Both cards are stamped with the DIY fun-foam background stamp in White craft ink. The black card was embossed with clear embossing powder, heated, cooled & run through the Textile embossing folder. I like how crisp the Craft (pigment) ink is with the fun foam background. Versamark would be great too.
- Die-cut your shapes (that step is mighty obvious, hey?) but you could just buy some of those premade fun foam shapes...
- Stick double-sided tape on any block (wooden or acrylic...) [In hindsight, I'd stick the carpet tape and fun foam dye-cuts to a sheet to a sheet of acetate & then stick that to a background stamp, since I had to peel off the one that's pictured above, so I keep my block nice & clean and that wasted the shapes.) With the acetate method, you can store them really easily.]
- Adhere fun foam shapes in a pattern that you like
- Stamp with 'em (I find Craft (pigment) ink gives the crispest image
You can just run fun foam die-cuts through the folder the way you would paper.
- Cut shape with white fun foam (This flower is cut with Provocraft Flowers die)
- Run flower through Textile Cuttlebug embossing folder
- Adhere paper behind it (This is Loves Me retired SU paper)
- Stick on a gem/brad etc...
You may find you need to pick little bits off of the foam; if you look closely you'll see little black thready bits. Masking tape rolled on your fingers works well. :0)
To make this flower:
- Die cut a flower in white fun foam (different fun foam brands seem to have different results)
- Add center flower. [I used a flower from a tag set I bought, but you could use 3 for You punch kit (it's a little larger) or another flower punch]
- Cover the black flower in Crystal Effects/other lacquer for gloss
- Add a gem
P.S. The next post will involve some smooching & doodling! Kissing with fun-foam works even better than it does with stamps (Don't you just want to embrace your fun-foam lovingly?...lol) ;0)
P.P.S. For stamps used for the "delight" sentiment please see previous post
P.P.P. S. The cuttlebug list is growing. It's at 73 things! you can do with a Bug