Sunday, February 5, 2017

NBUS #10...Bubble Wrap and More

You still have until Midnight PST to play in Darnell's NBUS #10 Challenge.  Be sure and click on the link for All the Deets.  I am playing with my Alcohol Ink Bubble Wrap backgrounds and Never Before Used Schtuff!

Here is my card using my brand new (yesterday) CUTplorations "Luggage Tags Nesting Dies".  I love all 3 sizes of the tags.  I used the middle and smallest dies for my card. The largest tag in the set is the same size as the Artplorations Luggage Tag Stencil, which I have several.  So fun getting new toys.

Here is the link to my 1st card using this alcohol ink bubble wrap technique and also a photo of the 3 extra backgrounds I made.  One of those backgrounds I used for this new card.  Already having the backgrounds and my new tag dies made this card so quick and easy.  Putting the sequins on took as long as the rest of the!

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 and pressed down with my hands to get a good impression.

I stamped my Fond Expressions sentiment using my MISTI and Archival jet black ink.  I then heat set to make sure it did not smear.  Do not use too much heat because you can warp Yupo paper.

I added a SU Pool Party ribbon and white baker's twine.  I used SU Fine Tip Glue Pen to attach my sequins and weighted them down with an acrylic block.  I also die cut another small tag out of SU Coaster Board (ret) and attached to Yupo top tag for more dimension and glued to the larger tag,
which was attached with foam tape.

My card is for several challenges besides NBUS #10.

City Crafter #347 Colour Splash..Black, White and Aqua.

STAMPlorations CAS February Challenge..Anything Goes..I did not use Optional Hot Pink. 

STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes...use STAMPlorations product.

Hopefully you all get to join in some of your favorite challenges this weekend.  Happy Stamping my friends.  Hugs....

Stamps: STAMPlorations "Fond Expressions" by Shery.  Paper: SU Whisper White Thick and Regular.  Yupo Paper.  Inks: Pinata Alcohol Inks: Black and White.  Tim Holtz AI Stream.  Archival jet black.  Accessories: Big Shot, CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Dies. SU ribbon and twine, sequins, SU Fine Tip Glue Pen, 3M Foam Tape.


  1. Nancy, this is SO imaginative! Love your bubble wrap technique and absolutely love how the generation stamping looked! Thanks for describing your process. This card is fabulous!

  2. Great design Nancy! Your AIs are such cool colours, and they have made fantastic tags. Especially love the smaller top tag that has some colour, but also lots of white space for your sentiment. xx

  3. Oh my goodness how beautiful is this! Love those tags! Thanks so much again for playing along at CCCB!

  4. Love these tags and how the bubble wrap backgrounds worked so perfectly, Nancy!

  5. You are on a roll; this is your second entry and I also noticed a thirdone:) Your tags are stunnign! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  6. What a neat background!!! Thanks for playing along in the STAMPlorations CAS challenge.

  7. What a great set of tags and a great way to use more of your fantastic bubble wrap results, Nancy! Thanks for linking again to #10! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Stunning tags, your bubble wrap coloured paper was wisely used!
    Smart lady xx

  9. Your bubbles have so much detail--amazing for a smoosh technique. At first I thought it reminded me of a cobblestone wall, but looking at it sideways, it reminds me of those indoor fountains that are hung like a frame on a wall, where the water gently cascades down and it is full of tiny bubbles. This is so striking.

    1. I liked how my card inspired you Judy. Denny thought they looked like tire tracks...although he did like all of my bubble wrap cards..esp. the colors :-) Thanks so much my friend for ALL your recent! Hugs..

  10. Nancy this looks amazing. I love the colours, and the bubble wrap gives such great texture. I must give this a try. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge xx


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