OK, still got that piece bubble wrap, so got busy with some alcohol inks, just selecting random colors. Had cut a few pieces of 144# Yupo Paper**. Dropped the inks in sort of a circle pattern onto the bubble wrap, and plopped the Yupo over it. First was very wet; still had ink on the bubble wrap, so plopped on the 2nd Yupo. STILL had some ink, so here comes the 3rd piece, still getting faint inking designs. I think I finally got all the ink pretty much off the bubble wrap. Took overnight for the 1st piece to dry. Since I need to get crackin' on Valentine cards, that's what my efforts became.
Covered a top fold white card base with another piece of white c/s which had been embossed rather than cut. (Jennifer McGuire has some good youtube videos showing the sandwich for doing this technique).
Fishtail banner was cut from the 3rd inking, very faint, but thought it would make a nice look behind the Valentine - which was cut from the 1st, more intense piece. Ranger & Pinata alcohol inks were used in colors of silver, red, blue, green and yellow.
- **YUPO Paper Weight: A good friend had shared that she's had trouble cutting 144# weight. I didn't even know that Yupo came in various weights! Checked what mine was, but I'm happy to say with 2 fwd & backward passes - just to be sure it cut well - this die cut 144# Yupo nicely. And it's a very thin weight die too, not thick like some of the MFT ones. (Yupo is a specialty paper that looks like glossy card stock, but has different properties. Think it has a lot of plastic in the makeup - so best not to use a heat gun to dry...at least not close to the Yupo).
- Black faux suede paper was backed with Stickit to cut the sentiment. Came out of the die very smoothly. However, removal of the backing paper didn't go nearly as easily as it does in the videos. Was good to not have to bother with tiny dots of glue however.
- red snippet to cut the tiny hearts. This paper is a shiny silk like paper, has slubs in the paper that looks like raw silk fabric.
NBUS Supplies: Elizabeth Craft Heart Background die 1261;Hero Arts Infinity Hearts; Hero Arts Valentine Words; black faux suede paper which has been around for a while, as has the Stickit and it's first time used. Normally I reach for Sookwang, which is a thicker double sided tape.
Thanks for joining me, and if you think you'd like to play with Bubble Wrap, Darnell's Challenge 10 is open until Feb 5. Be sure to check the rules. The bubble wrap is optional, so you can pull some of your old, never used stash, and join in the fun right here:
Edit: Whoo Hoo! The Snippets Playground Week 265 & 266 is still open! I've been MIA for so long Parsnip might not even recognize me, but this card has got SNIPPETS! So I'm going OVER!
PS: many of you have commented on the pretty jeweled cardinal that I've had on some recent posts. It was a lovely pin sent to me by my sweet Brenda. Since I rarely dress up where a pin is appropriate, I thought it would look pretty decorating my card photos. And, I can always pin it on, if I _should_ dress up! She is such a sweetie.