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Punch Bunch Shaving Cream Valentine

Welcome to the SU Stars Blog Hop.. you've most likely arrived here from http://www.raissastamps.com . 

 

If you want to start at the beginning, the home page is http://su-stars.blogspot.com/2011/01/sustars-hop-201101.html .

 

One of the most requested techniques from my customers is the shaving cream technique.  I taught my new recruits this technique last night.  It is always a crowd pleaser!  Here is the finished card:

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The Crumb Cake piece is actually attached to the front of the card so when you flip it open you can write on the inside. 

The Punch Bunch stamp set is one of the Sale-A-Bration sets you can pick out this year.  The Owl stamp and the True Friend stamp are from Punch Bunch; the Heart stamp is from the current special stamp set – Filled with Love (check it out on the top right side of my blog); and the Happy Valentine's Day stamp is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  You could easily change this card to an anniversary, friendship, thank you, or birthday card by just changing that last stamp!  This color combination is perfect for masculine cards.

SALE-A-BRATION starts on January 25th!  Contact me if you want to place an order, host a workshop, or sign up to be a demonstrator!

Supplies Needed

  • Punch Bunch/Teeny Tiny Wishes/Filled with Love Stamp Sets
  • Whisper White/Early Espresso/Real Red/Crumb Cake Card Stock
  • Early Espresso/Real Red Ink
  • Real Red/Crumb Cake Dye Ink Refills
  • Shaving Cream/Plate/Spreader/Toothpick/Scrap Paper
  • 2-3/8" Scall Circle/2-1/2" Circle/Heart to Heart/1" Circle Punches
  • Word Window/Modern Label Punches
  • Vintage Trinkets/Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack
  • 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon
  • MonoAdhesive /Stampin' Dimensionals
 In case you have never tried the Shaving Cream Technique, here are some quick directions:
 
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On a disposable plate, spread some some shaving cream out.  I use a disposable plate for quick and easy clean up!
 
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 Put 3-4 drops of each ink color refill (I used Crumb Cake and Real Red on my card).
 
 
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With a few toothpicks, swirl the drops of ink refills – don't mix too much or you'll muddy the colors.
 
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Lay your cardstock on top of the swirled shaving cream.  Let it sit for about 15 seconds or so.  I find that Whisper White and Very Vanilla work best.  You can use the Naturals or Confettis and even Crumb Cake and glossy card stock. 
 
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Remove the cardstock from the shaving cream pile.  Scrape off as much of the shaving cream mixture as you can with your spreader.
 
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Wipe off the lingering excess shaving cream from the cardstock with a tissue or paper towel.  Set aside to let dry for a few mintues.  (I made two pieces!) 
 
If you want more effect, you can dip it back into the shaving cream and repeat the process.
 
You can stamp right on top of it or use it as a background.  You will notice the cardstock will be smoother and will smell nice too!

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8 People have left comments on this post

Jan 15, 2011 - 01:01:20

I like your card. Great instructions on your technique. Thanks for sharing. Mary

Jan 15, 2011 - 03:01:43
Veronica said:

Very cute card, Jane!  Thanks for sharing.

Jan 15, 2011 - 03:01:48
Marie Warda said:

Great idea…never new shaving cream had so many uses.  Marie

Jan 15, 2011 - 06:01:32
Brenda H said:

Love your shaving cream technique and the stamp set you used.  I think I'm going to have to order this one, lol.  TFS

Jan 15, 2011 - 07:01:02

Fantastic use of shaving cream technique. Love the color combo. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 15, 2011 - 09:01:09
Sassy Shirley said:

This has always been one of my fave techniques (however messy it can be!).  Thanx for sharing with us. 

Jan 16, 2011 - 04:01:46
Raissa said:

Hi Jane, lovely technique card. I haven't done this technique in years! Thanks for the quick tutorial!
Rubber hugs,
Raissa

Jan 22, 2011 - 12:01:39
doverdi said:

Great cards. I've always enjoyed doing the shaving cream technique too.