Saturday, September 19, 2009

Have I lost my marbles?!?

Here is a Christmas card I did for a swap. We had to do either a Fall or a Christmas card using a fun technique. I chose the Rolling Marble Technique. This is a technique I've seen a few times but have never tried. I had heard it was easy and boy, was it ever! I knocked out 21 swaps in no time...

This card uses the set Delighful Decorations along with Four the Holidays, both out of the Holiday Mini. To do the Rolling Marble technique, you need re-inkers that match your choice of card stock. Put a few drops of re-inker in a container with a lid (I used our Supply Boxes...what our stamp sets come in). Use a little bit of Dotto adhesive in the lid, stick your cardstock to the lid, close the lid tightly, swirl the marbles (I used 4 smooth marbles) around on the bottom through the ink real good, turn the container upside down and swirl the marbles around on your paper. Use a different container for each color of ink. Add just a touch of the new Real Red Polka-Dot ribbon found in the IB&C to finish off. Easy peasy!!

Tip: Use a Mini Glue Dot behind a knotted piece of ribbon for a quick attachment.

Let me know if you have any questions! And be sure to be on the lookout ~ you will see this card in an upcoming class!

Have a great day...

Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Four the Holidays
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green
Ink: Real Red, Garden Green
Accessories: Real Red 1/4" Polka-Dot Grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensions, Mini Glue Dots
Tools: Ornament punch

1 comment:

Carla said...

Oh I do love this Christmas card with the marbles....hmmm....Thanksgiving project?