Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What The Heck I Flower Soft?

That is the question I asked myself the first time I saw Flower Soft.
Flower Soft is an amazing little pot of colored "sprinkles" that you turn ordinary designs into a garden of color, dimension and fun!    Flower Soft is an innovative product that allows Stompers  and  paper crafters to add texture and embellishments to a wide variety of projects. Flower Soft is an almost spongy, sprinkly, brightly colored, light as a feather material that gives realistic look & texture to images. Flower Soft is very light and does not add any significant weight to a project. 
While  the name suggest that Flower Soft should be used on flowers, I am here to tell you that it can be used   anywhere you want to add a pop of color or texture.  Because it is acid free, it can be used in many different projects. It is simple to use and it can be added directly to a project by applying glue or other adhesive and covering this with the Flower Soft sprinkles.  
Now while Flower Soft may look intimidating it truly is not all you have to do is decide where you would like the Flower-Soft placed, add a dab of glue, and sprinkle it on. Tap off the excess and keep shake.
Supplies used for this Tutorial:
By now most of you know I like the one layer cards so I decided to do one today. Image from Bugaboo printed on PTI Kraft Brown with a computer generated sentiment. Printed paper (Stampin Up)  for paper piecing, Flower soft (nut brown) and Flower Soft glue (while FS glue is recommended other high tack glues can be substituted), to finish it off brown and white twine from the Twinery.
Before you begin to add your flower soft you need to color in parts where FS will not be.  Now is the time to also paper piece if you go that route.  As you can see I have left my bear bare, I will be showing you how I use flower soft as fur on images.
Apply the flower soft glue to your image, on the areas you want to add flower soft. You don't need to add a glob of glue, just enough to cover that area.
I put just a thin coat on image
Flower Soft comes pretty well packed in the container  it must be loosened up.  When adding flower soft to the glue, be sure to sprinkle it on with your fingers to make sure it separated not lumpy. You could also dump it in a bowl and separate it with your fingers.    Then just dump it on. YEP just like that. like glitter. you don't even have to be neat about it
After your entire “glue area” is covered with Flower Soft gently push down on the Flower Soft  kind of pushing it down in the glue. Then you gently brush off the excess. It is that simple!
Here is the finished product after applying the entire flower soft to the desired areas. I love the look of it because it makes it look like a fuzzy cuddly bear ,
and here is what it looks like up close....
Here is my finished card. Still Clean and Simple just the way I like it!
I hope this tutorial was helpful for all of you whether you have used flower soft or not. If not, you have got to try this out. You will love it! Don't be afraid to try your Flower Soft on ANYTHING!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you're having a great day!!

Now I have a share a secret to share with you.

On May 28th The Bugaboo team has the distinct honor of hosting a very special Flower Soft Challenge with lots of prizes to give away. Flower soft has provided samples for the team and prizes for our followers. We will have very special guests and many ways to win!

This card qualifies for the following challenges:
Paper Cutz #89 - Anything Goes
Kaboodles Doodles - Starts with a 'B' (Buttons)
Make it Monday #35 - Anything Goes
Pollycraft Monday #91 - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - 3E - Open challenge - anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes
Flower Soft blog - Spring Challenge


Lori said...

Tammy, this is a GREAT FS tutorial. I LOVE how you used it to make the bear all fuzzy! NEVER would have thought of that. Great job. :)

Ank said...

Wow that,s amazing!!!!!!!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fabulous card and tutorial. Thank you for sharing it with us at DDSB this week.


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Shirley-Anne said...

Tammy , I love your tutorial .Brilliant stuff and I must find some .You sold me !
Thanks for sharing and linking to Make it Monday

Debs said...

Fab card -the flower soft really brings the adorable bear to life!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.

Billie A said...

Great card. Love the FS-fur look. Thanks for the tutorial.

Min said...

Tammy - your tutorial is just FABULOUS! Can't wait to break out mind and start playin!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min

Catherine said...

What a great tutorial Tammy ! I love your little Teddy, so fluffy and cute !

Christina Hicks said...

I have never used flower soft, been a little intimidated by it. No more I am buying some my next trip to Hobby Lobby. I LOVE the way it made your bear look!

Val said...

Lovely card and cute teddy bear. Thanks so much for joining MAWTT this week. Please come back again.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Tammy what a fabby card I love your furry bear he is so cute! I'm thinking of buying flower soft now!!!! Thanks so much for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Crafty Lynz said...

This is gorgeous. Love the flower soft effect!

Thanks for joining us at SFC.

Hugs, Lynsey x

Mary J said...

FANTASTIC! I love the paper piecing and the flower soft - thx for sharing with us at Make It Monday!

Mary J x

Tammy said...

Adorable card Tammy and great tutorial!!

ahlers5 said...

This is so adorable. I'm going to bookmark this so i can use it to try out the flowersoft. thanks for joining us at DDSB.

Scrappychick said...

oh, he is sooooo cute all soft and fuzzy!!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

OHOHOHOHOHOHOHOH....LOVE LOVE LOVE .....can't wait to get back and try this.....soooooooooo darn cute and fantastic. Can't craft right now, but sure can surf late and night and catch up on some awesome things going on......hummm....scraplift for future....thanks so much for sharing!

Heike's Creativeplace said...

OMG, this is sooo sweet, love the cute bear. Thank you for joining us this week at the Top Tip Tuesday challenge this week and good luck.


Anonymous said...

Oh how cute is this card! LOVE it! Thanks for joining in with us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge! hugs Samantha :0)

Sharon Caudle said...

Super cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly!
hugs, Sharon

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tutorial Tammy - I didn't know about the FS glue!

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