Handmade Birthday Card – Monthly Bundle
The card theme for the month of February is handmade Birthday cards. This is a sneak peak of one of the cards from my Monthly Card Bundle that I have shared with my Stamper’s Club members. Well – what is the monthly card bundle? Purchase a set of products from me and receive the instructions for 10 projects made with the designated items… But I am digressing. Check out my Monthly Bundle page on the upper right corner on my home page here. So last week was my meeting with one of my Stamper’s Clubs. For this group, I use a couple of cards from my monthly bundle. This month they made a request to learn the Shaving Cream technique. So I took the card to the left made with the Birthday Basics Designer paper and replaced the designer paper with a background piece made with the Shaving Cream technique. Want the details?? The original card is made with the Birthday Basics designer paper, Raspberry Ripple and Very Vanilla card stocks. The stamp set is Sketch a Birthday. The Sweet label is stamped twice; once in gumball green and a second time with raspberry ripple. The label is punched out with the Decorative Label punch. The center of the raspberry ripple image is punched with the large oval punch and layered over the gumball green layer with a dimensional to add depth. Rhinestone jewels are added to the side of the Sweet as a final touch. The card to the right is the same layout/design but rather than using designer paper, I made the background with the shaving cream technique. I selected the colors from the paper to use for the shaving cream technique. Shaving Cream Technique So for this technique you will need a can of shaving cream, re-inkers for the colors that you want to use, toothpicks, paper towels and a spatula. I used whisper white card stock cut into quarters (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) 1. Spray a layer of shaving cream onto a cookie sheet or pan with sides 2. Randomly drop a few drops of re-inker for each color around the shaving cream. Not too many. 4 to 5 drops of each color at most. 3. Use a toothpick to swirl the colors together. Be careful not to swirl the colors too much or they will get muddy. You want to be able to see the swirls and differences in the colors. 4. Press a piece of card stock into the shaving cream. Pick up and scrap the shaving cream off with a spatula. 5. Wipe off with a paper towel and set aside to dry. Voila! You have your background! It may take a few trys to get the colors to look the way that you want. It just takes practice! So which card do you like best?