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Hello! I’ve been wanting to do this with my kids (why? IDK…messy fun, maybe?) as they are usually pretty fascinated with my cards so I figured they’d love this technique! I did a live Facebook video on it, which you can see here: Shaving Cream Technique. Its not very long, about 7 minutes, and tells you step by step how to do this fun technique. I love this because it gives you something unique and totally “you” every time! Even using the same shaving cream for another pass gives you something different from your first time around.
I had a plan with what I wanted to do with these finished shaving cream pieces. I think I have mentioned before in another post that I keep a “crafty journal” by my bedside to write or draw down ideas. If you struggle with coming up with new ideas, I suggest you give this a try! Some of my best ideas (or even hints of ones) come at night, when I’m relaxed and almost asleep. I simply grab my journal, make a few notes or a drawing, and then come back to it the next day. The shaving cream idea came about when I had just got the Colorful Seasons stamp set and dies. I wanted to showcase color, but in a different way. 4 seasons, 4 different shaving cream backgrounds! Here’s what I came up with:
Spring: Colors: Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette reinkers for shaving cream. Those plus Emerald Envy and Early Expresso for the card elements. Glitter enamel dots. Melon Mambo layer.
Summer: Colors: Lemon Lime Twist and Melon Mambo reinkers for the shaving cream. Those inks plus Soft Sky, Emerald Envy and Early Expresso inks for the card.
Fall: Colors: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight reinkers for the shaving cream. Gold Glimmer, Pumpkin Pie, and Early Expresso cardstock, Real Red border and sentiment. Crumb Cake for the card layer with the leaves stamped in Versamark.
Winter: Colors: Pacific Point and Pool Party reinkers for the shaving cream. Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, Night of Navy for the snowflakes. Pacific Point card layer and sentiment. Glitter enamel dots.
I think fall and winter are my favorites. The winter one looks like the frosty wind swirling around.
I kept the rest of the shaving cream paper in bags with the colors I used to make. Don’t know about you, but I’m horrible at remembering what I did to make something-was that Pool Party or Soft Sky? Or maybe stamped off Tempting Turquoise?? So instead of dumping a card into my give out pile, I’m going to put them in sandwich baggies with a piece of paper with the colors I used. Hope that tip helps someone else!
The Colorful Seasons bundle is sure to become many a stamper’s favorite! I love how one stamp set can give you cards for the whole year. If you would like to order it, I’d be happy to help you out! Every order this month gets some ribbon samples from the new catalog! Just use host code KN2VEKW7 at checkout and I’ll send you a few new ribbon pieces to play with.