It’s been just way hot here in Virginia! There’s been nothing better to do than stay inside and stamp in the cool air conditioning. And what could be better to stamp than a lovely cool wintery scene!
I designed this for our July Stamp Club meeting. It features the dryer sheet technique. I had never attempted this technique until now and I have to say, “I love it”! I had such fun in using up one whole, used dryer sheet…I ended up with three cards. I’ll show you the other two in the next couple of posts.
Here’s how it’s done…
For this scene, I started by sponging Bashful Blue on the top two-thirds of a strip of Whisper White card stock. Then I stamped the tree line from the Lovely As A Tree set in Early Espresso. I let it dry and covered it completely with VersaMark ink and topped it with Heat & Stick Powder. After I melted the powder with the Heat Tool, I smoothed a dryer sheet on top and then I added a generous amount of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Heat set it all once more with the heat tool and the image panel is done. Word of advice…don’t put your heat tool too close or linger too long in one spot. Your dryer sheet will smoke, melt and scorch. Just trust me on this :) I finished the card by layering the panel on Early Espresso and a Bashful Blue card base. The sentiment is from the Lovely Thoughts set.
Why Heat & Stick Powder? I will use the Heat & Stick when I am covering a large area. It’s great to add glitter, micro beads and dryer sheets :) And, once you heat set it, it’s dry! You could use another type of adhesive but I like my Heat & Stick.
I love how this technique turns out. The glitter fills into the fibers of the dryer sheet and makes it all shimmery. I will certainly use this technique again. SplitCoastStampers has a great tutorial for this technique. It was a great technique to do at stamp club and the ladies really enjoyed it. I really hope you’ve been inspired to give it a try! Thanks for stopping in today. Let me know what you think?