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Sunday, January 2, 2011

IDIC Challenge Starts Today!

I would like to say Happy New year from IDIC. I  hope you enjoyed our Out With the Old... In With the New, we had some wonderful creations and we appreciate you joining us!
Today begins our new challenge which is “Techniques”  I love all the different Techniques out on the internet that we can try and share with others. In fact, my card features one of my favorite techniques which I like to call “Faux fluff”  I have created a tutorial that explains my process for making Faux Fluff for a fraction of the cost.  You will find it under my card. Anything of that nature will be just fine.
Our Sponsor for the week is Glitterbabes!  Steph is an awesome person that I can say I had the pleasure of being on her original design team and it was a great experience.   I used one of her new images “Bouquet” to create my card and Boo Bunnies Back to Basics paper as my base and DP as well. 
Thanks for stopping by today!
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Faux Fluff
Below is my Tutorial to make what I call Faux Fluff it is a great way to add dimention and texture to your projects for just pennies
All you need are the things in this picture:
That’s right Styrofoam, a cheese grater and re-inkers or food coloring works just as well.
Here is my stash.
Ok this can be a messy job that is why I try to do all my colors at one time. You take the Styrofoam and you grate it. It will go everywhere so if you have a tray sit it on top so it is not so messy but don’t worry it will clean up! I grate mine into the rubber stamp boxes.
After I have grated what I want grated I put some in a little container and add coloring you can add more but cannot take away that way you get the desired color. After you have colored store in an air tight container. White is perfect uncolored for snow.   You can get green and not have to color at all. I get mine at Walmart and have gotten some at the Dollar Tree as well.
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3 comments:

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What an awesome tutorial, Tammy! I've made the fluff by rubbing two styrofoam balls together before... but now I need to get a grater!

Thanks!!!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

wonderful card and tutorial!

*CAFE said...

This is such a cool technique for making faux fluff, Tammy! I've never seen anything like this before! I'm just sitting here thinking, "COOL!!".

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