Saturday, August 2, 2014

Card Using Napkin Technique with tutorial

I haven't used this technique in a long, long time, but I'm participating in another swap that requires us to adhere a dinner napking to a piece of cardstock and use this as a background for a card. There are some very interesting dinner napkins out there. I was very lucky to have this napkin as it was the last one I had that had a design on it.
I'll show you my card and then explain the technique.

Stamp: Word Play
Ink: Basic black, Bravo Burgundy
Papers: Bravo Burgundy (retired), Whisper white, Napkin adhered to Whisper White cardstock
Accessories: 5/8" Organza ribbon coloured with a Bravo Burgundy marker, dimensionals


Napkin Technique 

Supplies:
. Dinner napkin
.  White cardstock
.  Parchment paper
. Cling wrap (saran, etc)
. Iron 
. Waxed paper
. Scissors

A firm surface to work on.  I used my ironing board.

1.  Decide on the napkin you're going to use.
2.  Separate the top layer from the rest.  Be sure that you have only the top layer.
3.  You can cut out the area you wish to use, but make it a bit larger so that you can trim the edges evenly later.  Use scissors to do this as it's fragile and may rip if you use a paper trimmer.
4.  Cut a piece of white cardstock just a little larger than the napkin piece you're going to use.
5.  Place a piece of parchment paper on a firm surface.
6.  Place your cardstock on the parchment paper.
7.  Place a piece of shrink wrap (Saran, etc.) over the cardstock. (I've found that the cheaper the wrap the better it seems to work with this technique.
8.  Place your napkin piece on top of this.
9.  Place a piece of waxed paper over top of all these layers, and press the entire pile with an iron on medium heat.  Check every so often to make sure the edges of the carstock and napkin are sticking together.  If not, turn up the heat on the iron and carry on.
10.  Once finished, cut your piece to size and adhere to your card and add any embellishments you wish.
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