Faux Shaving Cream

by Beate Johns

Create a marbled look on your stamped image.


  • Stamping Wheel

  • Solid Stamp

  • Dye Inks

  • Neutral Cardstock

  • Marker (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Ink up your solid stamp with one of your classic ink colors.

  2. Step 2

    Ink up your Stamping Wheel either with an ink cartridge or by rolling over another ink pad with a complimentary color.

  3. Step 3

    Place your Wheel on your solid stamp and twist it.
    You can also swipe the wheel over the stamp.

  4. Continue to twist or swipe your wheel until you have transfered enough ink from your wheel to your stamp.
    This will create your marbled look.

  5. Step 4 (Optional)

    Use a marker to outline your solid stamp. I used the same color that the wheel was inked up with.

  6. Step 5

    Huff on your stamp. That will remoisten the image. Now stamp your image on neutral cardstock.

  7. Step 6

    Finish your card.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Faux Shaving Cream. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

This is an awesome technique . . . so easy, but with such amazing results! Thank you, Beate. PS: I love pumpkin and red too wink
kroppykat  |  Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 8:08 AM
Wow! Who'd a thought? You, my girl, have an amazing imagination! I love it!
lamepaw  |  Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 8:31 AM
This is fantastic !!! Love it...you know I'll be trying this out !!!!

Thanks my friend....
Corinne  |  Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 8:32 AM
This is a wonderful technique!! Thanks so much for giving such great instructions!!

Love that color too!!
shelley ginger  |  Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 8:40 AM
That is so cool! Who would have thought it could be so easy and come out so great. Thanks for another great idea, Beate!
Genie  |  Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 8:42 AM
I love that technique, and your sample is beautiful!! Thanks!!
Rose Ann  |  Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 9:06 AM
This looks like fun. Reminds me of the Kissing Technique, but with a twist. LOL
GarnetJ  |  Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 10:24 AM
Is this the same technique as the kissing technique (TLC01) that Beth explained there? Sorry for asking always stupid questions, I just try to figure out where the differences are and how things are working. And I don't have a stamping wheel, so, if this is the same or similar technique, I could try the other one instead. By the way, I love your card!
Thanks for answering,

Nessie  |  Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 10:38 AM

That's just like the kiss & Twist technique, just done with a wheel.
beate  |  Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 11:00 AM
LOVE IT! Why is it called a Faux Shaving Cream technique? And what if you don't have a wheel?
Leslie Davis  |  Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 2:55 PM
it's called Faux Shaving cream because it gives you a similar look like the shaving cream technique...without the shaving cream.

Check the Kissing with a Twist tutorial for a similar technique using small stamps instead of wheels to add the pattern.
beate  |  Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 3:04 PM
Does it matter what wheel you use?
Lisa  |  Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 4:35 PM
It doesn't matter what wheel you use.
beate  |  Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 5:14 PM
I didn't even use a wheel. I used a small stamp instead. I also didn't have a marker to outline the main stamp so I rolled the edges of the stamp around on the darker color ink pad so it would look outlined, just like when you do the Rock and Roll technique.
Connie  |  Wed Feb 13, 2008 at 6:11 PM
Beate - this looks like a lot of fun..I'll try it soon!
Silke Ledlow  |  Thu Feb 14, 2008 at 6:09 AM
Loved this, I can't wait to try it out. You're just so darn clever!!! WTG
Dana  |  Thu Feb 14, 2008 at 7:11 AM
SoniB  |  Thu Feb 14, 2008 at 12:49 PM
WOW This is great!!!!
Tai  |  Thu Feb 14, 2008 at 2:30 PM
WOW! This is so much simpler and MUCH LESS messy than the shaving cream technique! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! I used it to make an Easter card, using the cross from Refuge and Strenght and it came out BEAUTIFULLY!!
Gail  |  Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 8:21 AM
Hi Beate, This is a great looking card. Did you use a template to pierce the holes in the circle. I tried to do this free hand but none of the holes were even.
pattyl  |  Sat Feb 16, 2008 at 8:10 AM

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