Colorful Card Sentiments Using Craft Foam

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By Card Making and Paper Crafts Contributor Heidi. Follow Heidi on Instagram @bluescallopcreations.

If you’re looking to add a bright, 3D element to your greeting cards, craft foam is the way to go!

For my project today, I’m creating a colorful thank you card using the Sizzix Thoughtful Words Thinlits die set along with a variety of colors of craft foam sheets.

I wanted to keep the card clean and simple, but wanted to use a backdrop other than white, so I created a note card using a  light gray card stock.  This is a great neutral color that will really make the craft foam colors stand out.

After creating my note card, I die cut the “thanks” word die from the set multiple times in different colors of craft foam.  The die cut the foam very cleanly on the first pass so it popped right out.  I also cut out multiples of the word’s background shadow in white card stock.

After I cut out all of the words, I arranged them on the front of my card in various directions, sometimes going off the the edge.  To adhere the foam to the white “shadow” and the entire piece to the card, I used Tombow Mono Liquid Glue.

I trimmed off the excess using some large non-stick scissors.

Next, I heat embossed a sentiment from Ranger’s Letter It Thank You stamp set using black embossing powder onto a white circle die cut.  I trimmed the circle down to fit on the front of the card and adhered it with foam squares.  I added another “thanks” above the sentiment to keep everything cohesive.

Here’s a closer look at all that great color and texture.

Thanks for joining me today– I hope this project inspires you to experiment with craft foam to add extra fun and texture to your hand made cards.

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