Are you all hanging in there? Stamp-a-faire 2015 is so much fun and inspirational. The unconventional challenge is all about using non-crafty materials to make a design, all the while not really knowing you are using it. I visited my local hardware store and stared down just about every aisle trying to find something to use. This was definitely a challenge and really got me out of my design comfort zone. What on EARTH could I purchase in here to use other than paint card chips, which are free?! I was at a loss.
I saw some foam panel boards in the insulation aisle and thought, that looks like something I could use to add dimension, so I bought it. I didn’t realize what would happen after I returned home and started using the foam panel board. Keep reading to see!
I used a large piece of the foam panel behind the patterned paper panel on my card. Instead of using foam adhesive squares, circles, or pieces, I used a large foam panel for a seamless dimension.
The foam panel board is essentially sheets of styrofoam.
You can’t see it because it’s dimension for the card.
A peek to how it looks at an angle. Those times when you need extra height, you can use foam panel boards or styrofoam. It works great! You just need to add adhesive, like you would to your cardstock.
Stamps: Graceful Greetings
Cardstock: True Black
Dies: Graceful Greetings
Patterned Paper: Mood Mix
Other: white embossing powder, black twine
While creating my first card, the foam got a bit messy as I was cutting it. Pieces were everywhere. Then, I had the AH-HA moment. This looks like snow. So, I did what any paper crafter would do in this situation. Ripped out all those winter themed dies and stamps and started making snow drifts!
First, I die cut Cover Plate: Snow Drifts. I added liquid adhesive to the snow drifts and pressed the foam board panel bits and pieces. VOILA! 3D snow on a card!
I added “snow” to the die cut trees. I stamped and die cut the house and church, then added them to the snow drifts. Last, I stamped the sentiment at the top of the card.
Stamps: Holiday Home
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Aqua Mist, True Black
Cardstock: White, Ripe Avocado
Dies: Cover Plate: Snow Drifts, Holiday Home
Patterned Paper: Ripe Avocado bitty dot
Other: foam panel board (better yet, find some styrofoam – like a cooler)
Thank you for stopping by to see how I used an unconventional material (styrofoam) on a card in two ways. I can’t wait to see what you make!