Calgary Zoo.


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I created four scrapbook pages of 12″ x 12″ in August 2015. The photos were taken at the Calgary Zoo. Some of the supplies I used were a gift from a friend 😉

Patterned Paper “Natural Animal” by “Recollections Signature”, Zebra Pattern wood mounted rubber-stamp from “Recollections”, paw print wood mounted rubber-stamp by Stampcraft, “From Africa with love” Wood mounted rubbers-stamp, Guinea fowl wood mounted rubber-stamp, Giraffe foam mounted from Regal Greetings and Gifts, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

These are very versatile stamps, which I have used in Savanna Game Ranch before.

Other supplies are handmade paper, card-stock, die cut alphabet, postage stamps, fibers, brads, beads, craft fun-foam, ink-pads, ink, acrylic paint, tags, brochures, plastic acid-free pocket (for tickets), etc.

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Close up of tags, fibers, beads, brads and postage stamps.

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Close up of impressed Craft fun Foam, this was the first time I tried this technique of heat embossing fun foam with rubber stamps.

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Close up of impressed Craft fun Foam.

How To Impress Craft Foam By Kate Pullen Rubber Stamping Expert

“This is a versatile technique that is easily adapted. Creating impressed images in craft foam produces a very different effect to that achieved by ‘heat embossing‘ using embossing powders. In this technique a rubber stamp is pressed into the top of the heated foam which leaves the impression of the stamp sunk into the foam. This is a great way to produce interesting and textured pieces of craft foam that are ideal to use as embellishments or in other rubber stamping projects.”

Here’s How:

  1. Work on a firm and flat surface which is protected against heat. Using a heat gun, carefully heat a piece of craft foam. To get a constant stamped impression in the foam ensure that the foam is well heated by heating both sides of the foam.
  2. Quickly press the rubber stamp into the heated surface of the foam and press hard. Standing up while stamping will help to apply a constant pressure – particularly with larger stamps.
  3. Wait for a few seconds and remove the stamp. The outline of the stamp will clearly be seen in the foam.
  4. Variation: Add ink to the stamp before pressing it into the foam. The inked outline will emphasize the impressed image.
  5. Color the image and use as required. These images are ideal for adding to handmade cards. – Rubber-stamping from about.com

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Close up of impressed Foam.

The supplies I used were a sheet of Brown craft foam, which I got at a Dollar-store, try to get the thicker quality, rubber-stamps, tweezers, a heat gun (I used a paint stripper, which I had), if you do not have a heat gun, I believe an iron will also work (not a hair dryer, as it doesn’t get hot enough), Ink-pad, heat resistant sheet and scissors. I cut the sheets bit bigger than the stamps, heat the sheet until the edges start curling, quickly stamp hard and hold onto the hot sheet with a rubber-stamp, cut out and ink. Please see the bottom of this post for more tutorials, under related.

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Patterned Paper “Natural Animal” by “Recollections Signature”

How To Impress Craft Foam

How to Use Craft Foam

Stamp Embossed Fun Foam Mini Album Cover.
YouTube Video

How To Make a Metallic Looking Embellishment From Craft Foam

Faux Metal Craft Foam Embellishments

Sheena’s Faux Leather Technique

Fun Foam heat embossed with rubber stamps.

Calgary Zoo.
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Calgary Zoo
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Calgary Zoo
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Savanna Game Ranch
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Savanna Game Ranch
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