Rather a long time ago, to far back to admit, I bought a tin of shaving foam in order to have a go at the shaving foam and ink technique to make backing papers. Well that tin of foam has been languishing in my craft room for so long that I hid it in shame behind some craft dvds. A couple of days ago Susan Renshaw posted a video on her Facebook page where she was demonstrating the technique and as a result I finally got out the foam and had a very enjoyable if messy time.
All of this just to get one background piece for a card!
Aliciabel Digi Stamp – Curious Fairy
X-Press It card
A5 card blank
purple and yellow card
Britannia flower petal die
small purple fluffy feather
white flat base pearl gem
Wink of Stella brush – Shimmer Clear
For the backing paper:
cheap shaving foam
very old calligraphy ink (I am sure new ink would work just as well! Reinkers are good too but I do not have any).
The curious fairy is printed on X -Press It card and coloured with copics with Wink of Stella on the wings then matted and layered onto yellow and purple card.
The backing paper is made using shaving foam and ink. If you need a more detailed explaination go and see Susan’s video, she can explain it much better than I can and you get to see how it is done.
The flower is cut from shimmer paper and coloured with a Copic pen. The words are cut out of yellow and purple and stuck together slightly off set.
This card is heading off to my great niece who will be three at the end of the week. Hopefully she is not one of the rare little girls that does not like fairies!
Thanks for dropping by. Take care.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
2 Creative Chicks Showcase #11
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #282 – Anything Goes
Where The HeART Is #10 – Anything Goes
A Beautiful Mess #10 – Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends #22 – Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards #111 – Use A Die Cut
Creative Fingers #111 -Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #30 – Anything Goes
Imagine That! Creative Playground #5 – Tic-Tac-Toe (Gems, Sentiment, Flowers or Die cut, Patterned Paper, Flowers)
Let’s Colour Linky Party #10
A Bit More Time To Craft #22 – Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy #125 – Anything Goes/ Optional Twist: Fairies
Not Just Cards June – Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner #June – A Beautiful Mess
Sisters Of Craft #June – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place #June – Anything Goes
Lacy Sunshine’s Colour Your World – Anything Goes
Create and Inspire #48 – Anything Goes