Dryer Sheet Texture

100_7406A few years ago there was technique going around that featured stamped scenes with a used dryer sheet glued over the top and glitter added.  I tried it, but found it dulled my stamping more than I liked. After experimenting for a while I came up with a different way to use them. I love the texture they added to my big stamped flowers.

dryer sheetStep One: Glue a used dryer sheet to a piece of cardstock (You can used a glue stick or spray adhesive)

Step Two: Smooth your dryer sheet out and trim the edges

Step Three: Stamp your flowers on top of the dryer sheet and die cut or fussy cut

Note: If you use Distress Inks you can LIGHTLY spritz your stamp before stamping and heat set with your embossing gun.

100_7395To make my cards, I stamped the Flora Grande 2 (Heartfelt Creations) small flower in Pink Lipstick Distress Oxide ink on watercolor paper and splashed it up a bit using my paintbrush, water, and distress oxide.  Next I cut a strip of white cardstock and punched both sides with the embroidered lace border punch from Martha Stewart. Down the middle of my punched piece I added a strip of washi tape.  I used some tiny seed beads to embellish the center of my dryer sheet flower before adhering it to the center of my card.

100_7389Inside I stamped a sentiment from the All Things Are Possible set (Heartfelt Creations) and colored parts of it in with my Prismacolor Pencils. I punched a few tiny flowers with my Scalloped Daisy Border punch (Fiskars) to finish it off.

I loved to see how you use this fun technique, so stop by the CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up your creations that use products from companies carried in the Cropstop store. Hope to see you there…




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2 Responses to Dryer Sheet Texture

  1. I just saved this technique a couple days ago to try sometime, a bunch of the girls in my group have done them but I still haven’t given it a try yet, great idea to try it a different way, so pretty!

  2. Becca Yahrling says:

    Very pretty card, Esther. I don’t use dryer sheets, so I’ve
    never tried this before. And so funny … I just made some flowers
    and used seed beads in the center! Great minds think alike, I
    think. lol I have so many beads from when I used them in
    cross-stitch designs. Gotta use them somehow. 🙂

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