Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Fun with Shaving Cream!

I was putting together a  class the other morning, and was having trouble coming up with a fourth card.  I asked my daughter, Lyndsey, for some ideas.  She had the usual ones: do birthday, Easter, St. Patrick's Day ... wait, I can't do St. Patrick's Day -- I don't have an appropriate stamp set!  What's one to do?!

Luckily (no pun intended with these lucky shamrocks!) I was also doing a technique for this class -- voila`!  I had my idea!!

I ended up doing a shaving cream technique and colored my "cream" with 3 shades of green:  Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, and Garden Green reinkers helped me with this!

Check out my card:

What do you think?!  Like I said, I didn't have a St. Patrick's Day sentiment or stamp set large enough, so I used the Yippee-Skippee sentiment from the same-named stamp set.  Can you believe that it's the first time I think I used this stamp?!  The hearts to form the clover used the Sweetheart punch, and I used the large oval punch to form the stem -- punch about halfway up on a piece of scrap paper, then re-punch above the first oval -- if you look at the stem, I think the directions I just gave will make sense.  The little flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accents punch looked just like a shamrock to me so I added that to the banner -- I think the banner measurements are 1" x 3 1/2" I believe.   Oh yes, I did stamp "Happy St. Patrick's Day" inside though (Teeny Tiny Wishes).

Check out a close-up photo of the card:

I do think that I'm going to make one more change on the card for tonight's class -- do you think I should emboss the hearts?!  Me too!!  Let me know what embossing folder YOU would use!! I'm anxious to know!!

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1 comment:

Diane Noble said...

I keep forgetting about this wonderful technique. It's perfect for your adorable card, Jeanne!