Clean and Simple Card with a Shaving Cream Background

In a recent technique class, we used shaving cream to create unique backgrounds. Today I have one of the cards.


  • The technique:
    • Add a layer of shaving cream to a paper plate or other flat surface. The layer only needs to be about 1-2cm thick. Make the layer wide enough so that a piece of cardstock will fit over it.
    • Smooth out the shaving cream with an old gift card or a thick piece of cardstock.
    • Randomly add drops of desired colour inks over the surface of the shaving cream – four or five drops all up will be more than enough. Remember – less is more.
    • Take a skewer or paddle pop stick and gently swirl the ink around to mix the colour. Do not mix too much or you will be left with a muddy look.
    • Lay the cardstock flat on the shaving cream then lift straight up. Use the thick cardstock or paddle pop stick to scrape off the excess shaving cream. Polish with a paper towel and decorate as desired.
  • Supplies:
    • Stamp Set: Rooted in Nature, Make a Difference
    • Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Merry Merlot
    • Ink for art panel: Coastal Cabana, Merry Merlot
    • Ink for shaving cream panel: Merry Merlot, Petal Pink, Coastal Cabana
    • Accessories: Dimensionals, Shaving Cream

… a little on the inside and envelope too


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