Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tutorial Thursday

Hello Whiff of Joy fans and welcome to a new Tutorial Thursday!! It's Ellie here today, and my very first time posting here on the Whiff of Joy blog!
 I am so excited and a little bit nervous too, as it is actually my first step by step tutorial ever!

I decided to show you how to create a one of a kind background using shaving cream and some re-inkers. 

This is a photo of what you will need: 
regular shaving cream (not the gel kind)
2 - 3 re-inkers (I used SU, but you can also use distress inks, memento, etc.)
white heavy weight card stock (or glossy card stock)
mixing utensil
paper towels (not pictured)

Step one:
Place some shaving cream onto your plate.
Add 2 to 3 drops of each color onto the foam.

Step 2
Using your mixing device mix is slightly to create a texture. 
Tip: Don't mix it too much or it will all turn one color. 

Step 3
Now place your  card stock onto the shaving cream. 
Move it around to cover the whole front with cream.

When you are done it will look like this.

Step 4
Using a paper towel start wiping the shaving cream off of the card.

 When finished it will look like this. 
I made two pieced, and note how there is a different pattern on each.  

And here is my finished project, using the super cute Henry with guitar as my main stamp.The music notes and sentiment are from the spring stamp kit as well.

Did you notice how I used one of the stamps from the kit all over the background to create more texture?
Henry was colored using copic markers, and I used my super sharp cutterbee scissors to cut him out. To finish the card I did a little bit of machine sewing, and added a button and some twine.

I hope I inspired you to get a little messy and get out your shaving cream for some inky fun!

Until next time,

happy stamping,

The following Whiff of Joy products have been used:


  1. Wow! That's fantastic! Thank you for the tutorial! Now I have to buy some shaving cream!!! Quickly!!!
    Hugs, Susanne.

  2. Yes it really looks fantastic, and it´s such a fun technique to play with too, and you can create such awesome sesigns this way and keep changing them over and over just by adding another drop of color before making the next sheet, so it´s definitely a one of a kind piece, you´re creating every time.

  3. Awesome! I love your tutorial and the card is beautiful!

  4. Wow fantastic!!! Thank you for the tutorial!!!

  5. Was für eine coole Idee, sieht richtig genial aus!


  6. Cute. Thanks for tutorial. It looks great.


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