Tuesday, February 15, 2011

PTI Make it Monday February 14

The Make It Monday technique on the video over on Nicole's blog was how to make, score, and apply a vellum sentiment strip to a card. I've always admired the cards she's done with this technique and was glad to finally give it a try. That part was easy, the coloring of the marbles took forever. I couldn't decide whether to apply a clear coat over the marbles - went back and forth about it - but in the end decided not to, since I like a vintage look better. Usually when I see marbles at an antiques store, they are kind of dull - all the shine long gone due to hours and hours of memory making when playing with them. I think I'd rather have the dull, non-shiny marbles with memories, than some new shiny ones that were kept in pristine condition, never played with - what about you?
Anyway, here's my answer to this week's challenge. I used cream cardstock, the jar, lid, sentiments and marbles from Friendship Jar and the first fillers set, PTI twine, distressed dots paper, and some antique buttons in my stash. Hope you enjoy!


  1. Love the coloring on the marbles. It's a really cute card!

  2. How unique - as others have commented - this is REALLY cute!