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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Swirly Gems, Shaving foam & shimmer mists

Hi,  I've been busy having a play today.  I've made 2 cards in a similar style but different colours. I got the idea for these from watching Dawn Bibby's last DVD, so can't take the credit for the idea of using shaving foam, although using it in crafting has been around for umpteen years, but I think in this day and age of modern crafting it's been forgotten.  The first card is using black, silver and grey.  Firstly spray some shaving foam onto a paper plate (easy to throw away), Decide on colour choice and spray shimmer mists onto the shaving foam.  Cut a shape using white gloss card and dunk it onto the foam, pressing down lightly to cover.  Buff the foam off with paper towel and you're left with a lovely swirly design.  Leave to dry, matt and layer onto cardstock.  I've embellished using swirly gems & pearls, and paper flowers, misted with shimmer sprays.  Job Done.  Easy cards really, just a bit messy and time consuming, but a nice change.  My 2nd card posted is Pink, but made using the same technique.

If I get a little bit of time Sunday in between housework, I'm going to try some stamping with colours using Lavinia stamps  (before they become moth balled with lack of use)!!  Well hope to see you soon.

Dee xx


  1. Hi Dee! Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. I like your style and will be a regular visitor. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Well i have never heard of this Dee, i must try it,the cards look great.x

  3. wow what a really great idea, Dee, have to try it! Shaz in oz.x

  4. I have heard of this but have never tried it ... I will now ...Super work xxxx