Petal Palette Flower and Bird using the Shaving Cream Background Technique

Here is another example of the Shaving Cream Technique.


  • 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.
  • For this card, I stamped the images on the shaving cream panel and die cut them with matching Framelits.
  • Supplies:
    • Stamp Set: Petal Palette
    • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Whisper White
    • Ink for art panel: Memento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake
    • Ink for shaving cream panel: Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Coastal Cabana
    • Accessories: Sponges, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dimensionals, Shaving Cream

… a little on the inside and envelope too


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