Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Autumnal Shaving Cream

Today's Autumn card features my favorite Technique.  It is the Shaving Cream Technique and the backgrounds that you can create with this fun technique are phenomenal!

The leaves on this card were made using die from the Aspen Trees Dies and they were die cut from Shimmery White paper that had been created using the Shaving Cream Technique.

If you are not familiar with this Technique, check out this video that I made for Connect to Create.  On the video you will see this background as well as several others I made using the technique.  You will also see the variety you can get from one "pile" of shaving cream.  It is so much fun!  I hope you will try it.

As I indicate in the video, I usually use one quarter sheet of cardstock when I use this technique.  That way I can die cut from it or cut it into pieces to use in many different ways.

For this card, I die cut the three leaves and the side panel from the same piece of completed shaving cream technique sheet.

To add a little extra bling to the shaving cream panel, I added some of our beautiful Gilded Leafing by laying a piece of Tear & Tape near the left edge of the panel and dipping it into a container with the gilded leafing.  This is the simplest and fastest method I have found to apply Gilded Leafing, but you can also use other methods.  On the leaves, I used a Fine Tip Glue Pen to add liquid glue to the debossed veining in the leaf die cuts and then dipped them into the Gilded Leafing.  After brushing off the excess, the Gilded Leafing remains only in the veins where the glue was applied.

The embossed Crumb Cake background was made with the Twigs & Sprigs Embossing Folder.

A Stylish Shapes Old Olive Circle die cut created a background to help set off the leaves.  After that, all that was left was assembly.

All sentiments for this card are from retired stamp sets.  When I decided on the Autumnal Theme for this week, my purpose was to get ahead on making a few Thanksgiving Cards.  I don't send a lot of Thanksgiving cards, but I always need a few.  However, when I went to get some Thanksgiving appropriate sentiments, I found that I have no current sentiments for Thanksgiving.  Thankfully, I have a large stash of retired stamp sets, so I searched those and found some that I thought worked well for Thanksgiving Cards.

As I mentioned above, whenever I make backgrounds using this Shaving Cream Technique, I always make the decorated panel larger than what I need because that gives me the opportunity for scraps that I can use to decorate the inside of the card and the envelope.  I didn't have many scraps left this time but was able to eke out a couple of narrow strips which were used for just that.  One is here on the inside of the card, and you can see a peek of the other one on the envelope flap.

What do you think?  Are you intrigued and going to give this Shaving Cream Technique a try?  I hope you will.  If you do, would you leave me a comment telling me what you think?

If you would like a FREE TUTORIAL for this card, you can download a copy by using this link.

A list of the current supplies I used is shown below.

Product List