Tuesday, May 12, 2015

These lovely scroll dies from Frantic Stamper, are a perfect example of fussy dies that work well with ejection foam. The foam sheets are adhesive backed and about 1/32nd of an inch thick. The first time you use the foam, you will cut a piece to the size of the dies you need. The sticky side of the foam goes into your die  and put the release sheet on the back as you die cut. After you pull away the excess foam bits (that have not become part of the die), the die will no longer allow your cardstock to imbed into the die when it is cut. You cans see the die below on the mint cardstock with the foam already in it. In this case, you'll notice that the whole sheet of die-cuts will come off as one, rather than poking out each scroll individually. There are a number of products along this line, we also have Cherry Lyn's package of 8 sheets.

In the card sample above, we've used Distress Inks in Cracked Pistachio and Abandoned Coral on printed cardstock. The peony was coloured with Tombow markers and a Dove Blender pen. We used a toothpick and Rangers Multi-Medium in a Matt finish to adhere the delicate scrolls. I really like this as an adhesive because it will not show the same way as a glossy finish adhesive.

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