*Happy to have been a Top Three pick at the Paper Plunge this week*
Don't you just love it when you try something new and it works out really well? There is a technique over at the Splitcoaststampers site which intrigued me. It's called the Alcohol Marker Marbling Technique and this tutorial is shared by Audrie Magno-Gordon. Audrie uses the retired Glossy White cardstock for her sample but, having tried it with the glossy, I had to see what the difference might be if I used normal Whisper White cardstock or the gorgeous Shimmery White cardstock. As I expected, there are similarities and, of course, differences.
I'm posting the three samples, all created using the same Blendabilities alcohol markers but different papers, on a separate page. I don't want my little experiment to take over this post, after all.
I loved the last challenge at the Paper Plunge (yes, my card was picked as one of the Top Three so that was thrilling) and decided to design a card for their newest challenge. This one is all about circles. I use circles frequently but normally my card doesn't feature them as the primary element. I knew I had to have something else to carry the card besides the circles and that was the reason behind my experiment with papers. In the end I chose to use the marbled Whisper White.
The colours of Blendabilities which I used for this marbled effect are the darkest of Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Smoky Slate.
I thought these colours would be perfect for a Hallowe'en card and so began planning the stamp sets that I would use. In the end I wound up using six sets: Fall Fest, Holiday Home, Best of Halloween, Bite Me, Halloween Hello (retired), and Good Greetings. I also used a large assortment of my circle punches and circle framelits.
My base cardstock is Olive Green with the next layer of Basic Black. Then comes the Whisper White marbled layer with all its circles and images. For me the circles are the bubbles rising from the witch's cauldron, each carrying an image of Hallowe'en. I love it. I hope you like it as well.
For more cards featuring circles, check out The Paper Plunge.
For more cards featuring Hallowe'en, check out the Fab 'n' Funky Challenges.
And, of course, please check out the wonderful Hallowe'en cards at the Paper Players Challenge.