Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Simon Hurley Create Stamping Foam by Ranger (The best thing I've seen in a long time)

Stamping Foam!  Craft With Me!

You can heat this puppy up and press anything into it to make a stamp.  


This is the first time I have used this item and it was super simple to use.  I got the hang of it really fast and I will be using it a ton.  I was really impressed that I got such good impressions the very first time I used it.  You could also use this with an acrylic block I just didn't see a need.

Items needed:

  • Simon Hurley Create.  By Ranger Stamping Foam 3" x 4.25" block
  • Water bottle-I used one from the Dollar Tree
  • Heat gun-I used the Embossing Heat Tool by Marvy
  • Cardstock-I actually used the back of a paper pad to practice

Instructions:
  1. Heat your stamping foam up for around 15 seconds with your heat gun
  2. Stamp your foam onto your favorite texture
    • Make sure to push your foam into the item pretty good
  3. Ink up your Foam!  Rub ink in a circular motion onto the stamping foam
  4. Spray the stamping foam with water (3 sprays fine mist will do)
  5. Stamp your foam onto paper
  6. Use your favorite cleaner or water to clean the stamp
    • My ink came off pretty good with a few good sprays of water and a cloth
  7. Heat it back up when you are ready to use it again.
     If you like the image, leave it and use it again and again!  Simply reheat when you are ready for a new impression.

Now for the fun pics.  Below is a picture of everything I stamped.



The first thing I tried was of course BUBBLE WRAP!  It made a super cool impression on the foam.



For this one I used Close To My Heart Exclusive Ink Lagoon and Sapphire.  It would be really cool in a journal or mixed media item.
  

Then I looked around my craft room and noticed a basket sitting there and it was screaming to be stamped.


I used Close To My Heart Exclusive Ink colors Raspberry and Pixie.


Next, I tackled my laptop keyboard!


I used CTMH Exclusive Inks Eggplant for this one.


Then I used an embossing folder by Darice that looks like mermaid scales.  I simply pressed the foam onto an embossing folder to get this impression.  I think this is my favorite so far. 





Then I dug into my junk drawer to find some metal embellishments.  Put them down on my desk and after heating the foam, I stamped the foam on the top of the embellishments.  I used CTMH Exclusive Ink in Chocolate.



Then I grabbed a back ground wooden stamp.  The cool thing about background stamps is you get the image reversed.  I used CTMH ink in lemonade and Saffron.




Last but not least is my CTMH Clear Gnome Stamp, I used CTMH Green Apple.  I love how the color of the card shows through on the reverse images.



Thanks for reading, this is definitely going to be one of my favorite tools moving forward.   

If you are looking for the stamp foam you can find it at www.rangerink.com


If you are looking for CTMH inks you can purchase them at www.jennifergamblin.closetomyheart.com

Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!  


11 comments:

  1. This is so cool! I love that you can make a stamp out of anything. Your directions and pictures are very thorough, so it is very easy to follow along.

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  2. Congrats on your new blog! I can’t wait to see all the cool stuff you’re going to use.

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  3. Congrats on your new blog! I can’t wait to see all the cool products you show us.

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  4. love the new blog; like I always say you are so stinking talented...❤️

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  5. Simon, I really like your Craft With Me blog!! And, I really like the idea of buying Simon Hurley Stamping Foam! However...I've BEEN TRYING TO BUY IT EVERYWHERE ONLINE...and it IS ALWAYS SOLD OUT! WHEN do you think this product will EVER come back in stock? I've been on Ranger's notification and Scrapbook.com notification for when the product is available--FOREVER it seems. Can you help me get your new Stamping Foam? Thanks for any info!
    Debra Burke
    Binghamton NY

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    1. Hi I took a look around and im not seeing this in stock either. I commented on Simon's instagram to see if maybe he knows when they might be avail again. It's a great product! If I find it in stock I'll let ya know. Thank you for reading my blog!

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