Thursday, January 20, 2011

TECHNIQUE THURSDAY, Shaving Cream Valentine

Tonight was my Technique Thursday class.  Our first technique was the Shaving Cream technique.  This is an oldie that I learned probably 10+ years ago.  I realized it was one I had not shared with the group before, so I thought my class would enjoy learning it.  They did!  It's a fun technique, but it can be a little messy, so be sure to wear an apron and wear gloves if you don't like to wear reinker on your hands for a day or so!

Jenni came over in the afternoon to help with this card and made a yummy dinner for us before the class - thanks, Jen!  I started out this card with this week's Mojo Monday sketch and altered it a bit.  I had to add some of that yummy Pompom Trim from the Occasions Mini!  I love that stuff.  And, of course, I had to do Valentine cards for this month's class.  If you don't do Valentine's Day, try it as an Anniversary card!

  • Stamp Sets – Valentine Defined (W#121941 $26.95, C#123057 $18.95), I {Heart} Hearts (W#117010 $26.95, C#118571 $19.95)
  • Card Stock – Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
  • Ink – Basic Black, Melon Mambo Classic, Basic Black Marker, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette Classic Ink Refills
  • Punches – 1-3/4" x 7/8" (Large) Oval (#119855, $15.95), 1-3/8" x 5/8" (Small) Oval (#119863, $15.95), Full Heart (#119883, $16.95), Heart to Heart (#119881, $16.95),
  • Ribbon – Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta (#119261, $5.95), Melon Mambo Pompom Trim (#123322, $6.50)
  • Accessories – Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95),
  • Tools – Big Shot, Scallop Square Duo Die (#120903, $21.95), Punch Windows Movers & Shapers Die (#115953, $29.95),

  1. Fill a Styrofoam plate or container with shaving cream and use a wooden stick to smooth it out somewhat.
  2. Add several drops of 2-3 re-inker colors to your shaving cream.
  3. Mix the shaving cream and ink in a swirling motion until you like the designs and swirls—not too much or colors will be muddy.
  4. Press your cardstock into the shaving cream, making sure the card front is completely coated.
  5. Remove cardstock from shaving cream and use a paper towel to wipe away the shaving cream in a swirling motion.
  6. Allow to dry and assemble your card. Makes a great background!

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