Shaving Cream Technique


The shaving cream technique has been around for years, but surprisingly, I’d never tried it. This week I decided it was past time, so bought some cheap shaving cream and gave it a whirl.

I will add a video below, but there are a few variations on this technique, so let me tell you what I did:

  • Add some cheap shaving cream to a throwaway bowl or dinner plate.
  • Smooth it out with a wooden skewer or plastic knife (etc)
  • Add some different coloured drops of reinker
  • Take the skewer or knife and swirl the colours around lightly
  • Add your cardstock to the shaving cream mix and gently push down
  • Remove the cardstock and scrape (or wipe) off the shaving cream
  • Put aside to dry

FYI, I used normal cardstock, not glossy cardstock.

I had eight cardtoppers cut ready to go, adding an additional colour about half way though. That said, I could have gotten more if I’d added some more drops.

For the card shown above I used Stampin’ Up! reinkers, cardstock, and twine. The bottom half was embossed with the SU embossing folder Pretty Print Textured Empressions EF.

The tag was made using a Martha Stewart punch, and the stamp is from Inspired by Stamping  –  from the Creative Tags set. (There are lots of small stamps in this set.)

Here’s the video I promised:


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10 thoughts on “Shaving Cream Technique

  1. It has been years since I did that technique and perhaps many have not heard of the process. So glad you explained it to the newbies to it. And, I love the soft look you achieved on your card. It is wonderful. I know I still have lots of paper still made from when I did it before. Some day I should try making some cards with them. Have a great creative day!

  2. Thanks Verna. This particular card was one of the last I made. I too love that soft look. I shall definitely be making more cards using this fun technique!

  3. Thanks Karen! I love being able to match up cardstock, ink colours, and ribbon/twine. I think it really makes the cards.

  4. Thanks Lisa. It’s great being able to go out of your comfort zone and try new ideas. Or just old ideas you’ve never tried!

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