Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Marbalized Cards

Rolling Marble Background Card
My directions call for specific colours. Obviously that was for ease of instruction. You can use any colour combination you like. Try experimenting with different types of stamps, re-inkers and CS.

8-1/2 x 11" Black Cardstock
8-1/2 x 11" White CS
4" Red CS
4 Marbles
Plastic box
Red Re-inker (I used SU Classic Real Red)
Black Ink Pad (I used Stazon)
5" length ribbon(I used red grosgrain)
Round image stamps (I used SU In The Spotlight)
Circle punch, cutter (CM, Nestabilities, etc..)
Corner punchadhesive


From the White Cardstock
Cut a 4-1/2 x 5-1/2" piece of white CS. From the remaining white CS, cut a 3" circle using whatever tool you have - circle punches, CM cutting system, Nestabilities, etc ...
From the Black Cardstock
Cut black CS in half so you have two 8-1/2 x 5-1/2" pieces. Fold one piece in half to form a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" card. Round all four corners with a corner rounder punch. From the remaining piece of black CS, cut 1", 2-1/2" and 3-1/3" circles using whatever tool you have - circle punches, CM cutting system, Nestabilities, etc ...
From the Red Cardstock
Stamp the 2" round image on red CS using black ink. Centering this image, cut circle out to measure 2-1/4". At this point, you can add a brad at the center of the image if you want.
Adhere to the black 2-1/2" circle, then to the white 3" circle, then finally to the black 3-1/4" circle. Set aside. Stamp the round "thank you" sentiment on red CS with black ink.
Cut circle out to measure 3/4". Mount this circle on the 1" black circle.

Set aside.
Rolling Marble Background
Add several drops of re-inker to a plastic box. Add several marbles to the plastic box and close the lid. Shake the box to ink marbles. Place 4-1/2 x 5-1/2" white CS in plastic box and close lid. Roll marbles over CS to create a pattern. Continue until you like the look of the BG. Trim Marble BG to 3-3/4 x 5". Round all four corners with a punch.
Final Assembly
Adhere the grosgrain ribbon to the Marbled BG 1" from the bottom. Attach the BG to the black card front. Attach the stamped images to the Marbled BG, centering the "thank you" circle on the ribbon.

Voila! You're done!

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