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:

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

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

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  3. 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!

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  4. Never used Flower Soft before. An very cool technique.

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

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  6. 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)

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  7. 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!

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

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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!!

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

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  12. This is just stunning and love the color.

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

    (-: Heidi

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  14. pretty card! thanks for sharing!

    hugs
    juli

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

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

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  17. Love the colors! Great use of Flowersoft!

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

    Esme xx

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

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

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  21. 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

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  22. 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!

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

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

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  25. 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.

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  26. 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.

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

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

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

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