Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Bathing Beauty

Hi Everyone
To all my new followers welcome and to everyone, thanks for stopping by today.

Have you ever started a card or project/design only to put it aside because you just couldn't get it all to come together. Well the card I am showing you falls into that category. I think I've had the card base for a year or close to it. Its a round step card and I added the round frame with smaller circles. I glittered the circles and then it sat ready for images and embellishments.

I had found the cutest image of a little girl in the bath tub, and as soon as I saw the stamp I thought of the card base, sitting, patiently waiting.

The next stumbling block was what else to add to this unusual card design. I finally decided I wanted to have bubbles floating in the air.

Let me show you how I made the background for the bubbles. What do you do with the plastic packs that hold a lot of the products that we buy? Throw that stuff away don't you. Well you may want to look at that stuff differently, now.

Here is an example of the plastic containers I am referring to. (sorry for the glare)

I cut the edges off and save the plastic for many different uses. This time I embossed a piece to use for the background.

It embosses nicely. Here is a sample for you to check out. (sorry for the glare)

OK are you wondering what this card looks like???

Here it is:

Here are some a close-up of that embossed background.

Here is a close view of the cute stamped image.

This card waited so long to become finished, and it turned out really cute. Hope you enjoy it.

Stamps:  Bubble Bath Ellie (Paper Nest Dolls Stamps) 
Paper/Card Stock
:White CS, Clipboard
Ink: Black Tuxedo (Memento)
Circle Dies/Grand Circle Dies (Spellbinders), Ribbon, Bow maker tool (Craft-Dee BowZ), pearls (Fab Scraps), Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Markers (Memento) glitter, glue.

I am submitting this project in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in today, see you soon


Shona Erlenborn said...

This is adorable Barbara. Love all your bubbles! Great recycling and that image is just adorable!

Gina said...

Love it. Great idea. Thanks Barb.

Donna Maligno said...

Sheer genius with this card!

Anne Temple said...

This is adorable and what a great design.

Brenda said...

you rocked this one!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is certainly an adorable card and love how you achieved your bubbles background. I will certainly be keeping more and more trash in my crafting area as you have proved it is instead a treasure. That is such a cute image too, so naturally the bubbles worked wonderfully!

Shirley said...

OMGosh, Barbara, the card is fantastic and the way you did the bubble BG is wonderful! How creative. I love your image and all of the wonderful bling you gve her too! How fun. The wonderful Bowz too!

Kelly L said...

Wow this is stunning love all that glitter, thanks for playing along at digi sketch.

Kelly x

Shuly said...

oh my, what a cute and inventive project!! what a great way of recycling your plastic pack! your card is such a cutie!! such a great job!
you could have also made a shaker card with blue pearls inside the plastic pack ? woaw your project got me thinking, it's so inspiring!!
♥Thank you so much for sharing on Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog♥
Shuly DT

Jackie said...

What a clever use of acetate
Thank you for joining us at stampotique designers challenge

Kay Wallace said...

Love how you embossed the acetate! It really creates a very special look for your card--well worth the long wait on your crafting table!! Amazing work! Thanks for participating in the Stampotique Designers'
"acetate" Challenge this week!

Michelle said...

Adorable this little girl in the bath. I like all the baubles.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Michelle said...

Love this, cute image and so many beautiful details. Thanks for joining us at Love To Create this week.

Georgiana said...

How neat! Love the bubbles. So glad you shared at Craftin' Desert Divas.

Sheila said...

Great project, thank you for joining trhe my craft creations challenge, good luck x

Nikki said...

What a beautiful acetate round card, love it.

Kaz said...

I love how you used the acetate for this card! Thanks for joining us this week at Stampotique.

Ruza Rebel said...

Awesome card! Such a cool idea to use the packaging!!! Those bubbles look awesome!
Thank you for joining our Make it Sparkle with Bling Challenge over at Love to Create this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Corrie Herriman said...

This is a lovely bubbly card ! Thanks for joining in my challenge this week !
Corrie x

BrendaB said...

This is such an awesome card! Your embossed clear background really sets off the "bubbly" image! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

Eret said...

Stunning card, Barbara. Love the clear embossed background. I always keep the packaging, never thought to emboss them. It's such a cool idea!

St├ęphanie Beauchemin said...

Loving how the embossing turned out! Thanks for playing with us at PND :)