Bubble Over for CTS264

I’ve been looking for an excuse to pair the the fun circles from Stampin’ Up!’s Playful Backgrounds with the “May your day bubble over with happiness” sentiment from the Bubble Over Bundle. These fun shapes deserve a fun sentiment – together they are adorable. This week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge gave me opportunity I was looking for. Here’s my card:

Bubble Over, Playful Backgrounds, Stampin' Up!, Brian King, CTS264And here’s Chrissy Larson’s sketch for this week’s challenge that inspired my card – I hope you’ll pop over to check out these fun designs:

CTS264Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Playful Bubbles. The bubbly circles in Playful Backgrounds have always been a favorite of mine – I reach for them lots, but they don’t always make it onto my blog. There are four stamps in this set, but I love these circles most. Here’s a look at the Playful Backgrounds stamp set:
    Playful Backgrounds, Stampin' Up! 141920

    Playful Backgrounds, Stampin’ Up! 141920

    Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Occasions Catalog introduced us to the Bubble Over Bundle. What a fun collection of images and sentiments that can be used for all occasions. Here’s a look at this bundle:

    Bubble Over Bundle, Stampin' Up! 146082

    Bubble Over Bundle, Stampin’ Up!

    There’s also a coordinating pack of 12″ x 12″ papers, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, that can be selected with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration. What fun!

  • Glue Resist. When I was in Huntsville, Alabama with several of my team members for a retreat hosted by the Rocket City Stampers, they introduced me to a fun technique that I used on today’s card. We used this Glue Resist technique on a flower at the retreat – I used it on these fun circles today. Here’s a quick step-by-step walk through of what I did to create this fun look:Glue Resist, Stampin' Up! Brian King
  • Cropping the Sentiment. Sometimes you want to cut the sentiment after you’ve stamped it (and, in this case, embossed it). I was afraid to mis-cut the sentiment with my Stampin’ Trimmer, so I used a more precise method and cropped it with my Layering Squares Framelits Dies. Here’s how I did that:Cropping a Sentiment with Framelits Dies, Stampin' Up! Brian King

Stamp Sets: Bubble Over, Playful Backgrounds  Papers: Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic Black  Inks: Archival Basic Black, Whisper White Craft, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight  Accessories: White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Fine Tip Glue, Sponge Brayer, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. Wow! I love how you made your own DSP! It looks great. The colors you chose are perfect.

    • Thanks so much, Christina! It was a fun card to make – took a while to let the dots dry, but it was, otherwise, pretty quick. πŸ™‚ Thanks for your comments!

  2. When I first saw your card, I thought you used some Designer Paper I just didn’t recognize. Love the glue resist technique! Thanks for sharing it, I will have to try it soon!

  3. What a labor of love for the person receiving this fun card!

  4. Love the shine of the bubbles from the Fine Tip glue. A great example of your bubbly personality!

  5. What a fun card, Brian. You are so clever and always showing us a new creative technique even I can do. Love the colors and this take on the sketch. Have a great day!

  6. Wow on that paper! Thanks for the inspiration! Awesome card!

  7. Super cute card Brian. I love it when you create your own backgrounds because they’re always unique and fun. I’ll defi be using the fine tip glue tip on a card soon. I love this, awesome job Brian.

  8. Thanks for sharing a new technique as well as a great tip for cropping sentiments! Your creativity knows no bounds! 😊

  9. I love this! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  10. I do love how you pick and choose from sets and then put it all together! Fun card!

  11. Fun take on the sketch, Brian! At first I thought you used washi tape, too, but knowing your superb stamping skills, it just had to be stamped!

  12. I thought that was DSP too. Happy to know a simple technique made that fun design! Great card!

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