August 09, 2018

Shaving Foam & Gilding Flakes

Hi Everybody,

As promised here is the video to show you how I did the shaving foam and gilding flakes technique on the cards I showed you last week.

This one has gold flakes on it and I have cut the panel into heart shapes to add to the embossed front.

The tiny gemstones make it sparkle and it is a really pretty card

There are several examples that you can try in the video and the colours are really vibrant on my cards.

For this card I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from Card Making Magic and added it to some vellum

The colours you use can make the card for any occasion or gender 

Use blues to create a sky or sea scene.
Or browns,tans and black for a tortoise shell look.

The world is your oyster with ideas and you just need to turn them into cards once you have the panels made.

Always a good stand by for those last minute makes that you may be asked to come up.

More tomorrow ...



  1. Great cards, looking forward to watching your video later.


  2. thanks so much, what a super video!! Who wouldn't want to try this method. You are an inspiration to us card makers!!
    thank you , Lyn xxxx

  3. Thank you for your video Christina Very worthwhile viewing . I'll have to try again! with hopefully a better result

  4. A really lovely technique l am going to have a go at this
    Thanks Christina
    Sue xx

  5. I've heard of using the foam. thanks for sharing. it's so much nicer to see it in action.

  6. A very useful video - am definitely going to try this. Thank you Margaret Wilson.(New computer so hope this arrives!xx

  7. Brilliant video - love the effects - guess what I shall be doing this afternoon !!! Thank you Christina.

  8. Great video, Christina, thank you!
    And your cards and backgrounds are beautiful :))

  9. Hello Christina,
    Thanks for the video, I've only ever used the Ranger alcohol ink refills and it's good to know that others work just as well.
    Maureen x

  10. Christina, how many cards can you get from one use of the foam?? You only did two in the demo, was that due to time?? thanks, Karen

    1. I only did two as there was so much to get in. You can get more from the foam and add more ink as you go along ... but eventually it will be so mixed you maybe won’t like it as much Cxx

  11. Many thanks for these two beautiful cards Christina. Its such a long time since I did the shaving foam technique I'd forgotten how stunning it looks. Thanks for the reminder.
    Love Val in Spainx

  12. Thank you Christina, what a beautiful array of backgrounds you made with the shaving foam and the different inks, so very pretty with the addition of gilding flakes and glitters, very pretty and handy to keep for that special occasion when a card is needed....Superb video, so informative....thank you....luv Ursula xx

  13. Than you for demonstrating this technique with all the different products, I have tried foam after I saw one of your earlier demos and found it to be fantastic for making great backgrounds. Thank you for sharing and for your inspiration. Di B.

  14. Hi Christina
    Great video and cards. Thank you for showing us these techniques.

  15. Wow! You put in a lot of effort and time for this tutorial. Thank you so much. It looks stunning.

  16. Thank you once again Christina, I still haven't tried this technique, I did buy the shaving cream last year to have a go ----but will make an effort this time around such lovely colours to use. thank you. x Pam Mckenzie, Spain


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