Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Flower Soft - how to...sort of...I think.

Happy Wednesday everyone! I wanted to show you a card that I created with Flower Soft. I picked it up at GAS a few weeks ago and had several emails regarding this product when I used it on a church window.
For today, I used it in a card that I made with a wonderful free digi image found HERE on Fred, She Said that I found through my friend Lisa. I used the image for a sketch that I ran across called Stamp n' Scrap Hawaii found HERE (Aloha girls!) that I found through my buddy Joni. Awesome name,btw! ;)
Before I begin, please note that I am no expert, but thought I'd give you my 2 cents regarding this product.

First off, this is what I used:

Flower soft, micro beads and my handy dandy go - to adhesive when I can't find anything else:

Au contraire to its name, it's not so soft. In fact, it feels like someone took a bunch of colored plastic and put it into a food processor - really cool! I paid a little over $6 for the jar, they come in a wonderful array of colors, my card uses Winter Green.

Here is the beautiful (and free!) image:

Here it is colored in with copics:

Now in this picture I popped up the flowers on dimensionals, used the micro beads for the middle, and added the Flower Soft:

You are supposed to use a PVC glue which I didn't buy (<--cheapskate) so I tried it with my Crystal Effects and it worked out perfectly. I didn't want to add the green to the pretty leaves so I thought I'd create my own moss for the base of the flowers. I have to say that it makes a world of difference on a card! I love texture and this is a really easy product to use, a little goes a long way, I don't think I'll have to buy a new jar for quite some time. The beads are made by Queen and Company, and purchased for a buck at GAS at the Dollar Scrapbooking Site HERE. :D

And here is my finished card:

I hope you all enjoyed my little get-oh fabulous review! ;) Thank you for coming by on this beautiful mid-week day. Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone! *Love and Aloha*


Ann said...

OMG, wow, Joni! This looks fabulous, and the moss is pure genius!

joni h said...

hey, my new friend with the awesome name! cool stuff today! did you enter your card to the challenge? I hope so, cuz' that's pretty darn creative! great 3-D effect, popping up the flower & the moss! now if only my mind can be as creative as you then, I'd be living up to the name! Aloha!

Melissa Craig said...

wow! This is just beautiful, your coloring is awesome and the moss adds the perfect texture. Great little tutorial, too! I had wondered what had happened to your Get-oh Fabulous features.

jen said...

so pretty-, i just wanna touch the card~ don't ya just love it when your card isso pretty, all ya wanna do it feel it? so tactile, like a kid~! ;)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

only you can come up with a beauty like this!


Kerry said...

Love the card, it's look so cool and pretty! Thank so much for the tutorial. And introduce us the pretty digi-stamps. :)

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Pretty! I so want to try flower soft! it looks and I bet feels so neat! Thanks for playing :)

Hugs, Fred

Kimmi said...

Fabulous card, and super colouring, i love the highlight on the pot. Fab flowersoft elements. i used this once(well is say used, I tried to) I sneezed and it went everywhere! I mean everywhere. That pot went in the bin and up the hoover, the other pot I had I gave to a friend.

Glad you get on well with it!


Sara said...

Thank you- so helpful! :)

PaperCrafty said...

OMG Joni~your card is so PRETTY!! I just love all the deminsion! Great tut...I have 8 jars and have not even attempted to play. Thanks for in the INSPIRATION! :D

Maria Matter said...

Hi Joni!
This is beautiful! Wonderful coloring and the FS looks fantastic...very clever!
You have a lovely blog Joni!
So glad you could play along with our first challenge @Fred, She Said!
Blessings, Maria

oh, and I love the money saving tip!

Donna said...

Fabulous card Joni, love your coloring on the image and the layering, what a great idea to use the flower soft as well, certainly adds some lovely texture to the card, nice touch with the butterfly too.
Donna xx

True :) said...

WoW! Very pretty!
I love what you have done with the moss and flower center!
Good luck with the challenge!
Thanks for playing along with us @ "Fred She Said"!
True :)

Thanh said...

So life like Joni! I love the 3d flowers as well.