Thursday, August 21, 2008

Flocked and Torn Halloween Card

Do you ever have that experience of going into a craft store and finding some nifty new product and then wondering to yourself "am I ever going to use this if I buy it"? So that was me today. Crazy day, needed to blow off some steam, went to one of my LSSs while waiting for my pizza and there I saw it...Doodlebug flock. Now, I've bought flock before but I'd never seen any in the beautiful assortment of colours that Doodlebug has put out. I had to have it. Four, five, six colours went into my basket. On my second trip through the store, some came out. Can't be greedy now...what if I don't like it... I settled on orange, black and lime green since my up-and-coming projects are mostly Halloween...

Anyway, long shopping story short, I really love this stuff. Its not like any of the flocks I've used before. Its fine and soft to the touch and leaves a beautiful texture on your project.
Here's my first attempt at using it. Forgive the blended colours - I'm experimenting here. Actually, it works with this card because I kind of have a grungy thing going on here. This card was also for today's "Ways to Use It" challenge on Splitcoast which asked us to use torn paper.
For the flocked bits I laid down a piece of double sided adhesive and then put diecut bats over top of it. I flocked with the orange first, removed the bats and then flocked with the black. The flock does adhere to itself a bit so its not a completely clean background but I like the texture it creates on the card.
Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill), Paper (BoBunny Press), Stamp (Inkadinkado), ribbon (May Arts), Flock (Doodlebug), Diecut (Quickutz - bat), ink (Adirondak, Ranger)


Jennie C. said...

Did you draw the little creatures yourself? They are SO cute. I don't think flocking is for me - but I can DO torn paper! :)

Alisa said...

Good work..! I like the Halloween card. Keep on the good work.