For my May thank you cards I thought I’d have a go at the Shaving foam technique.
This is technique has been around for a long time but this is the first time I have tried it. Why didn’t I try it sooner? I don’t know. The results are fascinating and different every time. I’m looking forward to experimenting with different colour combinations. Just a wee warning….. have lots of paper towels to hand.
There are many videos on the internet explaining how it’s done, but basically you cover a plastic plate (or similar) with shaving foam (not gel). Smooth the foam a little with a knife or spatula, and add a few crops of Stampin’ Up! re-inker, one or more colours into the foam. I then used a bamboo skewer to run through the ink drop in different direction before laying pieces of cardstock onto the surface. Press down gently and the lift and wipe dry with a paper towel. Leave it to dry for while, then use as you wish.
My daughter and I had a lovely, messy time creating many different backgrounds using the same shaving foam and ink colours. Mixing them a little more, adding more colour, adding another colour. For these cards we started out with Pool Party and Dapper Denim and after a few we added Perfect Plum. Each and everyone came out differently.
To be fair, the colours in these examples have been mixed quite a bit, hence the colours are quite mixed. I am planning to make projects with the first few and hope to show you later.
For the card itself I have cut the shaving foam background using the Stitched framelit dies and mounted onto a Night of Navy card base. I then added a butterfly from the Bold Butterfly and Butterfly Thinlits dies using Silver Foil card stock and Vellum topped with Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
The background speaks for itself so a simple embellishment to just top it off is all that is needed.
If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.
Thinlits/Framelits: Butterfly thinlits, Bold Butterfly, Stitiched Shape framelits
Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Silver Foil, Vellum
Ink: Dapper Denim, Pool Party, Perfect Plum
Miscellaneous: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Big Shot