Green Leaves

Julie Warner - justwritedesigns


This is for several challenges on Splitcoast. First the Inspiration Challenge (IC377), and I was inspired by this Fish Pin. For the Mixability Challenge (MIX4), we are to use water based mediums and I used water based reinkers and shaving cream on top of water to create my background. And last but not least, the LOVEFEST2013H challenge by Unity, colors and a picture. I used the colors as my starting point.

For my card, I used a shaving cream background, stamped the image on top. This technique has been around a while and here’s a link if you’d like the directions: Shaving Cream Technique. To make sure the image was dark enough, I also used black embossing powder and heat embossed it.

Julie Warner - justwritedesigns

I left a narrow border around the image when I trimmed it and then attached it to  dk green layer w/ a punched side and then a gold textured layer. A little sponging was added to the gold layer, the large lt green textured layer and also the 5.5 x 4.25 ivory card. The sentiment was stamped in two directions on the lt green layer and I sponged over the top of some added embossing on the left side.


Thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Innovative Stamp Creations – Nature’s Beauty
Paper: vanilla, dk green, lt green textured, gold textured
Ink: VersaFine Onyx, various Brilliance & Adirondack dye reinkers, Kaleidacolor Creole Spice rainbow pad (used to sponge the c/s edges)
Accessories: detail black embossing powder, shaving cream, border punch (All Night Media), mini brad, Cuttlebug organic flourish embossing folder



2 Responses to Green Leaves

  1. Hi Julie!

    Your creations are always so lovely and inspiring! Not only is today’s main image glorious, but all the other design elements showcase it so beautifully. May I ask a question to clarify your technique? You wrote that you applied the shaving cream “on top of water”. Could you explain that further? Did you mean that the shaving cream was applied to wet paper?

    Thank you!

  2. What a stunning card. Love the background technique – I’ve not tried that in ages! Thanks for the reminder.