Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Make it Monday: Fun Foam!

Heather Nichols has issued the new Make It Monday challenge for the week - incorporate fun foam into your stamping project! I loved the example she showed of stamping with the fun foam - a custom stamp from any die that you own. I have actually done this before - a very long time ago - so I'm glad that this challenge reminded me of the fun technique!


I started by die-cutting the Fillable Frame #4 from foam and stamping it. I added the frame from the new FF Additions set in darker shade of aqua, and a sentiment from the additions set in black. I love that I can get the look of the FF die cut and the frame stamp, all in a single-layer!

Next I used the die and stamps from the new Flower Fusion #1 set to cut the flowers in different colors, and then stamp them in tone-on-tone designs. Then I cut the smallest button from the Buttoned Up #1 collection and stamped with Bitty Background Blocks. After attaching the buttons to the flowers with coordinating twine, I attached the flowers to the card with dimensional foam adhesive.


The flower stems are also from the Flower Fusion set, and that strip of grass is the little grassy bit from Love Lives Here, stamped repeatedly against a Post-It mask to keep the bottom edge straight!


Finally, I added a "sun" cut from foam with a Limitless Layer die, stamped it with the circle image from Tag-its #1, and then masked off a circle in the center and added some dots from Polka Dot Basics 2. I think it came out cute!

Thanks for looking, and thanks Heather for a fun challenge! I already have another idea for it... hopefully I can find some time to make it happen! :)

13 comments:

resmith said...

Debbie, this is so cute! I love all of the fun foam you used.

resmith said...

Debbie, this is so cute! I love all of the fun foam you used.

Kara said...

bright and fun!! love it

LittleSurferGirl said...

This is SO great! I absolutely LOVE the way you used the fillable frame! That is so clever! It really looks great using the two shades of aqua. This technique is definitely one that I may just have to try! The entire card is fabulous!

Camilla said...

what a sweet card!

Leora said...

Wow! I love it and I learned a lot from your techniques. Thanks for sharing.

Leora

Lisa H. said...

really cute!

Kay said...

I-LOVE-THIS!!!
Your flowers are super sweet, and thanks for the tip on getting a perfectly straight line (although I'm not sure I could get mind straight even WITH a post-it) LOVE the sun!!!

Keva said...

Oh, this is perfect! I love love love it!

Jen said...

This is such a delightful card Debbie. I adore the bright and cheery colors and your use of the foam...well, dare I say it's fun. ;) So pretty!

Melissa said...

So cute, Debbie! I love the line of flowers!

Ted said...

Debbie, this card is adorable! The thing that caught my eye was that sun... before I read your description, I thought, "Wait...where did she get the sun stamp! LOL!" Very cute! :)

Cathy Weber said...

This is bright and cheery, but the sun steals the show. Stamping it with Tag it was genius! Great job on MIM.