I went on a marbling high last night…I mean it literally, as I was playing around with making marble paper with nail polish! I had loads of fun but had to open the windows after a while!! Today’s post will highlight a card I made marbling with shaving foam though. This is not my usual style and I don’t think I’ve ever made a card with geometric shapes. But after seeing so may “geometric meets vintage” trends at the Creative World fair in Frankfurt on Monday, I was  inspired to try it too!

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The flower & leaves die cuts from Altenew’s Peony bouquet set were cut from a marbled panel I had made by mixing alcohol inks and shaving foam. Heres the method. I find that using photo paper of 300g gives quite a good effect.


I especially marbled the inks so that it would look good on flower dies and I love the result!

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The geometric broad black die cut comes from a free digital cut file from Winnie & Walter which I cut with my Silhouette portrait machine. I love how they provide cut files in their shop so I can have new die cuts straight away! I added pearl coloured Magic Pearls onto the white portion of the card and also on the stacked sentiment from Casual Fridays, which I cut from red card stock. The round geometric shape and sequins were sent to me by the generous Maria from Rieslingmama, when I said I didn’t have anything from W&W! Thanks again Maria!

Before I end this post, here are the panels I made during my nail polish marbling night. I really love how they turned out.


And a sneak peak to what I’m going to do with them with my new Altenew jellyfish dies.


Aren’t they gorgeous!! I just love them! BTW heres the tutorial I followed to do the nail polish marbling. I also used their free app “A Color Story” to bring out the colours from my marbling panel, its an amazing app!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you liked it!

I’m entering this card in:

Winnie & Walter’s The Gossip Column marbling challenge. There are some amazing marbling cards over there!

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Uniko studio – Anything Goes uniko

Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge – The color of love

17 thoughts on “Marbling

  1. What a fabulous technique and STUNNING result. Your card is gorgeous and so striking. Thanks for joining in on the Uniko Challenge and my apologies for commenting so late. Hugs Bev x

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  2. Gwendolyn, I’m amazed with your techniques! Marbles are sooo beautiful and so do your card! I would love to try it some day) Thanks for joining Altenew Inspiration challenge!

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  3. Wow, your marbling effect with shaving cream and alcohol inks is awesome, Gwendolyn! I love that textured look on the peonies! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “The Color of Love” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Thanks for entering Altenew Inspiration Challenge, too! That jelly fish looks SO cool! Wunderscheon!

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