of Aqua

Happy stamping and bubble wrapping my friends.  Hugs....

Stamps: Penny Black "Spread Cheer".  SU "Sunshine Sayings".  Paper: SU Baja Breeze.  Yupo.  Ink: Pinata Alcohol Ink: Black and White.  Tim Holtz AI: Stream.  Accessories: Big Shot, CUTplorations Birthday Word, SU fine tip glue pen, MISTI, padded envelope bubble wrap.


  1. These colours of alcohol inks looks amazing together. They really give a mixed media look. Love the stamped images. Great job Nancy!! xx

  2. I just love this card Nancy! what great colors and the silhouette stampings help define the borders! Julia xx

  3. Such a gorgeous take on our challenge. Fab use of alcohol inks and the bubble adds a great effect. Love how it turned out. Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  4. Wow, I am loving the looks you got from the bubble wrap Nancy! The look is so cool!!! And what a fun birthday card it has made too! I can't wait to see what you make with the other prints. Hugs, Brenda

  5. definitely a wow background, love the colours and those awesome birds taking off.

  6. Isn't this a fun technique! I really wanted to try it, but always something else going on. Love the color challenge, too. Your card turned out great. I think the smeared backgrounds look as good as the unsmeared (smearless?) ones.

  7. Great colors and artsy background, Nancy! Love the birds with it and the cut off corner!

  8. What a fabulous batch of backgrounds you got! Love the colours and the way you did the sentiment.

  9. Your card is so perfect! The other backgrounds are also beautiful. Thank you for sharing this card :-)

  10. I do love how you took the technique and made it your own, Nancy! What a great twist on this and your results are outstanding! How cool that you got four backgrounds out of the bubble wrap! They look terrific!

  11. Oh this is just perfect for our challenge and so lovely! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  12. love your results mf...need to find some bubble wrap!!
    xx Karen

    1. I bet you have padded mailing envelopes. That is what I used..worked great!

  13. You're very welcome, Nancy! Thank YOU for being so enthusiastic and supportive! Thanks, too, for sharing how you did your bw/t. Your results are really fabulous and left you with awesome backgrounds! This card is fun and festive! I appreciate that you played in my NBUS Challenge #10 and joined in the optional theme!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. A creative use of your background. Love the addition of the birds and branches. I think your having to cut off a corner because of the smear was a "happy accident." I love that extra splash of the colored cardstock.


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