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Monday, March 26, 2012

FlowerSoft with Stamped Image

While this card is designed as a Christmas card, it really could be for anything with a change of color and sentiment.

The birdhouse is a stamp from the Sweet Tweets collection from Hot Off the Press.  The decorations around the sentiment were some swirly stamps I had from somewhere.

I think the FlowerSoft goes with it beautifully to create some dimension.  I just dotted glue here and there where the stamped embellishments seemed to call for it and then added the FlowerSoft.  If you haven't yet tried this product, I recommend trying it.  I love it with both this set of bird stamps & with my wildflower set of stamps.  When you see it in person, the little bits of FlowerSoft really add a neat touch - and I DO mean "touch".  If you're like most people, you can't help reaching out and "petting" the FlowerSoft to feel the texture!

I also like the trick I used here which I first tried as a part of a challenge I found on-line somewhere.  It suggested stamping the image, then stamping it again on a separate paper, cutting an inchie from that second stamp & popping it up on pop dots for dimension.  I really like doing that.  I usually color in the inchie part of the stamp and mat it with a thin black border to help it stand out nicely.

The sentiment was printed on plain paper and then colored with chalk, making it darker around the edges.


Carol J said...

You did a great job with the Flower Soft. I've used it a few times, but lately I've forgotten I even had it. I will have to get it out of the box again.

Cheryl said...

Thanks, Carol. It's easy to get fun things like this and then forget them. I am challenging myself to go through and actually USE the fun products I've purchased! :D