Hello and welcome to our September Blog Hop! You may have just landed here from Tracie Evans Langley’s blog and I know she had a fantastic project. She always does! I was excited to work with this month’s theme because I am one of those people who just won’t throw anything away if I think I can use it for a crafting project, lol! This is why my craft room is packed to the rafters! My husband knows not to throw away any type of box, container, packing material, etc., etc., without asking me first 😉
My project this month features the Whale Done stamp set and Tailored Tag Punch. I’ve had the Whale Done stamp set in my inventory for quite some time, and I’m a little embarrassed to say that this is the first time I’ve used it! And I don’t know why, because I love the images, sentiments, and the different fonts.
The theme of this month’s hop is from trash to treasure. And as a crafter, I know all too well how hard it is for me to throw away ANYTHING that I think has craft potential, lol! So for this challenge, I decided to grab some bubble wrap and start creating. I just balled up a piece of bubble wrap and dabbed in on several different colors to come up with this background. Then, once I was happy with how it looked, I just added different images from the stamp set. I also used another product that is used a lot in our household, and that is packaging tape. It’s really hard to photograph well, but the little turtle was stamped, Wink of Stella was added and then I placed a piece of tape over the entire image and fussy cut it. Yu can see it a little better in the video below. It’s a shortcut to doing embossing with Versamark and clear embossing powder 😉
Here are a couple of other backgrounds that I made. I used bubble wrap that had larger bubbles, and also grabbed a plastic bag, scrunched it up, and tried that as well 🙂 Totally different looks but both are pretty cool, I think.
I also created a video showing how to do these backgrounds. For the video, I used Basic White as my card layer and changed up the colors slightly. I think I prefer the card with the Soft Sea Foam cardstock as it seemed to mute the colors somewhat. Here’s how the card using Basic White cardstock turned out.
And these are the backgrounds using Basic White cardstock.
Here’s the video 🙂
I hope you enjoyed seeing a fun way to use bubble wrap and packaging tape! There are so many fun items that you can incorporate into card making! Hop on over to Tina Lesson’s blog and see what she created for this month’s hop!