happy birthday

Like everyone I am always in need of birthday cards, not only for my friends, but I am in a Birthday Random Act of Kindness Group, so I send birthday cards on a regular basis. I did this card with some left-over marbling paper I made awhile back. I will explain the technique at the end of this post. I die cut my little piece of left-over paper using the deckled dies and the floral dies. I did not have enough for my branch, but I like it in the white anyway. I added a tad of distress ink to the edges of my flowers and styled them slightly. The left and bottom flowers are on foam dots and the top right flower is glued to the panel. I added some glitter marker dots to the centre of the flowers and tucked the branch in behind the flowers. The birthday sentiment is stamped in the black and die cut on the smallest deckled die. I really like the look, and hope you do as well.
As to the Marbling technique, all you need for this is alcohol ink. A little water in a flat container, add several drops of the ink and quickly add your paper. I have the paper positioned and ready to dip the minute the drops are added as I seem to get the best results this way. And, I use tweezers to hold my paper as the ink stains. So be sure to have paper towel down for your finished paper. I use heavy cardstock to do this, and I usually make quite a few when I am doing it to get the mess over all at once! 
Products: Frantic Stamper Open Spring Sprig, Frantic Stamper Retro Daisies, Frantic Stamper Celebrations Stamp Set, Ranger Alcohol Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Martha Stewart Glitter Markers, Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangles.


  1. This is lovely!! I love the pretty color of that marble paper. We marbled paper at work (I work in an HS) and we used Dr. PH Martin's ink in different colors. It was SO ADDICTING and easy!! The student I work with had a ball!

  2. I have got to try your marbling technique Kia!!! Your card is stunning. I love your monochromatic colors, die cutting and..........Marbling :-) TFS my friend. Hugs, nancy

  3. What a fabulous technique, Kia, and I LOVE the color! Your flowers are beautiful as well as a great layout! Love all your cards, sweet friend! Hugs! xoxo


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