Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Shaving Creme and Embossing

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I have been having fun with the shaving creme technique recently, and this is one result.

 

Before I coloured the background, I clear embossed the water colour paper, which formed a great resist, and added to the overall dimension in the card


Here is a close-up of the embossing - I coloured the shaving creme with food colourings in red, blue and yellow, swirled them a wee bit, and then dipped the paper into it.  It is a really fun technique, and you never know what the results will be.


I finished the card with a stamped image of a simple flower (an old Hero Arts Stamp), which I coloured using markers, and as the red did not stamp very well, I added some extra colour by hand later.


The card was finished with a some rhinestones on the plain strip of card.

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26 comments:

  1. great technique. It is always fun to see what happens when you take the paper out of the creme.

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  2. Oh wow its a gorgeous effect you managed to create in the background. A great design.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  3. This is fab. Great colours. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  4. WOW! This is so pretty, Maxine...and so very creative, too! Love the shaving cream technique look on it!

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  5. Great Card--I love all of the colors and the embossed resist is a nice technique to use too!

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  6. A very pretty card abd lovely inky background Maxine, blue and green work so well together.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  7. I agree with Dawn, it's always fun to see what pops up when you lift the paper! I'm glad you are having fun with this technique, my friend - your card is stunning!

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  8. Oh Maxine- another beautiful card! Your colors turned out fab! I love the embossing on the background as well. I have purchased the shaving cream...need to find a few minutes to play!

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  9. you have made a beautiful background Maxine.
    its a lovely card.
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator


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  10. The resist looks great on here and LOVE those pretty colors with this technique!! Outstanding.
    Lynn

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  11. That is a fun technique isn't it? I used to do it with the children in my nursery, only we used paint instead of food colouring. Sometimes we just left the residue to dry and it made lovely 3D sculptures.
    You have made a very pretty card with yours, and the resist embossing was a good idea. Kate xx

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  12. Very colorful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafting From The Heart! Angie-DT

    http://angiescraftblog.blogspot.com/
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  13. Very lovely Maxine. Your shaving technique turned out so pretty. Love the embossing you did on it too. Overall great card!

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous creation, love this colour combo and the technique used.xx
    ♥aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

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  15. This is an absolutely beautiful card - lovely colours and details - thank you for joining us this time at Love to Scrap - Michelle x

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  16. Whoo Hoo! Love that fab background. I only tried this once in a class, using reinkers. Who knew you could use food coloring? Loved your idea of adding the embossing first to get those wonderful flourishes. Great card, Maxine. Very cheery & such fun. TFS & Hugs

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  17. Very interesting Technique Maxine. Excellent results though. Love the card and your creativeness.

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  18. Holy Hannah, this is WONDERFUL!! The embossing adds such a great extra touch. Love the colors too, so nice together. I'm going to have to give this a try!

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  19. that is a fun background idea...I shall try to remember to do that soon! :)

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  20. This technique is great and ion your card beautiful, just as the card!
    Thank you for joining at Penny Black and more! Gerrina, Guest-Designer

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  21. This is a technique that I have not tried yet...Looks great on your card, and it sounds like fun...thanks for sharing.

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  22. How amazing that this piece of art came about because of some food coloring and shaving cream! You did a wonderful job here and I really like the bright swirls of color that you were able to produce. You're right: you never know quite how it will turn out! I also thought it was a brilliant touch to do the embossing as a resist technique. It adds yet another element of sophistication and interest. All in all, this card is stunning and is definitely made from scratch! Thanks so much for sharing it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  23. What a lovely creation. Very elegant. Thanks for playing at scribble and scrap. We hope to see you next challenge. Good luck.

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  24. Fabulous Thanks for joining the Imagination Crafts Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again soon.xx

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  25. Lovely card lots of nice details.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ allsorts and good luck x Susan x

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  26. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

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