This past weekend, I'd made a note to CASE this card by Lisa A. I loved how she raised up the whole die-cut piece and left the top space open to leave room to stamp her sentiment.
Here's my CASE of her card:
Instead of using paint chips to get an ombre look, I used a piece of paper from the Basic Grey Kneehighs 6x6 paper pack. I stacked three of the white outline die-cuts for some depth.
The sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp Happy set, and the stars were from my bowl of OMG, I CANNOT POSSIBLY THROW THESE AWAY collection.
This is a crazy-easy card to make, so you'll probably see it again.
In other news, I did some math. Did you ever wonder if running foam tape down all sides and the center of a panel was more cost-effective than using a piece of Fun Foam? Well I did, but maybe my brain is weird. Here's my calculation. Feel free to tear it apart:
I used 13.5" of foam tape on my white panel. If I'd used a piece of Fun Foam, it would have been 3 3/4"x4 3/4".
Foam tape is 26.04 for 36 yards (where I buy it at Amazon).
That works out to .72/yard, or .72/36"
.72/36" = x/13.5" (In English for you Mathaphobes: if it's 72 cents for 36 inches, then how much is it for 13.5 inches?)
.72(13.5)/36 = x
x = 27 cents
Fun Foam is $11.99 for 12 9x12 sheets, so we'll call it $1/sheet
Each 9x12 sheet is 108 sq inches
3 3/4" x 4 3/4" is 17.8 sq inches (size of Fun Foam I'd use)
108 sq in/$1 = 17.8 sq in/x (In English for you Mathaphobes: if 108 sq inches is a dollar, then 17.8 square inches is how much?)
108x = 17.8
x = 17.8/108
x = 16 cents
So Fun Foam is less expensive to use than foam tape. You're welcome.
* I got asked to participate in a Feedly Beta thing, and it lets you share your collections. Since so many people have asked me for the list of challenges I follow each week, I thought it would be a fun experiment to share my feedly link and see if you guys can access it. Let me know! My Feedly challenges collection (the only one I've shared): https://feedly.com/
Stuff I used to make this card:
Stamps: SSS Happy 3x4
Dies: Frantic Stamper Stars & Stripes Photo Card
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Basic Grey Kneehighs 6x6 pack
Ink: Hero Hues black
Other: foam tape, 1/8" corner chomper