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Shaving Cream Background

Looking for a unique background for a stamped card? Try the fun and easy shaving cream technique!

Supplies Needed:

Shaving Cream (not the gel kind) - unscented
Stamp Pad Reinkers in various colors
Flat container (a pie plate or cookie sheet works well)
White Cardstock
Shaving Cream Background Supplies

Step 1:

Spray shaving cream into container in a zig-zag manner.
Apply Shaving Cream

Step 2:

Squeeze a few drops of different reinker colors into the shaving cream in different areas.
Drop Reinkers into Shaving Cream

Step 3:

Using a knife, lightly spread the shaving cream using a back and forth motion. Do not overly mix the shaving cream and reinkers.
Mix Shaving Cream and Reinkers

Step 4:

Press the cardstock into the shaving cream, making sure you fully cover the front of the cardstock.

Press Cardstock into Shaving Cream

Step 5:

Scrape off shaving cream with the knife and wipe with a paper towel.
Clean Off Cardstock

You can make additional background cardstock using the same shaving cream. The colors will become less intense and more muddied after about 3-4 applications.
Additional Backgrounds

Here are some examples of shaving cream cards:

Shaving Cream Card

Stamped by Shannon Entin

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