Saturday, September 3, 2016


Found a new challenge while admiring posts on Darnell's NBUS link. There is some seriously gorgeous work to see there!

So at CAS Mix Up the challenge is to try the marbling technique.  I watched lots of videos, and tried several types....but ended up happiest with the shaving cream/re-inker versions. But am now craving some Sunimagashi inks....
I had a great time experimenting with colors, and have three finished cards and at least three more I can create with the marbled papers.  For this first one, placed a piece of mat board (from Inchie Arts) on cream swirled with Cranberry and Garden Green inks.  I cut the mat into 1" squares. Sentiment is a CTMH stamp from a retired set, A Holiday. So Stamping + Marbling + Die Cut panel.

 For the others pieces I used 140# Strathmore cold press water color paper, and made the card bases from it as well.  Stamping + Marbling + Heat Embossed sentiments.

This one looked masculine, and made a great guy card.
The blue swirls on this one looked like flowers.

What a lot of fun!!


  1. WOW, Dena! You excelled at marbling! Isn't it fun? And it smells so good! Where to start? Love the Christmas card! Great swirl of colors and I love how you've cut it into squares! And the masculine card with the feather is perfect! Love the soft blue and green swirls! Such a simple but classy card! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. OMG Dena...all 3 of your marbled cards are gorgeous. What a fun play day and with such beautiful results and 3 more backgrounds for your stash :-) I love how you used such different color combos to design cards for different occasions. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

  3. I love all three of your cards - and they are all so different! I especially love the colours in the sympathy card. But my favourite is the Christmas one - such beautiful swirls of colour and such a great way to use the marbled piece. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. Three beautiful cards using the marbling technique! so pretty in the different colors you used!

  5. Great job with marbling Dena!! Looks like you had lots of fun getting inky. :) All three are so beautiful and unique. Great job. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!