Friday, January 20, 2017

January 2017 Technique Blog Hop: Shaving Cream Marblizing

Welcome to a new year of card techniques.

We've also got a few new bloggers joining us for this crazy challenge. 
Please welcome them and leave them lots of love via comments on each blog.

This month we are getting messy with shaving cream and all kinds of coloring agents, 
from ink refills, color powders, alcohol inks and even food coloring. 

You won't believe the variety of results you can achieve when you play with this technique.

I've got lots and lots of cards to share. 

I played with Stampin' Up ink refills, Ranger Alcohol inks and Brusho Color Crystals.

I used a can of shaving cream from Dollar Tree.

I'm sure the other ladies shared that this project is MESSY!
If you don't like getting inky, then this is not a project you will want to undertake.

However, I limited the mess by doing this in the kitchen, right next to the sink.
I wore a pair of long kitchen gloves (you know the kind you use to wash dishes....hahahaha I crack myself up, I don't do dishes, that's the hubby's domain).
I used an old cookie sheet and covered my countertop in wax paper 
(THIS IS CRITICAL when using alcohol inks!!!! 
Those puppies are PERMANENT!!!!! Do not get them on the counter!).

I also cleared off my large glass top table to use as a drying rack for the full sheets that I created.

I made a total of 14 8.5 x 11 inch sheets. 
I used Heavyweight White Cardstock by Paper Studio.

That created 56 card fronts.

Yep, 56! I know that's a lot, but they smell good, even a couple weeks after creating them.

A few of those 56 card fronts have actually turned into cards and here they are for your looky-loo.
I've added underneath each on what color medium I used.
Stamps sets used are listed at the bottom of the post.

Stampin' Up Ink Refills
Ranger Alcohol Inks
Stampin' Up Ink Refills

Ranger Alcohol Inks
Heidi Swap Color Mist

Brusho Color Crystals

Stampin' Up Ink Refills

Brusho Color Crystals

Brusho Color Crystals

Brusho Color Crystals

Brusho Color Crystals

Ranger Alcohol Inks  (3rd generation of the same application of color)

Ranger Alcohol Inks

Ranger Alcohol Inks

Ranger Alcohol Inks

Ranger Alcohol Inks

Here's a couple of videos that we used to learn this technique, you might find them helpful too.

A friend Michelle, who is working on starting a blog to share with all of you, created with us too.
Here is her results:

I used retired Stampin Up inks. This one is pink and blue, though it looks grey.

Mostly green and purple. Pic on right was worked too much, and colors started to blend too much. 
This was definitely a learning experience.

My favorite. Yellow, orange and green.

Love the colors...Pink, purple and aqua...But not enough white.  Again, I think I overworked it.

Like the marbling in these.  
Have lots of flops I'm not sending. Went through 2 cans of shaving cream.
 Can't wait to try more...And hopefully get this mastered...


I only  made card one so far...Still trying to master the marbled look (which may never happen).

Thanks for hopping with us.
Leave a comment on each blog on today's hop.
One winner will be chosen from all comments on the hop as of February 4th 
and will receive one Sending Love Designer Series 6x6 Paper Stack and Ribbon Combo. 
(Winner will be announced on February hop.)

Prize courtesy of Theresa Knopf, Independent Demonstrator.

Happy Crafting

Here is today's lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Theresa YOU ARE HERE! 
Your next stop is  Kim  


Metallic embossing powder really makes an impact. Lovely cards and I will have to try that brand.
Denise, contact me via email at ScrapsByGracie AT
please use the subject line  2016 TECH HOP WINNER
to claim your prize.

Thanks so much for hopping with us in 2016!


  1. Wow...56 cards...awesome job and Michelle I am so glad we could show yours too. Great marbling you both made. How did the alcohol inks work with this technique? I would think they evaporate to fast...great start into 2017. Thanks for hosting

    1. The alcohol inks leave more spotty results than marble but I got a few prints out of them.

  2. Love all the color combinations! Thank you for the invite, looking forward to the year ahead!!! Smiles!!

  3. Wow, you have all your birthday cards for the year! You must have enjoyed this technique...56!! My craft room still smells good! Thanks for hosting this hop.

  4. I wanted to make a separate comment to Michelle. Your panels all look great and I love your finished card. It was fun hopping with you!

  5. Theresa, I love that big bold Happy Birthday stamp with the cute sayings underneath! And what a great way to really show off those beautiful backgrounds. Thanks so much for hosting this, and allowing me to join. Michelle, I'm absolutely AMAZED by your colors and designs. I can't believe you think you still need to master the marbling...I think you're there, girl!

  6. Wow, now that's a lot of cards and card fronts! So neat to see the different effects from the various media. They remind me of fancy book liner pages. Thanks for sharing them all with us!

  7. Wow, 56 cards! That is amazing! I would love to try this technique! Thanks for the great video tutorials too! The samples you have shown are so diverse; yet, so versatile! I love the idea that the great sent of the shaving cream lasts too! Bonus! I love the idea behind this blog hop too! I am always looking for new techniques to try! Thanks for the great inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

  8. Another technique to try as these are all way cool. Both of yours, Theresa and Michelle look great and no two the same.

  9. Wow, so many cards and all of them fabulous! You've given me so much inspiration, here. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I love this technique. Wow 56 cards fronts ! That's a lot ot marbling ! Love the variety of colors

  11. great technique! I have yet to try it! 56 backgrounds?! you go girl!


  12. Holy crow! That's a lot of great cards! Love all of the colors and swirls!

  13. Wowzers! T - you've at least got a REALLY great jump start on this year's birthday cards (remember... my bday's in October... hee, hee!). Great job. And I so wish I would've remembered my ALCOHOL inks! and... since you used those other crystals... I guess I could have used my Perfect Pearls? ha! Love it! Thanks, as always for hosting. I loved this one!

    M - Love it! It could totally not be considered overworked. Just use them for backgrounds. Wonderful job, and welcome aboard!

  14. I love your backgrounds and your card! I think you did a great job with your background on your card!

  15. Wow, these are great! I especially like the embossing with the marbling. Great hopping with you!

  16. hi, Theresa
    what great cards! The backgrounds are amazing!
    Thanks for one of these cards to my birthday! Today I have received your card!
    sending greetings from Germany


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