Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hang In There Card

This week my Cutters Creek Design Team post is for Tuesday Tutorial using Flower Soft. The tutorial I have for you today uses the Ultra Fine Flower Soft as flocking. I love the dimension and texture it gives to my Cricut cuts.  I started with the monkey from the Create-a-Critter cartridge and cut him at 3". I used my Imagine to color each layer (love that!). The base layer was cut with black. The next I colored to match as close to the flower soft I chose to use.

Next I ran my layers I wanted to flock upside down in my Xyron so the adhesive was on the front of my image.
I used Sand Ultra Fine Flower Soft for the main layer of my image, and Toffee Ultra Fine Flower Soft for the outer outline layer to flock the monkey. I liberally covered my image with the flower soft and patted it down to be sure I had a good covering and then tapped off the excess.
I did the same with the other layer. Here is what they look like now that each layer is flocked.
Once I adhered my layers together with some Flower Soft Adhesive. I put my card together. My card is a standard 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card. My base is white card stock. I then added a blue mat cut to 4" X 5 1/4" and cut my patterned paper from my scrap bin to 3 3/4" X 5". I used my ATG Gun to adhered the layers together.
The vine was cut at 3" as well and colored using my Imagine. For the mat for my sentiment I used the Elegant Edges cartridge (which Kim can special order for you just ask). I colored the shadow layer with a blue color and left the top layer uncolored as I wanted it white. The mat was cut at 2". My sentiment is from the Wild Card cartridge and was colored with the same blue as my shadow layer and was cut at 4".

I just love the velvety texture I get by using the Ultra Fine Flower Soft as flocking. The Ultra Fine Flower Soft can be used to add texture and dimension to any of your projects. I hope you give it a try.


  1. Deanna, your card is adorable! The colors on the card caught my eye and I appreciate your step-by-step instructions on the flocking. You do great work!

  2. I would never have thought of Flower Soft as 'fur'! Great job and thanks for your wonderful directions!!!!
    Judy Garrelts

  3. So cute! THe flower soft really makes it! : )

  4. Oh wow! How cool! He looks so fluffy! Great card and paper too!

  5. Deanna...he is soooo cute. What a great idea. I think I might have to get some of the ultra fine flower soft!