bubble wrap background

I was supposed to go paddling in the Angel’s Abreast dragon boat today, but I’m not allowed and I can’t go to yoga tomorrow either. I woke up this morning with some issues at the tooth socket and after a visit to the dentist am now stuck at home instead of enjoying the outdoors. Fortunately the issue isn’t serious and the area is healing but my stitches aren’t holding as well as they should so I now have to be extra careful. Hopefully by the end of the week they can come out and I can go back to normal.

In the meantime I’m watching how to videos and making a card or two. I really like watching Natasha Foote and my post today features one of her techniques using bubble wrap. The challenge at Colorful Options called for blue and this is my take on both Natasha’s card and the challenge colours. I found a piece of the larger sized bubble wrap and followed along with the tutorial getting this background. I added a bit of blue embossing powder to the wet areas so a couple of my bubbles change colour slightly but the main colour used was Blueprint Sketch. I cheated a little bit as the butterfly is from a deconstructed card, received from a stamping buddy, as it was too pretty to discard. Thanks Gayle – it really is a lovely butterfly. Various dies were used for the foliage all cut from scraps of white CS and I added the pale gray blue Lavender stems as well. The sentiment is from an MFT set called Itty Bitty Basics and is one I go back to a lot because sometimes a tiny sentiment works best. The texture one gets from using bubble wrap creates a lovely and different background and it is fun to play with too. I really like how this card turned out and plan on doing more backgrounds using the technique.

Thanks for taking a look, it is appreciated. Hubby wants me to make a larger background for him to photograph. He turns them into textures for his photography projects. Maybe I’ll do that next and he can have fun too.

10 thoughts on “bubble wrap background

    1. Thanks Lisa. I think the trick is to not press too hard or expect perfection. Gayle makes lovely butterflies so this one was begging to be repurposed.


  1. What a great way for you both to have fun. This is a beautiful card. I love the texture you got and your colors. I’m sorry you’re having mouth issues, but glad you have time to watch videos and try new techniques.

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    1. Thanks Golda. I’m glad you like the card. I wish things would stop hurting, my mouth is so sore and now I feel constant nausea from the pain pills.


  2. Beautiful card with the bubble wrap background. So happy that you were able to repurpose the butterfly. Hope you feel better soon.

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  3. Thanks my friend. I simply couldn’t throw that butterfly away and I knew he would come in handy at some point.


  4. (my computer posted before I was done!) I really like the leaves and sprigs you added, and Gayle’s butterfly is the perfect focal image for your design! Such a pretty card!!


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