Modern + Marbled: Day 2

Have you been enjoying the projects we have been sharing using the new kit exclusively from Kimberly Crawford?

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In case you've missed it, you can check out every detail of the Modern + Marbled Kit and read more about Kimberly's story HERE.



Today we are pleased to share an extra special project from Kimberly Crawford herself! Click HERE to see her full post!

Modern + Marbled by Kimberley Crawford for Papertrey Ink



  1. Die-cut the largest hexagon from white paper, stamp the straight line image with watermark ink. Gold embossing powder was applied and heat set.
  2. Using Post-It notes, I masked off the smaller portions. Then the marble image was stamped in Soft Stone ink.
  3. Inside the other portions of the hexagon, watercolor with the Soft Stone and Smokey Shadow inks.
  4. Guild die-cut words with glue pen and building flakes.
  5. Assemble card, adding a sprinkling of clear sequins as accents.


  1. Stamp flap with marbled pattern in Soft Stone and sentiment in Smokey Shadow.
  2. Adhere gold seal




Laurie Schmidlin is joining us today as well, and you can see her full post HERE.

Modern + Marbled by Laurie Schmidlin for Papertrey Ink



  1. Die cut three small hexagons from Sweet Blush, Soft Stone, and Smokey Shadow cardstock
  2. Using the Nuvo Glue Pen, add random scribbles of glue on each hexagon and let dry
  3. Add Nuvo gold flakes
  4. Emboss the “ For Your Kindness” sentiment onto a small strip of Smokey Shadow cardstock
  5. Adhere the three hexagons to white cardstock using dimensional foam
  6. Die cut the “thank you” from True Black cardstock and adhere over hexagons
  7. Adhere Smokey Shadow sentiment strip
  8. Add sequins 
  9. Mount white cardstock onto A2 white card base


  1. Stamp the envelope flap using the marble image and Soft Stone ink
  2. Adhere faux wax seal




Check out what Stephanie Gold has created using the kit HERE.

Modern + Marbled by Stephanie Gold for Papertrey Ink



  1. Die cut a medium hexagon from white cardstock. 
  2. Stamp the hexagon with the marbled stamp in Raspberry Fizz and Hawaiian Shores Ink.
  3. Use the Nuvo Glue Pen to make swoosh marks along the marbled stamp and fill it in with the Nuvo Gold Gilding Flakes.
  4. Die cut a large hexagon from True Black cardstock.
  5. Adhere the medium hexagon to the large one with dimensional adhesive.
  6. Die cut the “thank you” from True Black cardstock and Raspberry Fizz cardstock.
  7. Adhere them together, off set, using liquid glue. Adhere them to the front of the medium hexagon using liquid glue.
  8. Stamp 4 lines onto a white card base in Soft Stone ink.
  9. Adhere the hexagons to the front of card base with dimensional adhesive.


  1. Stamp the front of the envelope flap using the line with True Black and Raspberry Fizz ink alternating between colors.
  2. Using the Nuvo Glue Pen, draw an outline of the envelope flap and then fill it in with the Nuvo Gold Gilding Flakes.



Are you falling in love with the versatility of this kit as much as I am? Did you see how Laurie and Stephanie incorporated little bits of the gold gilding into the their stamped marbling? I love that look so much! Is your Modern + Marbled kit on its way to you yet? Join us back here tomorrow as we share additional projects from the team featuring the kit! You won't want to miss what we have to share next!

And don't forget to leave a comment on THIS POST to be entered for a chance to win a gift certificate to get BOTH the main kit and Color Basics Add-on kit free!

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Join the discussion 18 Comments

  • 1
    jan metcalf says:

    Loving the thank you font and accompanying sentiments, definitely a kit for everyday use!!

  • 2
    Diane B says:

    Such gorgeous cards and ideas. A beautiful and versatile kit.

  • 3
    Noelle says:

    Wow three very different, but lovely cards today! It was neat to see one with more color!

  • 4
    Kristina says:

    Cool cards today! I love the one from Laurie! And that marbling stamp is so amazing! I’ve always loved that technique but it seemed so messy. Now it’s so much easier!

  • 5
    Keri says:

    Pretty cards!

  • 6
    Tammy W says:

    Love the color combo Stephanie used, gorgeous cards!

  • 7
    Kathy Mc says:

    Gorgeous designs by all three gals! Enjoy seeing how they’ve also stamped their envelope flaps. That marbling is so soft and subtle…love it!

  • 8
    Suzanne A. says:

    Thanks for showing the team’s projects using this very versatile kit – love them all!

  • 9
    Michele W says:

    Great cards. The designers did a wonderful job illustrating the versatility of this kit. Neat idea to start the sentiment on the envelope flap. Also like the idea of using the pen to add gilding flakes that follow the lines of the marbling and the way all three decorated their envelope flaps really added class to their projects. Thanks for sharing!

  • 10
    Donna says:

    I knew that the DT would show just how many different looks could be achieved from the kit. I love the gilding and use of color with the grey.

  • 11
    Carey Nusbaum says:

    Beautiful cards! Great card designs, color choices and coloring!

  • 12
    Katherine says:

    Love these bold cards that are both so different. Amazing how your use of color can really change a card!

  • 13
    Ann says:

    So in love with this kit and I could see myself using it alot, it would have a permanent place on my craft desk. The Design Team did a fabulous job with there creations.

  • 14
    Christine Lawlor says:

    So pretty! I love how you can take the simple shape of a hexagon and make it into something so creative!

  • 15
    Helen F. says:

    WOW! I am totally in love with the marbling in every color scheme on every card. There are so many beautiful elements in this kit and the Deasign Team is showing them off to perfection!

  • 16
    Mimi R says:

    Super amazing cards form the DT!

  • 17
    Barbara says:

    The marble stamp is amazing! The whole kit makes such gorgeous cards! And I love that you’re including instructions on how to make the cards — thank you!

  • 18
    Janelle says:

    So many ideas with the hexagon dies! Love every single on of them!

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