Rolling Marbles!!

Finally I made it back with this technique and a few samples!! More samples to follow over the next couple of days.

For this technique you need the following:

Marbles (10-12 for EACH color)
Reinkers, 3 coordinating colors
Stamp boxes, 3 (the clear boxes you get your Stampin' Up! stamps in) You want one large enough to hold a background size piece of cardstock.
**Note: You want a SEPARATE box for each color of ink
Whisper White or Very Vanilla background size cardstock (generally I use 4 x 5-1/4)
Dotto temporary adhesive

In an empty, clean stamp box put 10-12 marbles.
Add 3-4 drops of one color reinker
Close box and roll marbles back and forth through ink.
Place a little temporary adhesive one side of a piece of cardstock and attach it to the inside top of the stamp box.
Close box, turn upside down and roll/shake the marbles across the cardstock until desired amount of color is on the cardstock. Remember you are adding two more colors.
Repeat with next two colors

Let me know if you have any questions on the technique! Following are two samples and hopefully if you click the image it will enlarge and you can see the detail of the marble backgrounds.

I generally start by making backgrounds with colors that I know I've liked together before and build the card from there. This first one uses Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal & Certainly Celery on Whisper White. I took the marbled background, rounded the corners, tied a Certainly Celery wide grosgrain ribbon around and attached it to the Regal Rose card base. The flower stems from Simply Said were stamped in Basic Black on Whisper White and the coordinating colors were added with markers. Corners were rounded, edge sponged with Regal Rose and attached to an Apricot Appeal layer. The verse was stamped in black, sponged with Regal Rose, punched with the Large Oval and layered on a Scallop Oval of Apricot Appeal.

This one has Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery & Elegant Eggplant. See what a difference changing one color can make?!? This one is also on Very Vanilla instead of Whisper White. I took the background here and just tied a narrow Apricot Appeal ribbon around and layered it onto the Apricot Appeal card base. The image from Bloomin' Beautiful was stamped with Jet Black Stazon and colored with Blender pens picking up ink from the lid of classic pads. Layered onto Elegant Eggplant and over the ribbon onto the background. Bloom was stamped in Elegant Eggplant, punched with large oval and layered onto a Certainly Celery Scalloped Oval. The scallop was attached with dimensionals.

LMK if you have any questions. Hopefully this post looks somewhat presentable, Blogger is being VERY difficult! Happy Halloween all, and have a great weekend!!! I need to get some chores started but hope to find some stamping time too!!

1 comment:

Anne said...

I haven't done this technique for ages! What fond memories! May just have to dig out those re-inkers :-) Awesome cards too!