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Friday, September 2, 2011

Flower Fluff

BUTTERFLY PIN/MAGNET

 

#1 The image is from A DAY FOR DAISIES 
These are the supplies and tools you will need to make this card.
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Take your image and color it. You may need to have up to 3 of the same image for the layers.Then glue it to 3 layers of card stock with lots of tacky glue because you want the paper to become soft.
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 #6 Next cut out the image that will be the bottom and bend the wings until they are the way you want them.

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 #9 This needs to be done to all of the pieces.

#10 Using a black marker go around all edges then add stickles where ever you want it and let it dry.

#11 Now start laying the layers.
put a small amount the quick dry glue and add each piece.
#12 Your butterfly should look like this now.


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#14 You are now ready to spray it with the triple thick clear Glaze. Spray it 3 or 4 times letting it dry in between spraying.



#15 When it dry turn it over and spray the underneath side. Then add your  or magnet.

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Tape a washer to the back of your colored card stock as this will hold the magnet in place on the card. Then just tape it all together and add your ribbon and it's done!




















FLOWER FLUFF


Items needed:
Styrofoam balls, Re-inkers, Plastic Bowl, Spoon and some small containers to store it in.



1. Simply rub the two Styrofoam balls together until you get enough dust to color. You can use any kind of re-inkers (water-based, alcohol inks, chalk inks or even food color.)




2. Add a few drops of ink and mix until you get the desired color. leave the fluff out over night to dry then put it into airtight containers.



To make these cattails I used some covered wire dipped in Scotch quick dry glue then dipped into the brown fluff. You may have to do it more than once to get full coverage and let dry.

82 comments:

  1. Sandi, this is awesome, your cattails look so real, I'll have to try this and already have the containers. Thank you for the amazing tutorial. Hugs, Lori m

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  2. this is brilliant. I can think of a ton of things to do with this, thanks!

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  3. Oops, My Outlawz name is Sarah Welleford. Thanks!

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  4. Love this idea Sandi, and your tutorial is great and easy to follow! I love those cat tails you made! Big hugs to you!

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  5. oops, forgot- my Outlawz name is Sarah Welleford. thanks!

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  6. This was just great! Now I jus have to look for some balls :)
    New stalker of your blog and an "old" Outlawmember, now hopping along...

    xx//MulleSnuttan

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  7. Fabulous! They look amazing. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  8. Fabulous! They look amazing. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  9. Just amazing!! They look so realistic. I'm a new follower.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  10. I love the Flower Stuff you've made! Unfortunately, the styrofoam we get here in South Africa doesn't look like yours, but I will definitely keep an eye open for it so I can make my own too. Thanks for the inspiration, Sandi, and for sharing it here.
    luv n huggz
    Jen Leeflang (aka JenLee)

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  11. I just became a follower!
    Jen Leeflang
    aka JenLee

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  12. OMGosh, this is verrrry cool, TFS!

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  13. Oh my goodness Sandi!!! You made your very own Flower Fluff??? That is an 11 out of 10 on the coolness scale Sistah!!! LOVE IT!!! I cannot wait to try this!!! Thank you for sharing :)

    LOVE YOU <3

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  14. No way!!! You can make this stuff yourself? I agree with Anary, Genius!!! Thanks for the fab tip!! Love those cattails! Hugs~Bren

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  15. This is an awesome technique Sandi! I'm so gonna try this out! Happy Party!!

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  16. What a fun project! Will definately be trying this!
    Hugz,
    Roxann

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  17. Hi Sandi,

    Would never have thought of this! Awesome idea, but as JenLee mentioned our Styrofoam looks different here in South Africa. None-the-less, awesome tutorial. Also a new follower. TFS :)

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  18. Great idea Sandi. I will need to get some styrofoam. TFS

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  19. Great tut Sandi!! I knew I could tint my white flower soft but I had no idea I could make my own from styrofoam balls! You rock g/f!
    xx
    Dana

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  21. I tried making this once. It didn't turn out well. I love your card so I'm going to give it another try..following Your tutorial.
    Outlawz Jamie

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  22. I tried making this once. It didn't turn out well. I love your card so I'm going to give it another try..following Your tutorial.
    Outlawz Jamie

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  23. Great tutorial--I always appreciate tips like these! Your cattails card is fabulous!

    Outlawz trisha too, I'm following you here, and thank you for the fun blog hop, Sandi!

    :)

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  24. Wow I can't believe you can make your own flower fluff!! That is FABulous!! Gorgeous sample.

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  25. Fantastic. What a great idea. I love the cattails.
    Rhonda Miller

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  26. Love flower soft and this is a much more economical way to make it. Your card is gorgeous and thanks for the tutorial.

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  27. This is so cool! Fabulous tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  28. This is great! There have been some really wonderful tips/ideas along the hop but this one is my favorite so far. Thank you.

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  29. I feel like a dummy. I thought I was already a follower (because of Free Digital Stamps) but apparently I wasn't, but I am now.

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  30. Yippee! I found the tutorial after all! I was in a separate post, which is all it takes to confuse me!! Geesh! Fibro Fog has set in BIG time today!!

    Thanks for the fun idea!! :)

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  31. this is just beautiful..!! tfs the tut and your lovely art..loves ya
    Gail neduzak

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  32. what a beautiful card!!..so elegant..and a great tut..for making any color we want..tfs.loves ya..
    Gail Neduzak

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  33. Wow Sandi - who knew?! I've always wanted to stock up on Flower Soft - what a fun, economical way to do it!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!! ~hugs

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  34. Wow, this is a cool idea! Didn't think to use styrafoam. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  35. What an awesome idea! I have a bunch of styrofoam balls leftover from a previous project and can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing! -katt

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  36. Oh my, how ingenious! Thanks for the tut and inspiration, your card is beautiful!

