Die Cutting Heat Embossing Techniques Water Coloring

Marble Background four ways

A Marble Background is so artsy and versatile, so I made four cards using the same stamped image…. I’m back with the kind folks at The Foiled Fox. I adore them so and am so glad they let me pop in from time to time.  Let’s start with the bright rainbow card. I stamped the marble image and heat embossed it in black. Then it was time to add some color!

I watercolored the images with Gansai Tambi watercolors and added some Wink of Stella in clear to the sentiment strip.

My next card, I used a portion of the marble background and made a box out of it thanks to this nifty box die cut. Of course, I had to make a coffee themed card (it’s been a few weeks) so I have the box exploding with coffee cups.

I did a soft wash of brown watercolor for the background, added a bit of black glimmer paste to the box and some tissue paper (I found in the garbage, no joke)…. And the sentiment, ha ha ha.


My third card has a gold embossed background, watercolored some soft hues and adhered it diagonally to the card base.

The sentiment was also gold embossed and I added some of the dots from the same stamp set around the sentiment to tie everything together.


The final card was made with leftovers.  I found a large word die I had in my stash and adhered it to a card base.

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  1. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the marble background stamp!

  2. lorraine turner says:

    Laurel these are amazing cards! I have a marble background stamp and have not used it yet, why not you say, because I wasn’t sure what to do with it? Now, I do and what will I be doing over the next few days you ask? Playing with my marble background stamp. I think I will CASE your designs initially and then hopefully your inspiration will have developed inside of me and I will be able to go off on my own and create more of the same but of my own designs. Whoa! That is going to be amazing if I can pull this off Laurel. I can’t thank you enough for sharing these designs with me. :O)

  3. Susan Hicks says:

    Gorgeously stunning cards!

  4. Jean marmo says:

    Love these. Each card is so different.

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