I *Shaved* today! Woot, Woot!

Hi there, friends!

 I have a fun card to share with you today,
one I've been meaning to create and get blogged all month.
And you read that right -- I shaved! 
 Well, my card anyway! :)
 Not only do I have a beautiful sentiment stamp to showcase, but a super fun stamping technique!
Since today is my day to post on the Prickley Pear Stamps blog,
I thought I'd show you this very inspiring quote stamp:  "What if your fears"
which is a beautiful etched red rubber stamp.  I fell in love with it the second I laid eyes on it!  Such a sentiment to ponder ♥
I also challenged my lovely stamping friends (the Stamp Addicts!) to the TAT (Try a new Technique) challenge this month:  The Shaving Cream Technique.
And let me just say - it's super easy peazy, lemon squeazy!

 I knew I wanted this sentiment to stand alone and what better way than to have a simple, CAS card with a background to make it *POP!*  I added several colors of SU Reinkers to standard shaving cream - Kiwi Kiss, Real Rust and a few drops of daffodil yellow .... very citrus-y colors :) 
I went straight to the source on SCS for the tutorial -
 peek at this link with step by step instructions and photos. 
 It's fun, energizing, colorful AND super easy - and the bonus:  You don't need designer paper! 
  I also 'shaved' and stamp onto watercolor paper, which I find works best of all and holds up to the water and elements better than regular heavy weight cardstock (I use PTI's white hw cardstock - super thick and yummy!)
I'm one who tries not to waste anything so when I tried this on regular G-P cardstock next, I decided that the smaller piece would become a bookmark.
See ... a matching set!


Thanks for stopping by today and be sure
 to check out the shop at Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps
for this stamp and many more!
Big hugs, Bigger Blessings!


Benzi said...

Kelly, your citrus colors are divine for this shaving cream technique. Your set is just beautiful. That really is a sentiment to ponder....hmmmmm
Have a fabulous day.

Lynn McAuley said...

My shaving cream adventures never turn out this beautiful, Kelly! Your results are divine! What a gorgeous stage for this awesome sentiment!

Nancy said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous! The sentiment is amazing as well. This is such a cool technique.

Becky said...

wow Kelly, these are awesome. What a wonderful mix of colors and love the burlap heart.

Lisa said...

Wow, these are amazing!! I love the colors and designs!! I'm intrigued by the technique you used!! Super-duper fabulous!! Have a great day :)

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Irish Cherokee said...

Fantastic color combinations and the technique makes them stand out and jump off the page. They have a flame like quality. The sentiment is perfect for both the card and tag. Benzi was right, it is one to ponder. Excellent.

jimlynn said...

Oh WOW! Kelly, not only is the sentiment beautiful but the background! Stunning colors on all! So very lovely.

Margaret said...

Fabulous! The colors are so yummy and I do love that sentiment. Also like that burlap heart. It really adds a lovely touch to the card.

Barb said...

Love your card Kelly--great choices on the colors. I did buy a new can of shaving cream to try this---non-gel type and will work on mine early next week!

kadie said...

That turned out GORGEOUS and I am so in awe...who knew...shaving cream. Outstanding!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful sentiment and a gorgeous background made with shaving cream.... The color are so rich, the textures perfect, and the simplicity of your design allows for the wonderful background to take center stage.

Tammy said...

Outstanding and just gorgeous colors!

Terry said...

Beautiful job with this technique, Kelly. I love the colors you chose and the big swirls.

Maxine D said...

I've bought the creme, and this afternoon I will play - love the intensity of your colours and the way you have let them take centre stage.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your colors are so pretty- love the summery feel to them. Loving the sentiment- and how I love the tag and the card : ) You Rocked the technique!!!

Priyanka Mandal said...

Beautiful color combination. Dazling.Thanks for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

Darlene said...

Holy Hannah girl!! This is outstanding!

The colors are breathtaking. And the sentiment...very thought provoking indeed! I love that you made a matching bookmark too.

Hmmmm, yes. I think I would still go there!

~Paola~ said...

Haven't used this tecnique in ages but your color choices wanna make me copy this BIG time...LOVE LOVE LOVEEEEEE~It sure makes the beautiful sentiment POP....
Thank YOU for this wonderful inspirational card:o) ♥

Marcy said...

Wow, this background looks amazing! I'm on a roll with backgrounds and will definitely check out this technique! Beautiful card my friend! :)

Margaret said...

Oooohhh! That is sooooo pretty! Much better than the stubbly legs that came to mind when I read the title-hee!hee!
The sentiment is fantastic and definitely something to think about since this is usually the case!