Sunday, August 27, 2017

Live, Laugh, Love

While attending a crop, it was suggested that we refresh our memories on the shaving foam technique. The background of my card was created using shaving foam and dye ink refills. There are several updated twists on doing this, but the basic method, an oldie but goody, can be found HERE. The card layout was inspired by a sketch.
Two circles were cut from white cardstock. Using Distress Oxide ink, one circle is sponged with ink to achieve a peach color. The stitched edge is trimmed away and then the circle is adhered to the white circle with the scallops offset so both colors are visible, A circle of vellum was added between the two circles. The die cut words were cut from white cardstock and colored with a Copic marker to create the bright green color. They were adhered to the vellum. In keeping with the sketch, the peach colored strip was backed with foam tape and adhered to the art piece panel. The circle with sentiments was also popped up with foam tape.
This section was adhered to a card base with a panel of white cardstock. Copic markers provided color for the flowers, which were adhered. Nuvo Crystal Drops were added. The inside of the card was lined with a white cardstock panel and decorated with a die cut flower.

The card is being submitted to the following:

1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #226

2. Addicted to Stamps & More #256

3. Crafty Creations #348
    (Anything Goes)

4. Happy Little Stampers August Challenge

Technique: Shaving Cream/Foam
Size: A2

Inks: Dye ink refills in assorted colors; Distress Oxide Marmalade; Copics
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Lemon-Lime Twist
Paper: Vellum (supplied by a crop friend)
Dies: Peachy Cheap word dies; circle die borrowed from a crop friend
Misc.: Flowers from stash, Nuvo Crystal Drops


  1. Beautiful card,lovely colors and design...thank you for joining us at ATSM CHALLENGE,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  2. Very Pretty! Love the background! Thanks for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge - Patty A - DT Member

  3. So beautiful Mel! LOVE that background and how you created the color cardstock you needed! Beautiful card! So happy you're playing along at Atlantic Hearts!

  4. Saw this in production at the crop we had this weekend...stunning background and great interpretation on the the flowers against the vellum. Thanks for sharing this with us at AHSC.

  5. Lovely colors, Melanie! What a fun, fresh use of the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  6. That background turned out awesome..great card!Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers

  7. love that vibrant background - thanks for sharing your project at Addicted to Stamps and More

  8. I have heard of but never done the shaving foam technique, this turned out awesome! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  9. The end result of your shaving foam print looks very tropical, almost looking through the canopy of the jungle.
    Thanks for sharing at HLS anything goes with dies. :)