Friday, March 29, 2013

And the winner is...

The winner of our Little Bird Card Toppers competition is...Macmomma Well done!

We hope you have enjoyed our Little Bird Card Topper focus this week, a big thank you to our Design Team for creating some fabulous cards.

Back next week :)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Win Little Bird Card Toppers

Today is your last chance to enter our Little Bird Card Toppers competition. To enter just leave a comment below. We will announce the winner tomorrow.

The Little Bird card below has been made by Noreen. The 3D flowers you can see come from the Die Cut Paper Flowers - Spring pack, a great combination.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Add Flower Soft to your Card Toppers

Little Bird Card Toppers are perfect to use with Flower Soft and on these designs you don't need to use much to get the desired effect. We have two cards to show you today, the first comes from Dawn Lusk. Just by adding a sprinkle of Flower Soft Dawn has transformed the look to her card.

Vicki Harper has delicately added some Flower Soft Ultra Fine to the Lavender which just works perfectly on this design.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sweet Birds

Back with another take on our Little Bird Card Toppers. We think Jeanne Streiff has done a great job here, creating a very elegant and luxurious look with her card.

Got to love these Pre Printed Card Toppers, they're so versatile and easy to use. You can make cards in minutes or spend a little more time on the embellishments to create something really special just like this.

Be sure to leave a comment below to be in with a chance of winning a Little Bird Card Toppers pack. We'll be back tomorrow with more inspiration from our Design Team.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Little Bird Card Toppers

This week we are going to take a closer look at Card Toppers and in particular the new Little Birds set designed by Sandra Wright of The House of Zandra. Sandra is a popular UK craft designer and we are just loving her style :)
At the end of this week we will pick somebody to win a set of the The Little Bird Card Toppers so leave a comment this week to be in with your chance to win!
Card Toppers are wonderful things. They are a pre coloured image that allow you to make up cards quickly and perfectlt. They allow you to be creative with the papers and accessories you use, which will give you a different look every time. All the Card Toppers from Flower Soft will allow you to ink and over stamp, use marker pens, embossing powders and crackle mediums to change the look to fit your style!

Take a look at this Hexagnel box card from Cibel Glazer.

Each sheet of Card Toppers contains a pre coloured image in various sizes within various shapes. Cibel used the Hexangnel shape to create the treat box.

Take a look at the close up detail and amazing quality of the print on this luxury card.

Cibele has added extra embellishments like the butterfly and pearls as well as inking the Card Topper edges to tone in with all her matting and layering. She has also been working with the new Kool Tak products which are awesome and a great price on our website!

More inspiration with this kit coming up this week :)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

How many ways can you use a mould with papercrafts?

The Flower Soft design team have been playing with the new molds from Katy Sue Designs. In case you didn’t know Katy Sue are the manufacturers of the Flower Soft range and lots of other cool papercraft products. Our team here in the USA have been eagerly awaiting these molds as they won the Winter 2013 CHA Innovations Award!
The Katy Sue molds are food safe and their main market is for cake decorating but we like to have some fun with our creative juices and see how many uses we can find in our papercrafting.

So here is a quick blast of inspiration to help you get started :)
First up is Jeanne who used layers of wet tissue paper in the bird mold to take the design impression. Once it had dried she used her amazing coloring techniques to bring the image to life. This really shows how these molds work as a 3D stamp.
There are lots of great, light weight air drying clays out there now. Look at the great result Cibele got with the Victorian Garden 1 mold. We love this vintage look!

Katy Sue Designs have lots of smaller embellishment molds in the pipeline and they are perfect for creating your own co-ordinating embellishments. Dawn did an awesome job with the new Elegant Hearts mold.

Vicki also used an air drying clay to create her rustic robin. We this is such a great idea!

We love the idea of creating gifts and the Bell Trio embellishment mold made a great feature for Deb in her gift creation,  it was so beautifully painted this is a great job.
Noreen Mckie from Katy Sue used the heart mold with sugar paste to decorate the cookies below but then used air drying clay to create a wonderful embellishment to decorate the box.

If you like this embellishment you can see a how to video here:

Did you know you can also use ultra thick embossing powder in the molds to create and stunning see though embellishment..maybe that’s another video we need to do.

Enjoy the molds :)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Papercrafting with Moulds

You will be amazed at how easy it is to use our New Award Winning food safe molds to create your own embellishments in minutes.
Take a look at this short video by clicking here to see for yourself how simple it is to use our molds with air drying clay to create stunning embellishments for your crafts. The molds can also be used with soap, ultra thick embossing powder, resin, tissue paper, plaster of paris and much more!

Check out our cake decorating videos to see how they are used with sugar paste and chocolate.

 Check our what Cibele Glazer created using our Victorian Garden Mould.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Kool Tak teams up with Flower Soft

Have you all checked out the competitions we are running on facebook this week?

We are so excited to announce the addition of the Kool Tak product line to our USA website.

Our design team has already had the chance to play with this range and they all love the versatility and the professional results they achieved. Cibele had this to say;

"I'm not sure if you're like me but when it comes to adhesive, I can never have too much or too many different kinds. Each one serves it's purpose depending on my project - if you're in the market for adhesive, I hope you'll give some of the Kool Tak products a try."