What a fab afternoon I have had today! And this is the card that started it all off. This is the beautiful card I received from Zoe, from my card swap group. I was fascinated by the background, and she told me it had been made using the shaving foam technique. She briefly explained how to go about it, and after checking out a couple of videos on Youtube, I thought I would have a go.
I used the Stampin' Up reinkers that I had (Brights), and created two different coloured backgrounds, The first one used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight. I realised after a few tries, that I needed to swirl it a little bit more, so I had another go, this time using Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive and Pacific Point. This batch looked much better - more marbled and less splodgy. And here are the four cards I made from them.
Each one is different and I'm pleased with them all, but my favourites are definitely the blue ones. I know I will be having another play with this technique, and I may even use it for my scrapbooking. What has been really lovely today, is just having the opportunity to play - usually I make cards for a specific reason. Today, I could just enjoy getting messy and experimenting, with no pressure.
Apart from the reinkers and shaving foam, I also used:
Card stock : Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black and Digital Smooth card stock.
Stamps : Gorgeous Grunge, Petite Petals, Butterfly Basics, Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Crazy About You and Sheltering Sky - Stampin' Up, as well as Your Special Day by Marion Emberson.
Sequins, Gems, Punches, Dies and Glossy Accents.
Hope you like them and thanks for dropping by, Enjoy the rest of your weekend.