Saturday, February 25, 2012

Having Fun With Flower Soft




Hello Everyone,

Today I am going to do a tutorial.
I've only done 1 or 2 of them, so
please forgive me for any blunders. :)

I wanted to do a car freshener today.
You could hang this in the car,
or a closet, or put it in a drawer
or a suite case.

This is what we will be making today.



This tag is double sided.
We will need to do the same thing on both sides.

First, pick out a shape for your tag.
I used this one from spellbinders.
Use what you have, it could be a square,
a circle, or a diamond shape.



Cut 2

Next




Pick out what you want to
stamp on the tag.
I used this wonderful little stamp
from  Crafter's Companion  called
I stamped it out on cream colored
card stock with Memento black ink.



Then colored them in with my



 Inked the edges with Stampin Up's
Cherry Cobbler ink.


I know it's a little hard to see, but it is there.

Next, we are going to play with some
wonderful stuff called
I purchased mine from a
great company called
They have everything you need.
These are the colors I used.
Meadow
&
Summer



All you need to do is put little drops of glue
where you want the fluff to stick.
There is a great video showing you
how to use Flower Soft on the
 Stamping Scrapping website.







Now, to make sure the little flower's don't
fall off, I used a sealant to cover the tag.
 works great. Your hubby may
have a paint sealer in his work area.
Just make sure it is clear, and use it outside.
The fumes can make you a little loopy!!
I'm loopy any way...
So it doesn't matter.
:) LOL :)


I used the Stick & Stay to put the two
tags together. Use what you have...


To make the card smell nice, I found
these lovely little bottles of
fragrance's called
These are awesome!!!
Just add a drop or two and the scent
will last a long time.
It is wonderful for these tags.
Use one for spring, ( I used Honey Suckle)
when that is gone, use one for fall or
Apple cinnamon for Christmas.
Stamping Scrappy has these also.
Don't let the size fool you.
You only need a small amount.

You can also get bottles of different scents
at Michael's or your local craft center.
Look in the candle or soap making section.




I punched a hole in the top of the tag,
to put the twine.

I also added some ribbon on the bottom
of the tag.
I needed a pink, so I made the color I needed.
This is called HUG SNUG seam binding.
It comes in 100 yd rolls, I buy white and cream.
I found mine at


Cut a piece of ribbon, and pick out the color
you need.
You can use a reinker or an ink pad,
or a spray ink, what ever you have.
I put on gloves. I hate getting ink on my
hands, because then it goes every where.
My face, clothes, the cat!!
:)LOL:)
(only kidding)
Any way.



Put the ink on your crafting mat.
( or in a bowl).


Spray some water on it.




Let the ribbon soak it up.



Then just flatten it out, or crinkle it up,
and let dry. I would not use the heat gun
unless it's in small bursts, it will melt the
seam binding. :(


Then use it as you like.
There are all kinds of videos on
You Tube, just type in
" Dying my own ribbon ".

I punched 2 holes at the bottom of the tag.
 Then threaded 2 pieces of ribbon
through, one for each side.
Added some pearls, also dyed
the same color.
(dip in left over ink)
And DONE!!!
YAY :)


Are you still with me?
If so, you get a gold star!!
LOL
If you have any questions, let me know.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
And have a scrappy day.

7 comments:

Patti J said...

Still with you for sure! Great tutorial, Kathy - thanks for sharing! This is such a good idea, and so beautiful!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Great job with this one! Love the creativity-so glad you decided to share.
Every step is explained very well, guess you know what you will be doing now?
Thanks for sharing

Jill said...

That's really neat, Kathy!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Great job with this tutorial Kathy!! and you are amazing creative - I love your car freshener!

StampingScrapping.com said...

Kathy
BEAUTIFUL TUTORIAL...very easy to follow and a GORGEOUS Project...
THANKS for sharing with me!
Hugs

Jenny said...

Thats awsome I think we might have to do that the next time i come over for a scrap day mama =)

Tan's Hobbies said...

I'm forever will still with you, dear! Anyway, this creation is amazingly awesome. It got the 3D feeling. You are so creative, dear! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.