This card will be for my friend Melinda. She is a wonderful, giving person that I have know since my oldest was in ‘baby’ library group with her oldest. She is not a crafter. Period. In many ways we are very dissimilar, but good friends none the less. As we were going for a walk today, (she is excellent at motivating me to go on power walks), her with her youngest in the ‘uber off roadin’ jogger’ & me with Liam in the bouncy pram, she said, “Did you mention that you wanted to walk to the store for fruit & cheap foamy shaving cream, not the gel kind”. She poked fun at me for a bit & said ‘was the shaving cream for Mike or me’. I told her I was using it for crafting, to make marble like patterned paper. Her response: “okay then”.
I used the tutorial from Marlayne, the best demonstrator, I know! She made this groovy card where the shaving cream effect was like the waves of the ocean. Here’s a quick break down of how it worked … but really check out Marlayne’s tutorial for a more clear demo.
I reused the same cream & same drops, might as well, right? & experimented with other c/stock.
Okay, I’m thinking this turned out more like clouds rather than water. Ah well, change of direction.
I used the Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, as inspired by Dawn & also reminded that I wanted to try it again by Lydia. I wanted to add some bling on the wing, but decided against it … that’ll be another card.
So: Stamp Set: ‘Miracle of Spring’, Paper: Glossy Stock, Ballet Blue CS, Ballet Blue Ink, White Ink, Martha Stewart Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders (using Sizzix machine & Converter, and dimensionals.