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Friday, September 11, 2009

Tye Dye Card Stock

Carole added this lovely tie dyed card to our selection, read below the card
selection for the shaving cream technique.
She used a different technique, this is her recipe:
Marvy Ink Pads (orange, yellow, fuchsia, lime green, turquoise, lavender)
Cardstock, Cuttlebug embossing for flowers, Quickutz embossing for card base.
White acrylic paint dots, Rubber stamped sentiment,
Cricut: Walk in my Garden cartridge (flowers and leaf)

This is a fun project almost anyone can do. This is what you will need to make your own ;
Newspapers, disposable gloves, cut sheets of card stock, an old container ( I used an old 9 x 13 cake pan), ruler, paper towels, shaving cream (whatever scent you use it will stay with the cards forever! I use the aloe or lemon lime), your liquid ink of choice. (You can use Stampin Up re-inkers, food coloring or old computer refill inks.) I use the old inks I bought to refill my computer cartridges since I never figured out how to get the ink in without spilling it everywhere. I think you should be able to follow the pictures. Shake can of shaving cream, squirt into your container. Gently squirt or pour a few drops of ink on top of shaving cream. With an old pencil swirl ink by dragging pencil from side to side. Do not mix or stir colors, see the picture. Take your cut sheet of card stock, (hope you have the gloves on by now) and push it into the shaving cream. Remove and use the ruler to gently scrape off the shaving cream. Use a paper towel to wipe off excess. The shaving cream that you scraped off your card can be scraped onto the edge of the pan and re-used. Continue pushing cards into the cream, you will get a different effect if you twist the card after you have pushed it into the cream. Also
the pattern will vary with the direction in which you scrape with your ruler. If you don't like the
look of one you can always re dip and do it again. When you get down to the bottom you can push the scraped leftovers into your pile and continue. Towards the end the colors will be mixed together too much and they won't be as vibrant. That's when I let the cream set on the card a little longer before I scrape it off. You may need to use an index card in place of a spatula to lift the card up without destroying the edges. Place finished cards on newspaper to dry making sure they do not overlap. It is natural for the cards to curl while working on them and while drying. The following day you can place your finished pieces underneath a heavy book for another day or two. You will get different effects also by the color of card stock you use. I like to see what they look like when they are done. Some look like the stems of flowers, others like the ocean. I then decide what card to use them on. I hope I explained this clearly, post any questions you may have. Thanks for reading ~Diane


Claudia @ Die Cuts R Us said...

Wow Diane! My boys would love this!

Claudia (DCRU)

- - Sheryl - - said...

I've read about this - and seen it done... have not tried it - thanks for the tip about the smell.... there are some that are too manly - ughh... LOL Maybe the female ones would be better... thanks for the how to!

Crayola58 said...

Wow, Diane. This is a neat process. I am gonna try it.
I will have to see if I have any shaving cream.
Great job, girl.
Carole DCRU DT

Yvette said...

This is soooo cool!!! You girls really do have some great ideas!!! TFS!

Gwen said...

Very cool results!


DonnaMundinger said...

Fun Diane! I've heard of this but really had no idea what they were talking about. Beautiful effects. Will be fun to try. xxD

Amber said...

Wow, how neat Diane! Love this!

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