Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Nail Polish Swap

Welcome

Sorry to have been Missing In Action again, but life has been really stressful and busy, and blogging and visiting blogs has taken a hit as a result. 

The card is what was swapped, not the nail polish - the nail polish was used to make the marbled background.

I followed a couple of You Tube tutorials here and here - the main hint I would give is that this technique is best done outside, and that the paper is left to dry outside too.


I used water colour paper for the marbling, and found that when I went to emboss on it, the emossing seems to sink into the paper, and is not as raised  or shiny as on plain card.


I kept the card simple to show off the marbling, so only added a matching organza ribbon and a few flat back rhinestones


Here is a shot showing some of the shimmer and shine the nail polish gave


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21 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

I do love this card and technique but last time I used it I was surely not in a well ventilated area...phew....looks good though.x

Autumn Clark - SewPaperPaint said...

Oh my gosh what a beautiful technique and result! I love your chosen colors!!! Stunning work my friend. Hugs, Autumn

Loll said...

Beautiful marbled design from the nail polish technique, Maxine. I'm guessing that it is a bit messy and maybe lots of fumes so that's why you suggested outside. :) xx

jimlynn said...

Fun background with that technique! Love your pretty card Maxine.
Lynn

froebelsternchen said...

Wow.. such a fab design with the technique! Super! Hugs, Susi

Mac Mable said...

Love the effect you have created from the marvellous technique. Thank you for the tips x. Such a striking and unique card....love it x.

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely! Like that marbling effect!

Irish Cherokee said...

Very creative technique. The marbling is great. Love the way the shine is there but not overpowering. Beautiful work.

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Jane Savage said...

Wow what an awesome technique, I must check it out! Such a gorgeous effect!
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, hope all is settling down for you and you get to spend some time relaxing. Love the gorgeous colours of the nail polish, the pic of the shimmer also shows the embossing shining in the background. Have a wonderful weekend.. Megan

HJ said...

Beautiful card, Maxine. Enjoy your day!

Mia said...

A beautiful card, Maxine. Love the nail polish technique and surely I will try it. Great colours and lovely shining. Kisses, my friend.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and great result with the marbled nail polish--Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine -I hope things have settled down for you - sorry to hear it has been stressful! You are the 'Queen of Techniques' and I am always inspired to try more when I visit you - this is great Maxine - and love the colours too!! You are in my prayers my friend! xoxoxox

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

That background was made with nail polish? WOW! Impressive card!!!

Kathy Klersy said...

such a pretty background -guess I'll have to give that technique a shot one of these days too! Thanks for joining us at LSB.

Judy Markowitz said...

What a beautiful project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Judy TTCRD DT
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Through The Craft Room Door
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Neet said...

Loving that background - must investigate the links you provided (thanks) and thank you also for the tip of using the nail polish outside - I can imagine the smell can be a bit overpowering.
Blessings, Neet xx

Fran said...

Whoever gets this card will just love it. I love the effects you got using the nail polish technique. The background colors are beautiful!
Hugs, Fran

stampingbowd said...

Wow! This is so pretty! I love how yours turned out. I agree, it's best done outside! My cat runs away when I open the polish. I have a stack of backgrounds to use on upcoming projects. I like your sheer ribbon and pretty flowers! Great card! I hope things will be more peaceful for you soon!

Marilyn said...

You truly amaze me, all these fabulous techniques you try and they are gorgeous. I really like this and who knew you could use nail polish? I'm off to check out the videos.