Thursday, September 14, 2006

Faux shaving cream

I tried a new technique for this card. The technique is called faux shaving cream. This technique gives the look of the shaving cream technique without all of the mess. The first step is to pick out a solid stamp for the image and a wheel that doesn't have solid images on it. I picked the rectangle from Simple Shapes for the solid image and the Blossoms and Bugs wheel. The next step is to pick colors. The best combos are light and dark shades of the same colors. I used Cool Caribbean and Tempting Turquoise. You want to ink the solid image with the lighter color (Cool Caribbean). Next ink the wheel with the darker color (Tempting Turquoise). The next step is a little hard to explain. You want to roll the wheel onto the solid image in kind of a zig zag pattern so it doesn't leave the exact image of the wheel, but kind of a smudge or swirled version. Stamp the image on paper and you have a faux shaving cream image. I did this technique on the rectangle and also the flower although the flower doesn't show it as well.
stamps: Simple Shapes, Seeing Spots, Warmest Regards, Canvas
paper: Tempting Turquoise, Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
ink: Tempting Turquoise, Cool Caribbean, Chocolate Chip
other: brads, DMC floss, pop dots (for the sentiment)


paige said...

I sure like the bright, cheery feel of this card. Love your color choice, and the stamp choices. Thanks for sharing with us!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Great card, Jen! You did so well with the faux shaving cream technique... I still can't get it to work for me... *rolleyes*

Natasha said...

This is a gorgeous card! Love the greeting over the faux shaving cream look.


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