Monday, February 26, 2018

Foam Flowers

I went to a Foam Flower class last Friday using Leane Creatief  'Foam Flower' and have to say I fell in love with using it even though I do need to use a heat gun/glue gun for some of the process!
We made 3 very different cards in the class and I'm showing you here the first one that we made.

To save time we were given each of the base cards in kit form but still had to cut to the sizes we wanted. The background leaf had been precut so I don't know the make for this but we used Leane Creatief Easy Flower Die 002 and Leane Creatief Leaf Die 001 to cut our own flowers out from the foam in each kit. Once the flowers and leaves were cut we used various ink pads with daubers to ink up the edges of the flowers and to colour the leaves in solid green as we had cut them from white foam. The foam takes the colour very easily and drys instantly. We used a combination of heating the petals using a heat gun or holding (with tweezers) against a hot iron. They curl almost instantly and form into the cup shapes that you see here in the picture. We adhered together using a hot glue gun but then I attached mine to the card using d.s. tape . To finish I used Liquid Pearls in 'Baby Blue' o the flower centres and on the white base card.  I love the result.  I added the just for you sentiment when I got home from a black shinny sticker sheet.  Needless to say I did not come away from the class without purchasing further supplies of the Foam Sheets.

Entering into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations #194 Anything goes / use flowers.
Through The CraftRoom Door # Anything goes.
Crafty Creations #360 Anything goes.
Creative Moments #137 Anything goes.
Creative Fingers #143 Anything goes.
Cut It Up #142  Anything goes.
Create and Inspire #71 Anything goes.
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #76 Anything goes.
Pile It On #139 3D embellishments.


Jackie T said...

Hi Mrs A this is a stunning card I love those flowers they are so pretty. It must have been a brilliant workshop. I can't wait to see the other cards you made. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Scrapatini said...

Cute card! I love the foam flowers and the simplicity of the rest of the card. Thanks for joining the Creative Moments Challenge.

Creative Moments Design Team

Glennis F said...

That is a very pretty result. What a fun day you must have had

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful card, really must have make some more faom flowers, such fun. I use a travel iron and glue, I don’t trust myself with a glue gun

Margreet said...

Beautiful card. It is great fun working with the flower foam. I used some gilding wax to color them.
xxx Margreet

Mrs.B said...

A lovely card Mrs A. the flowers look so pretty and have a nice shape. Sounds like a great class.
Avril xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
I have been wanting to try this for ages and am very envious of your workshop you attended.
Your flowers are excellent and so pretty.
They look so brilliant on that card as well.
Beautiful colours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card and the added liquid pearl is adorable just finishes of your card Mrs A xx

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely wonderful and love those amazing flowers and the liquid pearls are gorgeous x

Ella said...

I always come with pleasure on your blog, because it is always spring!
Very nice card, Valery!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow! Amazing card, so elegant and your foam flowers are sweet and wonderful! Love the colors too! I wanted try making foam flowers by ages... I have already bought some foam sheet and a little molding tool for petals, they seems so pretty to use. Unluckily I haven't had still some free time to play with them :(( But hope to could early!

Kathleen said...

Really gorgeous card, Stunning colours and really love the flowers.

Kath x

brenda said...

Lush colours and those flowers look beautiful and so dimensional. Not sure if they are the same but I watched part of a Foamiran programme on TV and was very tempted.

B x

MaryV said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us over at Create & Inspire Challenges.
Creative hugs, Maria xx

KandA said...

Beautiful card Mrs A. Love the colours and your foam flowers look amazing xx

Anne said...

I've seen a few of these foam flowers around, you've done a lovely job
Anne x

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Your flowers look beautiful. So cool that you learned something new!!

Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes challenge at Cut it Up!


terrie said...

Well done and the color combo goes so well together....tfs

AlisonC said...

It sounds fun and gives great results. The fact that you can colour it is a huge bonus. I look forward to seeing your creations with the 'further supplies'. x

Claire said...

The flowers look wonderful and add so much dimension and give it a tactile feel to your card. Lovely to use for Easter cards :) x

Lia said...

Your first try is so very pretty (much better than my first!!)
Love the whole layout of this card too.
Lia xx

Sylvia said...

You've made a stunning card at your workshop.Love the foam flowers and beautiful colours.I have this foam too.I've seen a video.I thought Leanne use an iron.


Donna said...

How gorgeous this is, that must of been such a great workshop.

Darnell said...

Your card is really gorgeous, Anne! I love the colors and all the bling-y dots! I'm seeing those foam flowers everywhere and I'm very impressed with how real they look!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Greta said...

Oh no--another product to tempt me! What a beautiful card, Mrs A!

Barb said...

It sounds like a great workshop. Your card is lovely Mrs. A and the flowers are beautiful. It really sounds like a lot of fun. Love the colour combo you chose. Barbxx

Elizabeth Hart said...

A beautiful color combinations and the flowers are amazing. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Cara said...

I love this and those little pearl drops are gorgeous x