Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday - Flower Soft with Mandie

Welcome to another Tutorial Tuesday here on the Cutters Creek Blog! We all hope that you are enjoying learning about ways to use Flower Soft in so many projects! Make sure you keep checking back because we still have LOTS of great projects in the works. This weekend will be the Cutters Creek Spring Blog 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!

Don't forget that every comment this month will be entered into the drawing for the Flower Soft prize package. If you missed the reveal click HERE to see what you could win! You can comment once per post so you actually have a LOT of chances to win if you are commenting on every post this month!!!

11 comments:

  1. Mandie, I love what you did with the flower soft and the Ecstasy craft images. It looks wonderful.

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  2. This is great Mandie!!!! I have some flower soft but haven't used it yet!!!

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  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [23 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  4. wow I loved your card and have never seen this flower soft before ,great product,thanks for sharing.

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  5. Flower Soft is great, but it seems that Ecstasy Craft is getting better and better.

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  6. I love your card. I've never worked with this product, but I sure would love to win some.
    Thanks for the chance.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  7. Love the 3-d effect that the Flower Soft gives. TFS and inspiring.
    Debbie
    http://crftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

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  8. That is beautiful. I love it! The image is wonderful and with the Flower Soft giving an extra softness and dimension....just wonderful!

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  9. Beautiful card, lots of work in that. Thanks for sharing!

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