Technique Tuesday-Mixed Media/Bubble Wrap

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.

As You Pack wm 1

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).

As You Pack wm 2

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.

As You Pack wm 4

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



14 Responses to “Technique Tuesday-Mixed Media/Bubble Wrap”

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  1. Jeanette says:

    Oh! oh! OH!!! This is amazing! Love the packing box! Fabulous idea and great card!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks! I think it’s a great way to, “send someone packing”. I wish I thought of that pun for my blog post, LOL

  2. Kim, You are super talented! I always love your projects and inspiration. Could I please get the files for the box and tiles? Thank you, Sarah

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Sarah. Sure you can. Just give me a few days to clean up the files. When I design I make quite the mess as I’m trying all sorts of different things and keep them all on the file until I decide what I like best.

  3. Denise Sayers says:

    I liked this card when I saw it before, but reading the details of all the materials you used including photo paper for the dishes really impressed me. It looks great in the pictures and I am positive that it is even more so in person.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks! So many cards we make look better in person. I wish there was a way to capture that on camera. Especially the sparkle and shine that I never seem to photograph well.

  4. nclights7 says:

    I love the bubble wrap and all the details!

  5. Lynn McAuley says:

    What a masterpiece! This fabulous card is shooting to the top of my “Favorite Kim Cards,” and that, my friend, is no small feat! How awesome!! Stunning work!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Wow! Coming from you, the “Queen of Scenes” cards, that’s quite something! Thanks you! It’s one of my favs, too. We have similar tastes, I think.

  6. Dionne Davey says:

    Wonderful ‘New Home’ card. Your box of crocks and cutlery is an inspired idea and to think it all started with some bubble wrap. Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Boots All Squared Up Challenge.


  7. Shelly Schmidt says:

    Your cards always have me in awe! I sneak peaks at your posts on my cell phone, and really love coming to your blog to see all of the details. You are so creative- down to the tiniest details- just love this card!!!

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