Good Monday morning! Hope you had marvelous weekends!
I love play with Fun Flock, so when Stampendous asked me to do another tutorial with some new stamps and new colors, how could I resist? I will start with a little tutorial and then share several cards.
When I use Fun Flock, The Essential Glue Pad has always worked well for me. There is a little trick to it, so read on. It also cleans up easily with stamp cleaner. (clean the glue off as if it was ink, any cleaner will do)
When I am going to Fun Flock in a darker color, I stamp the image in ink similiar to the Fun Flock color I am going to use first. Using acrylic stamps makes this so much easier.
Once the colored ink has dried, push your stamp into the glue pad, just like it was ink. Line up the two images and stamp. Here is the little trick *let the glue dry for a minute or two*. Yep, let it just sit there. (remove the stamp though)
After a few minutes, be very liberal with your Fun Flock application. I poured almost the entire bottle over this ornament. Gently push the Fun Flock down onto the image and let it dry for several minutes. (get a soda or a treat while you wait :))
Here is the finished card. Fun Flock is wonderful for holiday cards and believe it or not, it is time to start thinking and planning for those! :) *wink*
For this card, I stamped the leaves on the bottom half of the card with glue and then applied the Fun Flock.
On this card, I stamped the entire butterfly image on the cardstock and another piece of cardstock. The second butterfly got stamped with glue and then Fun Flock was added. I cut out the butterfly and foam mounted it. (stamping it first, lets you “keep” the antennae :))
The background was stamped with glue and then Fun Flock was applied. The butterflies were stamped with watermark ink.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and the cards. Please feel free to email me with any questions you might have, I love to try and assist. Happy Fun Flocking! :)
Supplies: Stamps-Stampendous (Wild Blossoms, Happy Flowers, Butterfly Beauties , Damask Season and Damask Fall-available soon), Ink-Tsukineko (Versamark Watermark, Essential Glue Pad) Palette (Belle Rose, Chartreuse, Paris Lights, Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate), Stampendous Fun Flock (Chili Pepper Red, Chocolate Lotto, Lemonade Yellow, Pixie Pink ), Cardstock-Prism (Simply Smooth, Frosted Pink, Intense Pink, Frosted Teal, Intense Teal, Suede Brown Medium, Suede Brown Dark), Ribbon (Offray Striped, May Arts White Sheer, American Crafts Pink Striped, Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy Grosgrain), Button-Making Memories, Twine-May Arts
Thanks again to everyone who visited and left comments during the Spellbinders Blog Frenzy! In all the craziness, I left something out of my Book Tutorial post. My friend, Heidi Blankenship, was helping me finalize the project, as it still needed something. She was the one who came up with the brilliant idea to use a piece of ribbon as the bookmark! Heidi is so clever!! So thanks, Heidi!!