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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Speedy Recovery...

So - do you remember the Shaving Cream and Dye Ink Technique?  I went to a class my friend Nancy held recently - and she had us doing this old technique again... makes for some fabulous backgrounds!  This morning my husband asked me for a get well card for a sailing mate - so I picked up one of the backgrounds and stamped it with this Magenta stamp.  The sentiment is by Sunlight Impressions and the world stamp on the inside is also by Magenta.

[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]

  • Shaving Cream and Dye Ink Technique is done with a foaming shaving cream [a cheap brand] put on a paper plate.  Two or three colors of ink are added in a couple of drops each around the foam and then "stirred" or mixed gently in a swirling pattern.  A 5.25 x 4'' panel of CS is placed face down into the foam, moved around just a little to make sure the face is covered & lifted from the inked foam.  A 2nd sheet of CS is placed face down on the 1st so that the foam is squished between the two and then both are wiped clean with a paper towel.  The ink has already embedded in the paper and amazingly does not smear further when wiped.  You can continue to use the foam on the paper plate till the color is gone or too muddy to use further.  Throw away that plate and start again!

This card should be eligible for the following 
Sweet Pea Stampers – boys/men
Open-Minded Crafting  - #14 – Water, water everywhere
Pile it On #28 – Monochromatic
Crafting from the Heart #27 – ATG
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG

IMAGES:  The focal image and world on the inside - both by Magenta; the sentiment is Sunlight Impressions. 
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; base CS & the mats are from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Copper brads are from stash.
INKS: Distress Inks used to ink all the edges

May you create wildly and color with abandon whenever it amuses you!  ~ginny


  1. What a stunning card and love the Technique..Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and hoping you would like to join use again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

  2. Stunning work I love all the detail you put in to your projects Ginny x

  3. I had never heard of this sounds VERY COOL! I love the entire card, just beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us over at Open-Minded Crafting FUN! Melanie, DT

  4. Gorgeous!! Inside and Out!! Love it! Love those stamps too!! And that background is amazing! I have never tried that technique.. I really should... you are right! Really makes for some amazing background!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  5. Love the background, came out so much better than when I tried it :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.
    Julie DT

  6. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Sweet Pea Stampers 'for the boys/men' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  7. Wow - the background paper that you made is just fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  8. Beautiful Card, thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight

  9. Awesome card love the technique used and colours. Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  10. That's a background technique that I have to try out! Just love the great masculine feel to this card! Awesome.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  11. Scott and Ginny:
    Thank you for the extra super special custom "get well" card! It is quite unique! Betty and I have just marveled over it, and have decided that it is a treasure to keep for a lifetime!
    Thanks for your kind thoughts, Bob


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