Crackers, party poppers, drums, balloons, car exhausts, the next door neighbour's van door at 3am, a fuse blowing? Either already done, or I have nothing suitable in my stash. And then the thought hit me - BUBBLE WRAP. Can there be anyone among us who has never idled away a few minutes popping bubble wrap? OK, so it doesn't physically appear on the card - but then, there was no real champagne on my first card, just an image of it!
So I set to to use bubble wrap on my card. This time, I knew that I wanted to combine it with the 2nd birthday challenge at AAA Cards and Use Your Stuff's latest challenge of Get Inky. So I took out a set of three stacking die cuts from a very old Kanban kit and inked the largest and smallest by sponging on single colours from a Kaleidacolor "Birthstone" pad, then inked up the bubble wrap with the whole pad and pressed it onto the middle die cut to give an image of itself. I finished the card by stamping a sentiment on the smallest layer.
Well, the idea was good, but the final assembled card seems to lack something
Maybe it's just not what I was really in the mood for? So, back to square one. This time I cut a square of cardstock slightly smaller than my card blank and used the bubble wrap and ink to make a random splodge in one corner. I then sponged a little of the inks from the two extreme ends of the pad around the edges of the splodge, ran the edges of the card along the dark pink section of the pad for very gentle definition, and then stamped the distressed Birthday word (this was a joining gift from a monthly stamp club, possibly Graphicus? many years ago) over the inky area and stuck the panel to the front of the card.
There now, inky, messy yet still CAS - exactly what I was in the mood for! So at last I have a version I am happy with - I hope you are too!
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Less is More - Something that goes bang or pop
Use Your Stuff - Get inky
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