Video: Heat Shrink Foam + New Inks + Blog Hop + Giveaway!
Hello and welcome! Today’s video shares how to heat shrink craft foam… and also shows an up close look at the new Simon Says Stamp inks.
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]I use craft foam a lot on my cards to add dimension (see a video HERE), but did you know that you can shrink it with your heat gun? That’s what I did to create the embellishments on these cards.
I die cut the new Simon Says Stamp hello die from white fun foam. After adding some heat with my heat gun, I have smaller die cuts! A great way to stretch your dies for a new look and size.
I also colored the foam embellishments with Simon Says Stamp dye inks. If you ink the foam before shrinking, the color will change and get a bit darker. If you ink after you do the shrinking, you will get a true color. (Either way, you need to heat set the color so it doesn’t rub off.) It’s nice because you can get a variety of colors from one ink pad!
Many people have asked about the smell of the foam as you shrink it. I don’t notice much of a smell with this particular craft foam. Also, this is a tiny piece, so I had no problems.
I finished off the cards with small fun foam hearts. I applied color to the foam hearts but found the color to be too dark, so I simply stamped them off on to a piece of scratch paper to achieve a lighter color. (I like that you can also die cut your fun foam to create stamps!)
Oh – and by the way – I used a fun scallop Echo Park embossing folder on the cards… and an older (but favorite) sentiment stamp set from Simon.
This post is part of a fun blog hop to celebrate the new “Splash of Color” Simon Says Stamp release.
The next stop on the hop is my darling and oh-so-very-funny Laura Bassen. (To start at the beginning of the hop, please head to the SSS blog.)
Each stop on the hop will receive a Simon Says Stamp Prize pack randomly selected by Simon on 7/21/15. For your chance, let a comment below by clicking “comments.” Winners will be announced on the SSS blog.
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. Thank you for sending the new products, SSS!) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Amazon (AZ), etc.