Monday 20 September 2010

Joyful Bubbles tutorial 1

Today I am making a looong post, the first step by step tutorial of the Joyful Bubbles. I hope you enjoy it. Please note that this is just one possibility of what this stamp offers you. You can do so much more!

Stamp the J  Y using red ink. I used Crimson red VersaFine ink pad.

Stamp "to the world" just under the J Y in the Spanish Moss Versafine ink pad.

That is what you have got.

Stamp the circle flower bubble on a separate piece of card of white card. I used Spanish Moss Versafine ink pad.

Punch out using a 1" punch.

All the patterned bubbles are all the same size, just under 1" so they have a white edge around it. 

Attach the bubble in between the J Y using a foam pad. Alternatively  you can stamp directly the bubble on to the gap, I just prefer to do it in a separate piece of card because that way if I mess it up it is only a tiny piece of work that needs redoing.

Now, I have taken the little hanger to create the bubble look.

And this is what it looks like once it has the hanger on. It is optional, in most cases I would not do this step as when it comes down to Christmas cards I am pretty much on the Quick and Easy path.

I used one of Sizzix Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers die to cut the tag. Now, it is much easier with Sizzix dies to cut it before you stamp. However, I left the die on the direct sun for a very long time - a week maybe two while I was on holiday-. I am not sure if that was the cause or it was just a faulty die -which I doubt as Sizzix dies are always top notch- but the truth is that my die now comes off the base making it basically a clear die, perfect to position the stamped card and cut with precision. Now, that is a welcomed fault.

I stamped a dotty design from the Filled with Flowers set -I said it was a really useful one!- and then with a Copic I colored the self adhesive pearls, green for the sides crimson for the centre of the bubble.

And this is the finished card.

And also I would like to share Sara's blog. She makes such beautiful cards with very original colour combos and impeccable style that I am totally in awe of her!


Fiona said...

Another brilliant idea and beautiful card Paula.

Caroline said...

Ahhhh Paula, what a beautiful card - very stylish.

Lexxie said...

I absolutely love your card Paula. I love the different shapes you use in card making-I need to think outside the box a little bit more!
Thank you so much for your kind mention-I couldn't do it without your wonderful inspiration.
Sarita xx,

Victoria said...

I love these new christmas stamps Paula! It was through Sarita's blog that I found them! Your designs are just so elegant and stylish! Thanks for the inspiration!
Vicky ~x~

Momiji said...

thanks so much for the helpful for people like me who live too far away to attend your classes.
love this 'joy' card and the colours you used..

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