Friday, January 20, 2017

January Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to a Year of Card Techniques 2017

JANUARY-Shaving Cream Marbling

This year I've joined a group of very talented card makers in a year-long series of monthly blog hops.  Each month will focus on a different fun technique.  We're playing with shaving cream and color this month, to create marvelously unique backgrounds for our cards and tags.  This is SO MUCH FUN!  Run - don't walk - to your nearest dollar store and get a couple cans of plain shaving cream.  Try it with different colors of card stock, different kinds of paint or ink or food color.
This is an easy technique - here are the basics:
  1. Squirt some shaving cream into a flat pan or paper plate.  Let it foam up, and smooth it out a bit.
  2. Drip or dribble one or more colors of paint or ink onto the shaving cream, then swirl and mix with a toothpick or the end of a paintbrush.
  3. Lay card stock on surface of shaving cream, and press in lightly with your hands.
  4. Lift card stock off carefully, and set aside for a couple of minutes. (You can press another piece of card stock onto the first one and then pry them apart to double up on the dip!)
  5. Wipe off the shaving cream, and let dry completely.  (At first I tried wiping off the shaving cream with paper towels, but that got pretty messy and used WAY too many paper towels.  I had much better luck using a soft plastic ruler to scrape it off.) 

After the first card, smooth the shaving cream again, add more color, and repeat the process. Each dip reveals a new surprise, and before you know it, you have a whole stack of marbled card stock ready to use. Here are some of the cards I created - and I still have quite a few pieces left for future projects.

This background reminded me of water - so it had to have a mermaid!
The marbling on this one is silver and blue on gray paper.
I went wild with scraps - definitely not my usual style, but kind of fun!
I think this is my favorite - and it was so fast and easy! 
Purple and yellow?   Easter of course!
The colors in the marbled background inspired this card. 
I colored this little digi quite awhile ago.
Seems it was just waiting for the colors in this background!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  We love to hear from you, so please comment on the blogs to enter for the prize drawing.  This month, one winner will be chosen from all the comments on the hop as of February 4th to receive a Sending Love Designer Series 6x6 Paper Stack and Ribbon Combo from Theresa at ScrapsByGracie.

Time now to hop on over and check out what Sandy has done with her marbled masterpieces.  You can use the list below if you happen to get lost along the way!
I hope you'll join the hop again, the third Saturday of each month, for a new technique. We love comments and sharing on social media!


  1. How wonderful are those card Wilma. I am so glad you joined us for this years fun :-) I love your idea with the different balloon shapes (have to remember those) and a very nice touch is the blue card with the strip in the middle. Well and who can't resist a mermaid? I put fish in my ocean LOL...Love your project. Great job and thanks for hopping with us. Looking forward to next month

  2. Awesome cards Wilma!
    Welcome to the club too :)

  3. Cute cards!! Thank you for the inspiration!! Smiles!!!

  4. Wilma, your cards are awesome. You have shown such creativity in how you used the panels you made. Wonderful work. So glad you decided to join us in our hops and can't wait to see what you have to share with us in the future. Such a pleasure hopping with you.

  5. These are all such great cards and so many of them. Thank you for the tip about using a ruler since I don't have a squeegee.

  6. Love your cards, Wilma. Looks like you had lots of fun! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

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  7. It is nice to see that the backgrounds you created do not have to be the background of the cards, but can be cut to make die cuts more interesting!

  8. Love all of the cards. Very creative

  9. they are all so cute! the balloons are adorable! you rocked this technique!


  10. Wow, beautiful cards! Love all of them! Great colors...I love the Easter card and the butterfly card, oh and the balloons too!

  11. Completely stunning! Welcome to our group! Can't wait to see what else you do... You excelled in the first month.

  12. Wow, these are great! I love them all!!!! Great hopping with you!


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