This marbled Shimmery White Cardstock layer was created using the Shimmery Shaving Cream Technique. Scroll to my last post for the tutorial. I used Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar reinkers to marble this paper. The CHOCOLATE sentiment was PERFECT!! This Label Card Thinlit #133479 is on the Retiring List so get it QUICKLY!!
This is an olde technique with a new spin - Shimmery White Cardstock!! Create INTERESTING papers that will match your cardstocks.GET MESSY!
* Shallow dish
* Cheap aerosol Shaving Cream
* Table knife
* Paper Towel
* Shimmery White Cardstock
Spray a layer of shaving cream in the shallow dish making it slightly larger that your cardstock.
With the knife, smooth the shaving cream fairly flat.
Add drops of your chosen colors of reinkers.
I used Bermuda Bay and Tangelo Twist.
Use the knife to cut through the colors moving it around.
I did straight lines here.
Press Shimmery Cardstock flat into the "mess," pressing out all the air.
Lift up the cardstock and use the knive to wipe off most of the shaving cream. Save the shaving cream on the side of the contain.
Blot and wipe off the remaining shaving cream. Dry flat.
Keep using the shaving cream by swirling the colors again.
This is my second print. Each will be very different.
Add more color anytime.
I swirled diagonally this time.
I made these 6 very different prints from one spraying of shaving cream! You can see how the color evolves! It's sooo fun to experiment with different color combos! For clean up - rinse down the drain. TIP: Whisper White Cardstock gets very soggy and curls. The Shimmery White Cardstock has a better finish and doesn't curl so much. The shimmer will still show through! NOTE to Demonstrators: my club did this technique and had lots of fun! Everyone brought their own shallow dish and 2 cans of shaving cream was more than enough for 6 people.
I needed some VERY special thank yous! I grabbed one of my favorite punches - the Bow Builder Punch! These little bows go together so fast and easy. I use a bone folder to curl the "loops" before attaching.
This is 4x4" square. To save postage, use a standard 2A envelope. Square envelopes are considered irregular and require extra postage.
Here is a "sleeper" stamp set you NEED to check out! SIXTY-FIVE classic images that are perfectly sized for greeting cards! I created a simple 4X4" initial note using the SOFT Rose Coral Color Box Chalk ink pad and a layer of Basic Gray cardstock. A set of these notes would make a lovely gift, too!!
Tip: mount all three images on one block and stamp repeatedly...viola!! EASY duplication!!