Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Technique Tuesday - Rolling Marbles...

Here we are again on Tuesday with another technique for you.  Today's technique is the Rolling Marbles technique which makes a very interesting background for your cards.  You will need:

Plastic container with smooth bottom - I used the lid of a stamp set box
3 or 4 marbles
Cardstock for background
3 or 4 reinkers - I used Sahara Sand, More Mustard, Soft Suede and Always Artichoke
First, take the lightest color refill and put 3 drops in the lid of the box (you cannot use the bottom of the box because of the Stampin" Up! logo).

Next, put two drops of the More Mustard, one drop of the Soft Suede and one drop of the Always Artichoke refills in the lid as well.

Next, add your marbles and close the box.
Then begin rolling the marbles around the box spreading the ink out over the lid of the box.
Continue to roll the marbles around until most of the ink drops are dispersed into all areas of the box and not concentrated in the area where you placed the drops.

Turn the box over so the marbles drop into the bottom of the box and remove them.  Place your cardstock on top of the inked lid and smooth to insure the entire piece is covered.
Remove from box and trim to the size you desire.  Clean up is easy - just rinse the marbles and box out in the sink.

Here's the card that I made using this technique.  I thought the little dog riding on an ATV required a camo background.  Hope you enjoy the tecnique. 

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