As always I had a relaxing, productive Monday … and that means I had time to blog … and give you a picture tutorial of my new-found Marbling Technique. Ready? Great! Here we go!
Let's start with the finished product, shall we?
I absolutely LOVE the look and feel of this card! The marble piece at the bottom is made from paper, crystal effects, tissue paper, reindeers … and a window sheet.
Here is the same card photographed in my Craft Cave - different lighting but still a beautiful effect!
The main difference in what Frenchie did and what I did is that she used white glue … I used Crystal Effects. It makes a HUGE difference in how well your card lasts … I'll explain later …
So here is what I did.
I gathered my supplies - a piece of wax paper to protect my surface (this technique is kinda sticky!), a 1 1/2" x 5" piece of our Window Sheet (or other overhead projector acetate), our Crystal Effect lacquer, some thin tissue paper (thinner is better i.e. use the cheap stuff!), a 1 1/2" x 5" strip of Very Vanilla card stock, baby wipes (or a damp cloth) and some reinkers. I used Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake ...
Scrunch up then unscrunch (it's a word!!!) your tissue paper. DON'T flatten it i.e. leave it fairly wrinkly … the more wrinkles the more marbled effect you get!
So there you have it - a technique I hadn't seen before that I LOVE! I can't WAIT to try this with different colours of reikers! I'm picturing light and dark blues … maybe Soft Sky and Night of Navy … with Black Staz-On snowflakes stamped on top of the acetate. Or how about Pink Pirouette and Cherry Cobbler?? The options are endless!
This technique and colour combination lends itself to a great masculine card. I and a number of stampers change the sentiment to Happy Birthday for their guys. Love it!
Oh - I finished my card off with some of the YUMMY new Gold Satin Ribbon and a few pearls. So elegant!
Right! That's it for today! Pop in again soon - I have a few more posts in the works! Until then - have a stampy day!