Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sweet Stamps- Dryer Sheet Flowers

At Sweet Stamps we are making dryer sheet flowers for our Monthly challenge.
 I have to hide used dryer sheets from my husband- he re-uses the interest of a penny saved..... and then I go to work and have the worst case of Static Cling..... : )

 Anyway, I tried a couple of different ways of coloring my dryer sheets- instead of using spray, I used Direct to dryer sheet (red) with Barn Door Distress Ink, and it worked fine.

I also colored directly onto the dryer sheet with Copics (yellow) - added a touch of  "O" to clean off my non-stick craft mat with the left over ink, and let that dry- worked fine as well.

  I used my sewing skills to make my flowers- one is a straight piece of the dryer sheet gathered along one edge.

Next, I take both ends of the thread and pull them together and tie it into a knot. One is 1/4" x's 4" and the other is just a touch over 1/4" x's 6"

 For the red rose, I cut a circle out of a dryer sheet, cut that around in a circle ~ 3/8" wide:

Next, I rolled the cut strip loosely around a skewer.

I added a couple of stitches of thread at the base so it would stay in place.  I added Stickles to all of the flower edges.

 The floral images on the mail panels are stamped and colored with Copics. I used a dryer sheet glued on and glittered over the top. I added a little bit of gathered dryer sheet at the base of the card attached with sticky tape, then added my flowers.

 Here are the Sweet Stamps supplies I used:

 I hope you will join in the challenge! Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

  Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges

Crazy4Challenges- April Showers bring May Flowers
Speedy Fox and Friends- Flowers
Crafts 4 Eternity- Stamp It
Just Add Ink- Inspiration photo- flowers
Simply Create 2- Stack Um- layers
A Little Bit Crafty- Flower Power

***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!


paper fun said...

Very pretty and what great directions you gave for making everything.

I too, have to hide my dryer sheets from my husband, but for a different reason. He will throw them away and then I have none to craft with.

Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


jimlynn said...

Beautiful card Shelly and love the dryer sheet technique! Those flowers are awesome! VERY creative and pretty.

Penny said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Shelly! Really love your flowers! And they look fabulous with the border and the paper! You clever girl, you! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Stampsnob. said...

Very pretty Glad you joined us on MFP./Lis

Kathy Bradley said...

Very pretty and your dryer technique is awesome. Thanks for joining us at MFP's Speedy Fox & Friends!

kiwimeskreations said...

You certainly rocked the drier sheets Shelly, and love that you tried differing techniques to colour them as well as using them.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Well, who knew?! Certainly not me!!! A dryer sheet - used none the less. Brilliant! Your card looks so good. I really like the softness the sheet lends. Very creative!

wannabcre8tive said...

A beautiful card, Shelley. I love the dryer sheet technique. I haven't done that in a long while. Thanks for reminding me what a pretty card it makes. Thank you for joining us for the Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Gorgeous card! I've used dryer sheets in the 'silk' technique but not for making flowers--very creative. Thank you for entering our "Stack 'Um Up" Challenge at Simply Create Too & hope to see you next challenge too.

DT Member

Marja B. said...

Great idea to use dryer sheets for making flowers! I love the colors too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too!

Hugs, Marja
Simply Create Too DT

Squirrel x said...

So pretty hun, and perfect for our Flower Power theme at ALBC this month. Thank you for playing along. Hugs xx

Shirley said...

I am learning so much from this visit. I need to keep up with you.... This card is so pretty! I love the idea of the dryer sheets. So do you use the used ones or new ones for your crafts? Duh! Where have I been. LOL The colors are wonderful and TFS how you did the flowers too!