I’ve got a breathtaking background technique for your handmade cards! The first is a marbled backgrounds technique using shaving cream and the second handmade card uses a background stamp called marbled. 


Breathtaking Background Technique for Your Handmade Cards

Bringing a throwback to you today!  Breathtaking background techniques for your handmade cards are always a favorite of mine! Some stampers like to use the marbled background stamp while others (like me!) like to get our hands messy with shaving cream.  The beauty is you could do either one and still get a gorgeous background!

You can watch my video here!

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Breathtaking Background Technique Supplies:

  • Marbled Background Stamp
  • Floral Phrases Stamp Set
  • Pacific Point Cardstock
  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Pacific Point Ink and Re-Inker
  • Lemon Lime Twist Ink and Re-inker

Breathtaking Background Technique Instructions:

  1. Both Lemon Lime Twist and Pacific Point Card Bases – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  2. Whisper White card layer for both cards – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  3. Whisper White – 2″ x 4″
  4. Pacific Point – 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  5. Lemon Lime Twist – 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  6. For the Stamped card with Marbled Background Stamp ink up the stamp with Lemon Lime Twist ink pad
  7. Gently swipe Pacific Point ink over the stamp in several places.
  8. Stamp on Whisper White Layer as shown on the video – upside down stamping!

For the shaving cream card you need to watch the video.  You will want to use foam shaving cream and not the gel kind!  All dimensions are the same for both cards!

Shaving cream not only makes your cards smell good they give beautiful backgrounds!

Which breathtaking background technique is YOUR favorite–the shaving cream background or the marbled stamp? Let me know in the comments below!


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