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Sunday, May 3, 2015


Hi Everyone! I have had so much fun blowing bubbles! I have been like a kid. I saw this technique on face book and I just had to try it for some backgrounds for cards.

Supplies needed:

small plastic or paper cups
Dawn liquid detergent
food coloring or reinkers ( I used 4 colors of reinkers )
white glossy and/or matte card stock
craft mat for the mess
paper towel for the mess

Put about 2 drops of Dawn in the cups. Gently pour 1/3 of the cup with water. Add about 12 drops of reinkers to each cup.

Stir the colors with the straws and blow gently into the straw to form lots of bubbles. Make sure you do not suck in on the straw! LOL! OR  don't do this - I was not looking and started to blow from the end that had been in the soapy water!

Take the card stock and tap it over the bubbles. Do not squish it down on top of the cup. I did this several times with each color I wanted to use on the card. I liked how it turned out better on the glossy card stock. With the matte, the water soaks in and does not leave as a clear of a design as the glossy. But they both look good depending on how you want to use it. I used a piece of glossy on my card above.

Here is how it looks on matte card stock.

Here is the look on glossy.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have as much fun playing as I did! Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Penny's Paper Crafty:  Anything But a Square
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very cool. I have tried this before and didn't get the results I wanted, but maybe the glossy cardstock is the trick. I really like the fish and the fiber you used behind that image too.

Shona Erlenborn said...

How cool - never tried this April. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Love the end resulting card.

Donna Ellis said...

wow! What a great technique and even greater card! I love visiting your blog even more now that you are redoing the techniques - I learn so much from you! hugs, de

Anet's Crafting said...

Gorgeous card April. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

debby4000 said...

Lovely fishy card and love the fabulous background, perfect for your card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Melanie said...

A wonderful card! Love the way you did your background, which looks absolutely fabulous...
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything but square” challenge over at Penny’s. Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)

Shirley said...

OMGosh, April, your BG is gorgeous and the whole design is lovely!!

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