Friday, February 1, 2019

Marble 2

I was able to finish two more cards last night using the second set of colors I used using the same technique as in my last post.

I also spritzed this marble background, not sure if I liked the results as well as the last card.  Also I used a lighter sheet of kraft paper that is printed on the other side instead of my lightweight cardstock and I think you don't get as fine as marbling when you use the softer paper, but I do like the way the background came out against the kraft paper, but first the marble background,

Our challenge was to use a stamp on the these but I would like to try it again when I can use diecuts because I have some that I think would look great against the marble. I did some shadow stamping with this stamp, first stamped with black then moved it over and stamped to the left again without reinking, didn't think it showed up as well, so I used some grey ink for my 3rd stamping to the right.
Had to add some butterflies.  My sentiment didn't show up as well as I liked against the grey piece, but it was a sticker and I didn't want to chance things and mess it up.

Stampin up - Of the earth stamp set
Spellbinders - A2 Devine Eloquence Die
Hot off the press - tiny words and phrases stickers
Nuvo Crystal drops - Pale gold
Distress oxides for background - Wild honey, faded jeans and walnut stain

Here are my backgrounds that I made.

Here is my finished card using the crunched up piece.

It just felt antique to me so I once again went with an antique stamp using the same blue as the background onto a piece of Kraft paper that had text onto it.

Tim Holtz - The Journey stamp set
Spellbinders - A2 distressed edges and classic rectangle dies
PPD - Stitched Postage stamp die
Pebbles - Candy dots
Distress oxides for background - Wild honey, faded jeans and walnut stain

Thanks so much for taking out the time to stop by today, hope you are all staying warm that are going through this cold weather snap.  We are to get above freezing later today, YAH!!



Debbie said...

these are so beautiful connie, a really wonderful technique!!! i thought the yellow with the green was especially pretty!!

we are still below freezing for the day but tomorrow will be better!!!

aussie aNNie said...

WW love these, they are just gorgeous.x

Darlene said...

WOW look at you go with this technique! These are fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Connie, I love that antique look and the dots too!

Leslie Miller said...

This technique makes very cool backgrounds even when it comes out with a different than expected result. Love your shadow stamping. I need to remember that.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Both great Connie, was interested that you thought the heavier card scrunch worked better than thin cardstock scrunch! Might give this a go.
Thanks for you encouragement.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Louca por porcelana said...

They are pretty and creative!Hugs!

Love Affair with Food said...

Wow! They are all so pretty. Very creative!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Awesome technique. Just love the backgrounds. You masculine card is awesome. Can never see enough masculine, eh?

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, I love that delicate border design! Fantastic die! The silhouette images look so pretty. It's a great technique!

Lowcarb team member said...

Yes, I like the antique look.

Our temperatures here in the UK have been very cold and many areas have had snow.
Roll on Spring.

All the best Jan

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! These look fabulous, Connie! I love that you share "old time" technique challenges from your group, as well as the new ones - Your cards look amazing! So glad the temps are giving a bit of a reprieve to you. Some sort of lower level trough from the tropics is keeping us more normal (40s at night 60-70 during the day). But I noticed the last 2 nights, we didn't even get below 60! Things are strange - it's also very wet again this winter, so far. I wish it could revert back to the olden days, sometimes, when winter was our "fire season" - it gave a chance for the mildews and molds to go away. But I don't want snow or icy temps, so I am grateful for what we enjoy here! hugs, de

Janice said...

Gorgeous cards using that technique, I must add this technique to my list of things to try!