Thumping Thursday – Marbled Card

Have you ever played with Glossy Paper, Shaving Cream and Ink?

So fun, so easy and to be honest, a bit messy 🙂 Once you get rolling though, the cards are quick and easy to make.  Never made a marbled card using shaving cream and re-inkers?

  • Use wax paper, or a cheap non-porous plastic plate that you can use for your crafting
  • Shake your shaving cream well (Barbosal – original works great) and spread a nice layer over your was sheet or plastic plate
  • Add drops of different colour re-inkers over the shaving cream
  • Use a butter knife or cake spreader and gently mix the re-inkers into the shaving cream. (depending on how you mix will determine how it appears on your card)
  • Smoosh the glossy side of your Glossy Cardstock into the shaving cream and peel back out.
  • I lay this flat, face up on a paper towel and use the flat edge of my cake spreader to scrape the excess shaving cream off the cardstock
  • Set aside to ‘dry’

You will be left with a beautiful background.  Play with the colour combinations, play with how you mix it in and see what marble designs emerge on your Glossy Cardstock!

I typically create a 4″ x 5 1/4″ marbled background piece and if I need a smaller piece, I just trim the larger piece down to the size I need. This is what I did for today’s card.

I had done this for a 3 x 3 card and the leftover piece was a bit smaller than I wanted for another 3 x 3 card which is how today’s card was created.

  • The card base was created by cutting a piece of 3″ x 6″ Island Indigo cardstock, score at 3″ and fold in half.
  • The leftover piece of marbled design was trimmed on the longer edge to 2-3/4″, the width was left as is.
  • I stamped “Time to Party” in Archival Basic Black ink, using the set Confetti Celebration on my marbled design
  • To make up the excess space on the width, I cheated and used some Washi Tape from the April Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • I used SNAIL Adhesive on the back of the Glossy Cardstock, however it is a thicker cardstock so Tear and Tape would hold better.
  • Re-inkers used for this cards marble design – Archival Basic Black,  Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy

Are you a visual person? Would you like me to make a video showing this technique?

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