Sunday, February 5, 2017

Popping in for Darnell's NBUS Challenge

Wow!  I've been gone much too long but I had to pop in for a quick post to play along with Darnell's NBUS challenge.  Darnell is such a generous and fun lady and has been so kind to me.   I have so missed making cards, playing along with challenges and most of all the fabulous people I have virtually met along the way.  I hope to be back again soon on a regular basis and will fill you in on my absence.

The challenge is to use never before used stuff with an optional theme to use bubble wrap.  I remembered a technique I used a while back with Perfect Pearls and plastic wrap to create a faux pearl background so I decided to try it with bubble wrap. I had to laugh when I saw that I used that technique on the last post before my long absence - seems like a lifetime ago.

I made 4 background panels, some were more successful in my mind.  I like the pink and orange combo of distress inks.

I ended up selecting the background with the softest color, love the shimmery bubble effect.  I used a couple of sets from Unity.  The butterfly is from "Only You" and the sentiment from "...May Hope Sustain You".  I added some Wink of Stella to the butterfly and a few borders, tough to get the mojo back though.  I'll admit that I happen to have a lot of NBUS as I haven't had much time in the craft room and my rate of acquiring new stuff has slowed only marginally.

Happy 5 Year Blogaversary Darnell!

Happy Stamping,


  1. Lovely to see you back Dana. I love the backgrounds you've made and I love the colour combinations. Your card is really lovely.

    1. Thank you Barb! I have so missed you and your creations as well. Thanks for stopping in :)

  2. I love that now I have a new technique to try! Your results using the perfect pearls with the bubble wrap are sensational, Dana!! Each one is stunning, but I really like the one you picked to make your pretty card! I love that you used a simple layout to make that background the star of the show!

    Thank you very much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #10 and joining in the optional theme! It's a real pleasure to see you again! You've been missed. I hope you are doing well! Hugs, Darnell


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