A while back one of my demonstrator friends was talking about the Cotton Ball Technique. I was curious, so I googled it and watched a few videos. Today I'm sharing my take on the technique.
- Stamp your image
- Outline the image with the small end of the Simply Scored stylus (use the Paper Piercing mat to create a spongy surface under your cardstock for this step)
- Flip your cardstock over and using the large end of the stylus, go over the whole image staying inside the outline that you made. You are kind of stretching the cardstock a bit or breaking down the fibers of the paper. Be careful that you don't poke through the cardstock!
- Apply Fast Fuse to the entire image (on the not stamped side!).
- Put small bits of cotton over the image
- Flip it over and stick it down to your card layer
- With the small end of the stylus go around the outside edge of the image again to make sure it's good and stuck.
I did up a video so you could see how the technique is done!
Pretty cool, eh? I had so much fun with this technique that I made a bunch more cards to share!
|The wreath is puffy|
|Puffy little stars!|
I love this technique!!!! You definitely need to give it a try!
Anything (except the cotton balls) you need to create all of these cards is available in my online store! Head on over there to place an order today, or contact me to place an order today!
If you like what you see and are Canadian, I would love to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator. Please contact me and I can send you a catalog ASAP!
Have an inspired day!