I haven't tried the shaving cream background for a long time. In the first card, I sprayed shaving cream (regular men's shaving cream) onto a paper plate, then I added about 4 drops of Bubblegum re-inker (from A Muse Studios) and stirred it with a knife. I laid the piece of cardstock in the shaving cream mixture and then took the knife and smoothed it over (like I was frosting a cake). Let it dry and add to the card. It makes a neat marble effect!! And it smells great too!!!