I was totally inspired by this blog post by Ink Stained Roni to run out and get some rubber cement and try her Faux Marble technique with my Brushos and watercolor paper. She has several variations of the technique and I decided to try the one on the blog post I linked where she put down a layer of lighter colored Brushos and water on the paper, then drizzled on the rubber cement. After it was dry, she then sprinkled on some darker Brusho Coloured Crystals and spritzed with water before removing the rubber cement with an adhesive eraser. I decided to use iridescent gold Glimmer Mist spray for the top layer so it sparkles and then I spattered on black and gold dots made with black distress ink and a gold spray from Heidi Swapp. Here is what the pieces looked like when done:
I decided to cut the blue background with a Simon Says Stamp Mod Circle Frame, then remove the frame part after attaching the inside pieces to the front of an A2 white card. I added a "hey" from Paper Smooches for my greeting. My green card was cut with a stitched border die from My Favorite Things and then I stamped in the opening with a new set from Stampin' Up. I raised the two stitched pieces on pop dots when attaching to the white card base, and then I added a couple animal silhouette die cuts from Penny Black.
I like making my BBCB backgrounds larger than I need for my card so I can tape down the piece to prevent water warping and so I have extra pieces of the background to punch or add to the inside like this one:
I am entering the blue card in the "Frame It Out" challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers, and the Anything Goes challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack.
Funny story- when buying the rubber cement at my local Target for a whopping $1.79, I had to produce photo ID or they would not have let me buy it. They are required to do this because if I was buying large quantities, I might be making meth with it. I told the clerk it was for my addiction- crafting and making cards. And if I had fun with it, I might be back to buy some more to share with my classes. Who needs drugs and alcohol when this brings me such joy?! Although a little alcohol does pass these lips I admit:)