Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Flocking ...

I know, what does that mean, right?! Well, I am looking forward to trying it out on cards ... it is almost like a crushed velvet embossing process. Here's what one of my favourite websites says (that's where I got this picture from):

Use pigment ink to stamp your image. Powder your wet stamped image with sticky powder and heat until shiny. Do not overheat! Spoon flocking over yo
ur warm sticky design and press down with fingers before you pour off extra flocking. Heat again to harden off the powder.

Can't wait for my package of sticky stuff and flocking powder to arrive! Here are the powders I ordered:

Have any of you tried this technique? Any tips?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Beads galore!

I have always loved using beads on cards ... they are great for embellishments even though they are so tiny you need tweezers to dip them in glue. But I am loving these alphabet beads I bought. They make fabulous baby cards!