Happy, fizzy, floating bubbles… Happiness in a card! Pair this with
a pleasant color combination and this is what makes me smile.
I designed this card to go together quick and be easy to assemble. I started with a white, side folding card base measuring at 5 1/2″ tall and 8 1/2″ wide. I scored it at 4 1/4″ so it will open from the side. I stamped the open bubbles image from the Playful Backgrounds stamp set using Pool Party ink, to cover the card front using first and second generations of ink. Stamping in generations means to use the first generation of ink on the stamp and then stamping again in a different location without inking the stamp up again (that’s the second generation). Some call it “stamping off” which lends a lighter coating of ink and a softer color. Using this technique will result in varied depth of color, which I find useful in making cards.
After the background dried, I used a glitter gel pen I had on hand to create the highlights inside the smallest bubbles. The silver sparkles really shine! I then cut my two paper pieces for the banners. They are measured at 2″ wide by 5″ long (for the print) and 4″ long (for the white). The printed paper is from the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack and I used the same white cardstock for the other banner as I used for the card base. Using the Banners Triple Punch, I gave them both nice pointy features and stamped the greeting on the white cardstock. To add interest, I used my paper-piercing tool to give the white piece a nice punched border. These banners were then attached to the cardfront with liquid glue for the print and dimensionals for the white.
I love the look of the punched holes on cardstock. I feel I under use this technique and am reminded that I should visit it more often. I also enjoy this color combination of white and Pool Party. I find I use it quite often 🙂
So this is it! What a simple card! Using a few quick and simple techniques helped me get a card made pronto. It might even look nice with a well placed bow or some shiny sequins inside the fizzy bubbles. Try it out your way and please do share pictures. I love to see your creations <3
Thanks for stopping by, let’s make it together!
Here are the supplies I used: