Saturday, June 28, 2008

Fun Foam Smooching! (and I got Nestabilities!) :0)

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it! ;0) That fun foam background stamp that I made in my last post works even better for the kissing technique than rubber stamps. Craft (pigment ink) seems to be the secret. The ink stays moist enough to make a great impression.

This is fun foam kissed & then detailed with a white Sakura glaze pen

To Smooch with Fun Foam:

1. Make fun foam background stamp (tutorial here & more info on fun foam stamping here)

2. Brayer fun foam stamp with ink (again, Craft/pigment ink works the best--giving crisp lines)

3. Stamp onto fun foam stamp with rubber/acrylic stamp(s) (I like a background stamp, but any size that fits will work, and you'll want to work quickly so ink stays wet) :0)

4.Use the kissed rubber stamp to stamp your paper

5. Set the craft ink with a heat gun, so it isn't smudgy

6. Embellish your stamping as desired with glaze/gel/glitter pens

Other Card Details:

--> The scallop square is made with Spellbinders Nestabilities (Classic Scallop Squares.) I got a great deal on them thanks to my friend Kim. Check out this stunning card she made for me with the circle nesties. Me lovey! And this one with little squares is hot too.

--> The basic grey square mat & the main Pretty in Pink card both have faux stitching done with Tim Holtz's design ruler (more details here.)

--> The pink 3D flowers are pink fun foam cut with Provocraft's Flowers dies. The white flower centers are punched with the 3 for You punch kit. I added glitter with a Sakura clear glitter pen & black brads.

--> The sentiment square is made with the Alphabets stamp in Pretty in Pink ink & punched with a 1 1/4" square punch. The white paper is distressed with a black marker (that marker edge technique is described at the bottom of this post.) topped with a black embossed "hi" which was punched with this 5/8" circle punch (hard to punch but I love the size.) I edged the "hi" circle with a Pretty in Pink marker and with glitter pen.

It's all matted with a Basic Gray coloured small classic scallop nestie which I embellished with a white Sakura glaze pen, punched circles of black cardstock in the corners.

Thanks for stopping by
and I hope your crafting is fun-filled! :0)

101 things you can do with the cuttlebug here


Annapurna said...

I was working on a card with flowers/butterflies that have kissing technique. You beat me to it. Looks beautiful.

I got some of both (sticky and non-sticky). Will let you know what happens. Thanks for the heads up on the glue part.

Jheffner said...

You are so fantastic, and I just LOVE your blog! Am glad you found the post ; ) Was going to write you a comment here but forgot : )

Thank you so very much for all the work you put into your blog, and for your GREAT inspirational tutorials and absolutely amazing cards!

Jacquie - AfterHoursStamper

Teri said...

really cool idea! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Wow Mel, you are amazing. I will have to get some fun foam and play. When do you have time to come up with all of this.

LeAnne said...

Wow, this looks like a cool technique! I am going to have to read further & check it out! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Tonniece said...

What a pretty card.
to coin a phrase from Robert D. to Billy Crystal

"You, You, You, You're Good"

Another something something to put in my (Try this Tech.) book

Thanks Mel

Anonymous said...

Thanks again for great inspiration! Check out what I just found
So cute...uses the cuttlebug. Wow,

Crissy said...

OH Mel, this card is beautiful! You come up with the coolest things!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

How cool is that. You are so right; the results are amazing. I'll give it a go!

Dana said...

How awesome! IT looks fab!

Janine said...

Wonderful stuff Mel.. Love all that you do!!!
Hope you have a fabulous day!

Primitive Seasons said...

Mel: STOP! STOP! Your creative genius is flooding my computer, not to mention my mind, I'm on overload. You are a real genius, do you know that. HOW do you come up with this stuff. Do you ever sleep??? Seriously, you are the TUTORIAL DIVA, Mel!

Maria said...

I could have sworn that I had commented this post but looks like I didn't.

Okay. . .this card is just too awesome. I love how the background sort of makes the card look so 3D and the flowers really stand out! Wow!

I love how you experiment with different materials!


Donna Baker said...

you're the BOMB! you should be sharing this stuff with Fun Foam!

Erum Tasneem said...

I think we have these here... they are called foaming sheets... I had quite a few. Don't remember where I have kept them! I know one thing for sure that you can give any shape you want to to foaming sheets with help an iron or a heat gun. You gotta just turn/twist/bend when its hot. Try it and let me know if this works with your fun foam too.

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