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Use foam with your dies to create a 3D look

Create a 3D look without using foam tape which often leaves you with uneven areas on your project.  Simply cut 4 layers with actual foam with your die. This will give your die cut a feel of being a chipboard piece and lay on your cards evenly. 

Our Crafters say:

I love everything your cards are beautiful. The inks are so deep in colour and your flowers are a dream. - Margaret Carberry

Heartfelt Creations has done it again! This is another must have collection. I always look forward to seeing the new collections each month. - Marla J Owens

Heartfelt creations inspires me to do more. Every month I look forward to a new release. Thank-you - Aline Lauzon

Directions

Use foam in a similar color to the actual patterned paper color . This will give the die cut more depth.  If you use foam in a opposite color this will be more visible.  Using a matching color or darker color allows the die cut piece to blend more and give you a more seamless look.  Cut 4 layers of foam and adhere them on top of each other.  Once you achieve the desired height adhere the die cut in the patterned paper as seen below. 


Next to give your die added depth ink the actual die with your dauber in your chosen color before running it through the die cut machine this will color the die seamlessly.

Below you can see how the die pops off the page with no gaps and has a seamless even look.


To make the beautiful flowers you will use 1 large and 2 medium cuts for each of the full flowers and for the small flowers.  Use 1 die cut.  Take your flower molding tool and shape the flowers.  Once complete add glue to the edges and then sprinkle with crystal glitter to add sparkle to your completed flowers.

This beautiful card is perfect for many occasions! The Sugar Hollow collection is a sweet charming collection of owl illustrations with several heartwarming sentiments that are the perfect elements for those projects created for "love birds" someone you miss and "whooo's" on your mind, or for ending a note of encouragement. The adorable inhabitants of Sugar Hollow are sure to warm the hearts and friends and loved ones..


Have lots fun being crafty! We would love to see what you make, share your projects with us on our Facebook page! We love to share your projects too!

 By design team memember Monica Edwards

Supplies

Sugar Hollow Paper collection

Eyelet Oval Die

Botanical Rose Cling Stamp Set

Botanical Wings Die

Stack and Store Daubers

Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter

Score-Pal Measuring and Scoring Board

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive

Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles

Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit

Memento Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

Stamp Mat Pad

Other Supplies: Memento Ink : Elderberry, Bead Stamen (purple), Stamen (White)



Comments



CAROL EDWARDS
Beautiful collection and colours. This Heartfelt Sugar Hollow is so sweet and pretty. I like how you show to ink the die before cutting for a seamless background. I've never tried it this way before always after. Thank you for the inspiration.
Saturday 22nd of July 2017 02:22 AM
CINDY
What kind of foam did you use?
Saturday 22nd of July 2017 08:48 AM

TRACY COOK Heartfelt Creations
Hi Cindy, We asked Monica that question and this was her reply: The foam brand used was Fibre Craft, product number 1510259E. The diamentions are 8.5"X 11" and comes 12/Pkg. We hope that helps!
Tuesday 25th of July 2017 11:12 AM
EVA-MARIA HORNER
I love it and would like to try it. But where do I find the foam??? Looking forward to seeing you at Gibraltar Center/ MI on Aug. 4th and 5th. Eva
Saturday 22nd of July 2017 09:34 AM

TRACY COOK Heartfelt Creations
We asked Monica her reply was: The foam brand used was Fibre Craft, product number 1510259E. The dimensions are 8.5"X 11" and comes 12/Pkg. We hope that helps!
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 03:18 PM
LINDA MAGEE
I just bought your Classic Petunia collection, and the fold out cards. I'm looking forward to creating with them today. Thanks for your creative efforts.
Saturday 22nd of July 2017 09:46 AM
KAREN KRELLER
Love the idea!!!. I've never seen this concept for layering or thought about it. Thanks,
Saturday 22nd of July 2017 10:47 AM
WANDA PETERSEN
Beautiful! So professional looking. But where do you get colored foam?
Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:09 AM

