Card Creativity: How To Make Marbled Stationery

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In this digital age, there are few things more exciting than receiving a card via snail mail. Since cards are sentimental, sending out handmade cards adds a nice personal touch . Plus, making handmade cards is so simple that you will hardly want to buy ready-made cards again. That is, until the next trip to Paper Source … 🙂

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You will need:

-heavy weight cards (shown is the A2 size from Paper Source; the paper needs to be a bit textured in order to catch the dye.)

-shaving cream (men’s cream works the best)

-food coloring

-dish or tupperware container

-light adhesion painter’s tape

-spatula and/or toothpicks

-ruler (not pictured)

Fill your dish with shaving cream
Fill your dish with shaving cream
Add in a few drops (3-4) of food coloring and lightly mix with the spatula
Add in a few drops (3-4) of food coloring and lightly mix with the spatula
For additional colors add 1-2 drops and lightly mix with a toothpick
For additional colors, add 1-2 drops and lightly mix with a toothpick
Tape off the backside of the card, which will be dipped into the shaving cream
Tape off the backside of the card, which will be dipped into the shaving cream

Press your card into the shaving cream to evenly coat it, and then quickly remove your card from the dish. Use a ruler to scrape the cream off of the card. Remove the tape and allow the cards to dry. If the edges of the cards turn up from the moisture, you can place them under a stack of books to regain their flat shape. With that, you are left with beautiful watercolored, marbled cards. Next up, deciding whom to send them too…

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The final product

xoxo NPJ

    • Simone S.
    • February 18, 2016
    Reply

    Love getting snail mail, especially from you! Cute cards!!

      • thenonplainjane
      • February 18, 2016
      Reply

      Thanks, love!

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