January Technique Blog Hop-Shaving Cream

Welcome to the January Technique Blog Hop

We’re kicking off our second year with our a year-long series of monthly blog hops focusing on techniques for card makers.  Each month we’ll feature a different technique, card fold or product.  We’ve assembled a team of ten card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll get a great variety of cards and ideas.

This month we’re featuring the shaving cream technique.  No, we’re not demonstrating how to get a close shave; we’re making our own marbelized patterned paper!

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We really love feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in the hop today.  One winner will be chosen from all comments on the hop as of February 4th and will receive one Sending Love Designer Series 6×6 Paper Stack and Ribbon Combo (winner will be announced on February hop).  And if you become a follower of my blog, you will be entered in a card bundle give-away when I reach 100 e-mail followers.  Don’t worry if you subscribe via NetWorked Blogs or Bloglovin’, you’re included in the drawing, too.

You should have arrived here from Theresa’s blog.  If you’re visiting here first, you might want to start at the beginning so you don’t miss a thing and increase your chances to win by commenting on each blog. 

Now, to my projects:

First, I used four colors of marbelized paper and borrowed a technique we visited last year; inlaid die cuts

Someone Who wm 1

Next up, I combined three colors to create this piece and cut it to a smaller panel.  I was tempted to add a bit of bling to that one corner, but I took the advice of my friend and fellow blogger, Claudia, when she said, “let the paper speak for itself”.

You 2 wm 1

Here I combined two colors to make the panels I used on this card.  I paired it with white to “dilute” the intensity of the color.  This was SO not what I pictured in my mind’s eye and way too busy for my taste; but I wanted to share it with you nonetheless because my mistakes are part of the learning process.

Love You wm 1

And last, a card using a panel I made by just dropping dots of color and not mixing it.   I just placed my die cut in an area I liked.

Hello Happy Birthday wm 1

As with last year, I will do a follow-up Technique Tuesday post(s), giving you more detail about the cards I made in the hop.  So stay tuned if you’d like to know more.

Next up is my talented (and entertaining) friend, Lisa.  We’ll see you next month with a new technique.  I can’t tell you what it is; it’s a secret 😉

Here’s our line-up in case you get lost:



31 Responses to “January Technique Blog Hop-Shaving Cream”

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  1. JenniferE says:

    Great cards! Love the colors!

  2. Claudia Henderson says:

    Wonderful cards Kim and welcome to our 2017 hop. It sure is a challenge to create a card with this beautiful paper and not cover it up all the way. Love the idea with the inlays. Speaking of too busy…I have a couple of those to work with yet too 🙂 Great hopping with you again

  3. Wilma Payne says:

    I love the way you used the different papers in your inlaid die cut. That’s beautiful card. Love your other ones too!

  4. Jodie Park says:

    Love the flower card!! Looking forward to the coming months!! Smiles !!!

  5. Carey Nusbaum says:

    Your marbled papers are amazing! My favorite is your love card! What medium did you add to the shaving cream to achieve such a vibrant color of red? Simply stunning! Your tiled floral card is beautiful too! Thanks for introducing me to a new technique! I cannot wait to try it this weekend!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks Carey! I’m glad you liked the love card…tell you what, I’ll send it to you with your prize when I mail it out this week. Stay tuned for a follow-up post where I talk about what I do on each card in more detail.

  6. Denise Sayers says:

    Love using the paper for inlaid cards. Even if the red card is busy for you, I tend to be a clean and simple girl myself, but know others who love to receive it. All are beautiful.

  7. Kim, my friend, you’ve done it again. I love the first one so much! They are all incredible cards.

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    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thank you, Sharon! Considering I wasn’t all that fond of the technique, most of the cards turned out “okay”.

  8. Kelly Santi says:

    Oh my, I have’nt done this technique for a good while and now I want to try it again! These are sensational, Kim! So many different colors and themes to love 🙂

  9. Barb Tack says:

    I love them all. My favorite is the heart cards

  10. such pretty cards! love the dragonfly one!

  11. Hey, lady!!! I don’t get why you didn’t really care for this technique… YOU DID A FABULOUS JOB!!!! (as always…) I also L-O-V-E how you added previous techniques to this. Wonderful job! So glad to start another year off with you.

  12. Lynn McAuley says:

    What fabulous shaving cream creations, Kim! Such gorgeous blends of color!! I am loving that Valentine most of all!!

  13. Susan says:

    What a fun technique. I’ve heard of it but never tried it. Maybe I should LOL! Cute cards

  14. nclights7 says:

    The red love card is my favorite! I can’t wait to join y’all next month! 🙂

  15. Wow, these are great! I especially like the hearts with the marbling. Great hopping with you!

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