Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Sky's The Limit

Hi everyone!

Today's card was partially inspired by this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge to stamp your own CAS background. It was also inspired by a card by fellow OWHer Diane that had an element created by embossing plastic packaging.  And, its sentiment came to me after watching a movie late last night.

When I first started mulling over this CAS-ual Fridays challenge, my thoughts immediately went to traditional stamps. However, when I went up the menopause (aka craft) room, there were a few pieces of bubble wrap on the table. Then came the light bulb-moment question, "What if I stamped using this bubble wrap?" The answer to that question came in the form of the card below. :)

base paper: Cardstock Warehouse Paper Co.
background pattern: bubble wrap inked in Distress Ink tumbled glass and scattered straw
letters: Provo Craft repositionable Alphabitties
kite and wave: Making Memories summer foam stamps, fussy cut and adhered with pop up dots
kite: heat embossed with clear powder on Distress Ink core paper; kite spars scored for added effect
wave: stamped on base paper in
Distress Ink tumbled glass,  heat embossed with clear powder
kite string: drug-store string

I have to admit, I'm really happy with the way this little card turned out -- love the background effect, love the palette, and really like the design. Surprisingly enough, it even received hubby's seal of approval.

Not quite sure how the position of the sentiment on top of the scattered straw dots happened. Was it serendipity or subconsciousness -- or just plain luck? All I know is that I stepped away from the card for a Milano cookie break when I saw the placement of the letters on the straw dots from a distance -- and thought, "Cool!"  :)

Parting Thoughts

Hope to make an Any Hero card this afternoon for today's OWH Sketch and a card later in the week for this month's OWH ODBD challenge.

As always, thanks for visiting and happy scrappin'!


Jingle said...

This is really cute! I love how you made the background a different color behind the sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us over at CAS-ual Fridays Challenges!

sanketi said...

Lovely and I agree with Jingle about the different background colors, clever!
Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays.

Lucy said...

Great card! Awesome idea :) I will definitely try this.

conil said...

SWEEEEET! Everything abouot your card makes me smile.

croppinmama said...

TFS your serendipity here. I agree the sentiment placement creates a pleasing layout, and the background is so fun!