Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Bubbles of Fun Designer Card Stock
Hello everyone, remember how much fun blowing bubbles used to be? Today's post is a tutorial which I hope will inspire you to let loose and have some fun with your paper crafting. In fact this is so much fun you could invite your children, grandchildren or friends to do this with you. I will show you how to make the Designer Bubble card stock I used in this Birthday card.
Card Recipe
Brown card stock, bubble card stock, violet pink vellum paper and the cute cake in the center is card stock from DCWV THE SWEET STACK. I cut and embossed the cake and sentiment with Spellbinders Petite Ovals Nestabilities.
I dipped the edges of my ovals in a Vivid raspberry ink pad and added some pink glitter to the flowers I cut with Cricut Walk in my Garden, and then added a brown ribbon.
Bubble Card Stock Recipe
Plastic tablecloth or protective cover for your table, plates to catch the bubble drips, small bowls, water and 1 teaspoon of sugar per small bowl. 1 bottle of bubbles- I only used 1/4 of this small bottle for all 5 dishes. Straws, food coloring (I used Neon Bright's I found at $store)
Sorry my recipe did not give a measurement for anything but the sugar. I did approximately 1 part bubbles to 2 parts water (free pour) and I added more food coloring as needed.
Card stock, I cut 8 1/2 x 11 sheets in 1/2 to make them a little easier to manage. I also try different colors because you never know what combination will look best. Rubber gloves are optional and old clothes for the little ones.
Now let the fun begin! Mix your water, bubbles, sugar and food coloring with your straw and start blowing bubbles! This was so much fun, and the bubbles were such beautiful colors too! Put a plate or old pie tin underneath to catch the mess, I figured that out a little late.
Notice the difference in the 2 bowls of bubbles? You want your bubbles to look like the top picture BIG, not the little bubbles near the straw in the second picture. Small bubbles make a large dark spot on your card stock.
Hold your card stock over the top of the bowl and let the card stock smash or break your bubbles. Pick up the card stock and move it around to fresh bubbles and keep doing this till you fill the page with bubbles (you may have to blow more bubbles to finish the page).
This gets messy ,1/2 way through I added a plate underneath.
Above the card stock drying out on the table,
below you can see it brightens up after it dry's for 24 hours.
I do hope you decide to give this a try, it will definitely release the inner child in you. So now that you have your very own designer bubble card stock what will you create with it? I think it would be a great background to use as a frame on one of those cute images everyone colors in with their Copic's. Anyone else have any suggestions as to what you could do with your Designer Bubble card stock? Please share your ideas ~Diane


  1. What a very cool technique! Great job with this tutorial! I will have to give this techniqe a try!! :) TFS

  2. love your colors!
    I will give this a try.... now where did I hide the bottle of bubbles? my kids are teenagers - but I still keep a bottle around.

  3. So cool! Who would have thought you could "print" with bubbles!

  4. LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing this tutorial! ~tina

  5. These bubbles cards are really very interesting. I also visited this indian festival bhaidooj site, it has also very nice information.

  6. What a great idea! This reminds me of the shaving cream technique, but way more fun and with better results. Thanks for sharing this! Best, Curt

  7. This is great job, This is very amazing technique that Small bubbles make a large dark spot on the card stock. Keep posting like this as well.

  8. fun project and yes will have to try with my son and daughter they will love it. thanks for joining in on this first fun friday post
    have a great weekend
    Adam :)

  9. Super cool. Can't wait to try it.

  10. Neat! And Very Creative! Thanks for sharing! Tee

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