Marbled-Effect Thanks Card

A fun technique to create your own marbled effect paper /card and to make beautiful greeting cards.

Skill Level


Time to Make

90 minutes plus drying time for marbling and glue.

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Cut an A4 sheet of card in half using a craft knife. Take one half and cut in half again.
  2. Use the manufacturer’s instructions for creating your marbling. Do this with the 3 pieces of card, using different colour combinations every time. Allow to dry.
  3. Cut the board card 14cms x 21cms, marking the centre and scoring. Rub out the centre line. Fold the card in half. Cut 2 more pieces of this card, 9cms x 6.8cms and 6cms x 4cms
  4. Cut 3 pieces of marbled card, 1 from each piece made: 1; 12.8cms 9.3cms 2; 7.8cms x 5.6cms 3; 4.8cms x 2.8cms
  5. Stick the biggest piece of marbled card onto the front of the main card allowing a 0.6cm border all around. Do the same for the remaining pieces of card.
  6. Take the biggest piece of mounted card and stick onto main card, angled but within the marbled card. Repeat for the small card piece.
  7. Write the “Thanks“sentiment on the top (smallest) card piece with a brush felt marker.

Top Tip

If this is the first time using this technique, do some practice pieces first.

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