Thursday, July 29, 2010

Flower Soft Card

by Sharon Jeffs

Flower Soft Card

I love everything textured which is why Flower Soft is such a wonderful medium to create with. It provides texture without all the bulk.


  • Paper and Cardstock
    • Basic Grey Patterned Paper – (Eva) Extravagance     ( BG-EVA-1350   $0.69)
    • CoreDinations Vintage Retro Mod Squad Collection Cardstock – Angel Orchid     ( COR-Pk-VRetro   $10.99/20 pack)
    • Bo Bunny Sophie Patterned Paper – Tickled Pink     ( BBP-P-02851   $0.89)
    • White Paper
  • Stamps
    • Flower Soft Moments in Time Rubber Stamp – Grows with Love     ( FS-RSL-GWL   $12.99)
  • Inks
    • Ranger Adirondack Stamp pad – Pitch black     ( RAN-ADP-Pitch   $4.99)
    • Brilliance Ink Pad – Coffee Bean     ( TSU-BD-Cof   $2.69)
  • Embellishments
  • Copic Markers
  • Tools
    • Tim Holtz Paper Distress Tool     ( TON-distress
    •   $5.95)
    • Nestabilities Scalloped Circle Dies – Large     ( Wiz-D-S4115
    •   $24.99)
    • Compass or Circle cutting system
  • Adhsives


  • Begin by cutting the pink CoreDinations card into a rectangle that measures 5 ½ inches by 11 inches and fold it in half.
    From the Basic Grey patterned paper cut a square that measures 5 ¼ inches by 5 ¼ inches.
    Finally, cut a scalloped circle from the Bo Bunny patterned paper, using the largest nestability die and a circle that fits within the scallop using the white card.

  • Rough up the edges of the Basic Grey patterned paper square using a paper edge distressor.

  • Stamp the girl image onto the centre of the white card circle using the Pitch Black stamp pad and heat set to ensure it completely dries.

  • With the Copic Pea Green marker, colour in the grass and stems in addition to the leaves in her hair.
    When dry, re-ink over certain areas to add greater colour dimension.

  • Using the Copic Light Pink marker, colour in the flowers and lace trim on the dress.
    Add shadow effects to this pink trim using the Copic Rose Red marker.
    I’ve found the best way to do this is to pick up the darker colour by tapping the lighter tip to the darker and then colouring in a small circular motion.

  • Continue colouring in the little girls dress in the same manner using the Copic Pale Lilac and the Copic Lilac markers.

  • Next, colour the hair and skin with the Copic Skin White marker.
    Highlight the shadows on the skin areas using the Copic Milky White marker and the Copic Light Walnut marker for the hair.

  • Finally colour the watering can using the Copic Cool Grey No.3 marker and highlighting it with the Copic Cool Grey No.5 marker.
    Put aside for awhile to allow the inks to dry completely before continuing.
    Apply a thin layer of Flower soft adhesive randomly over the surface of the grass and stem areas of the image.
    I found it easier to add blobs and then drag the nib of the glue applicator through the blob. This gave me a kind of stem effect in itself.

  • While the glue is still wet, pour some of the Sage Flower Soft over the glue and gently pat into the glue.
    Tip circle onto its side and gently flick to remove any excess.

  • Repeat this process with the Sweet Pea Flower Soft, ensuring you apply some to the flowers in the little girl’s hair.

  • Ink the edges of the decorated circle and attach to the centre of the scalloped circle.

  • Adhere two of the Prima leaves to the bottom edge of this piece and the purple Prima bloom over the area where the two leaves meet.

  • Pin prick holes along the edges of the Basic Grey patterned paper and run a stitch through to create a sewn border.
    Finally, attach the scalloped circle section to the centre of the Basic Grey piece and this to the centre of the pink CoreDinations card.

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