- To make a shaving cream background, spray shaving cream into a shallow small pan. Squeeze a few drops of each color re-inker. For this background I used yellow, orange and rust. Use a knife or popsicle stick to slowly swirl the colors around. Be careful not to over swirl, or you'll mix your colors together.
- Take a matt piece of A2 size card stock and lay into the shaving cream. Press down gently. After a few seconds remove. After about a minute, scoop shaving cream off of card. You'll see a cool design. Repeat for more cool backgrounds - each one is unique. Add more drops of color if you choose. You'll find the first few have the most color and the later ones are more subtle. Both types can be used for backgrounds. You will be able to make several.
- Set them aside to dry before using. If they do not go flat, set several books on top of them overnight.
- Pick an area of shaving cream ink design you want on your vase. Ink up vase image with copper ink, stamp, sprinkle embossing power and heat set.
- Cut out portion of vase image. Set aside.
- Use flower die cut to cut flower shape and then emboss.
- While the card stock is still in the die cut, airbrush color onto it. To remove the paper from the die cut, use a toothpick to push it out.
- You can use alcohol to remove color from your die cut pieces. Repeat for two of each color and three leaves.
- Die cut large scallop circle.
- Cut design paper to A2 size and trim 1/4" off top and one side. Use corner punch on design paper and base card to create rounded corners on right side of card.
- Adhere design paper onto base card. Adhere large scallop circle.
- Layout your bouquet and leaves to your liking. Before you adhere the flowers, use a bone folder or other pointy object to press in the center of each flower and slightly bend pedals up with your fingers. Note: With a smaller flower, you can simple press and the pedals pop up. With larger flowers, the pedals need a little help.
- Apply adhesive in center of flower and press it down in the center into place. Repeat for entire bouquet.
- Below is a photo of an ATC version. The vase is turned upside down. Such a versatile stamp image!
Stamps: Michael Strong Cloisonné Vase MS329EZ, Mini Cloisonné Containers MS334EZ
Inks: Encore Ultimate Metallic copper ink pad
Paper: Stampin' Up! whisper white, Club Scrap designer
Accessories: Copic Markers R08, R29, Y35, YG93, Stampin' Up! copper embossing powder, heat gun, Spellbinders Nestabilities grand scalloped circle & Shapeabilities flower die cuts, copper brads, Flora Doodles flowers
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!