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Fri 21

Birthday Card
by Donna Sledzik

Hello everyone!

Today I have a fun background technique for you to try, which includes blowing bubbles! 


To create this background you need to mix about a tablespoon of acrylic paint and dish soap in a shallow bowl. Add some water to thin out the paint mixture.  Take a straw and blow into the mixture to create bubbles.  The bubbles will come to a dome shape over the bowl, then you can tap your paper onto the bubbles. You can repeat this process to cover your paper.  



Once the background was dry, I used foam tape to adhere it to a white cardbase.

Next I die cut the Happy Octopus 3 times from white cardstock.  The waves and the octopus were sponged with Distress Ink.  


I glued one of the white circle frames to my card front and then adhered the waves and octopus.  Next I glued another white frame on top of the first one.  I adhered an acetate die cut circle to the back of the third frame and glued that on top of the others. 


I stamped and white heat embossed my sentiments on strips of black cardstock and adhered those to the front of my card.

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To finish the card, I added some dew drops to add a little dimension.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend!





I just had to try this and what fun it was! I used KromeKote and now have 9 bubbly background pieces. Plus, the mixture with the dish soap was super easy to clean up.

Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Your pictures and description for creating the card is so appreciated and inspiring!! I can't wait to give this a try!! You ROCK!!

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