Monday, February 4, 2013

Moxie Fab Background Paper

I had so much fun with this card! I knew I wanted to keep playing with my Paper Smooches stamps, and that I wanted to feature this fun background paper...after all, it should be the star of its own show. I thought making a recessed frame would do exactly that. I was going to go with a silhouette or some sort of 'pretty' image, and then I dropped this rabbit while putting it back into the package. The funny tilt made me think of him peeking in to say 'hi', and look at that, my card came together!

Supplies: Paper Smooches stamps; standard small circle Nesties; Palette Noir ink; shaving cream paper made with Ranger Posh Rainbow inks

Seriously, this just makes me happy to look at. 

The paper was made using the shaving cream marbling technique - Splitcoast has a wonderful tutorial on this technique here.  I have a husband & two boys, one of whom is already shaving (gulp!) but my husband prefers gel shaving cream. My son actually picked out the regular fluffy stuff a while back, and so having the proper cream on hand gave me the thought to finally try this technique a while back. 

This time around, after pressing the two pieces of cardstock together (as in the tutorial) I used a 3rd piece to 'scrape' the excess shaving cream off in a straight motion. I found this worked better for me than the tutorial technique. Also, since this was my second try, I had the knowledge from last time that yes, I was going to be sticking my hands in the dyed shaving cream....and turning my hands a lovely shade of 'um, is that a rash?' Disposable vinyl gloves to the rescue! 

The rabbit & sentiment are stamped directly on the card base, and the patterned piece is adhered with foam tape for a bit of dimension, with a small border left on the edges (about 1/8 " all around).

Today is the last day to link up for the 75 Creative Card Challenges week at Moxie Fab World - I so love seeing what everyone has linked up to share!

xoxo,
Jessi
ETA: Silly rabbit! Jen pointed out that this counts as a window card too - duh! Now why didn't I think of that? So I'm popping it in at that Moxie Fab challenge too :) Thank you, Jen!

18 comments:

~amy~ said...

Now how fun is this?! awesome use of that technique!

Jen W. said...

That looks so cool!! I might have to check that technique out - love the swirliness! And the bunny peeking through is perfect. You could enter this in the window card challenge too no?

Pat K said...

Fun card and great use of the shaving technique. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. I read your blogs regarding autism and will be following along as I am a grandmother to autistic twin boys aged 17. Sending big hugs, Pat K x

Barb said...

fabulously fantastic! love how he's peeking around the corner. his buck-toothed grin gets me every time. that bg paper is so pretty...does it smell nice too? ;) great design my crafty friend!

Emily Keaton said...

Thanks for the big smile this morning, Jessi! Love love love your marbled background and that bunny peeking through your window couldn't be cuter :-). Love this to bits!

jimlynn said...

This has just got to be the cutest!!!!! Love that background and cute, cute, CUTE card!
Lynn

Annette said...

he is playing peek a boo... super cute..

walchowDesign said...

Great technique with the foam, Jessi! Love the marble look and the cutie saying hi!

Barb King said...

Perfect stamp placement! Fun card and technique.

Lisa Arana said...

Heehee, that little guy made me giggle. Too fun!

Kary said...

This is so cute, Jessi! Love that cute bunny and the shaving cream effect looks wonderful!! Lovely cheerful card!!

Jenny said...

That marbling is way too cool, too messy for me to try!!
That goofy rabbit is funny I agree, the jaunty angle definitely suits him :0)
Jenny x

Cath said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks for linking this up to the Make a Card with a Window Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Lindsey said...

Okay, that homemade paper is totally awesome! As wife to a bearded husband, I have heard that hair mousse can work as a substitute, so seeing your card, I may just have to try!

Debbie said...

Fun paper!! This would be really cool to try!! Thanks for the glove mention! I don't like colouring my hands!!
Cute to have the image peeking out!

yyam said...

Love the marbled background! :)
This is sooooooo cute with the window and that adorable bunny! *big smile*

lostinpaper said...

It's a winner Jessi! How COOL is that marbled paper.... LoVe it totally!

Cath said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks also for linking this up to the Make Your Own Background Paper Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun there as well! :)