As promised – the first of several Flower Soft tutorials!! flower soft is an almost spongy, sprinkly, brightly colored, light as a feather material that gives realistic look & texture to images. for my card i am using the current sketch from SCS ->
And here is my card:
this card was quick and easy to do yet doesn’t look like it my kinda thing!! The paper is all SU, crocheted flower is handmade by me and the cool little square embellies have just a touch of pink shimmer! Notice the bead pop in the center of the flower of COURSE!
I chose to use this adorable new Karen Lockhart Stamp – Lilac In Pitcher – from my dear friend Susana’s store – i fell i love with it as soon as it was released and just new i had to have it!
I stamped on white cardstock from Papertrey Ink with Black Memento Dye Ink (one of the best to use with copics.) I only used 6 markers for this image – step 1 shows my first layer of darks (i work from dark to light – i know many people do the opposite…). For the flowers i used RV29 and the vase YG67 – this is an easy stamp because it has the shading sort of built in so i simply followed that. Step 2 i added the mid-tones – RV23 and YG63 and in the last picture i added RV21 and YG11 – color over the previous color you laid down with each lighter color. If you want brighter highlights you can lightly stroke some in with the blender marker or use the ranger inkssentials white gel pen.
And now time for some quick flower soft. I still have a limited supply of colors as it was hard to get for awhile. the larger pots are from last year which i received from Catherine for my birthday, the smaller ones are from a christmas kit i received from the UK and are similar to the container in the new boxed sets I will be carrying in the store.
I mixed the greens to use for the leaves and i mixed the red and pink to use for the flowers.
For now, because i have never had flower soft glue, i used glossy accents. however, after using the glue at the show (CHA) i am a firm convert and ordered extras! but just dab your glue where you want it on the flowers – no need to be to exact here and it is better if you DON’T just cover the entire image. i dabbed it sort of along where the light meets dark on each one.
Then just dump it on. YEP just like that. like glitter. you don’t even have to be neat about it.
i know “SHUT UP” right?
Shake off the excess:
Dump on a little extra fine MS glitter if you like:
next a few dots where there are leaves – no need to cover completely
Again just sprinkle on some green:
And here is your finished jug of flowers!!
I cut mine out with a nesties die and inked the edges.
i thoroughly enjoyed this quick and simple card – i REALLY want to hear what y’all think!
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