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.

INK SWATCH

I have a free Ink Swatch Download for these Simon Says Stamp Inks – just click HERE. To see my complete list of Ink Swatch Downloads and how I create and store them, head over HERE. (You can see photos of all the SSS ink swatches HERE.)

BLOG HOP

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.)

GIVEAWAY

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.

SUPPLIES

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.

 

 

 

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679 thoughts on “Video: Heat Shrink Foam + New Inks + Blog Hop + Giveaway!”

  1. Thanks for the new techniques you used…cant wait to try them and the opportunity to win this giveaway

  2. I love all the colors simon says stamp has out in their dye inks. I can’t just pick only one. I like them all.

  3. The the cards and the idea of shrinking the fun foam and coloring them! Thanks for sharing all the sharing the new SSS colors. I love the SSS inks and it’s great to be able to see them swatched and compared. Thanks for all you do for us!!!

  4. Love love love the idea of shrinking our die cuts! All these company’s new releases are not making my bank account very happy! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I haven’t tried the foam shrinking yet, but I do have a couple dies to try it with. Thanks so much for the great ink comparisons, too. All of the new colors are stunning 🙂

  6. Thanks to you, I’ve been using fun foam more and more. This is a new technique I can’t wait to try.

  7. Love all the new inks, and your card. Just an aside, I’ve just switched to Chrome as IE has seemed to have a glitch for us lately. But can’t get your videos to go full screen – no icon to switch comes up – is that something on your end,or something with Chrome do you know?
    Thanks

  8. Jennifer, I’m so loving how you use the swatch stamps. I want to get my ink pads orgabpnized, all 20 or so of them! I have to order all the supplies to accomplish this, however. This will be fun. I love your work, if you camps call it that. Myra from Florida

  9. Jennifer, I can’t believe you came out with this idea… I was just wondering if you’ve ever tried shrinking craft foam (& now I know the answer, LOL)! 🙂 I guess great minds think alike!

  10. Always a wonderful break in my day to log onto your page and see all the happiness and creativity going on. I really feel connected to a wonderful crowd of fantastic women (and men) and great ideas!!!!! Happy Happy Happy

  11. I thank God for you so often… especially since I got into the game so late, I’m 67, but none the less so excited with all the wonderful supplies, I really count on your site, blog, videos, etc. to learn and not waist time and money, These inks, especially the ocean colors are beautiful! and Thanks for teaching me about fun FOAM!!! I’ll be learning more every day!

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