I started creating this post at 6 am this morning and here it is 7 pm and I haven’t finished it yet!
Sometimes we just have to go back to our childhood to find a ‘new’ technique! This month I am participating in a challenge that has several techniques. The first one that I’m trying is simple, if a bit messy. It uses a few drops of ink from a refill bottle, 3 marbles(that’s what I found), and a plastic box. As long as I had to wash the marbles and box I thought that I might as well make a few cards so I have 3 to share with you. I meant to do all 3 today, but check back for the other 2 in another post.
I used an old stamp case for my plastic box and put 3 drops of Pumpkin Pie ink in the bottom. Next, I rolled the marbles through the ink. Then I taped the paper onto the lid of the box, closed the box, flipped it over, and rolled the marbles back and forth across the paper until I had a design that I liked.
Basic White Cardbase 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Scored at 4 1/4″
In Good Taste Designer Paper 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
Cajun Craze 4 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
Crumb Cake 4″ x 2 1/4″
Old Olive 3″ x 3 1/2″ For Die Cut Hat and Label
Early Espresso Scrap for Die Cut Buffalo
I had a 1 1/2″ strip of the designer paper left so I cut it to 4 1/4″ and placed it on the inside of the card. I used liquid glue to attach the designer paper to the card base front. The ribbon is tied around the Crumb Cake layer and it is attached to the Cajun Craze layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals to create depth and to let the piece lay flat with the ribbon around it. The bill of the hat is left loose, not glued down, and only the crown of the hat is adhered with the liquid glue.