Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Birthday Balloon Celebrations with Faux Marbling

The Faux Marbling or shaving cream technique is so much fun. I tried it out for the first time today and combined it with the Balloon Celebrations stamp set from Stampin' Up!® It brought back memories of teaching marbling to my students at school many years ago, however this technique is far easier than mixing up bucket loads of wallpaper paste and dropping thinned oil paint onto the surface. 

I really love all the different colour combinations and patterns that can be made, and the ladies at class this morning had so much fun - they didn't want to go home! 

Here is the card I made using one of the simpler backgrounds.


and some details ....
I chose just 2 colours from the many re-inkers that I have from Stampin' Up!® and decided to make them somewhat harmonious as I was conscious of the fact that complimentary colours will neutralize each other if mixed together too much. 


 A hint with the Balloon Punch: punch the shapes first (they are side by side) then stamp them. Because the stamp is Photopolymer, it is easy to see where you are stamping and it saves a lot of angst about getting the images in the right place, or wasting card stock.


I had a little of the pattered background left over, so I punched a small heart and sponged the edges to give it definition. I'm considering a dash of Wink of Stella, what do you think? 

A list of the Stampin' Up!® products I used is below. You can see a video tutorial on the Splitcoast Stampers website. It is easy to follow. The only different step we did was to blot the shaving cream off the paper rather than rub it in a circular motion. The blotting leaves you with a much cleaner finish.

Until next time,

Happy Crafting



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