Thursday, January 15, 2015

Experimenting with Fun Foam

Hello! I remember playing with Fun Foam as a kid and having so much fun. I decided to break some out and experiment with it in card making. Here are three different ways I incorporated fun foam on my cards...

1. Use as an embellishment...
I die-cut THIS die out of some dark and light pink fun foam. I used the inlaid technique and placed the light pink heart inside the dark pink outline heart. This creates a unique and fun embellishment that serves as the focal point on my card. Speaking of focal points, THIS die is absolutely awesome for achieving that. It creates a circle of small dots to draw your eye in. I finished the card by adhering THIS sentiment and a sentiment from THIS stamp set on top of the heart. I added some of THIS paper behind the holes to add a pop of color.

I love the dimension that the fun foam gives....

2. Color it and cover it! 
I used THIS die to cut out some stars out of white fun foam. I encourage you to buy white because you can transform the color by using markers. I used my Copics Markers to color the stars and adhered them to the card panel using some of THIS adhesive. I covered them with Glossy Accents, which gives them a unique look. NOTE: I didn't have any trouble with my Copic Markers after coloring the fun foam. However, if you are unsure about possibly damaging your markers, I would encourage you to try some inexpensive permanent markers. Oh, and Crayola Markers do not work for this technique because it smears. 
I finished the card by using THIS die again as a focal point and embossing THIS sentiment in white. I added some patterned paper strips behind the black panel and adhered it tilted for a playful look. 

3.Emboss it! 
I dry embossed the fun foam with THIS embossing folder. I die-cut a circle from the center and stamped THIS sentiment on to THIS die cut from THIS cardstock. I adhered it in the window and finished the card by rounding the corners of the fun foam and spraying it with some perfect pearls for some shine. It's hard to photograph but is so pretty in real life...
There you have it...three different ways to use fun foam. Like I said, I really like how much dimension it gives. It's fun to mix it up and not do the same thing all the time. I encourage you to experiment with fun foam because there are so many possibilities! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 

11 comments:

  1. Wow just love how you used the foam!

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  2. I need to give these a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Great ideas! Love the stars card the most!

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  4. Fantastic cards, I must try this, Cathy x

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  5. Foam is one of my favorite materials to work with too!! Love the starry card
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  6. Wow very creative using foam! Love the card :)

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  7. Thanks for sharing these fun ways to use fun foam!

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