Thursday 27 February 2014

Playing with shaving foam

Over at Technique Time Tuesday the current challenge is to make your own coloured card using the shaving foam technique (basically a shallow tray of the stuff, colours swirled through and then card pressed down to pick up the swirls). I had a little play yesterday and found it great fun - if a bit messy. I used Tim Holtz re-inkers for the colouring as I'd completely forgotten I had some really vibrant Dylusions which would have given a much brighter result - next time though :)

This is what I made using some of the 'shaving foam treated' card, we actually had sunshine here when I took the photo, so the colours look a bit washed out I'm afraid:
 I used:

- 7" x 5" white card blank

- top half of the card is the shaving foam treated card

- the bottom half is paper from a Pink Petticoat pad called 'Vintage Rose Collection, had it for ages and it came free with Quick Cards Made Easy magazine

- pink spotted ribbon to hide the join

- big pink button with a turquoise embroidery thread bow

- butterflies are actually cut from pink spotted paper from the Pink Petticoat pad, using SU's 'Beautiful Wings' embosslits, topped with turquoise pearls

- sentiment is stamped with SU stamp from the 'Sincere Salutations' set, using SU 'Baja Breeze' ink pad and punched with SU scalloped oval punch



  1. I've only tried this technique once - in a class. It was a lot of fun though, and bet the Dylusions would be great (just got the new colors yes'dy). Great that your pretty card fits in with Mrs A's latest as well. Way to go! TFS & hugs

  2. This is a very soft and pretty card! And look, you managed to put all the elements of the new butterfly challenge on it!

  3. Very brave of you to mess around with shaving cream, LOL! Pretty, those soft colors!

  4. Oooooo Miss you mucky puppy! I have my tin of shaving foam to the ready but you've beaten me to it. I love the pastel shades you have achieved which match that pretty paper down to a T. Just you wait till I get my paws on my very own SU butterflies! Loving the turquoise embroidery thread and the little tiny pearls. You are a clever clogs. Thankyoooo for fluttering by my next challenge. Hugs Mrs A .(butterfly challenge).

  5. Taken me hat off now. Have seen this technique in a tutorial which is why I got me a tin from Wilkinsons to have a try. Waiting for some nice weather so I can do it out in the garden. Me not silly. Paper is a perfect foil for your swirls. Button is a smashing match for the paper too.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  6. This is such a pastel beauty, Di! I really love the colors and the swirls you created with the shaving cream. I have never tried that.

    Glad to hear you got a little sunshine!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. I've never tried that technique - but this is beautiful! Love those butterflies and the soft, soft colors!

  8. I love your card, Di! Your background piece came out great! I've only done it once & certainly need more practice.

  9. That is so delicate and beautiful, just right for butterflies :)

  10. Thats so pretty Di. I love butterflies.
    Annie x

  11. wow! Shaving foam, whodathunkit? Great card <3

  12. Ah, the benefits of hindsight - we've all done it!!! Fab muted results though so, a happy accident! Enjoy the more vibrant second version too


  13. Love what you've made here Di. Those butterflies are my faves!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  14. Ooh fabulous ... but does it not smell all manly?? Shaving foam generally smells musky lol ... ok I will shut up now!! X

  15. I did the shaving foam technique with my 2-5 year-olds in my nursery once, but we used poster paint for colour. Can you imagine what fun we had!! It is a great technique though, and you can get some really lovely results.
    This is a lovely card. Your swirls match the pretty designer paper at the base, very well. Kate x

  16. Looks lovely. I like the shaving foam technique. Anne x

  17. Such a pretty card Di. It's a messy technique but doesn't it smell nice while you are doing it? I like the pastel colours you've made using the reinkers - I think I'll try some next time I get the tin of shaving foam out. I usually use glimmer mist and get a quite different result. Anyway, I like yours and you would think you had deliberately made it to match that lovely paper :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  18. This is pretty Di and I love your papers, especially your handmade marbled one. It did bring a smile to my face 'cos many many many years ago (3 million probably) I went to a workshop and one of the techniques they did was this one, I immediately bought a tin of shaving foam and ..... it is still on the shelf (lol) methinks it has been there so long it will have lost all of its psssssssst and won't come out of the tin now!

    Think you have made a beautiful card with yours!!!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  19. Your card is so pretty and soft. You definitely got the butterfly, the button, and the bow. Very well done.

    I never did see the appeal of the technique. It seems so similar to this "faux marbling" kit I had. Although I suppose this is cheaper and that was the appeal. I didn't much care for the marbling either. Its not my thang to do. I don't mind seeing the results though.

  20. Hi Di,
    I have never tried this technic. Something else to consider having a go at. I am a great believer in pushing the boat out with new crafting technics. Just got to get myself some inks first. lol.
    Love your super card made with this technic. It's so spring like with such beautiful colours too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  21. New tehnic
    I never tried it
    your card is so beautiful
    I must try some day
    hugs Tamara

  22. Your card is so pretty and feminine. I love how your shaving cream technique turned out, I haven't ever tried it but it looks like fun. All of the other elements match so well and look real pretty together.
    Jean x

  23. Shaving cream long time since l have seen that in my house the hubby uses Fabulous card and the butterflies are gorgeous pink of course great backing papers and layout xx

  24. Very pretty card, not tried this technique before, must give it a go.x Jan

  25. Really pretty card, Di. Love the soft colours and the gorgeous marbling effect you got from using the shaving foam.
    Caroline xxx

  26. I have never heard of this technique before let alone trying it but it looks fabulous and love your pastel colours, fabulous creation and go to the top of the class for trying it.

    We don't have any shaving foam, would it work with aftershave!!!????

    Kath xxx

  27. Hi, Diane! I LOVE the beautiful soft colors you used on this amazing creation! This is absolutely stunning work! Thank you so much for joining us at TTT! I hope you join us again SOON! :) HUGS and have a great rest of the week! Mynn xx

    PS: I'd love for you to pop over to my blog (On a Stampage)--I've got blog candy up for grabs! :)

  28. I really like the subtle colors you used. They look perfect with that floral DSP! Thanks for joining us at TTT!

  29. This is such a pretty card! Love how you used the technique! Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)

  30. Hello Miss! I'm 'ere with me work 'at on.
    Right Miss you did the technique perfickly and I adore what you made, will that get me 'B' upgraded to an 'A', cos I told yer like.
    Seriously tired, must be going a bit nutty. Fantastic creation Di and thank you so much for playing along with us. Wait until you see Tuesday's technique, I picked it, lol, a real blast from the past that one is xx

  31. Such a pretty and feminine card using the shaving cream technique, love your distress colours,so soft the background you created is perfect for your butterflies. Thanks for playing along at TTT this month

    Louise xx


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