I have been paper scrapbooking for about a year, and in this short amount of time I have amassed a remarkable stash. I am generally pretty good at using it up; occasionally, though, a few products get neglected, and it bugs me to have them just sitting there. It was the case for these chipboard speech bubbles by Pebbles.
I love these shapes, but they are rather thick, and somehow I never quite manage to fit them on my pages. I have owned them for several months now, and only used one of them (on a card). So I challenged myself to use them somehow, and came up with the idea to use the shapes as masks. First, I misted some paint on journaling cards.
I chose "pretty pink" and "gold" Mister Huey as mists, and sprayed in a cardboard box to avoid getting paint all over.
When I started to build my page, I decided I could use a few more bubble shapes, so I traced a couple of bubbles on another journaling card, and cut them out. I also used an embossing pen to trace the outside of one speech bubble a few times directly on my background paper; I sprinkled silver embossing powder on top, and heated it up.
I added some stamping, stitching and letter stickers to finish up my page. And now I feel much better about that pack of chipboard bubbles that was just sitting there! Have you used supplies in ways they were not directly intended for? If you have some product that has been stumping you, I challenge you to find a way to put it to good use!