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!
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.
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!