Sunday, February 19

Week 2: Big Picture Class

Week 2 in my online class focuses on inks and stamping - something that I have been doing for a long time, so I thought, what can I learn that's new?  Well, of course, there is always more to learn! One of the fun things with this class that I am taking is that it often reminds me of things I have that have been gathering dust, or techniques I tried long ago and have forgotten about, and this week, for me, definitely highlights that.

Years ago, I remember playing around with bubble wrap.  I've had some in my craft area (usually for mailing stuff out), and thought - aha! I could use that!  I cut a piece and used my tape gun to adhere it to an acrylic stamping block.  Next, I took the ink pad, wiped it across the bubbles and stamped a very cool background on scrap paper first to see what it would look like, and then on the card.

I die cut a couple of tickets, stamped them and the globe, inked them up a bit with brown, and layered these pieces. Next, I adhered some netting, overlaid it with the striped ribbon, stapled it on, and arranged the stamped images to create this card which could be sent to someone going on a journey.

Closeup of the background I stamped (blue), and the "bubble wrap stamp" (red) I made.

Now, I have more ideas to play with, like stamping with paint that I want to try, so hopefully, I will have a follow up to Week 2 to share with you.

Supplies:  Tim Holtz ticket die cut and stamps, Globe stamp - Art Impressions, ribbon - Stampin Up, inks - Stampin Up Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy


  1. This would be a great project for a journal page, too! Love it!

  2. Good idea! I will try it out, maybe see what it looks like with paint.


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