Hi there! My blog today is a continuation of yesterdays post. After getting such a good result with the textured fun foam, I wondered how well my own textured foam would work. I have several embossing folders with great patterns and thought I could make some interesting textured foam. I wanted to share my results. I noticed that the foam I used yesterday was a little thicker than usual, so I adhered 2 sheets together and cut them down to sample sizes. I chose some of my folders by a few different companies. I ran them through my Cuttlebug, passing it back and forth a couple of times to make sure there was a good impression. I used my distress ink and ran it over the foam and put my card on top and rubbed. One of the bonuses to this method is that you also have the negative image on the other side of the foam, so I tested both sides.
I have to say, I think the textured foam I purchased worked a little better and gave a cleaner image. But, I do think that the foam I made with the embossing folders gave some very interesting and distressed effects, too. What do you think?