Shaving Foam Technique – 3×3 Thank You cards

By | 29/05/2017

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.

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Supplies used:-
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

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