Sunday, June 20, 2021


Hey there friends; welcome back!  This is my second post for today, so if you would like to see what else I've posted, scroll on down!  This post is all about the Squirrels Gone Nutz hop:

Our friendly Squirrel Squad is back to share what we have created for this month using supplies we've been squirreling away.  This month, we have focused on the marbling technique, or the look of MARBLING, and ELEGANCE.  If you are hopping along, you should have come here from the fabulous Bory at Bory's Crafting PlaceYour next stop will be the amazing Karen at Misplaced MojoHere is what I have created this month:

As I hadn't ever tried this technique before, I decided to get some good old Barbasol shaving cream and just go for it!  I prepped myself by watching a few YouTube videos, then gathered my supplies and went out to the kitchen to play.  For my colors, I wanted to see what the alcohol inks would do, so that was my medium of choice.  I specifically was anxious to try the Alcohol Pearls and mixatives, but honestly, they didn't do very well.  I have some panels that I pulled from them, but then I switched over to regular alcohol inks with better results!  I had a great time adding colors and swirling them around in the shaving cream.  It's amazing how every single print is different!  Anyway, I chose my 3 favorites from the pieces of cardstock I used that are the pieces
 left over from cutting 5.5" square cards and made them into these tags.  Here are individual pics of each.  Click on each photo to get a better look at that marbling!

I cut the pieces down to what looked like a "good" tag size, and gave them tag corners with my scissors.  For the sentiments, I used my newest acquisition from the Honey Bee Stamps store, the Bitty Buzzwords stamp set, and also the matching dies.  I didn't have a whole lot of word dies like these, so I was very happy to add them to my collection!  I cut the word dies from black cardstock three times each, and layered them for dimension.  I also cut the shadow for each word from vellum, but I think I could have skipped that part and been perfectly fine, as they are next to impossible to see!  I heat embossed coordinating sentiments onto black with Snow white embossing powder from Recollections, and then used my Tonic guillotine trimmer to trim them way down.  All the sentiment pieces were glued down flat using Bearly Art Glue.  I added one piece of iridescent ribbon from my huge and grossly underused stash, and these tags were done! 😀


Love to Craft #59:  ATG (4/5)
Mix it Up #50:  ATG (4/5)
Aud Sentiments #277:  ATG w/a sentiment (2/5)
The Outlawz Monday Greetings:  ATG with a sentiment (1/3)

Thanks for stopping by!  I encourage you to keep on hopping through, as we are just a small group, and it will take no time at all!  Be sure to leave us some love as you go, and subscribe if you haven't already!  We sure do appreciate it.  Until next time,

Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless!

~ Marie


  1. Marie, I love the results you got with the alcohol inks! I'm not into messy crafting at all, but once I started playing with it I enjoyed the process too, though I like your results better than mine! So soft and pretty!!! And oi! Let's not start talking about our grossly underused ribbon collections... (whistling nervously and ignoring the enormous hoard of ribbon that hangs on the wall behind my craft chair).

  2. Love your tags Marie! I have yet to try the shaving cream technique for marbled backgrounds -- now I know what not to use (alcohol pearls)! Thank you so much for the inspiration!💕

  3. They are so pretty Marie ! I like the result you had with alcohol inks, really soft and elegant !

  4. Great tags Creative Craft Cottage
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  5. They turned out wonderful ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  6. Another fabulous creation great tags and thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue x

  7. Fabulous tags and love the technique..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  8. Such a cute card Marie. Thank you for sharing with us over here at The Creative Crafters Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Wendy DT Member for

  9. So cute!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  10. Awesome tags. I haven't done this tech. in years.. Great to see it coming back and making such awesome marbling. So glad you posted this tech. I will have to do this again. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.

  11. I love how these turned out! I keep thinking about trying that technique but I never have. You’ve made it sound so easy, I really should try it….

  12. Oh Marie, these tags are so gorgeous! So soft colors!

  13. Marie, your tags are fabulous! I don't do alcohol inks. I have some and I am surprised that they have not evaporated!!! :D) Thanks so much for your submission to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah
    A Place To Start, Owner
    613 Avenue Create, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    The Color of Cards, Owner

  14. Gorgeous tag. Love it.Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. Vesna

  15. Lovely tags. Thank you for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments.



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