I added flower soft to a few of the blossoms and added a touch of glitter glue and gems for sparkle. If you've never used this product, you must try it, it's so fun and comes in lots of colors. It's like colored moss and really adds texture and dimension to your projects. It's made from recycled plastic bags, so no need to heat set it or it will melt. Just requires a few drops of clear liquid glue, sprinkle flower soft where you want it, shake off the excess to reuse, press down to hold in place, and set aside to dry.
Tip: I like several brands of glue with flower soft: Tombow multi liquid (green/white bottle), Elmers glue, Aileens liquid glue are all good choices and Flower Soft makes it;s own brand too. But my favorite to use with flower soft is Glossy Accents because it really holds the flower soft in place. You need a liquid that is thick enough to hold the flower soft in place, clear so you won't see it, and bonds really good. Or the flower soft will flake off. And per Tim Holtz, rock star designer for Ranger Products, he uses Glossy Accents to bond most of his projects together. Or you can use it alone to add gloss and dimension to your projects too.
I stamped the bee, grasshopper, and ladybug on a separate piece of white cardstock with black ink, colored them with glitter pens for more sparkle, cut them out, and adhered them to the spring scene. Stamped a sentiment and added gems and pearls for more sparkle. I love how this turned out so much that I made an anniversary card for my parents too! See bonus card below. Now lets see what you can create. Happy Spring! ~Kim
Supplies used: Canson Watercolor paper (at Michaels); American Crafts green cardstock, primary pack; Doodlebug Kraft in Color pattern papers; Versamark clear watermark ink; Versafine Onyx Black (my favorite black for detailed stamps); Ranger Tim Holtz mini inks: pink, yellow, orange; Flower soft-sweetpea or spring; Embossing powder-ranger; Heat gun; Glossy Accents; Range Stickles Icicles glitter glue; Copic Atyou Spica glitter pens: green, yellow, pink, red; Banners pre-cut die cuts; Adhesive hearts(upside down on stems), gems, and pearls;
Eat Cake Graphics stamps:
7041-J, Magical flowers (left small)
5011-B, Buzzle Bee
5030-B, Ladybug (side)