I've been in Christmas mode lately, so I used Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Old Olive & Certainly Celery re-inkers to come up with my marbleized paper. I heat embossed in black my sentiment from Penny Black (Yuletide Wishes), die cut my marble layer and cherry cobbler layer with Gina Marie Design square dies, and then dry embossed my white layer with SU!'s Northern Flurry ef. A few rhinestones and some cherry cobbler bakers twine finished off this card. Because Gina K had suggested in her video that while you are doing this technique, make more than one sheet, so here's a couple more cards that aren't necessarily CAS, but still turned out pretty:
As great as Gina K's video was (and all the other ones listed on the CAS Mix Up site), I feel it would be remiss of me not to mention a few things I learned that were not included in the video's:
1. Your marbled paper will be VERY busy...choose a solid image or bold sentiment that will stand out...or even a solid die cut. I had this vision in my head of using a very detailed Poinsettia stamp, but it got lost in the busyness of the marbled paper, and hence I lost a really nice piece of marbled paper.
2. The first paper you put down on the shaving cream/re-inker colors will be the brightest, with each successive paper being lighter. Therefore, practice on your lightest paper first (the last one you did), so in case it doesn't turn out like you thought, you still have your brightest and boldest colored marbled paper left to play with.
3. And finally, choose a scent of shaving cream that you really, REALLY like, as the smell will linger in your craft room for days (and days!!).
I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment, I used marbled paper, I die cut, and I dry embossed on my first card, so I think I hit all the requirements! :0)
You still have a week and a half to play along with this challenge, so get out your re-inkers and shaving cream, and play along! You can find all the info you need right HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)