Birthday Wishes Miss M!

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!

Miss M turns 3!  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


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”.

Birthday Wishes Miss M. What make a fun card when you're 3??? A shaving foam background, lots of glimmer & three candles. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

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!!!

Birthday Wishes Miss M. What make a fun card when you're 3??? A shaving foam background, lots of glimmer & three candles. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

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!

Birthday Wishes Miss M. What make a fun card when you're 3??? A shaving foam background, lots of glimmer & three candles. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


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!

Extra tips:

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!).

Birthday Wishes Miss M. What make a fun card when you're 3??? A shaving foam background, lots of glimmer & three candles. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Happy Birthday to the cheeky monkey that rules our roost!!!

Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


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