Hop blog “Squirrels Gone Nutz” June

Hello everyone !

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Welcome to our monthly hop blog called the Squirrels Gone Nutz. If you are new to it, each month we have to make a project with supplies we don’t use enough. There is a theme and/or a technique and type of supply. This month it’s “Marbling” and “Elegance”.

So welcome to the new hoppers and for my regular viewers, thank you for stopping by today!

If you are hopping you should come from the blog of the inspiring Karen and after me, I invite you to hop to the blog of the super talented V.

Fun fact, marbling was one of the things which led me to crafting about two years ago. I was offered some mini crafting kits and one of them was a marbling kit. I loved it ! One thing led to another I started my craft journey. I always wanted to try marbling again but kept postponing it, so it was the perfect occasion !

I first planned to use the small amount of marbling paint I had left but had the bad surprise to find out it was no longer usable. So I decided to try a technique which looked super fun : marbling with shaving cream and watercolors ! I put creaming shave into a plate with ledges, added some watercolors drops and mixed them. After that, I took pieces of papers and placed them on the cream. I gently pressed them and removed them. I removed the excess of creaming shave with a spatula and let them dry.

And indeed, it was super fun ! I used some liquid watercolors from my stash I never use and really liked it. For this time I only used colors I needed for my project but I will definitely do it again with more !

So here are some results I get from my marbling session :

I used them to make my flower with flower quilling and leaves dies I don’t use enough. I cut a strip of paper, I coiled it around a pen and glued it. After that, I roped my strips of flowers around. On the middle of the flowers I added stamens. I also die cut four leaves and my sentiment into my green marbled paper.

After that, I cut a piece of paper into my pattern paper and used a die to cut the V shape. I put foams behind and matted and layered it with a bigger Raspberry Pink rectangle. I also cut a little rectangle into the Raspberry paper to put under my sentiment. I added stitches on it with a border die.

I glued my flower and leaves on the card with foams pads. I also glued my sentiment onto the raspberry rectangle, put foams behind and glued it on the card.

I die cut a little butterfly into my pink marbled paper, added some Nuvo drops and glued it near my sentiment.

Et voilà !

May the craft be with you !

Products used :

-Sara Signature Garden of Love Everlasting Love die

-Natures Garden Collection Fairy Garden Nature’s Vines

-Die’sire Classiques Quilling Flower Gardenia Duo

-Crafters Companion Spring is in the Air Metal Die – Beautiful Butterflies

– Sara Signature Garden Garden of Love 12′ x 12′ paperpad

-Craft Perfect Raspberry Pink cardstock

-Shaving Cream

-Ken Oliver liquid Watercolor

-Spectrum Noir Sparkle and aquatint watercolor

-Sunny Studio – Slimline Basic Borders Craft Dies

-Sunny Studio Fishtail Banners Dies

-Nuvo Drop Pink Orchid



12 thoughts on “Hop blog “Squirrels Gone Nutz” June

  1. Wowsers!!! Lounon, this is spectacular!!! Your ability to think creatively outside the box is just mind boggling! I love, love, love how you used your marble prints to make into the flower and flourishy leaves/vines! And it goes oh so well with the patterned paper. The card layout is gorgeous in itself, but that marbled flower is the star of the show! Just pure awesomeness, my friend!!! 😍

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  2. I love how this card came out and where you used the marbling! It’s perfectly beautiful and subtle! I had no idea marbling is how you got started! What a wonderful “full circle” moment!!!

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  3. Such a wonderful card, Lounon! The marbled backgrounds are so pretty and I had no idea you can use shaving cream and watercolors!! Love how you created the stunning flower!

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