Kickin' it ol' school

Remember those techniques that a few years ago everyone was doing and now nobody does them?   That's what I did today.  First, I did flocking.  There are a few people still into flocking, but they are the same people who aren't afraid of glitter - the techniques are equally messy.  However, flocking leaves you with a card you just want to pet over and over, like a kitty.  I used red and white flocking on Santa's suit, and it is so soft!

The second technique I used was the metallic leafing pen - remember when we used to put that stuff on everything?  Now I hardly use it, except on Christmas cards.  It is a lot harder to use on a circle than on a straight edge.

Finally, I stuck a spiral clip on my image and tied a couple of ribbons on it.  I haven't done that in years!  It still looks good, and only hardcore stampers know how passé it is.  The image is from the ever useful holiday tags set from a•muse studio; it's just such an essential set of images for holidays cards, and they all look perfect inside a 2 inch circle!

Juliet Arrighi


Vicky said...

very festive card :) great decription of the flocking :) I can feel the fuzzieness from here :)I bet Santa looks fabulous in person.

Myrna said...

Great card!!
I still think old school is sometimes best.
I have never done either techniques but they both look like fun.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your card- sometimes the older techniques are so fun and make the best cards! Yep- we did used to gold edge everything! and the spirally clips- love them and still have a few of those. he flocking is awesome- I will have to dig mine fun!