Technique Tuesday #27

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks Technique Tuesday. In these posts I share a technique that can be applied to many forms of paper crafting ~ card making, scrapbooking, albums and tags. I alternate Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tip just to change things up a bit..

This week’s technique: DRYER SHEET.

 

Today I want to show you how you can reuse and recycle your used dryer sheets into something so pretty.

 

You will need: card stock {a light color works best for the stamped panel}, stamp, acrylic block {if using clear stamp}, ink, hair spray, fine glitter, paper trimmer or cutting tools of choice, used and ironed dryer sheet, scrap paper. *Additional supplies may include adhesive and whatever embellishments/extras need to complete the intended design.

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Please note: the used dryer sheet only needs to be ironed for a few seconds on a medium setting to remove the wrinkles. Please note: I used the SU Lovely As A Tree stamp set, cream/Crumb cake card stock and Chocolate Chip ink. But any stamp set and card stock color combinations will work beautifully with this technique.

 

 

On a 4″ x 5 1/4″ card stock panel: ink the tree stamp and stamp once in the middle. Then stamp again to the side and up just a bit without reinking ~ this is called second generation stamping. Then repeat on the right and left sides of the panel.

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Cut the dryer sheet to 4″ x 5 1/4″ {to fit the card stock panel}.

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Place the dryer sheet on a piece of scrap paper and lightly spray hairspray to cover. Immediately sprinkle on the glitter while the hairspray is still wet. Shake off the excess glitter. Let glittered dryer sheet panel dry {this only takes a few minutes}. The dryer sheet panel is now ready to be used in a project.

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I applied bits of tape runner in the corners/along the edges and a bit on the trees on the stamped card stock panel. Then gently and smoothly laid the glittery dryer sheet piece over the stamped panel. It was matted on a Crumb Cake card stock mat to which foam dots were added to the back. I then stamped a tiny tag with “merry”, threaded some linen thread through the tag hole, slipped it through the knot in the tulle before pulling the knot tight and added a few rhinestones. This is a very simple but pretty card that could be easily mass produced for the holiday season.   Please note: I wish the photo showed just how sparkly and glittery this card really is 🙂

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Here is another blog post with a card design that this technique would be pretty used on. It also features the second generation stamping for trees.  https://thecountrytouch.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/christmas-in-july-2016-day-4/

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this weeks technique. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. See you next time!

 

 

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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4 comments on “Technique Tuesday #27

  1. cs.bullock says:

    That is a really cool idea! It sure made the trees shimmer! Sherri

    Sent from my Bell Samsung device over Canada’s largest network.

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  2. Kim says:

    Very pretty and so easy!

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