Sunday, 4 July 2021


Today's card features a background I did with some shaving cream and this great stencil from A Colorful Life Designs called Flower Head.  This stencil is large and makes the perfect backdrop for stamping.

So here's what I did to create my card:
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock as my front panel and positioned my stencil over that.
  • Next, I got my shaving cream ready by spraying some out onto a paper plate and tinted it with some Distress Re-inkers.  I used the end of a paintbrush to swirl the colours together to blend them.

  • Using an old gift card, I picked up some of the tinted shaving cream and pulled that over top of the stencil.  
  • I removed the stencil and set aside to dry.  When dry, I used a clean credit card to go back over the top of the shaving cream to remove all the excess and was left with this lovely image.
  • I placed the shaving cream background into my Misti, then stamped the dragonfly and the sentiment from Visible Image with some Versafine Clair ink.
  • I glued it onto a piece of white cardstock to act as a border, then onto a piece of black cardstock and then finally onto a white card base.
  • Lastly, I added 3 black enamel dots just under the sentiment.

Here is the stencil I used:

                                                       Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
Craft Rocket- SUMMERTIME

Stamps- Just Be Happy (Visible Image); Dragonfly Reflections (Visible Image)
Inks- Distress Re-inkers; Versafine Clair
Paper- black cardstock; heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Flower Head Stencil (ACLD); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Shaving Cream (Dollar Store); old gift card; paper plate, black enamel dots


My name is Erika. said...

Very cool shaving cream background Karen. I love the colors! Dragonflies are certainly part of a summer countryside. Thanks for sharing with us at Art Journal Journey. hugs-Erika (And take a peek at the rules too, OK?)

Mac Mable said...

Wonderful colours and a fabulous technique Karen on your beautiful card x.

Sarn said...

LOVE this! Fabulous card.

Sarn x

butterfly said...

Fresh cool colours, just right for cooling off on a summer's day in the countryside.
Alison x

cuilliesocks said...

A wonderful card Karen, lovely dragonfly image and your stamping and colours are fabulous, Kate x

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful and I love the colors and the dragonfly used on the card.

DigiDaddy World said...

This is beautiful. Amazing use of colors
Love this

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is really lovely. Thanks for linking to at Art Journal Journey, but you should read the dreaded rules, please.

Christine Alexander said...

Love the effect of the shaving cream, it's such a cool look ♥ Beautiful card :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Now that is a great twist to the shaving cream technique - great results and an wonderful card Karen
Stay safe

Carol Cel said...

I stopped to look at your great card, and was so surprised to read about making this with shaving cream. Great all around!

craftytrog said...

A great technique and a gorgeous card Karen! xx

Ida said...

Beautiful card. The Shaving Cream technique must be making a come back as I've seen a few cards recently using it. Always fun to do. I like the stencil you used.

Jeanne H said...

Oh, great colors and design on your card. I'd forgotten about the shaving cream idea so thanks for the reminder.

Pat said...

This is a super dragonfly Karen and love the pretty coloured shaving foam background using that great stencil much like the centre of a sunflower..gorgeous! x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Dragonfly and love the stencilled shaving cream background
Carol x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful card and great quote.

HilaryJane said...

Love that effect, I have never used shaving foam, will have to give it a try sometime soon. That dragon fly looks stunning against your wonderful background xx

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card. Love the colours. Cool twist on the shaving cream technique… would never think of spreading it through a stencil.

Monica C. said...

Oh what a cool background! I have never tried the shaving cream background technique. Thank you for the inspiration.
Hugs Monica

Conny said...

Oh wow.. this is amazing!

Elkes Lebensglück said...

This is a wonderful imaginative card. I love the dragonfly in it.
I wish you a nice time, hugs Elke

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is a fabulous card and I'm sure you have read my team's comments! You are clearly talented and we'd love to see something other than a card from you! Hugs, Chrisx