Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial's Day!

Here is the second circle card. I created the shaving cream background using glimmer mists. I tried, dye re-inkers, radiant rain, and glimmer mists. I think the glimmer mists was my favorite because of the color selection and the sheen from the glimmer. (Not that you can see it in the picture but it is there. :)


  1. Cut out a 5" circle.
  2. Spray shaving cream on acetate.
  3. Smear out the shaving cream to leave a 1/4" layer of shaving cream.
  4. Spray yellow, orange and red glimmer mists in various areas of the shaving cream.
  5. Using a plastic knife drag the knife across the shaving cream in lines one direction and repeat in the other.
  6. Lay paper on shaving cream and gently press.
  7. Lift it up. You will have a layer of shaving cream on your cardstock. Lay it down with the shaving cream face up.
  8. Use something plastic with a firm edge. I used my ruler and I shaved off the excess shaving cream. (This was very messy) I ended up keeping my wipes handy to keep cleaning off the shaving cream.
  9. Clean off all the shaving cream and you will have a nice surprise under the shaving cream as there is a beautiful pattern transferred there when you laid it on the shaving cream.
  10. You can create several sheets from one pile of shaving cream on the acetate. To get the marble effect again you have to add more glimmer mist and use the knife otherwise you will get a nice blend of colors.
  11. After circle dries, stamp the Stampers Anonymous flowers around the edge using brown pigment ink.
  12. Stamp the bird using the brown pigment ink.
  13. Stamp the sentiment using versamark and emboss with white embossing powder. It didnt' come out as white as I would have liked so I touched up with the white gel pen.
  14. Add accents to the flowers and the bird using the white gel pen.
  15. Ink the entire surface with versamark and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. (repeat 3 times)
  16. Attach twine to hang. This is actually a card with the twine there to hang it afterwards.


  • Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mists - Tuscany Sun, Daffodil, Red Velvet
  • Versafine - Vintage Sepia
  • Signo - Uni-ball White Gel Pen
  • Stampers Anonymous

Today is the day to remember the honor of the men and women who have fought or served for their countries and given up their lives to protect the lives of others.

I am thinking of the people in my life who have served or are serving today in our armed forces.



  1. Es una maravilla de trabajo, el fondo te ha quedado precioso, el embosing, todo es una obra de arte, felicidades.

  2. Beautiful colours...beautiful piece Suzanne!

  3. Love everything about this Sue!

  4. Love this card! and love how you did on this.

  5. OMGosh! That turned out just gorgeous! You sure know what to do with SC BG's! Beautiful!


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