Sunday 5 May 2024

Anyone For Bubbles?

Hi everyone, this month the Visible Image FB group is celebrating its third anniversary of monthly ATC swaps, so they have a theme of Celebrations and a generous £30 store voucher for one lucky participant. I have been taking part in the swap for nearly 2 years now and was lucky enough to win the anniversary prize voucher last year, which has helped me build up my VI stash so I can continue to take part!

ATC’s for the swap need to be made using only VI stamps, stencils and/or dies, so I decided my most suitable stamp set was the versatile “Anyone For Bubbles” which is ideal really for any celebration. As always I also made a co-ordinating greetings card - here they are. These are actually quite apt for me right now as well as it is my birthday weekend !!😀

I cut a piece of white stamping card 6.5” x 4.5” and another 3.25” x 2.25”, and created a smoosh background on each one with Elements ink. I stamped the bottle in green and heat embossed, coloured the foil with gold Posca brush pen and added white Posca highlights. I then added some soft green stencilling with my “Frosty” stencil (which I think also looks like fireworks!) and stamped the fizz with Versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing glitter. I stamped and heat embossed the cork and my sentiments (I had to mask and reposition the sentiment on the ATC due to the small space) then added a little more stencilling in grey using “Off the Grid”. I coloured the corks with an Zig pen, edged the finished pieces with gold Posca then matted onto green card stock, and as a finishing touch I added some holographic glitter to the fizz and a couple of pieces of torn washi tape.

Stamps: Visible Image Anyone For Bubbles?;
Media: Lavinia Elements ink (Lime Punch); Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Hickory Smoke); Kuretake Zig Clean Colour watercolour pens; Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Rainforest); Versamark; WOW Metallic Silver embossing glitter; detail clear embossing powder;  Lavinia Starbrights holographic glitter; Sakura Stardust pen (clear); Posca pens (white, gold, gold brush pen);
Tools: Visible Image stencils - Frosty, Off the Grid;
Other: AALL & Create washi tape

Here are a couple of closeups:


Challenges I would like to enter:

Birthstone Challenges #9 - May = Emerald
Double Trouble #165 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Dragonfly Dreams (May) - Use a Stencil
Love To Craft #80 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #645/646 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)


Challenges I would like to enter:

ATC’s Around the World - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar (May) - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals’ Corner #254 - Anything Goes (3rd entry)
Love To Scrap #167 - Anything Goes
Outlawz (May) - Anything Goes In a Card Free Zone
Sheepski #86 - Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create #4 - Anything Goes

Take care, and thanks for visiting.


brenda said...

A lovely celebratory creation Pauline and what an effective way to add 'sparkle' to the bubbles. Hope you had a glass or two yesterday.

B x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous card and ATC,love the embossed bottles and glitter fizz,great backgrounds-enjoy your birthday weekend.
Carol x
Thank you for joining us at Birthstone Challenges and Dragonfly Dreams.
Carol DT x

Sarn said...

Absolutely bubbly brilliant! xxx

Chris said...

These are fabulous- gorgeous stamps, wonderful background and colours- love how you blinged up the bubbles, so effective!
Have a happy birthday weekend.

coldwaters2 said...

Fantastic card and ATC set Pauline love the sparkle coming out of the bottle enjoy your weekend
lolo x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card and ATC and thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs x

Melanie R said...

Such a cute card, Pauline! Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble #165.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous card for any celebration Pauline and a lovely matching ATC too.

Mrs.B said...

A brilliant card and ATC and I love the glitter 'fizz'.
Great backgrounds and I love the sentiments.
Avril xx

Lena said...

What a lovely set of crafty projects and what a fun way to add sparkle to your bubbly! Beautifully done!
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. We hope you’ll join us again next time. Have a wonderful day.
♥ Lena ~ DT Coordinator
Crafty Gals Corner
Lena’s Creations

Deborah Wheeler said...

Brilliant card & ATC Pauline - I love this stamp set! Thanks for joining us at Love to Craft Challenge
Deborah DT

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Great background, love the pop of the cork and explosion of the bubbles, great card for any festive occasion. Belated Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing your cards with us at Double Trouble.

Kellianne said...

These just scream celebration! Love the glitter for the bubbles! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble! :)

Ellibelle said...

Two fantastic creations Pauline. It's a great stamp set and love the sparkle!

Francesca said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing at Dragonfly Dreams Challenge!

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Gail Hutchinson said...

Love this project! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Sheepski Designs and best of luck with your entry.

Gail DT for

Conny said...

Amazing card and ATC!
Thanks for joining us at ATC Around The World!


ScrappyHorses said...

What a great ATC! Wow, the cork pop is amazing with all the shine and movement! Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at AG in a Card Free Zone! Katrina

Melissa Craig said...

Really fun card! Great take on the Birthstone Challenge. Thanks for joining!

Hi! I'm Shirley and said...
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Hi! I'm Shirley and said...

Very nice ATC. Thank you for joining us at The Outlawz Challenges, Anything Goes in a Card Free Zone. Shirley, DT.