Cardmaking Background Techniques - Embossed Bubbles
March 25, 2018
This is post no. 4 in my Bottles and Bubbles Product Suite presentation.
There are so many fun ways to make a bubble background, besides the Blown Bubble Technique I described in my last post.
You can try inking up bubblewrap and pressing your card onto that. You can use the Stampin' Up! Polka Dot embossing folder to give you nice texture and good size circles.
This Whisper White card front was embossed with Polka Dots embossing folder then sponged with Lemon Lime Twist and Daffodil Delight inks. The sponging really brings up the edges of the raised polka dots from the embossing.
We also used the wet emboss technique, where we applied the ink to the inside of the Logo side of the embossing folder, then spritzed it with water before placing the card stock in the folder. We got raised white bubbles with an awesome watercolour or wet bubble look background.
In the above photo you can see three samples of the Blown Bubble Technique, the wet embossed technique in the pale blue card centre left of the photo, dry embossed and sponged yellow card, centre right and bubble wrap technique in the bright pink at the bottom.
This was probably not a bundle of products I would see in the catalogue and then think to order for myself, so how did I come to be having so much fun creating like crazy with them?
- As a member of Stampin' Up!s Global Events Council I was invited to prepare display samples and do a 10 minute presentation at our On Stage Event in Melbourne in November - the products are in the catalogue which started on January 3rd and the On Stage Event doubles as a Catalogue Reveal / Launch /pre-order for demonstrators and members of the Stampin' Up! family. I was one of only 2 demonstrators in Australia who received the product Bundle several weeks before the event so I could prepare display items and my presentation
- At my team night in January - after the catalogue went live to customers and everyone was able to order them, we played with all the techniques and cut out lots of bottles, straws and bottle caps. It's so, so nice being able to create with friends -so many inspiring suggestions, colour combinations, rearranging of elements on the card and the cameraderie of the production line as one person ends up making the cups of tea, someone else cuts out stack of bottles using the Big Shot, someone else cuts out bottle caps and straws using the 2nd Big Shot - too much fun!
You too can be a part of this fun stamping family and there is no better time to join the Stampin' Up! family than during Sale-a-bration. To join, you select $235 of whatever Stampin' Up! products you want. You pay only $169, and then on top of what is already a bargain, until the end of March, you also select 2 extra stamp sets (up to $174 total value) for free!
That is such a saving - over $400 in high quality stamping products for only $169.00 and the best bit is, there is no risk whatsoever - if you never do another thing, you just keep the goodies . . .
OR you can come along to team nights and other events and stamp with us, buy more products with your 20% discount for being a member of the SU! family, be invited to demonstrator only FB groups and forums where you will be totally inspired by all the shared projects, have the opportunity to earn free stamps, or even have your stamps pay for themselves by learning to build a small business.
There are so many reasons for joining, there's sure to be one that matches you! Ask me more about it today so you can join before the end of Sale-a-bration and get those extra two stamp sets worth up to $174.00 for free!