Monday, April 27, 2015


Anne here and I have to tell you that I've had more fun using the new Mushroom die set.  For today's card I experimented with fun foam and a heat tool.

All you need to do is die cut the fun foam using the dies from the Mushroom set, heat up the fun foam with your heat tool, and watch it shrink before your eyes!  It's a super easy technique and it really works.

Both the red capped mushroom and the white capped mushroom (pictured in the photo to the right) were die cut using the same large mushroom die from the set.  How long you heat the fun foam dictates how much the foam piece will shrink.  I also experimented with different color foam and found that my white fun foam shrunk more than the colored fun foam did.  (The foam eventually stops shrinking and you know it's time to quit.)

Once I had all my pieces shrunk, I colored them with Copic markers and added some Wink of Stella to the caps for a bit of sparkle.  The random white dots were left overs from the white foam.

The sentiment is also die cut from yellow fun foam and is the Hello Express Edge from Die-Versions.  I love that the fun foam allows you to curve the sentiment instead of just being straight.  The background was created using various Distress Inks, a bit of water, and a spritz of homemade shimmer.

So dig out your fun foam and start die cutting and shrinking to your heart's desire.


  1. OMG - Anne this is soooo cute! Love your shrunken 'shrooms! What a fun technique! Now, do I have any fun foam?

  2. This is adorable, Anne!! The mushrooms are awesome!! I love how you included the dots, too!! I need to try some fun foam!!

  3. I love the mushrooms on this card! And I never knew that you could shrink fun foam! I am going to have to try that!

  4. wow, I've never thought to heat fun foam. Love the card and the technique. thanks!