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Shaving Cream Cards
Creating backgrounds with interesting textures are so easy with shaving
cream! Who would have dreamed that this common item would be so useful in your craft room. Heres how:
1 can foamy shaving cream (just the cheap scent free kind works great!)
Close to My Heart Re-inkers
Stamps as desired
- Spray a thick
coating of shaving cream onto a cookie sheet or flat plate. Spread it out with a spatula
so that it is a little larger than the piece of cardstock you are using.
- Put a few drops of
re-inker onto the shaving cream. I like to use 1 or 2 colors of re-inkers. You may use
more, but be careful not to get them too mixed and muddy. Swirl the re-inkers
around in the shaving cream with a knife.
- Lay your piece of
glossy cardstock (glossy side down) onto the shaving cream. Press it down so that it is
all coated. Glossy cardstock works best for this technique because of its heavy
weight and slick finish.
- Now lift up your
cardstock and wipe off the shaving cream. Blot it with a paper towel to remove all of the
remaining shaving cream. You will see that the card has been dyed where the re-inkers were
and left white where there was only shaving cream. It creates a beautiful swirled, almost