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  37. Wow, this is fabulous
    such a wonderful sub.
    for the flower soft,
    Thank you!

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  38. Your cat-tails looks fabulous, Sandi. I had no idea I could make my own flower soft. I love thrifty ideas like this. Thanks. :)

    My Outlawz member name is Teresa Arsenault and I have been a follower of your blog for quite some time.

    Blessings,
    Teresa

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  39. Wow, wow, wow! I LOVE that I can make my own flower Fluff now. Thank you for the tutorial!

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  40. Now that is creative use of what you may already have in your crafting area!!! What a great idea and wonderful results.
    My Outlawz name is Julie Elak!

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  41. not sure where to post. but love the tutorial! am a follower and a member of outlawz! thanks for the chance to win.

    slbela59

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  42. Thank you for sharing. I love discovering ways to create your own product. (It does add up.)

    Michelle Rutledge
    Windsorm

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  43. Ho cool Thank you!

    Michelle Houghton

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  44. I always wondered how they made that stuff. I thought it was cut up paper scraps, but this is better and lighter for a card that has to be mailed. I will try it. Thanks for sharing!

    syd
    sydegan@hotmail.com

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  45. Sandi, Thank you for the great tutorial on how to make faux flower soft. Love the `make your own ideas! Your card is wonderful too!

    Barb

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  46. Love the cattails! I didn't even know there was such a thing as flower fluff. (Glad I didn't mistake it for marshmellow fluff! lol) Gotta make some cattails!

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  47. Love the cattails! I didn't even know there was such a thing as flower fluff. I've got to make the cattails!

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  48. Love the fluff and cattails! Excellent tutorial!

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  49. WOW!!! that looks just like the Flower Soft!!!! GREAT tutorial!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  51. I sent my comment I don't know if it went through.

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  52. Cool way to make your own Flower Soft Sandi! Thanks for sharing your directions with us. :-) I'm already a follower of your blog. Hugs! Tracy MacDonald

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  53. OMG! Sandi you're a genius! i most definately need to try this!-Kristina Mama Bear Stonich

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  54. Cool, I might try this, thanks for sharing

    Sarah Warren

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  55. WOW, I would never thought of this. Great tutorial, I will definitely try it. Thanks!

    Vesna Rastovski :)

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  56. Fabulous idea! I've got pots and pots of flower soft but never the 'right' color for my project.

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  57. How creative!!! This is wonderful. I can now create my own "matching" colors!

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  58. Oh gees, either a I did not hit post or b I am leaving a second comment! Either way, I love your idea.

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  59. This is AWESOME! My frugal side is saying "Yes" Why didn't i think of that. Thanks for such a wonderful tutorial and idea.

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  60. wow that is a pretty awesome idea to make there. Thanks!
    my outlawz name is Heidi Brawley

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  61. OMG this is so neat of an idea and i have everything to try it!! Thanks so much for sharing it!!

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  62. Umm not sure my comment went thru,lol. This is so neat and will add it to my to do list since i have everything to try it!! Thanks for sharing!

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  63. Thanks for sharing, Sandi, this is a good idea especially when you want to color coordinate. Really like the cattails! My Outlawz name is JoAnn Peck

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  64. Thanks for the tutorial, this will be great for coordinating colors. Really like your cattails too! My Outlawz name is JoAnn Peck

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  65. What a cool idea! Anitamocha

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  66. I absolutely love your cattails using styrofoam balls and re-inkers! Wonderful tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing! Can't wait to try and create some!

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  67. I am so excited to be able to make my own flower soft. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful information

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  68. What an awesome tutorial! Love your cattails! They are fabulous! Love the idea of using styrofoam balls and re-inkers to create them! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful tutorial!

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  69. The cat tails are so amazing! Love this. Thanks! I think my name is Helen Dooley or hcdooley I just joined 2 days ago. Thanks

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  70. Wow! What an awesome idea. Now I can try some of the ideas I needed fluff for. TFS

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  71. Fabulous!! Excellent tutorial and a money saver. I'm sure I have lots of those styrofoam balls in the closet. Not sure why I had to have them, but now I can use them!

    Cindy Royal (outlawz)

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  72. OMGosh! What a brilliant and clever thing to do!! I just bought some styro balls the other day to make something and they ended up being the wrong size so I'm off to make lots of dust lol. Thank you so much for sharing this, I can't wait to make something ... I will make sure I post it to the Outlawz site. Thanks again and Happy Blog Hop ... Julie (username Julie Hales)

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  73. Hi Sandy,
    I am peeking in from the Outlawz Party and Hop. What an awesome technique. It is a bit ironic, too. I already finished a few of the games, specifically the OOZAK game. While browsing the store, I came across Sparkly Fluff and didn't know what it was. Now I get to see what it could be used for! TFS
    Happy to be a new follower!
    :O)
    Jessica Shelton

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  74. Wowzers!! Great to know! Thanks so much for the money saving tip!

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  75. Wowzers! Good to know. Thanks for sharing this money saving tip!

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  76. Sandy...fantastic idea of how to use those styrfoam balls!!! Thanks for giving such a wonderful idea.

    Shelby

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  77. Very cool! This is brilliant. Thanks for sharing the tip... way more cost effective for sure.

    I am Tracy S over at Outlaws and I am a follower :)

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