Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pop!

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 

3 comments:

  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. :)

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

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

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