TRACY COOK Heartfelt Creations
Hi Wanda, Different suppliers carry this foam. The foam brand used was Fibre Craft, product number 1510259E. The diamentions are 8.5"X 11" and comes 12/Pkg. We hope that helps!
Tuesday 25th of July 2017 11:15 AM
JUDY
What kind of foam?
Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:43 AM

TRACY COOK Heartfelt Creations
Hi Judy, We asked Monica that question and this was her reply: The foam brand used was Fibre Craft, product number 1510259E. The diamentions are 8.5"X 11" and comes 12/Pkg. We hope that helps!
Tuesday 25th of July 2017 11:13 AM
MELINDA
Gorgeous have to get this set
Saturday 22nd of July 2017 12:17 PM
HELEN
Thanks for this tutorial for creating dimension. Everything that comes from Heartfelt Creations is a winner!
Saturday 22nd of July 2017 01:39 PM
TAMI TIGNOR
Beautiful card
Saturday 22nd of July 2017 02:09 PM
GERI S.
I want to know where the flower centers came from....
Saturday 22nd of July 2017 02:22 PM
KAREN HALE
Beautiful, sweet card Monica. Thanks for the informative tutorial. The die cut foam really does make the focal pop off the card front.
Saturday 22nd of July 2017 05:36 PM
GIN
Great tutorial Monica!!! Thanks for sharing!!!! I bought some foam from England and want to try this technique!!!
Saturday 22nd of July 2017 06:33 PM
DOLORES GOOD
Beautiful as always but you can't send those flowered cards in the mail can you?
Saturday 22nd of July 2017 09:07 PM

TRACY COOK Heartfelt Creations
Hi Delores, We frequently send 3D cards through the mail. After many requests, we now carry clear boxes that send directly in the mail on our website: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/shop/product/search?search=clear+boxes Some crafters use padded or cardboard envelopes with packing peanuts. We hope that helps!
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 09:36 AM
SHIRLEY HALE
I love the paper and the colors! I can't wait to try this technique. Looks like fun and the possibilities are endless.
Saturday 22nd of July 2017 10:22 PM
VICKI
Gorgeous design the purple is absolutely amazing!!
Saturday 22nd of July 2017 11:25 PM
MARY
Like the idea of inking the die before running thru the machine. What do recommend for cleaning the ink off the dies?
Sunday 23rd of July 2017 12:47 AM

TRACY COOK Heartfelt Creations
Hi Mary, We asked Monica that question and this was her response,"Simple soap an warm water or a stamp cleaner." We hope that helps! Have a wonderful day!
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 03:13 PM
CAROLINE REICHARDT
This is great. When I get home I am going to try this.
Sunday 23rd of July 2017 11:44 AM
JAN D., FL
Love your blog. I'm relatively new to it and find it so inspiring. My weekly crafting friend and I both recently purchased your deluxe flower shaping tool kit after watching your videos. It's worth every penny...great quality. Do you ever stamp on and die cut foamiran or silk foamiran for making flowers? I'm sort of obsessed with hand made flowers and just recently discovered these products. I look forward to expanding my arsenal of dies and stamps to include your products. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas and inspiration.
Monday 24th of July 2017 07:31 AM

TRACY COOK Heartfelt Creations
Hi Jan, We asked Moncia your question about foamiran or silk foamiran for flowers and this was her response: Yes you can stamp directly on Foamiran I have not used silk Foamiran yet. We hope that helps!
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 03:09 PM
DONNA BROWN
Looking for daisy stamps n dies. You had one may be last . Is it available.
Monday 24th of July 2017 11:47 AM

TRACY COOK Heartfelt Creations
Hi Donna, We do have a wonderful Daisy Stamp and Die (it even has a leaf!!) Here is the link: https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/shop/product/search?search=daisy that shows not only the stamp and die but two background stamps, as well. Have a wonderful day!
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 09:19 AM