Monday, February 28, 2011

Product Review - New Flower Soft Kits!

Hi everyone!!! Flower Soft has done it again! They have recently released some brand new products which Kelley has just added to the Our Daily Bread designs store! Hang tight...this post may get a little long, but I promise it will be worth your while!!! :)

The first product I would like to share is Flower Soft's new "Die Cut Dimensions - Wild Flowers"! I am so thrilled with these and can't wait until they come out with more! Each package comes with two each of four gorgeous floral designs....for a total of 16 cards. All of the pieces are die-cut...which I love, love, love!!! Each kit includes the dimensional topper, extra die cut flowers for embellishments, and a beautiful strip of paper ribbon! I'll demonstrate below how easy these are to use:

First, pop out all of the die cut pieces of the kit you would like to use. Good luck choosing....all of the kits are gorgeous!!!

To give the flowers some extra dimension (this is optional), I turned over the topper and placed it on my foam paper-piercing pad. Using an embossing stylus, I lightly bowed out the paper blossoms by rubbing the stylus in a circular motion in the center of each flower section. I also embossed the extra flower pieces in the same manner.

Next, I turned the topper over, and using a paper piercer, bent each die-cut flower piece upward....this creates the 3d look for your finished project.

I used some of the extra flowers to create a bouquet as an embellishment, but you could also "beef up" the card topper as well. Other items used for my sample: the sentiment is from a new March set, "Eternity", which will be released on March 1st. The crocheted ribbon is May Arts, the Pearls are by Zva Creative, and there are several sprays of my fave "Pearl" Glimmer Mist.

Here is a close up which shows more of the dimension from the die cut flower sections with a little bit of Baby Blue Flower Soft added. P.S. The butterfly was punched from a leftover piece of the paper ribbon which was included in the kit!

Next up is another awesome new kit, the "Lavender Papercraft Kit"! There are two sheets each of four different designs.....each sheet has MANY different project possibilities. These images are not die cut like the dimensional set above, however, they are compatible with Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals and Spellbinders Labels Seven cutting dies! How cool is that?!

Once again, the decision is tough....there are so many choices in each kit.....once I decided which to use, it was a total blast, and pretty quick! I chose another new March release, "He Will Rise" to stamp on the card topper layered with Spellbinders Classic Ovals and Classic Scalloped Ovals, added some Lavender Flower Soft, Zva Creative pearls, May Arts Satin Ribbon, tied with a Bow Easy, and "Pearl" Glimmer Mist for a shimmery finish.
Here comes yet another awesome card-topper kit.....this one is called "Country-Village"....each package includes two each of four different scenes plus sentiments on each page. Each design has an additional partial layer to cut out and pop up for dimension. Add your favorite Flower Soft and voila!!

This sample was so much fun to make....I couldn't resist but create a village from three of the four designs. Each topper was cut out, layered on cardstock, holes punched with a cropodile, and ribbon connected them together.

For this section, I used one of the sentiments from the "Tulip Tag Set", which will be released on March 1st, along with Lavender and Shamrock Green Flower Soft.

For the center section, I used the scripture verse from the "Tulip Tag Set", along with the following Flower Soft colors: Ultra-Fine Citrus Crush, Strawberry, Earth, and regular Flower Soft: Violet.

The third section includes a sentiment from the "Daffodil Tag Set", to be released on March 1st, along with Flower Soft colors: Ultra-Fine Raspberry Fizz and regular Flower Soft Shamrock Green.

Here is another lovely kit, which I haven't had time to play with yet, called "Country-Village Cottages". This kit also includes two each of four images plus a 3d section and sentiments as well. These toppers are so beautiful, you really don't have to be a Flower Soft pro in order to create a gorgeous card or gift for someone! A few specks of Flower Soft and you're ready to go!

Whew, are you still with me!? Last but not least, Flower Soft has just introduced some neon colors in the Ultra-Fine line! What is Ultra-Fine, you ask? It's the same formula as the original Flower Soft sprinkles, but smaller particles for a less "fibrous" look. Though I have not tried these neon colors yet, they are absolutely stunning and make the most marvelous fireworks for your patriotic cards, or cover some chipboard flowers or letters for your favorite teenager's birthday card! Very fun!!

Thanks so much for sticking with me! I really, really enjoyed working with the new Flower Soft products and can't wait to do it again! If you'd like to try some of the new kits, or any items from the Flower Soft line, head over to the Our Daily Bread designs store, where you will find a variety of Flower Soft colors, card toppers, and lots of fun accessories to help take your crafting to another level! Better yet......all Flower Soft products are the Super Special Sale Items this week, 15% off until Saturday, March 5th at midnight EST. (Sale price will be reflected in your shopping cart.) Can't wait to see your Flower Soft creations!!! If you are new to Flower Soft and need some helpful instructions, please check out some previous tutorials here, here, here, and here.

Thanks again for stopping by today! Stay tuned shortly after midnight for the New Release post which will reveal all of the new sets for March, plus at 8 am EST on Tuesday the March New Release Blog Hop will begin at the ODBD blog....don't miss out on all of the beautiful samples from the "Breadsticks", plus more chances to win from Our Daily Bread designs!

Have a very blessed week!


Dawn said...

Fabulous FS review, Ang!! I love the new die cuts and toppers!!! Your samples are awesome!!

Natalie said...

Wow, your samples are fantastic and your review was top-notch!! Thanks Angie for your continued excellence, your work is gorgeous!!

Lorelie Kim said...

Oh Angie!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Flower Soft projects!! You make me want to buy everything you just showcased! Uh-oh!!!

Grace said...

Absolutely gorgeous Angie!!! Gotta go shopping!!! :)

Becky said...

This village set is just fabulous.

Karen Linarez said...

A simply gorgeous purple card. I love how delicate the flowers are on the sentiment panel, the colors are beautifully soft and luscious, and the bow but especially the butterfly set it off beautifully.

Anonymous said...

Oh Angie!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE sbo your Flower Soft projects!! You make sbobetme want to buy everything you just showcased! Uh-oh!!!