September 21, 2015

Marble Magic ~ Daniel's Invites

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

In this post last month I gave you a sneaky hint of some marbling I'd done for another project, but I didn't tell you any more about it. Well, the wait is over and I can now reveal that the pieces used in those cards were left overs from those I created to mark my nephew Daniel's 18th birthday this Wednesday.

Dan absolutely LOVES tie dying shirts and when my sister, Beth, commissioned invites for his party, I knew I wanted to try and get as close to a tie-dye effect as I could. Years ago I remember seeing a marble effect created using shaving creme as the ink carrier, so decided to go with that.

While Beth and I talked about it, she asked if I'd personalize the invites and because of the technique used, I suggested the only way would be if I were to handwrite them once they were dry. I actually asked her if she trusted my writing! Luckily she said she does, so I set about creating the 100 pieces of marbling. because by that point the commission had grown from invites to an album and banner too. After a couple of failed attempts using multiple Stampin' Up! reinkers, to try and recreate a tie-dye effect, I settled on 3 individual colors, Pool Party, Soft Sky and Tempting Turquoise...

Card: Whisper White and Crumb Cake
Ink: Pool Party, Soft Sky and Tempting Turquoise (pads and reinkers)
Marker: Black Sharpie
Stamp set: Gorgeous Grunge (envelopes)
Tools: Paper Plates, Shaving Creme and Paper Towels
Adhesive: Tombow

Just as with tie-dying, the look of each individual marbled piece is totally unique. It's a LOAD of fun and doesn't take long at all to do, but you need to allow for drying time (I left them all overnight).

#201 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
#142 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#140 AG at Aud Sentiments

I'll be back on Wednesday with another Marble Magic creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


  1. Such a cool idea - they look great! Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  2. Love marbling but not done for a while, these are beautiful.
    Linda xxx

  3. Such a fabulous idea and wonderful colours. TFS and have a great week.

  4. I hated when I used scented shaving cream and it smelled for two years but I really like how you have managed this project, Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 201st AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  5. Fabulous marbling effect, great invites. Hugs Jennifer xx

  6. These look awesome. I know you enjoyed doing them.

  7. Great Technique, they look fab. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Aud Sentiments Challenge

  8. These are super!! Don't envy you doing 100 of these though!! Your writing is pretty good too!
    Great project.

  9. Great technique and colours for invites for an 18 year old. Your handwriting is beautiful and goes perfectly with the cards.
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

  10. Very interesting effect. Thanks for sharing them with us at 613 Avenue Create this week.
    Lorraine DT


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Em xxx