Saturday, January 18, 2014

Bubble Background Bonanza

It's Saturday and since I'm posting it must be time for a new challenge at The Technique Twist.  This time we're all about the bubbles!  I am LOVING the Bubble Background Technique, which was brand-new to me until a week or so ago.  Since I had never done it before, I decided to keep my first attempt fairly simple and not twist it up too much.  Check it out:

Valentine featuring the Crazy, Mixed-up Love stamp set and using the Bubble Background technique.
Isn't that fun??  Here is a closer look...

As soon as I saw what this technique looked like I knew I just had to use it with this stamp was made for it!!  Here is how I did it:

  • I started with some white acrylic paint I bought at our local dollar store in a small bowl.  
  • I added many drops of Real Red reinker to tint it to a reddish hue.  
  • Then I added some dish-washing soap and mixed it all up.  Now, here's a tip:  If you are using concentrated dish-washing soap add a little water as well.  I found that the mixture was too thick and didn't bubble well until I added a few drops of water.  Once I added the water it worked great!
  • Using a drinking straw, I blew bubbles in the mixture.  As I blew, coloured bubbles started to form.  I kept blowing until the bubbles rose above the rim of the bowl and then I laid my Whisper White card stock on top of the bubbles.  The bubbles burst, leaving their imprint on the card stock.
  • I repeated this several times until I had the texture and intensity of colour that I wanted.
  • After the card stock had dried I ran it through the Big Shot with my Tasteful Trim die, which gave me the wavy strip.
  • The black background is embossed using the new Decorative Dots TIEF...available Jan. 28th through Sale-a-bration.
  • The lava lamp is inked using Basic Black and Real Red makers and is stamped on Whisper White card stock.  I die cut it using the Ovals Collection framelits and matted it on a larger Real Red oval.
  • The sentiment is also inked with a Basic Black marker and is die cut using the Bitty Banners framelits.
  • The tiny sparkly heart is punched using the Owl Builder punch.

Inside view with sentiment from the Love you to the Moon stamp set
For the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Love You to the Moon stamp set on a second die cut wavy strip using black Staz On ink.  So much fun!!

I did a second sample where I used a bit of a'll just have to check back on Monday to see that one!  Have a great weekend and if you have some stamping time give this technique a try.  It is great fun!  Be sure to stop by The Technique Twist to see what the amazing design team have come up'll be inspired!


  1. Wow Leena this is so cool! I've just sent C out to get me some acrylic paint so I can try it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh it turned out great , I love the cute lava lamp stamp . The colors are super groovy LOL!! Love it :)

  3. Super cute Leena! I love the bubble technique - gotta give it a try!



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