Thursday, February 11, 2010

Flower Soft goodness and a blog hop

To celebrate Valentines Day that is coming up very soon and to give away some really neat goodness, the Flower Soft design team is hosting a blog hop today and our main theme is "hearts" and Flower Soft, of course. To be eligible for the give away, you need to become a follower on the Flower Soft blog.
Here is my card. I used Ultra Fine Flower Soft. If you have never used this good stuff before I'm telling you, you WANT to! It is amazing. You are going to want to check out each blog to see what the other team members create.
Flower Soft blog
Jeanne Streiff
Rose Ann Reynolds
Linda Beeson (me)
Deb Saaranen
Jen Buck
Here is a close-up of my heart covered with the Ultra Fine Flower Soft. It is like VELVET! To say that it dries SOFT is so true. A hint to make it work correctly - use the Aleene's Tacky Glue that the Flower Soft company recommends. They sell this in a container that has a great, tiny applicator tip for getting in little places. Otherwise, this is a glue that you can find in a number of places, including more craft stores. This glue "grabs" the little fibers just right and there is something to the way it dries that allows the finished project to really be soft.
Here is another close up. I cut a heart shape from red cardstock and then gave it a good coating of the Aleene's Tacky glue that goes almost to the edges of the heart shape. This was then coated with the red Ultra Fine Flower Soft and set aside to dry thoroughly. You can then shake off the excess but it is surprising how little excess there usually is. The red, damask design is actually a piece of patterned tape that I picked up at Michaels in the $1 spot.
The team is participating in this blog hop so be sure to visit each blog but from here hop on over to Deb Saaranen's blog. Remember, for your chance to win you need to become a follower of the Flower Soft blog.
I have some other examples of using Flower Soft to share too. This week on the Card Positioning Systems, PaperTrey, Inc was our sponsor. They always share so much goodness with us so I have three creations to show you, two of them show off more Flower Soft.
I used the CPS sketch for this card. The flower is stamped on one of the patterned papers that I had to play with and the leaves are colored with Copic markers.
Get a look at the middle of the flower, see how amazing it looks with the two colors of Ultra Fine Flower Soft.
This card also uses the CPS sketch.
I added Ultra Fine Flower Soft to the little flowers in the bunch.
This card does not use the sketch for this week but it does use more of the PaperTrey, Inc. products. Notice the card base is created with brand new Core'dinations embossed cardstock. All I had to do was sand it.
The flower is colored with Copic markers and accented with Aleene's Paper Glaze. I love adding that little extra interest to an image.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Materials: Cardstock –Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned tape - Michaels
Rub-on sentiment – Creative Imaginations
Scallop scissors – Family Treasures
Apron Lace border punch – Fiskars
Ultra Fine Flower soft - Strawberry
Tacky Glue - Aleene’s®

Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned papers and stamps courtesy of PaperTrey Inc.
Ultra Fine Flower Soft
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Copic markers
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®
Tacky Glue – Aleene’s®
Foam tape – 3M

Cardstock – Cosmo Cricket Embossed collection/Core’dinations
Patterned papers, stamps and button courtesy of PaperTrey Inc.
Ultra Fine Flower Soft
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Tacky Glue – Aleene’s®
Foam tape – 3M
Martha Stewart border punchCircle template - Coluzzle

Cardstock – Embossed cardstock/Core’dinations
Patterned paper, stamps, button and ribbon – PaperTrey, Inc.

Copic markers
Versafine black stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®
Corner rounder punch - Fiskars


Melanie said...

Beautiful Valentine card! So elegant. I love what you did with the Paper Trey stamps. My new found love....and ouch on the budget!!

craft_princess said...

WOW! Your cards are gorgeous! I really need some of this ultra fine flowersoft!!

JPScraps said...

Gorgeous cards. I LOVE the Valentine!

Rose Ann said...

All of your projects look gorgeous, Linda!!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Gorgeous!! I really need to get me some of that Flower Soft!

Gloria Westerman said...

Your heart is so pretty....and I love your cards.....

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous projects and just love all the different ways you used the flower soft. Very inspiring.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

WOW - what gorgeous creations! You have out-done yourself! In the first photo, that red heart looks just like velvet -- just lovely -- all of them!!!

marcibun said...

OMGosh Linda, is that stuff ever cool! I love your cards, their just beautiful as always.

deana said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Linda! I really ♥ that scalloped heart! :-)

Deborah Saaranen said...

SO very fresh and pretty Linda! I love that pretty red has such warm appeal!

stephanie said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the FS on the heart - definitely look like velvet.

Paula said...

I like the heart; I NEED red flower soft!

I AM A Scrapaholic said...

Linda, these are amazing cards!
You've done a wonderful job with the Flower Soft product!


Tenia Nelson said...

These cards rock Miss Linda!! Congrats in being in the July 2010 issue of CARDS Mag....that is so awesome!!!

mom2christopher said...

LOVE your cards! Gotta get some of that Flower Soft! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) Kathy

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Beautiful cards Linda!

scrappermimi said...

Your attention to detail is second to none! Love these...need to check out that flower soft!

Cheryl said...

Wow - fantastic project!

kimosabescraps said...

Such great details.. that flower soft adds the perfect touch.. I can't believe I keep forgetting to use it... Im gonna get mine out right now!! lol

Lisa Dorsey said...

WOW great cards Linda. That first one is especially amazing!

Katrina said...

your cards are always amazing!!!! And love Core'dinations!!!! Hugs katrina

Lori said...

Oh, how wonderful this flower soft is! Just a little bit makes such a difference. Thanks for the tips, I'll be sure to add the glue to my first order. All of your cards are beautiful.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oh wow, I just love the texture the Flower Soft adds!

Gorgeous creations Linda!

(-: Heidi

Janet Z said...

Awesome examples! It does look like velvet!

Jodi C. said...

These are all AMAZING, LOVE that big soft flower soft heart!!!

dianne said...

Gorgeous cards, great use of flower soft. I intend to become a follower. TFS