Sunday, 4 April 2010

MFT Teasers - Hello Millie!

Welcome to Day 2 of MFT Teasers for April! Today MFT is giving you peeks of two new characters. I have a card with Millie the Mouse. She's illustrated by Christie Beckwith (who illustrates Who's That Girl and Flopsey) and she is cute!!

I thought I'd give you a quick tutorial of how I like to do my flocking. Before I found this method, I had been using my Quickie Glue Pen. It gave pretty good coverage, but this method gives amazing coverage. Hope you'll hang in with me 'cause this post is picture heavy! You can skip straight to the bottom for my card.

For Millie, I'm using Caramel Latte Fun Flock and the first thing I need to do is find some cardstock that is close to the same colour. Here I've paired it with Stampin Up's Close to Cocoa.
You only need a piece of cardstock big enough for your image (ooh look - there's Millie!).
Then you need some double sided sticky sheets. I had this on hand, but I also love this stuff that Jody sells, or I know that Stampin Up has some as well.
Cut a piece to the size of your cardstock and adhere one side of the sticky sheet to said piece of cardstock.
Remove the backing from the other side of the sticky sheet and dump your flock over top.
Press, press, press!! Press hard and rub the flock into the adhesive (note to self - get a manicure! Yeah right!).
Tap off the excess flock. You'll need to rub it lightly to get off the loose stuff. This is what it looks like at this point.
Stamp your image onto the fuzzy cardstock. Make sure you're using a juicy ink pad.
I cut my mouse body out. When I do this (even with simple paper piecing) I like to line the edges of the image with a black pen to cover the edges and further define the image.
Here she is on my card. I coloured her nose with a pink prismacolor pencil and went over her mouth with a black glaze pen.
Here's my finished card! I used some Stampin Up Sweet pea paper and pierced the dashed lines for some dimension. I layered some ribbon and fun trim and coloured some rhinestones with an orange copic marker to match.
Hope you found the tutorial helpful! I'd love to see if you use it - leave me a link!

For a complete list of the designers previewing sets today, make sure you check Kim's blog after 11 am EST. I know you'll see peeks of Fred - who is also super cute!! Oh and you'll definitely want to check back tomorrow for more Teasers - it's Pure Innocence Day!!

16 comments:

Kelli said...

Kerry this tut is AWESOME!!!! I use the Zig 2 way for large areas of the already stamped image and then have to take my stylus to the lines to "erase" the flock for the definition... THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!! I LOVE YOUR TUT and that card.... **pppftt!!! It's nothing short of AWESOME!!!! YOU ARE A ROCKIN JUNKIE MY FRIEND!!!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

I LOVE Millie!!!

Barbara said...

Awesome, Kerry! And a great tutorial on flocking--I need to get mine out!

Tracey said...

This is so fabulous Kerry! Love the flocking!!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Oh my GOSH!!!! I am hyperventilating with excitement here! The way you fuzzy wuzzied Millie. Sheer BRILLIANCE! Utterly gorgeous and pet-able too. I have to have to try this out. Thanks so much for sharing how you did it. I would have never thought of the tacky tape & would have had a fuzzy wuzzy fiasco. Genius!

Julie said...

Super cute card Kerry and your tutorial is AMAZING! Would you believe that I don't own any flock? i may just need to pick some up now!

Sherrie said...

Flocked to perfection Kerry! You are a rockin' guest artist!

texasjodylynn said...

That is REALLY cute. I LOVE that you flocked, then stamped. I have never tried that before... maybe I need to... the results are GREAT! :)

HUGS!

Queen Mary said...

Kerry, that is one cool tutorial! Especially the important hint about manicures! :) Love Millie!

Melody said...

Millie is adorable!!

Jana Weaver said...

Oooohhh. so THAT's how you're supposed to do it!! that's brilliant! Thanks for the great tutorial, and the card is adorable!!

raduse said...

Girlfriend, you make this junkie proud of this tut you put together. My fun flock and I don't get along very well so I'll have to try this out.

Megan said...

Brilliant. I bet he's soft and fuzzy all over!!

Christina Fischer said...

Oh my gosh! SO cute! Great layout and colors, and the flocking is fantastic! :)

Erin Smetak said...

All I can say is WOW! What a great idea for Millie! Again, I might have to buy THIS one too, purely based on what you have done with her! Amazing work!!!!

Michele Boyer said...

I love fuzzy Millie! And now I think I might need some of that sticky paper. Thanks for sharing how you did it!

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