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Fri 08

Messy Bubble Wrap Background {Video Tutorial}

Papers:  Memory Box lagoon notecard, 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper
Stamps:  Memory Box Heart Bird Keepsake F1439
Stamp Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink walnut stain
Twinkling H2Os: African Jade, Guatamalan, Olive Vine, Solar Gold, and Mediterranean
Tools:  3/4" Scruffy Brush by Plaid, 2"x2" pieces of bubble wrap, Tim Holtz edge distresser, sewing machine with brown thread
Embellishments: hand-dyed seam binding using Glimmer Mists riptide, turquoise blue, and key lime pie; misc. rhinestone colored with Copic BG05

Today's creation is all about messy! No need for perfection here! We will have messy painting, messy sewing, and a messy bow to complete this card!  I used plastic bubble wrap and Twinkling H2Os to create the fun background. I also used them for the stamped bird image. So to start, please watch the video on how to create the background. Then come back here for steps on putting the card together.

Note: You will want to spritz your Twinkling H2Os but you will not want them creamy (see Angela's amazing post for an example of creamy). :)


Card Instructions:

1. Create bubble wrap background as shown in video above.
2. Paint the Memory Box Heart Bird Keepsake stamp using Twinkling H2Os African Jade and stamp onto watercolor paper. Let dry.
3. Cut out image, and trace slightly larger heart onto Memory Box lagoon cardstock and cut out.
4. Distress edges of lagoon heart.

5. Trim bubble wrap painted paper to 4" x 5 1/4", and then sew messy around the edges with brown thread.
6. Adhere a piece of hand-dyed seam binding 2" from the bottom onto same bubble wrap paper piece, and then adhere to a Memory Box lagoon notecard.
7.  Adhere the two heart pieces together, and ink the edges of the outer heart in distress ink.
8. Sew some messy "tacked" areas randomly on the heart then adhere to card. See my card for an example.
9. Create bow and attach to card to finish. 

I hope you have enjoyed today's creation and video tutorial. Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to leave a comment so that you are entered into the prize drawing! Have fun with those Twinkling H2Os! 



Great card, Patter. Thanks for sharing your "unique" technique; love making use of things that aren't expected! Love those H2Os! Jo4Him

Wow! How fun! It turned out beautifully!!!!

This looks AMAZING! The colors you chose are perfect together, and I simply MUST get that adorable stamp! What a cool technique...thanks for taking the time to present it to us! :)

fun, messy fun, love the bird in heart stamp and these colors are fantastic

Patter, Oh my!!! What a creation. just love it. Really wish my imagination was this creative. Very messy, but oh the fun and the after product. Awesome.
Beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing.

Your card is beautiful. I love every thing about it. Thank you for the great tutorial.

what a great technique!

A really beautiful card. Love the dyed ribbon.

beautiful work Patter. I need to try this

What a fun technique. I'll have to POP the bubble wrap when I'm finished? Love the layout and of course the colors. Thanks for the inspiration.

looks like a fun and interesting background technique. thanks for sharing,
stamping sue

Love those colors, Patter! Some of my favorites. I need to get my computer fixed so I can watch the video but your card is a delight!!

I love the unique background. What a cool way to use things that we normally throw out. now, if i can just get to the bubble wrap before the kids pop all the bubbles! LOL

This is a gorgeous card! I love, love, love it! Colorful, messy, fantastic!

Love the background. The whole color scheme goes so well together.

Very interesting............Connie

Great use of bubble wrap! Love the effect!

What a beautiful background! Thank you for the new ways to use our Twinkling H2O's.

Great card and tutorial. I never knew how to use the twinkling H2Os before... now I NEED them! LOL Thanks for the chance to win. :)

beautiful card! this week sure has made me want to give twinkling H20s try! thanks for sharing!

Great tutorial. I love the card and the bubblewrap background. I'm glad I saved some from a recent order! Thanks to everyone for a great week of inspiration!

Thank you for your video demo of a fun technique!

Thanks for teaching me something new:)

I don't own any H2O's at this point, but can definitely see the potential! I appreciate the tutorial as I will try this with other paint mediums. Now if I just had more free time to spend playing! I enjoy all of your blog posts and seeing pics of your work. So inspiring--both the papercrafting AND the journaling! Thanks!

Fantastic card. Love the tutoral too. You are very inspiring. Please enter me.. Thanks, Kim

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