Jul 14, 2011


I know it has been quiet around here. I have been getting some things done, but most I can't share quite yet. Here is a tutorial I did for the GCD Studios blog. You can see it there...

I know, as all moms of small kids know, that bubbles always bring smiles. When someone is a bit cranky or you have to ask little ones to wait patiently for a bit, bring out a bottle of bubbles! For this layout, I wanted to recreate some bubbles and I used two embossing techniques to make them. I started with some GCD Studios chipboard circles and sprayed them with white mist to prep them for the Chip Art tool:
Next, I used the Chip Art tool Funky Circles to emboss a slight pattern onto the chipboard circles and resprayed white and blue mists.
Next I swiped the embossed circles on a glue pad and covered them with clear embossing powder.
After shaking off the excess powder, I used a heat gun to to melt the embossing powder. I wanted a thicker, shinier look, so I went through that part of the process again and ended up with these:
I added my "bubbles" to my layout...
I love all the texture the double embossing adds.
Next time you're outside blowing and popping bubbles, take a few shots and be sure to add your own bubbles to your layout!
Supplies Used:
Chip Art Chipboard Shapes: Chip Art tool Funky Circles, Basic Shapes Small, GCD Studios patterned paper from the Soulfood  collection, fabric brads from the Homespun Chic collection 


  1. Thank you for the wonderful idea! Those turned out great! Yes, isn't it amazing the magic bubbles have? popping them IS most fun. :)

  2. Great tutorial, the bubbles are so cute (as are your adorable kids!)

  3. this is such a CUTE layout and CLEVER idea--love it!