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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.  Here’s how:

Supplies:

1 can foamy shaving cream (just the cheap scent free kind works great!)
Glossy cardstock
Close to My Heart Re-inkers
Stamps as desired
Spatula
Paper towels

Instructions:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 it’s heavy weight and slick finish.
  4. 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 tie-dyed look.
 

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