Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall Leaves Cards with Rolling Marbles Technique Tutorial

It's Fall Ya'll!

A complete list of supplies used in the cards is posted at the bottom of this post.

I recently hosted a free Creative Backgrounds class for my customers.   At the end of the class we all ended up with a stack of "designer papers" to use in projects! 

One of the techniques that the participants liked best was the Rolling Marbles Technique.  It is a great technique that you can do that isn't messy.   I used a piece of the "designer paper" made in the class for the cards above.  

I kept the inside of the cards simple with a die cut leaf from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits set.  I used Cajun Craze cardstock for the leaf and Always Artichoke & Very Vanilla for the layers.   The space will allow for a handwritten note.

Below is a tutorial for the Rolling Marbles Technique.
Although I used the same ink colors in the tutorial, no two pieces of paper turn out the same.


Supplies Needed:
Ink Refills
I used Old Olive, Crushed Curry & Pumpkin Pie
Wide Stamp Case-Full Size
I used Whisper White but Very Vanilla would be great!
Mini Glue Dots

Put a few drops of each color of ink inside one side of the stamp case.
I used 3 drops of each color.

Add your marbles to the ink side of the stamp case.  (I used 4)
Adhere your piece of cardstock to the opposite inside of the stamp case using a glue dot.  

Close the stamp case and shake to cover the marbles with the ink

Flip the stamp case over so that the paper is now on the bottom and the ink covered marbles will roll over the paper to create your designer paper.
Keep rolling the marbles around until you like the design.

 *If you would like to add more ink to your marbles, you can flip the stamp case back over so that the marbles roll through the ink.  Then just flip it back over to continue rolling ink on your paper.

When you are happy with your design, open the case and pop out your paper.
You may have enough ink left in your case to make a second design.  You can also add a couple of drops of ink to the case. 

All done!  Your custom Designer Series paper is ready to use on a project!

Clean Up Time!
Clean up is super fast!  Simply rinse the stamp case & marbles under running water and dry with a paper towel or cloth!

NOTE: I cut away the outer clear cover on the stamp case prior to using to make clean up easier.

Product List
Big Shot
Glue Dots

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