Sooooo, I had to dig into my old cards once again, it’s hard to post new Fathers Day cards on the internet when all my new cards are meant to go to someone and they are supposed to be a surprise. I found this card, it uses an old technique that I haven’t used in years, it gives a marble look to a background and is quite easy and fun to do, so I thought that I would share. If you try this technique, different colours give different results, if you use shades of brown or grey it can actually look like stone.
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I made this card back when I was a Stampin’ Up demo so all the supplies are from Stampin’ UP. The Card base is Night Of Navy and Brocade Blue. The Navy panel on the back is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, the card part is 8 1/4′ x 5 1/4″ folded in half.
The marbled background was made by starting with a 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ square of GLOSSY cardstock (must be glossy). Take a cotton ball and dab it in some rubbing alcohol (you want it pretty moist but not dripping) now take 2-3 colours of reinker and drop them onto the alcohol moisten cotton ball (I used Night of Navy, Brocade Blue and a little bit of Pacific Point, now randomly dab the cotton ball all over the glossy cardstock until the cardstock is covered to your desire, and set aside to dry it should only take a few minutes. To complete my panel I stamped the Happy Fathers Day Stamp onto the middle of the panel with Versa Mark Ink and heat embossed with White Embossing powder. I used a ticket corner punch to notch off the corners and matted the finished element onto a 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ piece of Night of Navy Cardstock and adhered it to the top half of the card front.
I added the ribbon by first using a small circle punch and punching a small slit on the left-hand side of the card, that way I was able to wrap the ribbon around just the front panel of the card. I used Night of Navy Grosgrain ribbon and tied it into a simple knot.
to see some other easy and fun techniques please check these out