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.

I always use the paper piercing template from Stampin' Up! to add my holes.
beate  |  Sat Feb 16, 2008 at 3:15 PM
Beate, Thanks for the response. I have the Stampinup mat pack but I have a very hard time trying to get the square template lined up for a circle. I thought maybe you had some magic circle template. Thanks for responding back so quickly.
pattyl  |  Sat Feb 16, 2008 at 4:22 PM

For hints on paper piercing curves, check out this quick tutorial on my blog:


Hugs and smiles
beate  |  Sat Feb 16, 2008 at 4:33 PM
Beate, Wow, you are wonderful. This is great and I will definitely use it and start paper piercing my circles a lot more often.
Thanks and have a GREAT weekend and get some rest.
pattyl  |  Sat Feb 16, 2008 at 4:39 PM
Beate, I love the shaving cream look but struggled with nice results using the 'faux' technique. So I experimented with the real thing and found if I put a small squirt of shaving cream between the pages of an essay folder (the clear kind), squished the cream between the closed sheets, opened them and dripped in my reinkers, closed again and smooshed the mix around gently I got the effect I wanted without all the mess. Doing it this way I can get 2 pieces of cardstock (right sides out) each time. The shaving cream can be squished together 2-4 times more before needing to replenish. And clean up is sooo easy!
Colett  |  Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 9:56 AM
JERILEE  |  Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 6:04 PM
You always make your tutorials so easy to follow along, thanks for everything you do. After I see it in steps I think I can do that. I am a visial person for directions so these are great. IO am thankful for everyone who do them to give us the courage to try it too.
Laurie  |  Mon Feb 18, 2008 at 8:45 PM
What colors did you use?
Ashley  |  Mon Jul 21, 2008 at 4:18 PM
Hi Ashley,
I always upload my sample in the technique spotlight gallery and list all my supplies there.
I used Pumpkin Pie and Real Red.
Hugs and smiles
beate  |  Wed Jul 23, 2008 at 2:34 PM
It is beautiful!!
Io sono italiana e non parlo inglese, ma รจ tutto bellissimo!!!
Silvana  |  Wed Aug 6, 2008 at 12:34 AM
Awesome Beate! You Rock as always!! smile
Rhonda  |  Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 5:31 PM

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