Friday, April 19, 2013


This week at Just Add Ink, Delys has come up with the idea of us all trying a technique we've never tried before.

I have, for a long time, wanted to try the Shaving Cream technique ... but the males in my house use shaving gel (no good for this technique!), and I have repeatedly forgotten to buy shaving cream from the supermarket.  Finally I got myself organised - only to find that Chantell, another member of the JAI Design Team, has chosen the same technique.  You'll see from our cards, though, that this technique can yield very different results, so hopefully we'll both inspire you!

Here's a link to a YouTube video I found helpful before starting:

I wanted to achieve a real intensity of colour in the 'shaving cream panels', so used a generous number of drops of ink.  For this card I used Tangerine Tango, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight - and I just love the boldness of the end result. 

Stamps: Easy Events
Card: Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango ink refill, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight ink refills and markers, Jet Black Staz-On inkpad, Black permanent marker
Other: 2 1/2" Circle punch, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits, Calypso Coral ruffled ribbon, Scallop Edge border punch, 1/16" circle punch, glue dots, basic pearls, sponge dauber


Here's another card I made, using the shaving cream technique and a trio of blue ink refills:

Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Night of Navy ink refill and stampin' pad, Tempting Turquoise and Pool Party ink refills
Other: Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Elegant Butterfly punch, 2 1/2 " Circle punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits, Brights button, Pool Party baker's twine, Finishing Touches edgelits, sponge dauber, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, glue dots

Make sure you check out the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team's creations.  We would love to have you play along with us - so how about trying out that technique you've had on your "must try" list?


  1. Christine, those both turned out beautifully! That technique is a lot of fun and yields such a unique background. Love how you cut the butterfly out to match the background.

  2. Loved your new technique Christine - the orange is so vibrant but the blues are just the opposite. Both cards are lovely.

  3. What a great effect the shaving cream gives,the blue card is my favorite. Well done my friend

  4. What a striking effect Christine. Both colour ways look great and I love all the detail from the doily mats and borders. xxx

  5. They are both so yummy! But of course my fave is the orange/Calypso colours. Such a fun technique and beautifully used. xxx