I feel like a fraud.
I need to come clean.
I lied on my last post about the products I used to make this card:
Well, it wasn't a TOTAL lie...I did use a product called Flower Soft, which is a wonderful product from the U.K. available now in many North American craft supply stores and HERE.
Making this card, I discovered something about myself.
I am impatient and cheap.
Which explains why, when I found that I didn't have any green Flower Soft, which was imperative for me to execute my card as I envisioned, I had a mini PMS meltdown, because I live in the middle of NOWHERE and how was I supposed to finish my card? I can't just run to the closest craft super store (3 hours drive), and online order deliveries take at least a week! What's a crafty girl to do?
And, I discovered a thrifty little trick: I can make my own!!!
Because I love my blog readers, I am going to share with you.
I love the poem "Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten." Don't you?
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN FUZZY FLUFF
(That's what I decided to call it)
Take a scrap of cardstock...
(I don't wish to offend any CTMH purists, but white core cs doesn't work as well for this)
roll it up tight:
Then get your grater:
I found this one at IKEA, because I know someone will ask. It comes with 2 sizes of graters (I used the small holes), a container that snaps onto the grater and a lid. It is awesome! I've had it in my kitchen for 3 years and never used it once....this baby is staying in my craft room!
Rub that rolled up scrap of cs across the grater a few times,
and you get this:
Beautiful Fuzzy Fluff!
TIP: Turn off the ceiling fan, or any other source of air movement in the room. Ask me how I know this.
Now, this stuff isn't exactly the same as Flower Soft. Here's a closeup to show the difference:
The stuff on the left is mine, on the right is the Flower Soft.
It is plastic, and spikier.
But on this card I used both, and I bet you couldn't tell until I pointed it out, could you?
To adhere it to your project, just put dabs of a liquid glue wherever you want the stuff to stick.
I used CTMH Liquid Glass, because it's the best, but you can use white school glue too. You don't need much.
This Fuzzy Fluff is free, and you can make any color you want! You could store it in a jar if you want to, but I just make enough to use when I need it. I have plenty of scraps, I can always make more...
Now go forth and FUZZIFY!
Thanks for visiting my little blog,
EDITED TO ADD:
I received a lovely message from Michelle at Pink Paper Paradise,
she started a weekly linky party with this post!
You should check out her new Make it Monday NON-challenge linky party!
Link up your own creations, ideas and tutorials and inspire others with no challenge rules or deadlines.
Check out the links for some great ideas and inspiration.
Happy blog hopping!