Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Flower Power

or more to the point Flower Soft power.. Hi Blogland, you know when you haven't used a specific product for ages and then you go back to it and think "WOW" why don't I use this more often? Well, that has been the case for us here at Pinnacles this week.. As we revisit Flower Soft in our lessons..To be honest it is quite a niche product to use, but can add dimension, and you all know how much I like dimension,and texture to your crafting projects.
So here's how to use it.From a patterned piece of card I cut the following measurements, 2" x 5 3/4", 1 1/4" x 5 3/4" & 3 1/4" x 2".You will need 7 pieces of Flower Soft wire cut at different lengths.To your first wire, add some Glossy Accentsand sprinkle your Flower Soft over it.Whilst the glue is still wet, sprinkle some fine glitter. The glitter will stick to any exposed glue and add a little bit of sparkle to you project.Stand the wire in a foam mat to dry.Repeat this process for the other 6 wires.With the widest piece of card stock which was cut earlier, punch a border down one side.On this particular project I used one of the new release Martha Stewart Border Punches called Modern Garland/Petal Frame. This Punch also has a co ordinating corner, so you could also achieve an Around the Page effect with the right measurements of card stock.Apply this punched card and the other thinner piece of card to your base card. The base card was cut to 5 3/4" x 5 3/4".Take a vase Peel off and apply it to the smallest piece of card stock you cut earlierand cut it out.Curve the image slightly to add some dimension.Place a piece of double sided foam on the backand start applying your flowers, which should now be dry.Punch out some foliage. I used the Martha Stewart Frond and Pine Leaf Punch.Apply another layer of double sided foam tape and apply your remaining flowers and then the leaves.Finally finishing off with another layer of foam tape to hold everything in place.Move the flowers around until you achieve the effect you require..Stamp your sentiment onto your prepared card,and mount your vase & flowers onto your card to complete your project.. Simple and effective, just like me!....
Here are a few others I have made using different sized vases, different coloures of Flower Soft and different Punches.Using Autumn Flower Soft, Rain Drop Martha Stewart Punch, which also has a co ordinating corner to form an Around the Page set, and Metallic Gold StazOn, oh yeah!, Stazon has now gone all metallic and is available in Gold, Silver, Copper & Platinum.Green Flower Soft with an Art Deco PunchUltra Fine Koala Grey Flower Soft with a Martha Stewart Modern Garland/Petal Frame Border PunchYellow Flower Soft with an Art Deco PunchDelphinium Blue Flower Soft with a Rain Drop Border Punch and Polar White Flower Soft with the Modern Garland/Petal Frame Border Punch
So, all in all I've had quite a blast making these, and it's only Tuesday!!.. Off to play and make some more me thinks..
Hope you like? & thanks for checking us out..
See you soon..
Andy (Pinnacles).


  1. What is that saying 'the simplest things often have the most impact' ... I think these cards prove the point without a doubt. Very nice Andy, very adaptable to so many occasions. Thanks for the inspo on a day when the brain has gone into craft fright!!!!

    Seeya soon

    Renee xxx

  2. WOW! These cards are gorgous!!!!! Shari (cricutrookie)

  3. Awesome! I love these, your cards are are just awesome.

  4. These are gorgeous!!!


  5. Hi Andy

    Thanks for another lovely card, and all the inspiration you share with us, you know we appreciate it.......French Lin..xx..

  6. Fab cards as usual Andy.

    Ummmmm, is this where I go and hunt out the jars of flowersoft that I just had to have but have never taken out of the bag "rollseyes" LOL

    Toni :o)

  7. Wow!!! these cards are awesome!!! soooooooo pretty love those flowers!!!

  8. OH MY WORD Stunning stunning stunning. Not much else to add to all the other comments. Well done yet again Andy.
    Lyn (wed) xxxxx

  9. Last weekend I purchased some of the Flower Soft and have done one simple card and just love it. Yours are amazing! Thanks for the how to as well..helps me understand much better now.
    Where did you find the peel off vase ?? Not sure I have seen those...please share!

    Thanks for you great post on Flower Soft - Marcie

  10. Wowieeeee your cards are amazing!! Flowersoft is such an amzing product :) Thank you so much for the inspiration :)

  11. I loved the pattern paper you used. Can you please tell me the brand and name of the paper? The cards are lovely!!

  12. I love the cards!! This has inspired me to try flower soft. I have been on the fence for a long time. I also love the pattern paper you used. Could you please tell me the brand and line of that paper?