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Apr 14, 2014

Egg-cellent shaving cream

Happy Monday! I hope your week is of to a good start. We got a snow shower going on at the moment. 80 Degrees on Saturday, and now we're back in the 30's. Good thing it will only last for a couple of days. And hopefully this extreme weather change won't hurt my newly planted apple trees!

I had some time today to get inky today, and decided to use the shaving cream technique again. The new Easter Eggs Sentiment set from Whimsy Stamps was perfect for this technique. 

I started out by embossing the egg using versamark ink and white embossing powder. The little chicks and tiny egg were colored with markers, then I used a versamarker over those tiny colored image, so I could emboss those parts with clear embossing powder (to prevent my shaving cream mixture to ink them). 
If you are unfamiliar with the shaving cream technique, I did a tutorial on my blog a little while ago, you can find it HERE. 

I cut the egg out after using the shaving cream technique. I used my scissors to cut out the egg, but there is an egg die available matching the sentiment set. To create the other two eggs on my card, I simply traced the embossed egg, and cut them out using different colored card stock. This is where the egg die would have really come in handy :-)

The flowers that I added to my card were done using the new garden flowers die set. Grass was done with a MS punch, clouds were done using Memory Box dies. I wanted to add a little "cute" factor, so hubby suggested a little bee. I used one from a Penny Black stamp, and a butterfly punch for the butterfly.

The paper in the background was made using the same shaving cream mixture that I used for the egg. I embellished with some rhinestones and glitter, and some twine.

I'd love to play along in a few challenges:

The Pink Elephant - Easter
Dream Valley Easter
Sentimental Sundays -  Embossing (embossed easter egg)  
Stamping Sensations -Dies and/or Punches
Crazy 4 Challenges - Get their egg on
Have a great day!! 


susiestacey said...

Lovely card Ellie, hope your apple trees are ok and you get fruit this year - they should be unless they had blossom on and the frost got them x Susan x

Tracy said...

Hi Ellie
Wow gorgeous design on this card, and super eggs, such a wonderful inspirational piece. Love your technique with the shaving foam.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

brenda said...

Your creation is lovely Ellie, such imaginative use of our dies and punches and perfect Spring piece.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x (I have a Grand Calibur to be won here )

Francesca said...

Love the colours, thanks for joining us at stamping sensations

Francesca x

Anonymous said...

This is so cute Ellie! I love the technique, the colours, and all the die cuts and dimension. Sorry, I'm behind in my commenting.