The Shaving Cream Technique is such a fun technique! You get to play around with shaving cream and get your hands messy. It is like being a kid again. I know my daycare children love to play in shaving cream and we haven't done that in a long time. I think it time to do it again.
You will need shaving cream, of course, a paper plate, ink refills, popsicle sticks and lots of paper towels to do this card. The first thing is to fill your paper plate with the shaving cream, but don't pile it high, just fill it in all over. You then will take your refills and put drops of each color on the shaving cream. The amount of ink and the colors of ink will determine the look you will get in the finished project. On this card I used Marina Mist and Tip Top Taupe ink refills and started with Marina Mist and then added the Tip Top Taupe. You will notice in the above picture the different shades of each of the colors. The color depends on how much you mix your colors.
You will then take your popsicle stick and swirl, like you do when you make a marble cake, the colors into the shaving cream. DO NOT over swirl, you don't want to mix the colors together, you just want to blend them. You take your piece of Whisper White card stock and lay it on top of the shaving cream. You will want to tap it down a little to make sure your paper is covered with it. I check mine first to make sure it is covered and if not, put it back in the shaving cream. This is where you are going to need a lot of paper towels. The next step is to wipe all of the shaving cream off and you will discover your beautiful creation!!
Let it dry for a while because it needs to be totally dry before you stamp on it. You will need to use a strong adhesive, such as Fast Fuse, to adhere it to your card base. It will be curled up a little on the edges, don't worry about it, just flatten it out with your hands. If it doesn't flatten enough with your hands, just lay it down, with the back facing up, and put something heavy on it. That will make it flatter in no time.
I then stamped the image from the Falling Flowers Stamp Set and the Happy Birthday sentiment is from Better Together stamp set. I added a few pearls on the flower to make it stand out a little more.
To make this card you will need the following supplies:
Night of Navy Card Stock #100867
- cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" score at 4 1/4"
- scrap piece to punch out two pieces with the Decorative Label Punch
Whisper White Card Stock #100730:
- cut 2 at 4" x 5 1/4"
- scrap piece to punch out a piece with the Decorative Label Punch
Over the weekend I was in Wisconsin on a business retreat and got to spend it with all of these wonderful ladies. I have learned so much from all of them, especially from Lisa. Lisa is a wonderful speaker, teacher and owner of Big Ink Academy. I know I will definitely be attending more of her training sessions in the future.
We stayed at this adorable, I mean absolutely adorable, place called Gather in Waunakee, WI. A demonstrator bought an old restaurant and turned it into a place to go and craft and stay for a day, weekend, week, however long you want to. She did such a fabulous job decorating it. I wish she was closer, because I would definitely be staying there more often.
Have fun, try new colors and go create! I know you will love it!