May 31, 2012

Got Some Marbles ???

If you have children the chances are they will have some marbles and  you need to borrow about three of four of them.

And if you don't  then you will have to do what I did  ... and pinch some off the kids next door.

This is another tutorial that has been around for some time ... but it's not quite as messy as yesterdays idea.

The   Rolling Marble Technique  is another fun effect to add to your cards and  it goes particularly well with those that you create for boys.

Vary the colours of the alcohol inks if you want a more feminine look and roll the marbles more or less to give another take on things. 

The white buttons have been coloured with Promarkers to match the scheme of the card, and threaded with a bit of string.

Hugs xx


  1. I just got back from a little vacation, so am catching up and see you've been gone, too. I'm enjoying all the novelty cards. I wasn't sure I was on the right URL when I saw this, but finally figured out I was. I've been to Edinburgh, too, and remember the cannon and everyone watching their watches, adjusting the time as needed. It sounds like you had a great time. Walking straight through your shoe pretty much says it all. I'm glad your film crew finally got his own duds. Isn't that in his contract or something? ;-)

  2. I haven't done this for a while. My 4-year old niece (a budding cardmaker) will love doing this the next time she visits.

  3. What a simple yet very effective idea. Thank you for sharing it with everyone.

    Love and hugs

    Annie xxx

  4. Hello Christina, have enjoyed the "fun" cards, but can't wait to see some more elegant cards.I am glad you had a great time in husband says we have to go! I have been very busy while you were gone, busy adding to my collection that is. I have purchased all the Spectrum Noir markers(the six packs) & have added 15 more sets of the Spellbinders. We have a JoAnn in our area and all the Spellbinders were 50% off...could not believe it. Can't wait to try all my lot out! I owe you another Thank You! for putting me on to Crafters Companion they are so kind. Sidebar, I won a prize of a free Ultimate Tool, they said it was a 60 dollar about that! You are the awesomeest cardmaker ever! I can't believe how much I am in LOVE with card making. Love/hugs your way from Parma IDaho USA.....Annie (Annielovescardmaking)

    1. I'm so glad you liked the Novelty cards and ideas and I am so happy that you enjoyed the Crafters Companion website. There is so much on there and I get my Centura Pearl card from them. You will not be disapointed with the Spectrum Noir pens and you lucky lady to win the Ultimate ... I have one and I use mine for every card that I make. Oh you are going to have such a good time with all your new stuff... can I come and play too????? Have fun Annie and thanks for your lovely commnets xx

  5. another brilliant card and tutorial Christina I just love all your ideas xx


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