Sunday, March 23, 2014

Dryer Sheet Spring Card

Hi everyone! Today was a gorgeous Spring day. The weather was a little warmer today and suppose to be nice all week. For once there is good weather for those on Spring break. :-). To celebrate I had to make another Spring card. I love this butterfly image. I think of all the butterfly images I have this is my favorite. While looking for images to use with my used dryer sheet background I thought this would be perfect.
First I mounted a used dryer sheet on a piece of cardstock. Then brushed three different metallic watercolor paints on randomly. Then spritzed with water to blend the colors. If you do this technique you will want to use a soft brush to brush the paint on so you don't tear the dryer sheet.  When my panel was dry I stamped with Vintage Photo distress ink and a Recollection stamp. The name of the stamp was not listed on the wood mounting. I did find one listed for sale on e-bay. If you like to stamp this is a stamp to have if you can find it. Not only does it work for on cards but you can also stamp on tissue and use it on a candle for birthdays,holidays,etc.

The butterfly image is a Dover clipart free sample. It was worth the time it took me last year to trace the image in Silhouette Studio and then to trace the butterfly so it could be cut out separately. The image and butterfly are edged with Vintage Photo ink to give definition. The butterfly is pop dotted on the card for dimension.

So there you have it one less used dryer sheet in the landfill. I don't use dryer sheets all that often in my dryer but it is nice to know that when I do I can use them in a project.

My crackle project crackled a little bit but it looks like I needed to have used a heavier layer of glue. I did get an interesting background and plan to take some pictures of the process when I do it again and then finish a card using the background I made yesterday. The fun thing about this is that no two pieces turn out exactly the same. In the meantime I plan to take advantage of this week of gorgeous weather that is in the forecast. Who knows I may get out and take more photos.

Thank you for stopping by and do come back. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. The whole project is lovely. The butterfly is wonderful and I love all the colors. The music background is great.

  2. Such a lovely idea using a dryer sheet. Boy are you frugal--LOL. Love how the Dover butterfly is popped up.

  3. This is beautiful!! I found you via Beth's blog. I love layered and your card is stunning. I like the use for the dryer sheets too!


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