Friday, August 06, 2010

Shaving Foam Background Card

by Sharon Jeffs

Shaving Foam Background Card



  • Cut card to the following sizes –
    CoreDinations Tulip:
    • 10 inches by 5 ½ inches and fold in half. (card base)
    White card:
    • 4 ½ inches by 5 inches. (Background)
    • 4 inches by 2 ½ inches. (Stamped piece)
    CoreDinations Chocolate:
    • 4 ¼ inches by 2 ¾ inches. (Stamped piece mat)
    • 4 ¾ inches by 5 ¼ inches. (background mat)

  • Cover a flat tray with shaving foam.

  • Places droplets of Pistachio paint and Olive paint across the surface of the shaving foam.

  • Using the end of a paintbrush, swirl the paint and shaving foam together.
    Be careful not to over-mix or the swirls won’t transfer to your card.

  • Press white background piece of card down into the surface of the mixture, pressing evenly to ensure a complete coating.
    Pull up immediately and lay flat.

  • Using a ruler, scrape across the card to remove the excess mixture.

  • You should be left with a swirling paint pattern on your card.
    Put aside to dry thoroughly.

  • On the smaller piece of white card, stamp on of the Inkadinkadoo horse images with the Stazon Timber Brown inkpad.

  • Ink the edges of the horse stamped card using the Antique linen inkpad and a blender tool.

  • Colour the horse to your own preferences.
    I chose to use watercolour pencils to colour mine.

  • Mark out holes along the edges of the card to create the border.
    I did 4 holes across the smaller sides and 6 holes along the wider sides.

  • Thread three strands of the embroidery floss onto a needle and begin at the first hole.
    Poke the needle up from the back of the hole.
    Loop over the twine and thread back through the same hole.
    This will catch the twine in place.
    Continue in this way along each of the holes until the twine has been sewn around all four edges.
    Tie off the remaining floss, then tie the two edges of twine together and snip off any excess to form the border.

  • Next, attach the horse stamped piece to its mat using foam tape.
    Adhere the background piece to its mat and glue this to the front of the card base.

  • Finally, attach the horse stamped piece to the centre of the card and attach one of the felt stems across the right side.


  1. Absolutely stunning!!!

  2. Gorgeous card. Well done.

  3. I love this technique, but had forgotten about it. Thanks for the renewed inspiration!

  4. This is so cool Sharon!!