Friday, September 20, 2013

Shaving Cream... It's Just Not for Faces Anymore

Hi, everyone.

Last night was another fun Stampin' Up! technique class with Bernadette. One of the new techniques she taught us was creating a really cool background with shaving cream. Think this would be lots of fun with kids.  :)

The cards below, a card for a friend at work who is leaving the company for a great opportunity and a Thanksgiving card for my brother's family, were both made using the technique featured in these videos.
In class, we used a paper plate as shown in Tutorial #1. I used a baking pan at home, as shown in Tutorial #2 -- and thought the baking pan was less fussy/messy. But, I think the size of the baking pan resulted in too much foam and not enough ink... which created a more subtle marbling effect.

Rockin' It Out with Shaving Cream
Kids' Quotes sentiment from Inkadinkado on watercolor paper
cardstock: AC pink, Bazzill black; Paper Studio brads
Tombow foam adhesives

all other materials: Stampin' Up!

Falling for Shaving Cream
photo paper marbled with shaving cream and Ranger butterscotch alcohol ink
Distress Ink cardstock; Really Reasonable Ribbon ribbon
Craft Smart image heat embossed in Distress Ink walnut stain
edges inked in Distress Ink vintage photo and wild honey
leaf colors sponged on with Distress Inks using cotton swabs

Wish the colors in the second card showed up closer to their real colors. The background is much more golden than yellow. Regardless, think I'll post the second card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge to make a card featuring fall colors and at least one leaf. Love this yummy ribbon and the real-life autumnal Distress palette. :)

 Parting Thoughts

Looking forward to tomorrow's cardmaking party for Operation Write Home at Scrapbook Art. It'll be great making holiday cards for our deployed troops to send home to loved ones, as well as catching up with some friends. 

Thanks for stopping. Happy scrappin' and happy weekend!


Donna Hanley said...

Sybrina, I was off the grid for months and months, but I'm back now and enjoying your cards very much. They are both so pretty and unique. thanks for linking us to the tutorials. They were great. Enjoy your weekend.

Deb said...

How clever to use shaving cream! What a beautiful effect. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Emilie said...

I agree! This effect is great! I might just try it myself! Thank you for playing along with us at CAS-ual fridays!