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Old 08-07-2006, 02:19 PM   #1  
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I need an idea for a background for a "fishy" card. I don't have anything resembling a bubble stamp but want the background to look like water or bubbles. Any suggestions? Thanks!!!
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Old 08-07-2006, 02:21 PM   #2  
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Do you have any set that has a circle stamp in it? The rock and roll technique can make almost any solid circle look like a bubble. I have also used a pencil eraser for small bubbles, and bottle lids too.
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Do you have Fun With Shapes? I used the three circles and stamped them randomly on the background (but a lot of them really close together) of a card I made to use with Fishy Friends.
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Old 08-07-2006, 02:23 PM   #4  
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Use a piece of bubble wrap, cut it a bit bigger than your area you want to stamp, lay it on a flat hard work surface, rub the ink pad on top of it, place paper on top, cover with a scrap paper and rub with a pencil or bone folder or something, then lift the paper off without smearing. Very cute and cheap too!
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Old 08-07-2006, 02:27 PM   #5  
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You guys are awesome and FAST! Rock and roll method??? I'm going to try the bubble wrap.
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Hope Im not to late. The bubble wrap is great, but also I have used the body scrubber technique for water. HTH too..
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You can get a small circle by putting a pencil eraser in ink and using it as a stamp.
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Saran Wrap gives a nice look as well.
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If you are not set on bubbles I like to use the waves from the Shore Thing set for either waves or turn it sideways for seaweed.
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I also saw a card that used the baby wipe technique on scrap paper and then used different size circle punches to make bubbles.
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Another neat water simulation that someone has done on the site is tearing cardstock to look like waves - the cs is done in shades of blue --- ohhhh! Wouldn't Carribean Blue look great done this way?! The sample I remember had the fish leaping in back of a wave so they appeared to be swimming in the water...very fun!
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Another neat water simulation that someone has done on the site is tearing cardstock to look like waves - the cs is done in shades of blue --- ohhhh! Wouldn't Carribean Blue look great done this way?! The sample I remember had the fish leaping in back of a wave so they appeared to be swimming in the water...very fun!
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Carribean Blue and Not Quite Navy would be soooo coool together, torn into waves.
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I used one of the stamps from "just Vine"..heehee...I just made sure to stamp it in such a way that the bubbles were to spread out so systematically...LOL
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One more...I've done and heard of the pencil eraser, but if you have a mistletoe (sp?) stamp, the berries make great bubbles too!
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There is also a technique using dishwashing liquid, water and reinkers. This really makes the paper look like bubbles.
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I went through my kitchen looking for various sized circles, bottle lids, medicine lids, jars, glasses, and then inked them with versamark and then brushed blues and purples from the pastels over the circles, then I brushed a blue chalk over the rest of the background. It got a little frustrating on some of the little plastic lids, so I finally used my versamark pen to make circles that were tiny.
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you can tear vellum into "waves" -- layer over various shades of blue cardstock. voila! you are in the ocean
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washers. rubber washers of different sizes glued to an old wood block or other sturdy, flat thing. That is what I use for various circles with no centers.
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If you look in my gallery, I have a card in there where I did my water using scalloped scissors. I am not sure how your fishies would work with doing your background like mine, but you might look and see. After I glued it down, I sort of bent it forward so that it would look like rippling water. It is named Stormy Weather or something like that.
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Correction - The card is Bon Voyage. The Stormy Weather card I did differently. Sorry - can't keep things straight!
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Thanks to all who helped me here. I'm off to create bubbles and water this weekend!
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