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Wednesday, May 14, 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 them...in 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 Random.org- 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

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

Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

10 comments:

Anne Temple said...

Love this! The triple panel design is so pretty and your dryer sheet flowers look fabulous.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful and love the flower you created too. Now you're making me feel bad every time I throw away a dryer sheet!
Lynn

Terry said...

Aren't you just a clever lady! I love the idea of using the dryer sheets and the flowers are gorgeous.

Irish Cherokee said...

Amazing Shelly. Dryer sheets you say? That is something else. Best smelling and looking cards in town. LOVING it.

~ Kendra ~ said...

LOVELY!! Love how you made your flowers!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, this is such a pretty card. Great colors, fun panels and wow! Dryer sheet flowers that are amazing!

MiamiKel said...

Wow, this is dazzling! Finally one of your techniques I've actually done, LOL! This is bright and bold and beautiful!

Denise said...

Wow this is amazing Shelly, Love the colors and thanks for showing how you made these lovely flowers. Love the frill you have made! It is a real WOW for me.
Sweet Hugs
Denise

Donna K said...

Beautiful, Shelly! Love the look of the panels, the pretty ruffle and your flowers are lovely too. You really showed us a variety of ways to use these sheets!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love how you made the different flowers from the dryer sheets and also how you used the dryer sheets on the layers. Awesome!!