Hey there! I love techniques! I love learning new ones and re-discovering old ones. I've been a demonstrator for almost 15 years, so I've learned a lot of them! Today's card used a sort-of-new-sort-of-old technique, Faux Shaving Cream!
The real Shaving Cream technique involves real shaving cream and ink refills, which while loads of fun, is quite messy and time consuming. Stampin' Up! gave us a new background stamp in the Annual Catalog called "Marbled", that looks so much like the end result of the shaving cream technique I just had to use it with Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango ink pads to create this:
After inking the Marbled Background all over with Crushed Curry, I then used the edge and corner of the Tangerine Tango pad to swipe color on top of the first for the swirled look. After laying the Very Vanilla card stock on top of the inked image and gently rubbing to transfer the ink, I then stamped the acorn image from Count My Blessings with Early Espresso. I filled in the gaps with tiny little leaves, also from Count My Blessings. Sponging the edges with Early Espresso ink added warmth and depth.
After stamping "thinking of you", also from Count My Blessings, with Early Espresso, I cut it out with a Layering Oval Framelit, sponged the edges with Early Espresso ink, and then adhered it over an Early Espresso mat cut with an Eastern Medallions Thinlet. I sponged a Touches of Nature Element with Early Espresso, then adhered with a glue dot. I added a pearl, colored with a new product that will be available sometime in the next few months, a Stampin' Blend! (new and improved alcohol markers!)
For the inside layer I huffed on the leftover ink on the Marbled image, then laid the layer on it to get a lighter look. I finished the inside with the remaining Count My Blessings phrase, repeating the acorns, leaves, and sponging.
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That's all for now. Until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!
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