Welcome to this week's Flower Soft Sprinkle Challenge and Blog Hop! This week's theme is "Anything Flower Soft Goes!" Our team is so excited to give you a little sneak peek at some of the products that will be featured at the upcoming Craft and Hobby Association gathering in Los Angeles at the end of next week!
Hopefully you have come here via Jeanne's blog...if not, you will want to start at the Flower Soft blog so that you can see every single project along the way! (If you're looking for the D.I.V.A.S. oldies but goodies hop, please scroll to the next post!)
We invite you to play along with our challenge...you have two chances to win a prize...one by commenting on each of our design team member's blogs, and one by uploading your challenge creation to the gallery at SCS. Each winner will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to shop at Flower Soft.
The challenge will remain open until 6 am February 4th. **Notice that we are changing the challenges to every other week.** The winners will be announced on the Flower Soft blog on February 4th.
I am in LOVE with the beautiful new Wild Flowers Die Cut Dimensions! I adore the layered look of these lovely blossoms and I am SO THRILLED that I do NOT have to cut them out by hand! I am so-not-fond of fussy cutting!
The multiple die cut sheets that come in the kit include a ready-to-use punch out oval panel in several different floral patterns, along with lots of coordinating flowers to layer. I saved the ready-to-use oval (you'll see it on my mates' blogs) for another card because I want to share how I plan to stretch my kit as far as it will go! Here I used a trio of layered blooms with a nestabilities label that I cut from card stock. I inked the oval before removing it from the die, stamped a JustRite sentiment (marker directly to rubber) then layered the entire panel on top of the kit's printed narrow "ribbon" border. I used some old lace and a few Kaiser pearls for an even more vintage, elegant look. I love how a little bit of citrus crush ultrafine flower soft makes the flowers even more realistic.
There are enough punch out blooms and ovals in the kit to make a lovely coordinating set of cards...and then several more in entirely different patterns! They're gorgeous! They look like you've spent hours slaving away with the paper snips! Not so! They punch out easily and take only a few minutes to adhere.
One of the other things that came in my box of goodies was some brand new neon yellow ultrafine flowersoft. I decided to give it a try with my neon Copic markers on this groovy peace sign from OCL! (so much for getting away without fussy-cutting something! don't like to do it but I do love the look!) The bright colors really pop against some black card stock embellished with white crochet lace and a white embossed sentiment. I still have to finish the inside, but my ds has already laid claims on this CAS retro card! ;)
Just a reminder before you go...there is a new episode of Flower Soft TV every Friday. To register for announcements, contests and specials at Flower Soft TV go to http://www.flower-soft.tv/#information.html.
Next on the hop is Dini. She's got a special treat for you today! Have fun!