Monday 30 March 2020

Wildflower Garden

Good Morning and Welcome.
Today, I have the pleasure of hosting the TLC Challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers.
I have had this technique on my list for a long time and after seeing it demonstrated the other day, I thought now was a good time to use it.

So when you were a kid, did you ever 'bubble paint'?
It's super simple and fun to do.
Here's how I created my card.

1.  You need a small container.  A cup or mug will work fine.  I used the mug sitting on 
my desk that I wash my brushes in.
2.  Fill the cup 1/2 full of water
3.  Add a tablespoon of dish soap to the water and stir.
4. Add a colour.  I used my Distress Re-inkers but you could use any water based re-inker or even food colouring.
5. Stir the mixture well then using a straw, blow bubbles past the top of the cup.
6. Quickly lay your cardstock panel over the bubbles so they break onto you paper.
7.  Remove and let stamp onto the background.

I did mask my background with an acrylic mask as I wanted a nice, clean white border but you don't have to do that.
After my background was dry, I placed it into my Misti and stamped the Wildflowers from STAMPlorations.  I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it with clear powder.
Using my ScorPal, I scored a border all around the inked area.
I mounted it onto a piece of blue cardstock and then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Here are the masks I used:
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Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- Beautiful You (STAMPlorations); Flowers in the Breeze (Rubbernecker)
Inks- Versafine; Peacock Feathers Distress Re-inker
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- straw; dish soap; Rectangle mask (A Colorful Life Designs)
ScorPal; white eb powder; heat tool


  1. BEAUTIFUL card Karen and I love the technique you used for your background. I've never tried bubble painting before, but with all this time on my hands, I'm definitely going to give it a try!! Thanks for the inspiration...appreciate it!! :0)

  2. Another fascinating technique, Karen!! I LOVE your results!!

  3. OH! YOu have the most fun when making your cards, I have never heard of blowing through straws to make bubbles with paint! What a fabulous result Karen love your card. Now all I need is reinkers?
    Keep safe and well
    Faith x

  4. You got a great result with this technique. I did this a year or so ago and my bubbles were so large. I really like the look of your smaller bubbles. Great card!

  5. Such a beautiful card, love the sentiment and the blues you used here :)

  6. I blew a lot of milk and juice bubbles as a kid, but never used for art projects:-) TFS your beautiful textured looking bubble background, Karen. I will have to try! Love and Hugs...Nancy

  7. Really love this! A great and fun technique that yields lovely results.

  8. Just got to try this technique Karen - the effect on the background of your card is wonderful! Great job.

  9. Beautiful card with wonderful blue shades and great images and message.

  10. Gosh must try this technique Karen looks fabulous and your card is gorgeous, Kate x

  11. You are the Queen of Backgrounds, my friend! Not only does this make a fantastic background, but it looks like fun to do! Wonderful card!

  12. I've never heard of that technique Karen but it worked beautifully, and the silhouette flowers and sentimet are brilliant too. x

  13. great background Karen, I can't wait to try that one :)

  14. LOVE your card and this technique is fun, not done it for a while and you are inspiring.xx

  15. I think this is one of the best bubble backgrounds I have seen - love this Karen, and how you have finished it. You really are the queen of backgrounds!
    Stay safe

  16. I just saw where Marcia tried this and I had to come check out how, Karen. What a fun technique and it makes great backgrounds.

  17. Sounds like a really fun technique, and your card is beautiful, love the blue background against the silhouettes. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards

  18. Ohhhh... this looks like so much fun and is on my to do list now....Thank you for the inspiration and thank you for the step by steps. Wonderful and unique background and great silhouette stamping x.

  19. That is a super cool technique, Karen. Sounds like fun to do as well! Love how the bubbles show on your background -- it's gorgeous with the silhouette flowers. xx

  20. Beautiful soft background Karen, I imagine one can make lots of backgrounds in one go.. tfs the technique.. will have to try it!


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