Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I can do that!

A few weeks ago I was in my local craft store and I saw some beautiful, flocked paper. I picked it up and touched it, just gorgeous. But then I put it right back because I thought to myself..."Hey, I can do that at home!"

I had a Palette glue pad at home, and some creamy, beige designer paper from the Reece Soar with it Collection. I added Black Fun Flock to my order going into The Angel Company and patiently waited for it to arrive...

So what do you think?!




You probably can't tell that it's fuzzy in the picture, but you can actually "pet" these papers!



I used different stamps from the Victorian Elements set - they are big and bold. Here are some tips:

1) Refresh your glue pad before using it the first time, each time you go to stamp.

2) Really pour on the fun flock and then cover it all with a clean sheet of paper and press down.

3) Shake of the extra flock and then reapply it once more, and press down just like in step 2.

4) I used a craft sheet for easier clean up...

I haven't made these into cards yet but I think a nice verse is all they need...I want the beauty of the paper to be the main attraction.


I hope you are finding peace and joy as you prepare for Christmas - it's a hustling and bustling time of year. Blessings!

11 comments:

Silli said...

wow, thats great Chris, Love the Idea!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Karen from PA said...

These are beautiful,Chris. Wishing you and your family I wonderful Christmas!

Laurie said...

So so pretty Chris!! I love it! Thanks for sharing! :)

Donna VW said...

That is fantastic. You are so creative!

Deb (dcorder) said...

Great idea! Flocked paper is so expensive!

Jennifer Carter said...

Wow. What a fun idea!! I would make the cards & send them in for a contest!! :)

Juliet A said...

This is stunning - I may have to buy some of that Fun Flock with my next order!

Ingen said...

What a great idea!

Annette said...

Wow Chris, what gorgeous papers! I can definitely tell they are flocked, they are going to make beautiful cards! Can't wait to see your creations using them! Have a wonderful holiday with your family!

Bridgett said...

You are so CLEVER, Chris! I love that idea! I had thought and thought of a way to get the same results. I have and LOVE our fun flock so now I can play! What a super awesome idea! MUCH more affordable than the fancy flocked paper at the craft store. LOVE IT!
Hugs,
Bridgett

Karin said...

That's gorgious Chris!!

Wanna wish you a very lovely, healthy and creative 2010!

Luv, Karin