Interestingly Different

I love to create! I find joy in making pretty things to share with others and I love to come up with unique ways to use common items. I previously did video back on April 25 where I used five items I had around the craft room to show how to make interesting backgrounds. You can view that video here.

Today I’m back at it! I needed to create a card for the challenge I posted for the Christmas In July Creative Retreat I’m hosting with SU Demonstrators from Canada and Australia (you can still register for this event on July 21-22 – click here to register) so I went to my craft room to hunt for something fun and unique to use.

Fun, Unique, Noisy!

What I found during my search was a bag of clear marbles that I sometimes use in vases to create centerpieces. Well there was no vase involved but I thought the marbles would be perfect to create my own unique background paper. I took about 8-10 marbles, placed them in a plastic container, and added a 2-3 drops of ink. Closing the container, I swirled the marbles around until they were coated with ink, then opened the container and added a piece of white cardstock. After closing the container, I turned it upside down to swirl the marbles over the paper.

I repeated this process using a dark color ink and adding fewer drops – just 1). FYI if you are using two or more colors of ink work lightest to darkest, using less drops of the darker colors. Once you are done adding colors, remove your card stock and see what a beautiful backgound you have created.

Use marbles and ink refills to create unique backgrounds

Tutorial, Measurements, Supplies

You can check out my video tutorial here.

The card is a standard A2 size with each layer 1/4″ shorter in length and width. You can add any embellishments you want – make your card as simple or as fancy as you like. I tend to keep things simple but do what you like. There is no wrong way to create.

You can purchase all the supplies I used to make this card on my Stampin’ Up! website. Just click the button below to shop.

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