Thursday, May 13, 2010

furry monster

Hello!  Today I have a card to share with you that I have been thinking about for a little while.  As soon as I got this monster fun set by Hero Arts I knew that I had to make a furry monster!



furry monster, originally uploaded by AnitaRex.



I am proud of this monster as I made him furry out of cardstock!  I don't have any fun flock and wasn't in the mood for looking around for some and I remembered seeing how to make some from cardstock a long time ago that I decided to make my own. And I am calling it Cardstock Flock!  funny, right? I also decided to do a mini photo tutorial to explain it. 

Cardstock Flock

Cut desired cardstock into strips about 3 of the same size.  Fold strips in half.  Using a clean kitchen grater grate the cardstock onto a plate.  Try different grates to find the desired texture of the Cardstock Flock you would like. I used a mini grater that I have since it had small grates and I never use it.  I found that the smaller grates gave it more of a fluffy consistency.

Grate as much flock as you need.  I found that it took a bit, but it wasn't hard and wouldn't slip because I folded it.  Stamp image that you would like to fill, and have card finished except for the flock as the more you touch it the more flock you lose.  I attached the eyes on the monster and let it dry before the flock also.  To adhere the cardstock flock you would as you adhere fun flock.  I used glossy accents but next time I may try tombow to see if it works better.  Try a test area with different glues to see what you prefer.  Fill in monster with adhesive, leaving his mouth clean.  Put a large amount of flock onto monster and lightly press in.

 

Leave cardstock flock on the monster like the above picture until dry.  Than lightly tap off flock that did not adhere.  So fun, and so great for kids!  I also love that you have everything you need already pretty much!  I love it when you can make your own embellishments from items that as a papercrafter we have already! You can make a furry sleeper for a baby, or even a furry animal!

I have something to share with you.  Yesterday the kids and I went for lunch with a few friends.  After lunch all the kids were playing in the play area but Ariel was playing with Carter who was still in the highchair.  My friends all started talking about it and how surprised they were to see them playing together so well.  Ariel and Carter were both laughing up a storm.  I was confused, what's so surprising they play together really well all the time.  My friends were surprised because there kids didn't play together like that!  Wow!  You know I often think that I am so blessed with Ariel and Carter and something like that shows me that I really am.  Ariel and Carter are almost 3 years apart because I didn't want kids too close together but not far apart either.  And when I had Carter we always told Ariel how she now had a friend to play with and I did things that I thought would help them to love one another.  Actually now that I think about it Ariel loved Carter right away and would play with him even when was tiny.  I would often catch her picking him up and cuddling him!  We had one of Ariel's friends over for a play date in the afternoon and when her dad came to pick her up Ariel and Carter were wrestling and laughing on the floor.  Even he commented on how well they played together and how his two girls don't really yet!  Weird! And awesome!  I hope it stays this way, I just don't want to listen to them screaming at each other everyday!

Well I better go!  Off to watch the office and grey's!  Oh by the way, any other Glee fans out there?  I love to sing so I of course love the show!

19 comments:

Jill said...

AHH! This made me smile BIG! He is sooooo cute with his fur!!!!!

Tiffany said...

Oh, now how much fun is this?! My boy would definitely love this card! Great tips on how you made the flurry of blue! Love it!

Becky said...

Gosh, I love this! Thanks so much for the tutorial. One question though, do you think this is going to dull the grater pretty quickly (I think I've read about paper dulling scissors?)?

Mary Dawn said...

this is INSPIRED!!!

and GLEE, love love it

donna mikasa said...

This is so cool, Anita! Thanks for sharing a great tutorial....must try this one day!

Dawn said...

Love the tutorial Anita. I have never seen this done before. Awesome and I love that your kids are happy to play together. Mine are 2.5 years apart and as youngsters did the same and now in their early 20's they are good mates. Makes life so much easier!!!!

Creative Char said...

Fabulous card, Anita!

Sarah said...

Absolutely BRILLIANT! Thanks for the tutorial! I'll have to give this a try!

Ayana Posadas said...

Ohh my gosh! This is so adorable!!!
I love everything! The grass, the stars in the background, and little furry monster! haha... Sooo cute!!! Great tutorial!

Alice Wertz said...

so cute!! LOVE your paper flock!! thanks for the tutorial!! will have to try this some time!! =)

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

You're totally awesome!!! This is such a super cool idea - you can have flock in every color - WOWOWOW!

Sanne said...

What a funny monster card - thanks for sharing the details :)

Lucille said...

Anita, I just love your card-flock monster. Not only is he so darn cute, but the flock is great. Thanks for this instructions :)

Tiffany said...

What a fantastic idea!! Love this!! What a cute little monster too!!

The Cropping Canuck said...

Very cute - I mean scary!

Sophie said...

Great tip on the flock!

Basement Stamper said...

Oh, this is too stinking cute!!! Love what you did with your cardstock flock and it looks pretty darn cool if you ask me!!!

Linda w said...

Cute and fun, thanks for the tute on how to make flocking. Hugslin

Jackiekg said...

Lovely card - thanks for showing us how to make flock - haven't tried flock before.

 

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