Thursday, April 2, 2009

Flower Soft Vase


Good morning!  This card is highlighting two of my favorite new products in the store – Flower Soft and Pierceabilities. 

I used my Heather Flower Soft with the wires to make the flower bunches.  It’s really quite easy.  Take the wires and clip them to size, cover the one end with glue and then SPRINKLE (DO NOT DIP) the Flower Soft onto the wire.  If you DIP, you will contaminate your Flower Soft and have gobs of gluey Flower Soft.  Yuck.  Then, stick the wires in a Styrofoam cube or something.  I’m using a leftover ball from Christmas sitting on a glass rim to hold it but next time I head to a craft store I’m going to pick up a small florist cube.  After a little while they will be all dry and remarkably durable.  If it weren’t for the clay vase on this card, it could certainly be mailed.  Flower Soft isn’t really that delicate that it can’t be mailed.

While it was drying I pulled out my Victorian Pierceabilites and made the top and bottom edge.  I also used my small oval Nesties to make the base for the flower pot to sit on.  I love those clay vases but if you’re looking to mail this, you could also use the Flower Soft realistic vases and urns

I finished off my card by adding White Opal Liquid Pearls over the flower petal parts of the border and piercing coordinating holes around the edge of the scalloped Nestie piece.

One side note, you can also sprinkle glitter on your flowers AFTER you’ve applied all the Flower Soft.  It will very subtly stick to the glue on the wire as well.  I dabbed my flowers with some Frosted Lace Stickles after they were dry but you can barely see it.

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a Five Minute Friday card!


Ann said...

Ooh, I love the way this one turned out! The flower soft is fab!

Bridget said...

That's so pretty! You must have so much patience to make those beautiful cards!