Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Splitcoast Tutorial: Alcohol Marker Marbling

Today's tutorial over on Splitcoast is a fun background technique - Audrie's tutorial is a fun twist on a technique I shared with her that I first posted HERE. Her version of Alcohol Marker Marbling is done on a clear plastic bag so you can work over a quarter-sheet template. Clever girl!

I made a couple of cards using a background I made right on my craft sheet using Touch Twin Markers. I probably wrote down the marker numbers when I made the background... so they're buried around here somewhere. I thought it would be fun to make one background into 2 cards, so I cut into it using a fun die from The Cat's Pajamas then used the positive and negative cuts of a piece of white cardstock to make 2 panels.

The Cat's Pajamas is one of our sponsors for the 5th annual Hope You Can Cling To event over at Splitcoaststampers which starts October 1st - we have been busy getting ready and we're so excited about this year's event!

If you're not familiar with this crafty cause, here's a little explanation from Splitcoaststampers:

"Splitcoaststampers is proud to partner with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for our fifth annual month-long card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer.

Whether your stamps cling to acrylic, wood, or to your hard drive, they hold the power to convey hope and lift the spirits of anyone who sees what you create with them. That is the inspiration for our “Hope You Can Cling To” stamping campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We encourage papercrafters across the globe to put their talents to work creating beautiful handmade cards to send to patients and their families at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and, in the process, turn our gallery pink!

Hope is powerful medicine."

I hope you'll join us! The virtual group hug is the best part, but the prizes for participating are pret-ty nice too!

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Great idea to create positive and negative panels from one marbled piece. These are very pretty cards:the strong marker colours really stand out against the lovely white card. The 'Hope You Can Cling To' event sounds like a
    good cause to get crafting for.