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Friday, January 28, 2011
"FREESTYLE FRIDAYS" FUN FOAM DEBOSSING
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.