Monday, August 28, 2017

A Bright Birthday Card

9/03/2017 Update: This card was a Splitcoast Stampers Favorite of the Week ending 9/03/2017.

My card was made using a panel that I created at a crop last weekend. We don't always try something new but this time one of our members volunteered to show us the tried and true shaving foam method as seen HERE. We had fun making a mess and the results were worth it!
Following a sketch for the layout, a panel of black cardstock was adhered to the card base. On that, a dry embossed panel of white cardstock was adhered. A gold foil doily was cut in half and attached behind the art piece that had been framed in black cardstock and backed with foam tape to add dimension to the card. The sentiment was heat embossed using Versamark ink and gold powder, cut into a banner and adhered. Gold Stickles were added. The inside of the card was lined with white cardstock and decorated with a scrap from the gold foil doily.

This card is being entered into the following challenges:

1. Fab Friday Sketch Challenge #119

2. Brown Sugar Challenge #265 (Try something new, i.e., shaving foam technique)

3. Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes Birthday)

Techniques: Shaving foam/cream, dry embossing, heat embossing, stamping
Size: A2 (5.5" x 4.25")

Stamp: Stampin' Up! "Bloom with Hope" (sentiment)
Inks: Versamark, various dye ink refills
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black, Crisp Cantaloupe
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Foil Doily, Dimensionals (foam tape) & TIEF (diagonal); Ranger EP (gold); Stickels (gold); shaving foam


  1. Love your card.Thanks for playing atBrown Sugar this week.
    We look forward to seeing you again next time.
    Brown Sugar DT

  2. This is so elegant and gorgeous! The shaving foam marbling technique is on my to do list for long! How awesome to have crafty friends to do the mess :) together!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday, Melanie!

  3. I love the card! This is an awesome technique and the panel is a great focal point! Thanks for sharing with us at Brown Sugar this week.
    Tammy DT

  4. Remember we saw that shaving foam method at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago? You did a beautiful job! The combination of the marbled panel with crisp black and white as well as gleaming metallic gold is so classy. <3

  5. That's beautiful Melanie! Love your marbled panel, that technique is so much fun and yours turned out perfectly. :) Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

  6. I love how nicely this shows up with the black backing. That gold doily is the perfect accent!

  7. Love the shaving cream technique and the colors you used are fantastic! Love them paired up with the black and gold. Great birthday card! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  8. Beautiful! We did shaving cream at my "messy" class last year - so much fun! Your color choices are wonderful! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  9. Glad to see you used one of your shaving cream background techniques...sure looks yummy and love the gold doily behind it. Beautiful.