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Jun 2, 2011

Lawn Fawn + Helmar = 1 Cotton Candy, Fun-Filled Card!

Today is day #4 of the Lawn Fawn & Helmar promotion week.  Basically, we're combining our favorite Lawn Fawn stamps with some really great adhesive.  :)

I seriously had a blast making this card!  I wanted to try an experiment to see if I could create some realistic cotton candy texture on this image from LF's new Admit One set.  I was SO happy that it worked the first time!  Want to see how to do it yourself?
Here's a close up of the tickets that I stamped.  Every other ticket was adhered with Helmar's ZapDots.  I love their foam adhesive!  

Oh!  And before I forget, I think I've discovered the most awesome white gel pen!  It's by Uni-ball & glides on SO easily!  I've been searching for a great white pigment pen for years & for some reason have never tried this one.  It's perfect!

OK!  Back to the tutorial! :) I love paint dabbers!  They're perfect for altering chipboard and other accessories!  I love that there's no clean up.  Just dab & cap!

I used my go-to Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen ink to stamp my image because I knew I wanted to add bits of color later with my Copics... and Jenni's inks never smear!

I stamped the cotton candy image onto some Eclipse Tape (basically a large Post-it note) and carefully trimmed out just the cotton candy top.  We're going to use the negative space to mask.

With the trimmed mask still in place, I applied Helmar's 450 Quick Drying glue to the cotton candy area.  Then I tapped on white Fun Flock and lightly pressed to make sure it had adhered.

The Quick Drying glue is really awesome!  It's nice and thick, so it didn't run under my masked area... and it really does dry quickly!

Here's where the fun begins!  Keeping your mask in place, tap off the excess flocking.  Spray the flocking lightly with mist ink.  I used Studio Calico's Piglet mist.  Studio Calico's mists are more pigmented then a lot of other brands & one spray did the job!

Remove the mask & now you've created some fuzzy cotton candy!  I like the little speckled areas.  I think it looks just like real cotton candy when it starts to warm up in the sun or when you take a first bite.  :)

From here, I added bits of color to the base of the cotton candy with Copics.  The outside "frame" of the chipboard piece was painted with Jenni Bowlin's Chewing Gum paint dabber.

Card Supplies: (click on pictures for links)


  1. VERY realistic. What a great tutorial! Thanks for taking the time to share all that. love that ticket image too!

  2. Love this card and thanks for showing me the tutorial!!! Have a great day!!

  3. GET OUT! That is one clever way to make cotton candy! NEVER would have thought of that--SOOOOOOOO FUN! Great card:)

  4. I love this cute card, so fun and love the colors & techniques.

  5. WOW, another great card! I've seen it on LF's blog but always in too much of a hurry to pop over & comment here - this too is fabulous Julie! Your tutorial was awesome!!! I just purchased this set a few days ago & you really showed me how to make the cotton candy look "real"!! Too much fun! Thanks!

  6. You are too amazing. This cotton candy tutorial is SO fun. I just have to try that. LOVE the finished look of your card. WOW!


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