Monday, September 8, 2008
Lavender card using Flower Soft
One of the many of my favorite Stampin' Up! stamp sets is this set called "Long-Time Friend". It seemed to be calling me to get it out again and use it and what better way to also use my new Lavender colored Flower Soft embellishment.
FLOWER SOFT is so easy to use and adds lovely dimension and realistic beauty to your cards. Click on the word FLOWER SOFT to take you to the site that creates this product. I purchased my Flower soft products here in Ottawa at HEATHER'S STAMPING HAVEN.
Flower Soft comes in many colors as well as seasonal mixes. I'm getting ready to make some Christmas cards soon and you'll see on them how realistic the trees look. And on the plus side, while it gives a 3 dimensional look to your stamped image, it isn't bulky so no worries about extra postage for mailing from its use.
For this particular card I added three sprigs of lavender tied with lavender satin bow. This is so EASY to do! I cut approximately a two inch length of wire, covered the end about 1/2 inch in glue (Aleen's works great. You want a thicker glue so it will cling to the wire and not run down.) Next, I took "pinches" of the flower soft product and sprinkled it all around the end of the wire. When I'd cover it to my satisfaction I set the sprig upright in a dry sponge to hold it up to dry. VOILA! Once dried (which doesn't take too long) you have lovely sprigs of dried flowers.
This is really a simple card using a lot of fun tools, such as the Martha Stewart border punch, Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder, twinkling H2O's to color the image and my rectangle Nestibilities to cut and emboss the border.
I'm mailing this card off to a special person for her birthday. Stay tuned for more cards using this fun new product. I still have a lot to learn as to the proper technique for using flower soft, but half the fun comes in the experimentation and creation.