7.11.2009

365 Challenge, Day #133

Another challenge from 365 Cards... Day #133: Imagine this: Bubbles! Today's challenge is to think of bubbles and how they might inspire your card.

And here's what I came up with... a little Sprite Bubble Boy.


Stamps: Spunky Sprite Boys, Bears & Bubbles, Friendship Strips

Paper: Kraft & White UltraSmooth cardstocks, DCWV blue (retired)

Ink: Burnt Umber Palette, Champagne Dazzle VersaMark

Other: misc. button & twine, Scor-Pal, foam tape, Stardust Gel Pen, Copics

I scored a few lines with the Scor-Pal and then swiped the ink pad over to just graze them & a bit at the edges. This really brings the embossed lines out, and adds a little 'dirt' look to the card.

The polka dots at the top of the card? I used an eraser-topped pencil... a little trick I learned at one of our Angel Gatherings outside Salina. And I am sad that you can't see the sparkle of the Dazzle VersaMark... it has such a nice subtle shimmer in real life.

What do you think?!

16 comments:

Gloria Stengel said...

I think it's fabbie! I use that pencil trick with paint or white craft ink to make polka dots. If I can find a pencil that still has a perfect eraser in this house! We homeschool...you'd think I'd be drowning in pencils.... NOT!

Michelle said...

Ok I think I'll have to break down and boy this set - it's too cute. And last night I just saw that saying on the Bears & Bubbles set and I LOVE IT!!!

Kim said...

Love the distressed look and the sparkly bubbles. Great card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card! Love the colors and the dots in the background. TFS!

Kelly said...

Love how you "made" your papers! The eraser technique works for other things, too--my sister used it for "berries" on a stenciled border "vine" on a wall! Great card!

Laurie said...

I so love it! I love the distressed card base! That is so awesome!

Got your text! Yeah for happy mail! Call you lata!

Rita said...

Love this card and the stamp set. Waiting for mine to arrive! rita w

fabricbutterfly said...

Just wonderful, you did a great job, and the card is soooo fun!!!!!

LadybugSue said...

Sorry forgot to leave comment, but this card is so cute.

Suzanne said...

I think you've done it again! Awesome card as usual Barb!

Debra Hensley said...

you're amazing Barb- I love this card! Love the color scheme and all the stampin details. Great job!

~amy~ said...

okay, seriously, how cute and perfect is this for the bubble challenge??!!!

Chelsea said...

I already knew that I wanted this stamp set ... Now you've just proven that I HAVE to have it!

Gina said...

This is darling, I love he boyish look to the card.

Pam said...

Fab job with the challenge, Barb - I love what you did with the background!!

Sonia said...

Cute card Barb.. love thd bubble boy look so funny. Love it! :)
**Sony**