Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A NEW Flower Soft challenge and a give away

The design team for Flower Soft have a challenge to share with you today and a give away of some great Flower Soft products. The challenge we worked with is to use the original Flower Soft and the newer, Ultra Fine Flower Soft.
You might ask what is the difference? Both are really fun accents for a project and the main difference is the size of the little granules. The original has larger flakes and the Ultra Fine is just what the name says, a finer and smaller flake.
Be sure to visit all of the Design Teams blogs to see what they are going to share with you for this challenge.
For my card I used a stamp by Me and My Big Ideas. It is a solid flower, like a rose, and a solid leaf spray. I inked the flower with a dark pink ink and the leaves with a green ink and stamped that on white cardstock. Next I took the Aleene's Tacky Glue and gave a good, solid coat of the glue to the flower first. I used the original Flower Soft in the Heather color scheme for the flower. When that was completely dry, I added a good, solid coat of the glue to the leaves and used the Ultra Fine in Sage for that.
One thing I really liked about the results is that the colored ink still shows up around the edges and I thought that that reinforced the colors of Flower Soft that I used. In my close up photo, you can see the amount of texture you get by using the Flower Soft as an accent to a stamped image. Really makes for a stunning flower.
I am the last blog to visit on the challenge hop, you might have come to my blog from Vicki Garrett's blog but if you started here, you can go to the Flower Soft blog to see what is posted there and then to find the next name on the challenge hop list.
The BIG, BIG news is that there will be a give away of some great Flower Soft products for those who post a comment regarding this challenge. Don't get left out!
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
MAKE A WISH card
Materials list:
Heather Flower Soft and Sage Ultra Fine Flower Soft
Tacky Glue – Aleene’s®
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Curious Iridescent Cryogen White/CutCardStock.com
Patterned paper – My Mind’s Eye
Sentiment sticker - SRM
Sandpaper
Clearsnap stamp pads
EK Success border punch
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Machine sewing

35 comments:

Sarah Mullanix said...

Gorgeous...it just adds so much texture to the card!! Love it! TFS

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is sooo gorgeous!

Bobbi said...

This is a beautiful card. I love how you mixed the flower soft.

Marlene said...

Your flowersoft project looks great! I really really need to break mine out and play with it! It's getting lonely sitting on my shelf!

Lindalou said...

Never used Flower Soft before. An very cool technique.

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

The flower looks gorgeous Linda! Love how the leaf's edges are showing. The stitching looks great too!

emily said...

Wow, I have been waiting to try Flower Soft and our LSS is supposed to get some in soon! It looks so amazing on your cards and gives them such rich looking texture!
Thanks for sharing!!! :o)

Collette Osuna said...

Hi Linda...not sure if you remember me for Two peas....thought Id sat Hello and your works is as gorgeous as I remember..have a great day!

Gloria Westerman said...

So pretty.....love it...

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful! I need to get me some of that ultrafine flower soft!

Laura said...

This is a great card, love the colours and country design, I have ordered flower soft I will have to get some of the ultra fine as well.

Rose Ann said...

This is so beautiful, Linda...and I totally love how you've trimmed around your flower for such a dramatic edge!! Lovely texture with the Flower Soft as well!!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous flower!

EileenMV said...

I love flower soft & you certainly did a wonderful job with the flower!!!

StampinCathy said...

This is just stunning and love the color.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Gorgeous Linda, I just love the effect the Flower Soft gives!

(-: Heidi

Sweetpz said...

pretty card! thanks for sharing!

hugs
juli

ellen s. said...

oh gosh is that stuff so cool! you make it look so easy, too, linda! gorgeous

Mary Lou said...

Linda this is sensational!! I love the colors and you work fabby with this FS product!! Blessings of thanks

Sammibug said...

Love the colors! Great use of Flowersoft!

Mirabelka said...

so sweet!

Esme said...

Ooh I love the effect of using the two types - You really can see the difference in the texture!

Esme xx

TAS said...

Awesome card! The lavender flower soft is gorgeous on the flower!

Amber (bambi64) said...

Beautiful! I have got to get some Ultra Fine Flower Soft!!

Jan Castle said...

Lovely card...am still learning how to use Flower Soft so the art work looks real...would love some of the ultra fine!
Jan
castle77@comcast.net

Erin Smetak said...

Linda, this card is awesome! I love how you did the flower soft! I actually have a question for you! How did you apply the tacky glue? It looks SO nice on your card. My stuff never looks that good!

craft_princess said...

Such a very pretty card! Thanks also for a chance to win some wonderful flowersoft products!

Sue D said...

Very pretty card--the flower soft adds a lot of texture!

KarenB said...

Gorgeous card, loving your elegant attention to detail. Thanks for sharing the link to the glue too - I've never seen it here and it looks like it's the key to a good result with Flower Soft.

Julie Overby said...

Beautiful card!!

Jeannie said...

I really like Flower Soft. It adds so much to flowers and other stamped images. I enjoyed seeing all the creative cards in this hop---thank you for sharing.

DeniseB said...

Pretty card! I love the texture Flower Soft adds!
DeniseB

ribenaruby said...

Fab card, love the style and layout! Thanks for a super hop and wonderful eye candy!

Susan said...

very, very pretty!
Susan

Nicole said...

Great card super cool that you use the flower soft to color the flower