Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L + CardMaker Magazine Blog Hop

I receive products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® as a design team member for use in my projects. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience in sharing what I personally love to use.

Welcome to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® + CardMaker® Magazine Blog Hop and Giveaway! The hop theme is “Wear Your Adhesives on the Outside” which means using various Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products with different mediums to customize your projects. I used 3D Foam Leaves to create a Fall card. I transformed both the positive and negative leaf die-cuts with embossing powder to make an eye-catching shimmery seasonal card with no waste.

Embossed 3D Foam Leaves Fall Card by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

I recently used a full sheet of 3D Foam Leaves for a home d├ęcor project. I thought the leftover leaf negative was too pretty to not find a way onto a project. A sprinkle of embossing powder and some heat was all it took to transform the excess foam into a fun design element.

Building a Layerd Card Base with Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares by Dana Tatar

First, I cut and folded a card base from patterned paper. Next, I used a rectangle frame die to cut a second piece of patterned paper. After cutting the frame, I rotated the inner rectangle to break up the pattern before adhering both rectangles to the card base with 3D Foam Squares.

How to Emboss 3D Foam with Iced Enamels Relique Powders by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

To add color to the 3D Foam Leaves, I peeled off the top sheet and then sprinkled on embossing powder. I gently tapped the foam to remove the excess powder and then applied heat to set. Note: I used Ice Resin Iced Enamels. Although this powder is designed to work with metal, I love how it looks on 3D foam shapes! The strong permanent adhesive on the foam eliminates the need for glue and/or embossing ink, which not only saves time, but is less messy too!

Embossed 3D Foam Leaves Fall Card Closeup by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

To attach the embossed foam to the card, I simply removed the protective backing and pressed it onto the card. I attached a stamped sentiment with Small 3D Foam Squares. To finish the card, I placed embossed 3D Foam Leaves around the sentiment.

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Supplies:
3D Foam Leaves
3D Foam Squares White Mix

Other Supplies: Patterned Paper (American Crafts); Cardstock (Recollections); Leaves Cling Stamp Set (Paper Wings Productions); Leaf Sticker (Paper House Productions); Iced Enamels Ice Resin Relique Powder (Ranger); Potting Soil Archival Ink (Ranger)

For more ways to use and embellish 3D Foam Shapes watch the following video: How to use 3D Foam Hearts and Other Shapes.

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Embossed 3D Foam Leaves Fall Card by Dana Tatar for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L


  1. How creative to use the negative of the leaves. So fun.

  2. How clever of you to use that negative foam...very pretty!!

  3. Very unique with the embossing.

  4. LOVE this idea of using up any "extra" 3D Foam sheets :) So glad you embossed of favorite technique...need to use it more on my projects! LOL! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some love xo

  5. Great way to use up every bit of your product! Clever you!

  6. I will definitely try your process of using the negative part of the foam leaves. Adding the embossing powder also dresses your card up very nicely. Nice technique!

  7. i love the colours! Thank you for sharing

  8. This is such a great idea ! And the result is pretty cool !

  9. Interesting use of negative space and foam leaf combination!

  10. Wow! Stunning card!!! All the details are amazing!!!
    I’ve never thought of applying embossing powder to foam adhesives! I’ll definitely try to decorate my cards or my scrapbook projects!

  11. Such a great way to use embossing powder. I would have thought the heat setting would have melted the foam, so great to know that it can be done.


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