Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Here's that birthday card I promised

There are SO many different techniques you can use for card making that it's overwhelming!  One we used at our stamp camp used, of all things, shaving cream!

First, buy some cheap shaving cream at the Dollar Store - the white foaming kind - spray a good amount out onto a sturdy paper or plastic plate that has a bit of a lip to it.  Use a plastic knife to spread it around so it's even, then start squeezing some drops of re-inker into the shaving cream, dotting all over.  Depending on the color re-inker you may need 3-5 drops. Then using the plastic knife, swirl the colors together like you would for a marble cake batter.  Don't mix too much or you'll wind up with a mess!  Using a piece of glossy or regular whisper white card stock, as best as possible, place it evenly onto the top of the shaving cream.  Pull it out scraping off excess against the lip of the plate.  Then, use a paper towel to wipe off any remaining shaving cream.  You will be left with a very pretty design on the paper!  Let it dry for awhile before adhering to your card base.

The color re-inkers used on this card were Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo and Wisteria Wonder:  The card stock colors are the same colors as the re-inkers.  We used the new Labels Collection Framelits Dies on this card which I just love. 

Here is another one I made at home using the same technique:

Until next time!!