Marbling Birthday Card

This birthday card is for an elegant and knowledgeable senior. I’m also entering this card to the following challenges:

1. CAS Mix Up September Challenge – Stamping + Marbling + Your choice

   My choices include die cutting, dry embossing and stitching.
2. Fusion Card Challenge

I play with the sketch challenge.
3. AAA Cards Game #73 – Upcycling

   The thing I used in this card is shaving cream which is not purposely bought for crafting.
4. CASology Week 215 – Bark

5. Happy Little Stampers September Mixed Media Challenge – Distress

   I used distress re-inkers for the Shaving Cream technique and also distress inkpads for sponging over the flowers.
6. Addicted to CAS Challenge #97 – Stitch

7. Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with 18 Challenge Blogs + Giveaway

I am so glad that I found some Altenew stamps to enter its grand challenge. Yay!
8. Take It Make It September Challenge - Take a Stamp Anything Goes

9. The Card Concept #57 -The Rainbow Connection

10. Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday August 2016 - Use Stamps

Card Details

1. Text is by Altenew. Die cuts are by Simon Says and Memory Box, respectively. Border punch is by Stampin’ Up and embossing folder is by sizzix.

2. For more details about the several techniques which produce marbling effects, please check out CAS Mix Up September Challenge.

I like what the card came up with and hope you like it too. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. The marbling is so gorgeous, such a perfect backdrop for the lovely flower shapes. Love the white embossed background too. Thank you so much for joining us at The Card Concept.

  2. Wonderful texture and gorgeous marbling effect. Thanks for joining AAA and The Caes Concept

  3. A beautiful marbled background for your lovely orange flowers. Very nice with the embossed white panel behind it. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

  4. The embossed background adds great texture & interest, Helen! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  5. What a gorgeous card Helen and I love the texture from your embossed background.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  6. A beautiful piece of marbling, Helen! Love these colors and the pattern the swirls make! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  7. Such a soft pretty look!Beautiful blooms. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

  8. So pretty! Love the flowers! Glad you joined us at Fusion!

  9. Great job with your marbling. The piece makes the perfect background for your bright flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  10. A beautiful card - the marbling is gorgeous. I like the embossed background too and the flowers.Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept. :)

  11. Gorgeous card, Helen. Love the marbling effect and embossed white wood grain card base. Thank you so much for sharing your card at Addicted to CAS challenge and AAA Cards. - Sweet Kobylkin

  12. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

  13. Beautiful card! I love that you used shaving cream on a card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  14. What a wonderful use of texture and dimension! The colors are beautiful!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us over at CASology! :)

  15. WOW..... beautiful color/stitching/dimension/detail! An amazing addition to the Fusion Challenge gallery!

  16. Fun, vibrant and full of wonderful texture and dimension.
    Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards this week. Sarah

  17. Beautiful textures, marbling, colors and die cut poppies. TFS Helen. Hugs, nancy

  18. very beautiful and elegant.
    thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media distress challenge.
    Barb Housner (DT)

  19. What a pretty design ... thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  20. Simple, pretty and interesting card Helen!!!
    Thanx for joining us @ Happy Little Stampers


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