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Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Cardmaking 101, Stars and Stamps, Tutorial, Uncategorized | 12 comments

Tutorial: Bubble Wrap Background

You guys know how I love tutorials that are both easy and unique! It doesn’t get much easier than this adorable original idea by this week’s helper – Sybrina from Scrapping With Purpose.

You can read all about Sybrina’s accidental discovery of this technique at the original post here but this technique is so simple that it doesn’t need a whole lot of explaining.

Find a piece of bubble wrap. (Who knew, that you could use bubble wrap for something other than packaging and stress relief?)
Add ink in random patterns and colors to the bubble side of the wrap.
“Stamp” with the wrap on a piece of paper. . .



What a fun pattern this creates!  What a darling little polka-dotted background for a card that can be used for many festive occasions! I’m thinking Birthdays and cute bright summery greetings . . but I bet that you guys can come up with all sorts of fun ideas. It doesn’t get much easier or cheaper than this, friends! I’ll leave an InLinkz for you to share in case you give the bubble wrap trick a try. Here’s an added challenge… dare to be adventurous and look around your craft area… is there another item laying about that you could try stamping a pattern with? Look for things like the bubble wrap, with interesting shape and texture. Share your bubble wrap, or other creations here!

Don’t forget to leave Sybrina some love for sharing this cute card with us today, and keep those ideas and submissions coming for Tutorial Tuesdays! I’ve had more than a couple of really great ideas and submissions lately… thanks everyone!   nancy @ operationwritehome dot org


  1. Ahhhh! I love this idea! So fun! I want to try this today! Of course, there is no bubble wrap in this house when I need some!!!

  2. What a cute card, Sybrina! I could see this bubble wrap technique being used to create an ombre card (see last week’s MWT challenge). Cool idea.

  3. What a great idea! I was thinking of a way to use bubble wrap on a card to make for someone I know that loves bubble wrap. Thanks for sharing this! ~~~Vickie

  4. Fun idea. I always have a few of the bubble envelopes around the house from getting purchases in the mail. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Cute idea-now all I have to do is “steal” some bubble warp from my hubby!!!

  6. Cute card Sybrina and clever idea. Now… where did I put my bubble wrap???

  7. That is such a cute idea! And now I have an excuse for all that bubble wrap I’ve been hoarding! LOL

  8. Hi, everyone!

    I’m pretty much offline this week, but found a moment to visit OWH.

    Thanks to Nancy for sharing this idea and card. And, thanks to all of you for all your kind comments. Bet your cards are adorable. Would love to hear about other household items you’ve used for Nancy’s challenge.

    Hope to be back online next week. Until then, happy scrappin’!

  9. Thanks, Sybrina and Nancy, for a fun technique!

  10. What a super cute idea. Will definitely have to try this one out.

  11. Such a cute idea. I love tone on tone backgrounds, and often do not have the right DP to do the job. Just think, all that solid card stock is just waiting to grow up into DP! Thanks for the inspiration!

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