Yesterday was Miss Maddie’s 3rd birthday!
I think turning 3 is the first birthday that kids have where they are fully aware that being the birthday girl (or boy) is a momentous occasion that should be milked for all it’s worth!!!
It’s been a big lead up to this birthday with festivities starting in early July and gaining some serious speed this week!
Making a card for your own child is always a tough task! Of all the things you could choose from, what should it look like???
For Miss M, I went with a bright and fun card that was all about being “3”.
Inspired by a post by Carolina Evans last week, I decided to make a shaving foam background for the card. No two cards are ever the same with this technique!!!
Miss M is so proud of turning three and is continually showing us she’ll be “this many” – complete with three fingers held up! So I thought the 3 candles would be a perfect touch!
Want to make your own marbled background?
You’ll need shaving foam, reinkers, a skewer and cardstock (Shimmery White is my favourite).
- Squirt the shaving foam onto a cleanable surface (or one you can throw out – I used a piece of DSP backing cardboard)
- Add a couple of drops of reinker in your chosen colours at random points on top of the foam
- Swirl with the skewer
- Press your cardstock onto the shaving foam surface
- Remove excess shaving foam (Carolina used a squeegee – clever!!!)
- Allow to dry before using!
I find that the second or third pieces of cardstock you smoosh are often the best as the colours are less specific & intense. But it really depends on what effect you are looking for.
Try to stay away from dark colours (or only add 1 drop) as they can overpower your whole project.
Be mindful that as your inks blend you may end up with a new colour as they interact (remember kindergarten – blue & yellow = green!).
Happy Birthday to the cheeky monkey that rules our roost!!!