Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Fun Foam Congratulations Card Video

Hello, Crafters. 

Today's video looks as if I've copied the same card I shared here yesterday! 

The design is the same - apart from the dry-embossing - but I've used fun foam for the words instead of cardstock, and I have to say it was great fun playing with it yesterday!!

My original plan was to make a video showing how to make faux leather using fun foam.

It was a technique I saw Frenchie do in one of her videos years ago with a stamp of some cowboy boots. 

As I was practising this technique - with varying levels of success - I was wondering what else fun foam could be used for in cardmaking. 

Almost at the same time, someone asked me on Facebook, how many layers of cardstock did I use for the two words on yesterday's card! 
I used six layers but how much quicker and easier it would be to use fun foam; so that was it, I was off!

In the video I showed how to die cut the words, then paint with the Fine-tip Glue Pen, and cover with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (DDSG). 

I'd made the words I used for the card in the video about four hours earlier, so the glue had had a chance to dry properly. 

Of course, it could have been adhered to the card front first, then had glue applied, and finally covered with DDSG.

I prefer my way because sprinkling DDSG over the words would mean most of the front of the card would also get a covering of DDSG! 

Whilst most of it could be shaken/tapped off, a lot would still remain. 

More importantly, as this takes a little while to dry, it'd be easy to knock the words and damage the damp covering of glue and DDSG that's on the card, especially when decorating the inside of the card.
I want to play with fun foam a bit more so I can understand it better. 

For example, I'd like to know why the Basic Black Archival Ink stamped a lot lighter on the white fun foam than it did on the light blue fun foam? Was it something I did?

I hope you enjoy this technique, it was certainly a lot of fun. 

However, if the idea of fun foam doesn't appeal to you, you can still follow the video and just substitute fun foam for cardstock. 

Today, hubby and I are going down to Aldershot together with my sister for the funeral of an aunt, who was one of my Dad's sisters. 

A sombre day, but it's comforting to know that our aunt isn't suffering any more.

That's about it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Oh Jan, love love love the fun foam cards!! I'm sitting here with a whole stack of FF looking at me!!! Going to try this!!! TFS

    1. Hi, Cherie. I hope you have as much fun playing with your FF as much as I did - it was great! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.