Thursday, September 1, 2016

Marbled Prayers for CAS Mix Up

We have a new challenge at CAS Mix Up

This is a technique I've been wanting to try for ages.
Using Stamping, Marbling, Heat Embossing, Die Cutting, Fussy Cutting

I sprayed some shaving cream in a foam tray, smoothed it and dropped
2 colors of re-inkers into it.

Swirled with a wooden stick and laid some paper on top.
(I later found that a toothpick works better get more delictate swirls of color.)

After pressing it down on the swirls, I lifted the paper and
scraped the shaving cream off with a piece of heavy acetate 
that started out as backing for clear stamps.

It sure made the house smell good!

Here's a closer look at the shine of that embossed shell.

There's several ways you can do marbling and we have some videos over at

I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Marbling was a new to me technique.

I have a double stitched frame



Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Antique Engravings (retired HA), Beautiful Butterflies (PTI)
Ink:   VersaMark
Paper:   Solar White (Neena 110 lb.), Distress Woodgrain (Tim Holtz)
Other:  Double Stitched Frames Die-namics (MFT), Copper EP (Zing), Shaving Cream, Re-inkers (Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi)


Loll said...

This is such a gorgeous example of marbling, Bonnie. And the card is amazing with the marbling, copper embossed shell and the beautiful texture from the woodgrain embossed card front and frame. It is even more beautiful in real life and I have it sitting where I can admire it. :) Thank you for sending, dear friend. xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous shaving cream marbled background Bonnie. I love the addition of your heat embossed shell. So pleased you added your close up photo of your shiny shell. TFS my friend. You are making me want to try the technique again with just 2 colors. Hugs, nancy

Linda said...

Gorgeous marbled background ... the shaving foam technique is so much fun. I love the embossed shell too xx

Colleen said...

Gorgeous Bonnie, I love the shaving cream technque, the background turns out so cool! will definitely give this a try..need to do so before my Norwegian house guest shows up for three weeks!!

Nstiz said...

I love this technique, Bonnie and your results are fabulous! I also like that it leaves the paper feeling SO nice! What gorgeous colors. I haven't done this in so long so thanks for the reminder to try it again!

Bobby said...

That marbling is gorgeous, Bonnie. I'm glad there's a video of how to do it without reinkers since I don't have any. I hope to get back to some serious crafting after Labor Day and will definitely try a card with marbling.

Sandy said...

That background is soooo gorgeous!!!!
Sandy xx

Donna said...

So pretty, Bonnie. Can't wait to have a go myself :)

Doris said...

What a beautiful card! Makes me want to get out a can of Redi-Wip and chocolate sauce *wink*

Susan said...

That is one of the loveliest pieces of shaving cream marbling I've seen! And the copper embossed shell is stunning - so glad you put in that close-up.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

SO very beautiful, love the die frame and the shell and your marbling, I have just done this technique for the first time, certainly not as good as yours though!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That marbling is so cool looking. I was hanging out with some ladies once on a playdate. After they broke out with the Barbasol to make shaving cream cards I had to leave. AHHHH-CHOOOO! It is such a fresh scene but I guess my nose doesn't like "fresh!"

Sue - said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. The shaving foam technique is such fun isn't it? And it makes the card smell nice too.

Julia Aston said...

what a gorgeous background you created for your lovely sympathy card Bonnie! I tried this technique years ago I can see I need to try it again! Julia xx

Brenda said...

Popping in for a quick comment Bonnie. Your card is so beautiful and serine, love the marbling your got with those two colors. Makes for a nice sympathy card. Hugs, Brenda

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. I have to try that. Loved the colors you used. The shell came out so pretty. Have a nice holiday weekend. I hope you aren't close to the tropical storms going up the coast. Be safe.

OH Babs said...

Pretty card. I checked out the videos and may give this a try. Hope you are not in harms way. Stay safe. Barb

kiwimeskreations said...

Love the marbling you have achieved here Bonnie - I love using the shaving creme technique.

Melissa L. said...

Lovely, Bonnie! I'm going to check out the marbling videos! Thanks for sharing. :)

sandie said...

Stunning Bonnie, love the colour mix of your marble and the whole card has such a gorgeous texture. Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday x

Maura said...

Wow! Your marbling is beautiful, Bonnie, and it looks great framed in the stitched frame!! Thanks so much for joining us this week for our Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp! xx Maura

Melissa L. said...

And thanks for playing along at AAA Cards!

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Hi Bonnie - I saw your card at AAA cards and stopped by for a closer look. I love the colours in your marbled background and it makes a perfect thinking of you card. I've seen this technique before but not plucked up the courage to try it - think I'll go and have a peek at the videos!
Helen x

jenn shurkus said...

love how the shaving cream technique looks!! i have yet to try it :) pretty card!! Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, Bonnie...this is absolutely STUNNING! Your background turned out beautifully, and I am so inspired to try this technique...Thank you! I also love your copper sea's so striking and elegant...WOW!