Stepping It Up: Conversation Bubbles

Need fun card ideas for your next class or event—something to step it up for more advanced crafters? Or do you just want a terrific and trendy project for your next “me-time” coffee and card session? Our playful Conversation Bubbles Bundle step-ups might be just the thing!

To make the casual card, simply stamp the solid thought bubbles in your choice of ink (for this card, we used Jet Black StāzOn, Blushing Bride, and Polished Pink). After the ink is completely dry, stamp the sentiment or image inside the thought bubble with VersaMark ink. Sprinkle on some white embossing powder, shake off the excess, then heat set.

PS We stamped the remaining thought bubbles in Parakeet Party and Jet Black StāzOn. So cute!

To make the background layer for the avid card, use the emboss-resist technique! First, stamp and heat emboss the thought bubbles using white embossing powder; then, use a Blending Brush to add ink over the top. To capture the ombre effect, apply the color in darker and darker layers, saving the deepest application of color for the bottom of the card. To remove the excess ink from the embossed areas, use a dry cloth.

For our artfully avid version, take the ink blending up a notch by using Masking Paper and Blending Brushes to create a border around the outside edges. After inking and removing the Masking Paper strips, you’ll have a nice, crisp border. To make this card different from the avid sample, use the Blending Brushes to add even more ink and deepen the color as much as you can while retaining the ombre look. Add an ink splatter to finish. Gorgeous!


Published by vandacreations

Just love to make greeting cards and other paper art and crafts! Having lots of fun, too much maybe? Teaching and inspiring others to be creative is my other love so here's my way to share!

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