Shaving foam marbling
1 Julie loves to create her own backgrounds and this technique is so easy! Squirt cheap shaving foam into a large, flat container and drop spots of coloured inks onto the surface – three colours are normally enough. Gently swirl the inks into the shaving foam using the end of a paintbrush. Use Tim Holtz Distress Ink re-inkers or similar liquid ink. 3 Once dry, use the background as usual to make a stunning card. Layer up with coloured card, punched and die-cut elements and a stamped sentiment alongside ribbon, a resin flower, adhesive pearls and of course the obligatory heart that Julie always includes on her creations. Check her blog at jules-alwayswithaheart.blogspot.co.uk for more inspiration! Julie Gibbs was Designer of the Year at the British Craft Awards in 2016. She also designs cards for Quick Cards Made Easy and makes wedding stationery 2 Lightly press your base card onto the surface of the foam. Lift off, place facing up on a clear surface and scrape away the ink and shaving foam to leave a marbled effect. Wipe with a paper towel and allow to dry. You can keep using what foam remains with more card until the colours become too mixed and muddy.