My best friend and I got together a week ago and tried the marbled background technique from Splitcoast Stampers. Talk about a fun technique! Just add ink to a plastic box, roll a half dozen marbles around in there and voila, it's a unique and beautiful pattern! I will give you a helpful hint.....I don't always think things through real well, so I started out using an alcohol ink, which stained the plastic container and then evaporated rather quickly. Dye ink from Stampin' Up works much better, no evaporation to speak of and no staining of the plastic container. As I told my friend, I never send anyone home clean who comes to play at my house with ink and stamps. We were very colorful by the time she left! We had a blast! Stamp is from Stampin Up's Bloomin Beautiful!