Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Marbled Valentine's Day Penguin

This card is simple, but very classy. I have it listed here as a Valentine's Day Card, but you could easily stamp any other sentiment on the inside.

Cardstock: Real Rose, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink
Stamp Set: Wild About You
Accessories: White Grosgrain Ribbon, Heat Gun to set penguin image, and glue stick.
See directions below for marbled background.

This card uses the "marble" technique. Yes, you get to play with marbles! To achieve this background, you will need an empty plastic stamp set box, Basic Black cardstock, Whisper White Re-inker, a glue dot, and a marble or two. Put a glue dot on the back of a piece of Basic Black Cardstock. Put this piece of cardstock into plastic box (glue dot will help hold this in place for technique). Squeeze 2-3 drops of Whisper White ink into corner of box. Put marble(s) into box and shake to roll them into ink and across cardstock to create unique backgrounds for each card you make. Just pull the cardstock out of the box and adhere to card. Experimenting with more and less ink in the box will create different looks.

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