Hot Pink Marbling

Yes… another post on marbling, and its not going to be the last, so bear with me! What can I say, I LOVE the look of marbling. I love that you can use it as a background to create a beautiful scene like my previous post here, or as a flower pattern in a die cut here. Today’s card features a marbling effect created with nail polish and the method can be found here.

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I normally don’t put a lot of die cuts on my cards but this card is going to a friend who likes die cut flowers so I did my best. I admire people who manage to layer it on in a fresh, clean and simple way. Today’s card was trying to achieve that effect and personally I am very excited by the result. I know, “excited” seems to be a strange word to describe how I feel when looking at a card. And frankly I rarely get excited when I look at my cards, LOL, although I do get excited when I think about a new design or layout! (Wow thats a lot of use of the word “excited”…) But today, while editing my photos, my heart beat faster every time I looked at my card!

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Cause I just LOVE that vibrant marbling effect you can see in the Spellbinder’s die cut flowers and the softer marbling hues in the Stamplorations Cutplorations “Thanks” die cut. I painted the piece of white corrugated cardboard with Ranger’s Picked Raspberry Distress paint and added a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to finish. Oh and that artistic squiggle on the bottom left made with my Zig clean color real brush, was actually to hide a stain I made, but it looks good doesn’t it? 😉

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you got excited looking at it too!

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I was inspired to make this card by the following challenges:

Stamplorations CAS – Anything Goes with Hot Pink option stamplorations

CAS Mix Up Card challenge – Corrugated cardboard, stamping and one other. I was so fixated on the challenge of adding “corrugated cardboard” that I forgot about the stamping bit. LoL! I wanted to share it anyway, because the whole layout started from that piece of cardboard. CAS mix up.jpg

Musemuse.jpg  I had this image in my head when adding the marbled sentiment on the pink background to try and blend in the text, and the flowers around.

Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge – Young at heart, cause this card gets my heart pounding!

HLS Anything goes with Dies