Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Flower Soft and Ecstasy Crafts Tutorial

I just wanted to share a tutorial that I wrote for the Cutters Creek Blog! If you would like to see the original post and enter to WIN the Flower soft prize package just go HERE and leave a comment! Also this weekend will be the Cutters Creek Spring Blog Hop and my blog is one of the stops on the hop! Make sure you don't miss it!

For today's project I decided to show you that you can use other images besides the Flower Soft Toppers with your Flower Soft. I chose to make a card with one of the three adorable images from the Wedding Bears & Cats diecut set from Ecstasy Crafts. Here's a look at my finished card:


To begin I cut out the backing image and began punching out all of the shapes that belong with it. I love that I'm not trying to cut these shapes, you just need to punch them out (and they punch out great)! Then you add the Ecstasy Crafts Joy! Foam Squares to the back. These are really cool because they are thin and give just enough lift for really nice dimension.


Notice I only added the very first layer to my card before I added my Flower Soft. I thought it would be easier to add my Flower Soft with out the other stuff on there... and there would be less chance of me making a boo-boo :) So I grabbed my Flower Soft Adhesive and a jar of Polar White Flower Soft to add to my tree.


Next I added small dots of glue to the flowers on the trees. You want to make sure you keep the bottle upside-down the entire time you are using the glue. And you really don't need a ton, just make small dots. Then just sprinkle your Flower Soft over the top. You can either use a small spoon or just pinch it with your fingers.


Here you can see I divided my tree in thirds. On the left is the Flower Soft added to the glue, in the middle is just my glue dots and the right is waiting to be done.


Yes, Flower Soft should be "fluffed up" a bit before you use it. Notice how fluffy it gets... yep, I just stuck the lid on top and it went right back on! And no, this isn't a brand new jar! I've actually used this on several projects! You can get a LOT for mileage out of one jar!


Here's the image at an angle, you probably want to click on it to make it larger so you can see the layering. Notice I decided to add some of the Baby Pink Flower Soft to the brides headband and bouquet too.


To finish off my image I added stars to the sky with my Gelly Roll Stardust Pure Glitter Pens. I just made little dots all over. I also added a little glitter to the inside of the flowers but it didn't show up in the photos... it looks great in person tho! Then I simply stuck it to a plain white A2 card base with my Pink ATG!


Here's one more look at the finished card! Don't be afraid to try your Flower Soft on ANYTHING!

10 comments:

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is great! Thanks for the photo tutorial!

Michelle said...

Oh wow!! That wedding bear card is fabulous!! I actually made some wedding bears years ago in Cross stitch that looked similar!!

Quinceyface said...

really a very cute card. Thank you for the tutorial. Was never sure about the flower soft. Hope I win the prize thanks for the chance.

Lynda said...

What an adorable card, lots of work in that. Thanks for sharing with us.

Bradleysgirl said...

Now I want to buy some flower soft.. lol...

LuvNlife said...

SO cute!! This is one of the Ecstasy craft kits I DON'T have. Love your creation1

thejonesgang6 said...

I have never seen Flower Soft up close before and now I am intrigued. I might have to buy some and play with it! Beautiful!

Chris said...

Great card Mandie! I so love FS and this is another fantastic way to use it!!!

Verna' Grant said...

What a lovely card!

rooibos0727 said...

That is so darn stinkin cute. My list for Kim is growing. : ) Thank for taking the time to share, this card is just adorable.