Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NBUS #10

Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing along with Darnell's NBUS #10 challenge (NBUS = never before used schtuff). :)  I have also played with the optional theme of using bubble wrap to celebrate "National Bubble Wrap Day" in the U.S.  I had fun! :)



I used a piece of bubble wrap, squirted on two colours of alcohol inks (magenta and red) and then pressed a piece of Yupo paper on top.  I got lots of prints that I'll hang on to for future use.  This was my favourite from the bunch.

I added a simple die-cut sentiment, cut from black card stock and black foam.  Glued them together to create more dimension, and then coated it in glossy accents.  The shine from the sentiment matches the shine from the alcohol inks.

I hope you'll come play along at Darnell's NBUS #10 challenge.  It's the last of the three challenges that she has run to celebrate her 5 years of blogging.  The challenge is open until Feb. 5th.







Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Yupo paper
Ink:  Alcohol Inks:  Poppyfield (Ranger); Senorita Magenta (Pinata)
Accessories & Tools:  Bubble Wrap, Love die-cut (Paper Smooches), black foam, glossy accents

Challenges:
NBUS #10 - optoinal theme: bubble wrap

35 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

what a fun card, Bonnie - must give this a try!

Marcia HIll said...

This turned out great Loll! Tomorrow is my free day and I'm definitely trying the bubble wrap technique out! It looks like it was a lot of fun and I'm sure Darnell will be thrilled that you tried it out!! :0)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, how gorgeous! Wonderful use of the bubble wrap.

Colleen said...

Fun card Loll! I want to give this a try too! I love your colors! Very Valentiney!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW Loll! I just LOVE the drama of this stunning creation! Those vivid reds really pop against that crisp white card and the big, bold, black sentiment sets it off beautifully! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

Pam Sparks said...

Fabulous Loll!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous bubble wrap background for your Love sentiment. Would make a unique Valentine card. I made several bubble wrap backgrounds today also and did finish one card tonight. Probably will not get to post until tomorrow. What a FUN technique. Happy stamping my friend. Hugs...

Nancy Stislow said...

Another fun technique! I'd have never thought to use the bubble wrap for the background, Loll and it's just so fun! what a wonderful card you created with this method!

MaryH said...

Oh my! So pretty. Love, love love this! TFS & Hugs

Christine Alexander said...

Loll that really pops, love those bright colours.

SARN said...

You never cease to amaze me with your fabulous experiments & resultant cards. Love this bubblewrap background & striking dimensional sentiment.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Susan said...

Loll, it's fabulous! I must get some bubble wrap out and try this. Love the way you just added a simple die cut and left it at that so that the bubble wrap design takes centre stage!

Kath said...

A fabulous card - love the vibrant colours.
Kath x

scrappymo! said...

Looks great! I am so looking forward to getting out tomorrow and getting some bubble wrap.

Stamps and Paper said...

Very eye catching card Loll and your dark sentiment certainly 'pops' out from your gorgeous background

Anne

Craftychris said...

Awesome background - love those colours, the shiny sentiment is a perfect addition! Thank you for visiting me! xxx

Karen D. said...

sweet card mf...love the bkg..
xx Karen

Margaret S said...

What a cool card - love the use of bubble wrap with the alcohol inks.
Thank you.

Bobby said...

I just pulled out some bubble wrap and will be trying this myself today, Loll. I hope it turns out half as well as yours since I will be using a different medium.

Petra Swart said...

Love the vibrant colours, Loll!!!!! Your bubble wrap bg looks amazing!!!! I'm playing with this technique hopefully not later than tomorrow morning - I think it creates the most wonderful bgs!!!!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Brenda said...

You got a great impression from your bubble wrap Loll! I love your card, CAS and has so much feel of texture from the bubble wrap. Love the colors too. Hugs, Brenda

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful effect and card. Love your work.
Faith
x

Mac Mable said...

Such a clever idea and creative idea from Darnell's NBUS challenge. Great colours and very eye catching x

Gramma Sarah said...

Again, Loll, you put together awesome design and texture. Love the bubbles!!! Fun technique...will be using it on some valentines.

Bonnie said...

I love your colorful bubbles, Loll! And the shiny sentiment fits right in!

Maxine D said...

Wonderful card Loll - the shiny black against the red is really eye-catching.
Blessings
Maxine

hellerlittle said...

LOVE IT !!!!
the shiny black against the red is amazing

Karenladd said...

Oh, this turned out wonderfully!! I love the colors you used...and the glossy sentiment is all the embellishment this card needs

Anita in France said...

Wow, the red and pink are so rich and vibrant, Loll ... delicious with the shiny sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

Jo Manna said...

Yup, this is very contagious!
Beautiful card xx

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I look with admiration on the pattern obtained with bubble wrap. I love the delicate web of some bubbles! They look stunning. I love these unintended effects, there are always amazing. Juicy colors suggest that love is in the air :-))
Hugs,
BozenA

Carol said...

Such a fun and colourful card Loll. Loved using the bubble wrap technique(!) too :) Carol x

Barb Ghig said...

Very cool effect with your bubble wrap, Loll! I love the bold colors and how your shiny black sentiment pops off the card!

Sue - said...

Absolutely fabulous! I love the bright bubbles nod the contrasting black!

Darnell said...

Squee! I KNEW you would rock this technique, Lolly!! The rich red and magenta are perfect for a love card and I love how you fattened and glossed your die cut word! Thank you very much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #10! Hugs, Dolly