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Hey Stampers! Today, we’re going to do another technique using the reinkers or the refills for your ink pads. This is called the Shaving Cream Technique and that’s this part right here is kind of messy, so you’re going to need some paper towels, so let’s get started.
You’re going to use some glossy card stock and then I have a paper plate here that we’re going to do this on. Okay, so you’re going to need some shaving cream, I’m using Barbasol, let’s going to shake it up really good. Okay, so then you’re just going to put some on a plate. Okay so, I’m going to use this stick and I’m just going—you can use a Popsicle stick or even your bone folder if you wanted and I’m just going to even the side a little bit, spread it around.
Okay, then you’re going to take your refills. I’m using the Lovely Lilac and you’re just going to drop, few drops all over your shaving cream just randomly. I like lots of purple so we’ll add a little bit more. And then I’m using the Tempting Turquoise. Then I’m going to take my stylus and I’m just going to blend that somewhat together making swirls and whatever pattern you want to make it I guess. That looks pretty good.
This is why you need napkins, so you can clean off your tools. I clean up the stick before it gets everywhere. Okay, so then you’re going to take your glossy card stock with the glossy side facing down, you’re going to put that right into your shaving cream and press that down. Okay, then just peel it up, I laid it on the napkin, I’m just going to move this to the side here. Okay, then you’re going to take another napkin and I’m just going to kind of hold it in place that doesn’t have any color here and then you’re just going to wipe that off. You’ll definitely need napkins. And then you’re left with this really pretty background for our layer. And then set that aside to dry and pretty.
Okay, so then for this card, I used the stamps that’s called a happy heart and I’m going to show you how I did this image right here. I just took the stamp and I’m using the same color markers as I did the refills, the Lovely Lilac and then I’m just going to apply the purple onto the stamp where I want it. Let’s see what this—one up here too, and you take your Tempting Turquoise marker and you fill in the rest. Okay, and then you’re going to have fun with your stamp, I just got some whisper white here and then just stamp your image, and that’s how you got the multicolored for the front of my card, and then I used the Fine Cosmo Glitter, the purple and the turquoise, or the orchid I guess it is in that bunch.
Okay, thanks for stopping by, we’ll see you later. Bye.