Faux Shaving Cream Backgrounds with Perfectly Artistic Paper

Black Ink Comparison Chart Stampin Up

I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the shaving cream backgrounds technique before – if not – let me just say, it gives you this neat white and color swirly background designs.  And it is fun to do but can be fairly messy.  So, when I was working on some thank you cards this month, I was excited to see you can get a similar look without all the mess thanks to the Perfectly Artistic paper (only available FREE during Sale-a-bration through the end of this month)

Faux shaving cream background technique with perfectly artistic paper

Really, I just had a lot of fun playing around with my Sale-a-Bration goodies to make these cards.  🙂 Plus, I mixed and matched all the different colors from the Perfectly Artistic paper pack for all the different color combinations for the card set.

side view of honeycomb happiness thank you card

My favorite thing though was these little chicks.  If you can’t tell, I LOVE this stamp from the Honeycomb Happiness stamp set (also, only available FREE through the end of March with the Sale-a-Bration promotion).  I stamped the first little chick at the bottom and then cut out a mask (stamped the bird on a scrap paper and cut him out and placed him over my first stamped image) and then used that to cover up the first bird when I stamped the second.

masked honeycomb happiness chicks

Then to color the birds, I wanted the easy route… and I FOUND IT!  All you have to do is grab a sponge dauber and ink it up with Crushed Curry ink and swirl it over the chick’s face and you get cool texture and it is done lickety split!  Then just color over the beak with a Pumpkin Pie marker and you are good to go!

perfectly artistic with honeycomb happiness thank you

Oh, actually I forgot to mention, I stamped the Thank You using the Watercolor Thank You first in the upper left corner and then stamped the chicks in the lower corner.

TIP – Use the Archival Basic Black ink for super rich black colors in your stamping!  I only use this ink when I’m stamping on my red rubber stamps.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  It is my favorite black in by far.

Wondering which Black Ink to use when?

Check out this handy-dandy chart I put together to make it easy for you to remember!  Print it out or pin it to always have the reminder when you are crafting.

Black Ink Comparison Chart Stampin Up

Hope that helps, but feel free to ask any questions you may have!

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