Sunday, 4 October 2020

Nature Transforms


Hello and Welcome.
Happy Card Making Day 
although it was yesterday but I'm making it into a weekend event for me.
I have had no time to craft since I've been back to work and so busy on the weekends just catching up.
I really needed some time to play which makes me happy.

So here is the card I made using a fun bubble background.
Here are the details.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I filled up an old coffee mug with some water and a few drops of Dawn dish soap, added some Distress Re-inkers and blew bubbles using a straw.  When the bubbles came to the top of the cup, I pressed my paper into them.  I repeated that process until my card panel was covered.  While I was at it, I made 2 panels so I could have one on hand for another card down the road.  Here is what they looked like:

  • While the bubbles dried, I stamped the flower heads from the Visible Image called Creative Chaos onto some left over paper I had inked with more Distress Oxide inks  (I think I used Peacock Feathers, Broken China and Seedless Preserves) using some Versafine Clair ink.  I did clear heat emboss them to help make the black pop.
  • Next, I fussy cut out the flower heads and set them aside.
  • The bubble panel was dry so I stamped the flowers onto the bubble background, then I glued on of the flower heads over the stamped image and the other one was pop dotted for interest, right over the first one.
  • I stamped the sentiment and details, then splattered with my black Posca pen to add more interest.  I did some markings using an old credit card too.
  • I mounted the piece onto some purple cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so very much for coming by and taking a look.
Stay safe.

Stamps- Creative Chaos, Wings of Change (Visible Image)
Inks- Distress Re-inkers; Distress Oxide inks (TH); Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- old coffee mug; straw; Dawn Dish soap; clear eb powder; heat tool; 
black Posca pen; old credit card


JaneH said...

Gorgeous card but how long did it take to make it?

I Card Everyone said...

Karen, I don't know anyone who has more fun in the craft room than you do!! Tell me again why we don't live next door right NOW!
Bubbles, and cards - who could ask for more! and it's just fabulous, too!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wow! So very beautiful.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Karen, I have this set but still haven't inked it up. wonderful inspiration :)

Pat said...

What a great way to get background bubbles Karen and love the colours used on both, so pretty and the VI flowers with the paper pieced flower heads tone in beautifully, and the extra lines and circles look great in the background too. A fabulous card. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Bubbles, how fun is that? Love the effect Karen.
Faith x

Aimeslee Winans said...

Karen, I always read and love everything you make, but every once in a while I am stopped in my tracks with my mouth open and this is one of those times! Stunning! And since Blue Dawn is a staple in our house (I clean all my stamps with it and nail brush, have for years and still have great stamps) and I own every single bottle color of Distress Ink reinker, I am definitely going to make some backgrounds using your wonderful tutorial. BUT... you pressed the paper into a coffee mug? Good Lord, how wide is that mug????? Haha me thinks I will use a cereal bowl. (And okay I'll try it with a mug because YOU THE MASTER!) Have a great week and thank you always for the awesome inspiration, XOX

Susan said...

That is fabulous, Karen! I have that stamp and you've really inspired me to get it out and use it. Love the bubbled background - such a fun technique!

Bunny said...

What lovely colors. A very nice card. [Bunny]

aussie aNNie said...

Love this technique myself, how fabulous is the image and gorgeous card, absolutely love this. xxx

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Such a beautiful work of art. I do love everything you create.

Lori m said...

Just stunning...gorgeous card and thank you for all the tutorials and photos, hugs, Lori m

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Karen, gorgeous floral image and colours, Kate x

Bonnie said...

I have this bubble technique in my pile of must try and keep forgetting to use it. It looks like a fun technique that Jack would love, so I need to pull it to the top for our next time "doing art"! He loves to play in colored water! I love the Chaos flower with perfect matching colors and artsy feel! Love this, Karen! I'm glad you had a chance to play!

JenniferE said...

Wow! Incredible cards! Blowing bubbles , huh? So much fun as a kid and just as much as adults!

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Karen. I LOVE your bubbles background. The pink is so beautiful used with your coloured paper from your stash for the flowers. I do love this image and it's amazing how different it looks by just changing colours and a few background elements --- very versatile! The black accents are just perfect finishing touches. xx

Ida said...

Love your bubble background. The flowers look fabulous over it.

Mac Mable said...

So glad you found time to craft Karen and what a stunner this is. Such a fun technique and I love how the flowers look against the background. I so enjoy reading how you do your cards karen x.