Sunday, February 21, 2016

Bubbles Border Note Card with Lost Coast Designs

Good day all!  I am exhausted and it's only 1 pm here.  Yesterday our friend Mara Domene taught a traditional bookbinding class on how to make a Moleskin notebook.  We had a full class and everyone had a great time. Afterwards was dinner at a new restaurant in town called Kabuum Bar.  Outdoor seating, live music with an amazing musician, Saray Tainan, and the burgers were great. The owner used to have a hamburger restaurant in town and he remembered me as "the American" that used to love his burgers.  At 2 am thunder and lightening woke me up and then it turns out that we turned the clocks ahead last night - so I lost an hour of sleep!!  Grrrrr.....

I started today's very colorful card with a white cardstock base, 4" x 8", scored at 4" and top folding, to which I adhered a piece of black cardstock.  Then I grabbed another one of my favorite stamps called Bubbles Border by Lost Coast Designs. Because the stamp is so long and I wanted to make sure the different sections did not overlap, I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig stamp positioner together with a Dylusions Journal Block.  A stamp postioner is a tool that every stamper should have in their arsenal and I use mine almost daily.  Check below for a video on how it works.   

I started with a piece of white cardstock, 3.75" square, inked up my stamp and, using the positioner, stamped the part of the image I wanted on the cardstock.  

Then I turned the block and stamp around and stamped the next section of the stamp I wanted under the first section.

This was the piece before I started to color.

I then colored everything (except the circles) using Copic Markers.  For the circles, I used Stickles by Ranger.  You could also use crystals or dimensional paints.  Once the Stickles were dry, I adhered a piece of black fun foam to the back and then adhered this piece to the card front.  Lastly I adhered some stickers (Momenta) on the bottom that says "dream a little dream everyday".   

I really love how the yellow pops with the black cardstock behind it.  I hope you enjoyed this post.  Remember to leave a comment below for a chance to win all the cards I make in February!!  Until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil - 

Supply List:
Black ink pad (Marvy Matchables Black)
Stamp-a-ma-jig by EK Success/Inkadinkado (or Stampin Up)
Copic Markers - FYG2, B24, Y08, FRV1
Stickles by Ranger - Waterfall, Crystal, Firefly, Glam Pink

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    1. Thanks Robin. And thanks for stopping by the blog today.

  2. cool project Trent. My blog address is I've been taking part in the 30 day challenge. I haven't been able to load a project every day but A for I'm so happy to able to follow you and become inspired by you. Hugz Jules

    1. Hi Julie. Nice to hear that you are taking part in the challenge too. It's fun. Wow..I inspire you. Thanks for saying that. Glad you stopped by the blog today!

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I love it too. LOL. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

  4. Your card is beautiful, the stamp sure is groovy :) Thanks for sharing

    1. Thanks Ann. Groovy...yes, that's the correct word for this stamp. Thanks for stopping by the blog.