Welcome to the second in my Mixed Media series following our technique blog hop. You can see the actual Blog Hop is here and the first post in the series is here.
This card uses bubble wrap. I knew I wanted to use it, so I worked the card design around it. Bubble wrap made me think of packing…packing made me think of moving…and the idea was born.
I didn’t stop at the bubble wrap though. The box is cut from chipboard. A clip art image of a box was “deconstructed” in my Silhouette and made into four pieces so that I could make it appear dimensional and give me room to tuck the kitchen dishes. I sponged the edges of the box with Crumb Cake ink. I wrote on the side of the box rather than use a font to make it look unprofessional. If you’d like the cut file for the box, I’m happy to share it with you.
The dishes are from the Summer Box Cards Kit from SVGCuts. I remembered them from when I made this card and thought they would work perfectly. And they did. The plates were cut from Photo Paper, the glasses from vellum from old stash and the silverware from Brushed Silver card stock (sadly retired by SU).
I tiled the wall with vellum as well. I ran it through my Xyron to get even coverage of adhesive. Let me tell you, it took me almost as long to “tile” this card as it would have a kitchen wall. To make the job easier, I printed 3/4″ blocks on a piece of Whisper White card stock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ leaving a bit of space in between. For the grout, of course. If you ever want to tile a card, let me know and I’ll send you the template.
I wanted to create a sentiment about friendship being valuable and fragile and needing protection, as in bubble wrap. Despite my original intention, this is what I ended up with and I’m happy with it. The font is AR Cena and was color matched to the vellum. I also brought in the cut files for the dish, glass and silverware and converted them to print only.
I have plans to make a few other cards with bubble wrap to share with you. Hopefully some day soon. Too many ideas…not enough time.
Next week I’ll be sharing a bit more about faux cloisonné.
I also submitted this to the Crafty Boots Challenge – All Squared Up