Hello Card with Marble Background

Well, today is the first day of school for my girls.  It is not greeted with the usual excitement — the days when I was so excited to get them a cute little outfit, curl their hair, pick out the perfect hairbow, and tuck them in with a story.  My girls have gotten too old for that, and now I face the bittersweet moment of sending a Senior to school for her LAST “first day of school”.  I’m not liking it one little bit, but I don’t have a choice in the matter, and the clock will continue to tick.  I will try to get in the “spirit” and enjoy all these Senior activities that will fill our days, and treasure each moment with a smile — and a few tears!  I am not good at this…..and I really don’t know how I’ll manage her going to college this time next year!  But, let’s not go that fast…….slow down, and enjoy the present!

So, on to another Stampin’ Up! project that we did at my workshop yesterday.  We did a fun technique with marbles to create the background.  I used to do this with paint in a big cardboard box when the girls were little — oh, the messes we made!

To make the background, I placed my Whisper White Cardstock into the bottom of an empty stamp case.  I put a tiny bit of adhesive on the back to hold it down.  Then I added one drop of each color of Classic Reinkers:  Melon Mambo, Summer Sun, and Old Olive.  (Put the drops off to the side of the paper, not ON the paper.)  Place 3 clean marbles in the box, close the lid, and shake until you are happy with the pattern created.   Allow this to dry a little bit and work on your other card elements in the meantime.  It does not take long to dry and you can assemble the remaining parts.

I will post some photos from the first day of school later on, or include them in tomorrow’s post.  I have to work all week subbing, so I am headed to school, too.  🙂

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  1. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this look, Dawn. What a fun way to create a background. I wanted to do a “make your own dsp” class and this would be a very fun technique to incorporated. THANKS for the inspiration!

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