Tuesday 11 May 2021

Delicate Flowers


Meet today's card.
It has such a textural, unique look and was all done with the help of a piece of bubble wrap.  I watched a video by Tracy Evans and I was off to try it out.  I will be doing it again for sure.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I took out some Dina Wakely acrylic paint and squeezed a small blob onto my TH Glass mat.  Using a small piece of bubble wrap, I picked up some of the paint and dabbed it onto my cardstock.
  • I continued that process, changing colours until the whole panel was painted up.  I set that aside to dry completely.
  • When it was totally dry, I rubbed the whole panel with an anti-static bag, then I pulled out this beautiful set called Fragile Foliage from Altenew.  I placed the painted panel into my Misti and stamped the flowers with some Versamark ink.  
  • I white heat embossed the flowers.  (Be sure to use the anti-static bag or you will have white embossing powder stuck all over the front of your card panel.)
  • Using a small leftover piece, I stamped the sentiment from the same set with some black and clear heat embossed that.
  • I glued the main panel onto a heavy white card base, then pop dotted the sentiment into the corner. 

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamp- Fragile Foliage (Altenew)
Inks- Dina Wakely paint, Versamark, Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- bubble wrap, Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Wow eb powder; 
anti-static bag, TH Glass Mat


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I LURVE your colour mix Karen, the foliage is the perfect one on this background. So Beautiful.
Faith x

Pat said...

I have just bought a cheap set of acrylic paints and I will definitely be giving this a try Karen as it looks absolutely wonderful and love the purple and blue with that touch of yellowy green, and the white embossed foliage works beautifully over the top, and finished perfectly with the black embossed sentiment on a piece of the background. x

I Card Everyone said...

Just look at this wonderful texture - and those delicate blooms nearly went into my cart this morning! I resisted, so I'm doubly glad to see it here today!
A wonderful card, Karen! xx

nancy littrell said...

A fun creative way to use acrylic paint and bubble wrap to make a cool background technique. Love all the texture and your stamped and heat embossed Fragile Foliage. TFS all your steps, my friend. Another new technique shared by you...Thank you so much. Love and Hugs....Nancy

Verna Angerhofer said...

Gorgeous background and a great foliage design.

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful colours and card Karen, lovely foliage dies too, lovely design, Kate x

Susan said...

The turquoise and purple are fabulous together! And perfect with the white embossed image! A great card!

kiwimeskreations said...

Love the colours and the texture on this fabulous card Karen
Stay safe

Bonnie said...

This background looks like it has so much texture, Karen! The wildflowers are lovely with it!

Bunny said...

Very nice. Bubble wrap makes everything fun. [Bunny]

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous texture from the bubble warp Karen :)

Donna Ellis said...

What a gorgeous way of producing color and texture in a garden, while keeping the flowers "white" - I love your artsy ways of creating a scene and a "feeling". Beautifully done, Karen! hugs, de

Mac Mable said...

So eye catching and a fun technique with the bubble wrap. Glorious colour combination and a real Wow card Karen x. Thank you for the tip about the anti-static bag too x.