Thursday, March 3, 2011

Make It Monday Challenge #4


This week's Make It Monday challenge for Papertrey Ink is to use fun foam on your project for stamping and/or embellishments. (Details here.) I was wowed when I watched Heather Nichols' video on using fun foam--it was an "a-ha" moment when I saw how easily it cuts with even intricate dies and realized that you can stamp on it too! Ooh, the possibilities! So, I thought of what I considered a clever idea using Wise Owl. I sat down tonight to execute it and . . . I struggled. I mean I really, really struggled. Nothing came out how I pictured, and I was hampered by the fact that I only had fun foam in one color--white--which I had *just* purchased to make buttons with PTI's new button dies. I scrapped my first idea and went with #2. That was just as bad, although I did keep the die cuts to use on something else later. I really wanted to both stamp with and use fun foam die cuts on the card, so finally, I threw my hands up and did something simple, not-so-creative, and boring. Ta da! LOL! But I got something done, darn it, and if a great new idea pops into my head tomorrow at work, I'm ignoring it! ;-D

Supplies
Stamps: PTI--Fillable Frames #5 & 6
Paper: PTI--Kraft
Ink: PTI--Plum Pudding & Fresh Snow; Versafine--Onyx Black
Dies: PTI--Fillable Frames #6, Buttoned Up #1, and Beautiful Blooms II #3
Misc.: Fun Foam; Twine--Lilac, The Twinery

10 comments:

Anne B said...

I think it turned out great - love the focal point and the white sponged edges. I have terrible trouble with visualisation - things hardly ever turn out as I imagine!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is really SWEET, Jill! I love how the FF/sentiment looks on the Kraft, and the white buttons make beautiful centers for your purple flowers!

Kristin said...

Well, I like it!! And I totally know how tough it is when what we want in our head does not come into reality when we start to create the card.

Kay said...

I really like the stamped buttons and flowers in Plum Pudding on Kraft- yum!

Lorraine said...

I think your card is adorable! And at least you tried (I kind of said - er, uh...). Love your using the foam to make buttons and the background patterned paper that you created!

Karen C. said...

Third time`s a charm!! The cute little white buttons and the Fillable Frames sentiment panel really stand out against the Kraft paper and purple stamping. I like the way that you used the stamping images for the flowers and buttons as well. Great job!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Well, it's adorable, simple or not! I love stamping with the fun foam... it's a technique I had used a LOOONG time ago, but had sort of forgotten about until Nichole showed us on the video! :)

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

So cute! I love the patterned paper you created with the die cut!

Emily said...

Oh, but this is so cute! (I have, however, had that problem where the idea in my head works so much better than the one I'm making on paper! Hee!)

Stephanie said...

Too cute! Love your buttons on your bigger fun foamed stamped flowers. I almost used the same dies!!