Thursday, January 31, 2019

Marble paper

The next challenge in the group was to crunch up a thinner card stock into a ball, (she mentioned that copy paper didn't work very well, and you want your paper to be bigger than the piece you will use for your card) and then open it and crunch into a ball again the other way. Flatten it out, Ink up your paper with Distress oxide ink or other ink that won't dry quickly and place another card stock onto that paper, rub over the paper with your hand to transfer the ink onto your piece of card.  Do this 3 times using different colored inks and moving your paper each time so that the pattern won't be the same.

Your finished results with be a marbling effect.  This is how mine turned out. I will confess that I spritzed it with a bit of water to make the lines stand out they were a bit too thin for my taste.

I think that really helped to make the lines pop a bit.  I stamped my flower on the card and using two of the inks I shaded around the edges.

Distress Oxides - Fossilized Amber, bundled sage and rusty hinge
Inkadinkado - Flower sentiment stamp set

These are pics of the backgrounds.

We were to make a card with the paper that we crunched too.

Distress Oxides - Fossilized Amber, bundled sage and rusty hinge
Spellbinders - A2 distressed edges and deckled rectangle dies
Artistic Outpost - The outpost stamp set, stamped with same inks as above
David Tutera - sentiment

I made another set of backgrounds but haven't had a chance to get them made into cards yet, this was an interesting technique.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop in today, hope you are staying warm, another very cold night and morning today, but they say tomorrow we should get above freezing again!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,



Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

You did such a great job on this challenge. I love these both. I am still trying to figure out what to do with my backgrounds.

Anonymous said...

Simply amazing Connie. I love the first one best! ♥

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely result and the background is looking good with that scrunched look.x

Leslie Miller said...

It sounds like an interesting process. There are more techniques on heaven and earth... The results are very much like marble. More so, perhaps, because of your spritzing. Good idea! Pretty card, too, and the second one with the vintage vibe.

Kim said...

You are always challenging yourself with new techniques, Connie. Another two fabulous cards. I think the effect of you spritzing with water is lovely. I like the softened effect.

Diane said...

What a fun technique and designs Connie.

Hugs Diane

Debbie said...

going backwards, now i see how it is done!!! it is so cool...i wonder who thinks these techniques up?!?!?!

Darlene said...

WOW! your marbling is just beautiful! Love both cards!

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Yep agree it’s an interesting technique! Ist funny how you can’t be sure how it will be half way there but then it all comes together. Well done, Connie and thanks for being such a blessing on my wonderful words blog too. Really treasure your encouragement.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

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Lowcarb team member said...

Fabulous 'Best Wishes' card …

All the best Jan

Janice said...

This is a fabulous technique, love your card. I am amazed at how many different challenges you are set...I wish I lived nearby!