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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Swap Time!

Last night was the monthly get together with my fabulous stamp club. Eight of us swapped cards and this was my contribution. These cute little penguins are from Imaginice and the surfboards were paper pieced with an image from SU's "Do The Hula". For the background paper, I ran some bashful blue though my Swirls Cuttlebug folder and added blue Stickles.
I colored his board shorts with my Sakura Glaze Pens and used lime green Fun Flock for her hula skirt. For those of you who haven't played with Fun Flock yet, here's a quick tutorial to get you started.

You can use any kind of adhesive for this. Fun Flock will pretty much stick to anything. Since some of the hula skirt had very fine lines, I opted to go with my Sakura Quickie Glue pen. It has a fine tip, just like a ball point pen and stays blue until it dries clear.

Before I do any gluing, I pour out a pile of Fun Flock so it will be ready for me when I need it. After the glue is applied, you'll quickly want to get it covered with Flock. In order to get a nice even coverage of Fun Flock, you'll want to "smoosh" your image into in, as opposed to just sprinkling it on top.
That's it! Super easy, but such a fun effect! And once this stuff is on, it doesn't rub off no matter how much you "pet" it.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you all have a fun and safe 4th!

4 comments:

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

That card is adorable! I love the Fun Flock idea for the grass skirt! Very cute and creative! I love all of your work!

Janna

Barefootstamper said...

Thanks! I didn't know how to use Flock -- I definitely would have been a "sprinkler"!

You got a shout out for tutorial of the week over at Card of the Week.com. You can check out the post at http://www.cardoftheweek.com/2008/07/tutorial-tues-1.html

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Ann said...

I love the Fun Flock idea! Do you have Archivers in your areas? I just bought these penguin stamps in their "Hot Spot" for $1.99 each. Too cute, I've been trying to think of a way to use them, now you've inspired me!
Ann

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a cute card!!! I just got these stamps at my LSS and can't wait to use them!!! Thanks for showing us how to use flock-have some but have not used it yet.