Friday, September 23, 2011

Season's Greetings - Dryer Sheet Technique card and tutorial

I did a workshop recently  and this was one of my cards.  As one of the participants said to me "It looks complicated but it is so easy!".
The technique used is the dryer sheet technique with dazzling diamonds.  The picture doesn't show it very well, but when you look at the card with the naked eye the card looks like there's a snow storm going on.  The glitter is really awesome!  And they were amazed how easy it was to change the colour of the bird using a blender pen and then applying a red maker to make a red bird.  One lady actually made a blue bird,which was just as attractive.



Stamp: Scenic Season
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, red SU marker
Accessories: Unscented dryer sheet, dazzling diamonds, SU glue stick, 5/8" white satin ribbon

Tutorial for dryer sheet card

 Many have requested a tutorial on how I made the dryer sheet card.  First of all I must say that I did not invent the technique as it is well documented on splitcoast stamper at this site:
 http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/dryer_sheet_technique/
However, I made some adaptations to the tutorial so it could be used in a workshop setting.  Here are the adaptations:
1.  Stamp set used:  Scenic Seasons.  The stamp was stamped with Wild Wasabi ink. With a blender pen, the green ink was removed from the bird only, and the bird was recoloured with a Real Red SU marker.
2.  Glue stick rather than a xyron runner.  Once the ink was dry, the entire surface of the stamped card front was covered very well with a SU glue stick.  A dryer sheet was then immediately applied and dazzling diamonds sprinkled liberally over the surface of the dryer sheet (the glue comes through the dryer sheet and the dazzling diamonds stick to the glue).  Trim the excess dryer sheet and continue to finish your card.
Hope this information is helpful.
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