Technique Tuesday - Shaving Cream

Do you have your sunglasses on? Well, you better get them when you get to my card below. BRIGHT!

This technique is a little messy, but it does look nice. The 6 x 6 layout was created by April Kegg, CTMH Independent Consultant. Here are her directions:

  • cardstock (I used glossy paper.)
  • shaving cream (not gel)
  • 1-3 re-inkers
  • cookie sheet covered with foil (I used a paper plate.)
  • small shower squeegee (I used a popsicle stick and paper towels.)
  • lots of paper towels
  1. Squeeze enough shaving cream onto the foil covered cookie sheet as big as your piece of cardstock.
  2. Sprinkle a few drops of the re-inkers into the shaving cream.
  3. Use a straw or paint brush handle to swirl the colors. (I used a popsicle stick.) Do not mix too much or colors will combine and you will have a solid color.
  4. Place cardstock straight down into the shaving cream. Press to get full coverage.
  5. Gently pull up and lay onto a clean paper towel. Use the shower squeegee to remove the access shaving cream and behold your masterpiece. (I used paper towels to do this.)
Viola! Put your sunglasses is the card I made with this technique. I used watermelon, ocean and citrus leaf re-inkers. I made a 6 x 6 card (first one for me), because the piece of glossy paper was bigger than a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card. I didn't want to cut it.

Guess what? I didn't use glossy cardstock from my scrapbook supply. I used a piece of glossy photo paper that was left over from printing pictures. I got this idea, because I hate throwing away this paper. Sometimes I only use a small piece of the 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of Photo Paper plus glossy. I think it worked perfectly.

I used white daisy pigment ink for the Celebrate sentiment. I heat set it with my embossing gun to ensure it was dry. It takes a long time for pigment ink to dry and I am not patient enough to wait. I used white embossing powder on the party images and brads in the middle of them. I finished them with pop dots, so they would jump off the card. Other supplies I used are listed below.

Okay, you can take your sunglasses off now. Well, you better wait until you look away from the screen...LOL!

Supplies used: Paper - white daisy, watermelon, ocean and kiwi cardstock, glossy photo paper; Ink - White Daisy pigment ink; Stamp set - It's A Party; Accessories - white brads, white daisy bigger brads, white gel pen, American Crafts ribbon, white embossing powder.

Now it is your turn! Happy Stamping!
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Wendy said...

Pretty card. The spirals remind me of the umbrellas that you get in mixed fruity drinks

Jeanne said...

Love your card and personally, I don't think it's too bright at all. It's perfect!

Great job and thanks so much for sharing!

Beth said...

Awesome job on the tutorial. I really like your brightly coloured background. he he, I did the same tutorial on my blog today. They say great minds think alike.

Jo said...

I really like your card today. It is so neat to be able to do all the things that make a card great.

Colleen Schaan said...

Wow...yours turned out so pretty. I love that you have LOTS of color. Excellent directions. I had never though of a shower squeegie...that would work perfectly! Thanks for the tip.