Friday, January 28, 2011


With her "Freestyle Fridays" post last week, Julie presented a new mission for me to use fun foam to create a project.  I knew instantly what I would do with the fun foam . . . I would heat it with the heat tool and then stamp into it to create a debossed impression.  The foam that I used was actually a pale yellow, but I sponged it with Early Espresso ink to get the color "just right" and to also make the debossed image more prominent.  This technique is perfect for projects that call for the look of stamped leather, and the color of foam is easily transformed with ink.  It's also very forgiving . . . if you heat the foam, stamp into it, and don't like the look, just re-heat the foam and the image you stamped will disappear, leaving you with the opportunity to do it all again.  Stampin'  Up! products used to create this project include:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, and Baja Breeze card stock, "Newsprint" designer paper, Baja Breeze seam binding, "Sense of Time" stamp set, Scallop Square die (to create the card), Scallop Circles #2 die, and antique brad.


Debbie Martin said...

I love this. First time I have seen a Fun Foam that I really liked. Great Job!

Laura Lipe, Pisgah Forest, NC said...

I LOVE this project!! Now I'm going to have to buy that stamp set to make myself one. It's a great card for a man!! Good work, Regina!!! Smiles, Laura

Rose said...

What a fun card! You did a super job on the clock face. I have never worked with fun foam, never wanted to, but your card is a keeper and you've inspired me. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Wow GREAT idea gives fun foam a new image. Also Love the card & the mission between you & Julie.

Keep it up


djouellette said...

GREAT card and technique!

Sue Duffy said...

What a fun idea, Regina! I will have to experiment and try it for a techniques class - thanks so much for sharing it! Sue