I know that the United States is out of the World Cup, but they came to mind when I was thinking about this card. The sentiment says "You've got courage, you've got strength, you've got ME." The team certainly doesn't need any of my non-existent skills in their game, but I do think that they have courage and strength which is why they popped into my mind.
To be honest, I created this card to show the "rolling marble" technique to my stamp club gals. The sentiment is actually two different stamps in the set, but I combined them together in the single panel for the frame. One gal commented that this would be a perfect sentiment to send to a friend that is fighting cancer or some other health challenges.
This technique is so easy to do and it creates some very interesting backgrounds for your projects. I think the club members enjoyed doing it and it was fun to see how their different backgrounds turned out. Here is how you do the "rolling marble" technique:
- Gather empty stamp cases and several marbles – you will need one case for each color that you want to roll onto the cardstock.
- Put 2-4 drops of a single ink refill into the deeper portion of one of the stamp cases.
- Roll 3 clean marbles around in the stamp case. Make sure that the marbles roll through the ink drops several times.
- Lightly adhere the neutral cardstock to the thin side of the stamp case.
- Close the stamp case and roll the marbles around over the cardstock. Roll around until you have gotten the color intensity that you want. Remember – you will have more colors to add, so don't go too crazy with your first color.
- Repeat steps 2 – 5 for each ink color that you are using.
I hope that you'll give the technique a try. It really is very easy, and you can create a perfectly coordinating background for any card that you want to make.
I used the following supplies to make this card: