Monday, 1 July 2013

I'm forever popping bubbles!!

Well who doesn't love popping the bubbles on bubble wrap... There is just something about it, and now I have discovered extreme popping!! I same some cute beads made online from ironed bubble wrap and knew I had to try!! So in the interest of science and craft I grabbed my iron (only time the iron is grabbed in excitement!!) and a selection if bubble wraps. Now you must remember to sandwich your bubble wrap between parchment to protect your iron, and enjoy! It is cool the bubbles pop and sink,   I even tried double layers of bubbles to make thicker pieces. My personal favourite was the larger bubbles, one side would go may and one side stayed shiny, I loved the contrast. When ironed you can then colour with alcohol inks, die cut etc. I grabbed my Tim Holtz tattered dies and fell in love with with the shapes just plain.
So a quick embossed background with my beautiful peacock mask, a simple greeting and beautiful white on white card was born! You have to give this a go!!

Happy Crafting

Ali xx

15 comments:

  1. A gorgeous CAS card, love the idea of ironing bubble wrap, it looks fabulous too xx Zoe xx

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  2. Thanks Ali :) I'm gutted though, lol.....I had soooo much hoarded 'stuff' (wombled?), that afer years of having barely seen inside most boxes, only last....Thursday I ferried them all to the recycliong centre :( I felt so good that I could now begin filling the boxes again :) Then watched you on Friday, & now can't find a single piece of bubble wrap! I know they sell rolls in the £shop, so may resort to that, but it's unthinkablr really, heehee! xx

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  3. Wow Ali really must give this a try, and those new masks are beautiful

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  4. Belinda Raven,

    Hi Ali, what a brilliant idea - looks fantastic!

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  5. I really like white on white, it looks so elegant. The mask is lovely and going straight on my list of things to buy. Just off to see if we've got any bubble wrap!! Thanks for sharing another great idea.

    Melanie
    x

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  6. Hi Ali, I loved this card when I saw it on C&C last week..great idea! Carole Z X

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  7. Fab idea, love the ideas of using things you have! x

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  8. Love the idea Ali, card looks amazing, will give it a try. x

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  9. Fabulous idea Ali. I saw your card on the C& C shows and of course I had to source you out. So glad I found you too. How did you stick them down if you don't mind telling. Hugs Rita xx

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  10. I glued them o. With good old PVA glue. Enjoy

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  11. Morning Ali and what a nice moring it is sun shine and my washing hanging on the line, lets get back to matter in hand, Ali can I us the bubble wrap in the papped envlopes?? also I have read how you made the flower so do you have to iron the bubble wrap first before you cut the flowers out, can you use any die cuts or do you have to use tim holts dies??,thanks, crafty hugs lv.Sonja.xx.xx.
    PS. whe are you back on create and craft again just love watching you, you are a real down to earth person,

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  12. Hi Sonja, thank you! Yes you can use envelop bubble wrap but it will probably have a paper backing which will give it a different look. Also yes iron first, 2 reasons 1 unpopped bubbles will be too much for the die cutter to handle, the sandwich will be too thick, and the bubble wrap will change shape as it melts, so distorting the shapes. And you can use any die I just prefer the bolder shapes as it shows off the texture you have created better. Hope that helps
    Ali

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    1. Morning Ali, thanks for getting back to me, and yes that helps i will give it ago
      just one thing you mentioned sandwiches I have a calibur so with a tim holtd die what plates do i use? and what about the other dies like spellbinders?
      Have a nice day are you working today it is a shame you don't live near
      I would come to your works!!!!.
      take care Sonja.xx.

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    2. Unfortunately the Tim Holtz dies are not suitable for the Grand Calibur.

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