Shaving Cream Technique

Message in A Bottle, Stampin Up, Shaving Cream Technique, www.regalstamping.com

Shaving Cream Technique  (with a Spritz!)

One of my all time favorite techniques is the messy one where I get to play with shaving cream!  If you’ve never had this experience, well, you’ve missed out on some fun.  Let me show you how the shaving cream technique is done, in a fun new way.

You’ll notice the background on this card is a dreamy, swirly mix of blue and green & my intent was that it would look like shafts of light permeating through the ocean.

Let’s get messy!

Are you ready to see how it’s done?  Here we go!

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Squirt a card-sized puddle of cheap white shaving cream into a pan or cookie sheet.

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Smooth it out with a spatula, keeping as much depth as possible.

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Add 5-7 drops of Pacific Point ink refill to a Stampin’ Spritzer and fill with water. Shake it up and spray it once or twice onto the shaving cream.

Now add 5-7 drops of Lemon Lime Twist ink refill to another Stampin’ Spritzer and fill with water. Spray it next to the Pacific Point from the previous step.

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Use a butter knife or bone folder and make a zig zag pattern through the shaving cream, from the Pacific Point side to the Lemon Lime Twist. side. This will pull the two colors together.

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Lay a 5″ x 3.75″ panel of Whisper White card stock onto the shaving cream and press it into the mixture until all areas of the panel have made contact.

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Carefully lift the panel out and scrape off the shaving cream with a spatula. Set the panel aside to dry for a few minutes.

If you have more panels that you want to do, smooth out the remaining shaving cream, spritz again, zig zig again, and then proceed with your next panel.

I finished my card by stamping some foliage with Tranquil Tide ink and then layering in some torn Crumb Cake card stock, and finally tucking in a bottle full of “I love you’s”.

All of the products that I used are listed below and can be purchased from my Stampin’ Up store here or by clicking on any of the product thumbnails.

Message in a Bottle with Shaving Cream Background Technique, www.regalstamping.com


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