This was a fun card to make, once I figured out what I wanted to do. I had been discussing marbling with another crafty friend and decided to attempt marbling with Tim Holtz’s alcohol inks; Jennifer McGuire posted an informative video here. I like the results using Tim Holtz watercolor paper, rather than those results using Yupo paper (not shown). After marbling, I added some gold watercolor and let it dry over night. After die cutting with a rectangle panel from Lawn Fawn, I also die cut the happy birthday phrase using a die from Simon Says Stamp. The adorable bear is from Ellen Hutson’s Bear Ware stamp set; I used Staz-On black ink to stamp him and Versamark ink to stamp his hat & present (with added gold embossing powder to add a needed metallic element, ). The final touch was decorating the inside of the card with a balloon & numbers cut from PaperTrey Ink dies.
Here is a list of supplies:
Paper: Tim Holtz watercolor paper
Ink: Tim Holtz alcohol Ink, Staz-On black ink, Versamark Ink,