Friday, June 27, 2008

Reusing a Dryer Sheet

So, many of you may know about the dryer sheet technique.  I love the idea of reusing things, but haven't really gotten to use it the way it's intended.  This is my little spin on it.  

I wanted a background for this card.  I wanted to use the same paper as I used on my flower but it just seemed too bright for me.  I thought that using the paper in it's raw form as the background would take away from my lovely flower.  So, what I did was use a dryer sheet.

I took a USED dryer sheet and sprayed it with spray adhesive.  I stuck it to my background paper and trimmed it up a bit.  Then I sprinkled glitter over the top of it.  I kinda wish I would have made it bigger so you could see it better, but I still think it's really pretty.  

My little twist is instead of making a fuzzy a glittery focal point, I made a more tame but still glittery (I LOVE glitter) background.  I just love the softness that the dryer sheet adds.  PLUS, I love reusing something that I would have thrown away.

Basic Recipe:

Paper:  Bo Bunny Ella Collection, Yellow and White CS
Ink: SU Real Red
Stamps: $1 section for Michael's
Accessories: dryer sheet, glitter, button, and corner punch


  1. OH WOW--that is SUCH a COOL technique!! =) I've been around SCS for a couple years now, but have never heard of the dryer sheet technique. I'll def. have to try that. Your card came out beautiful!! Love your colors and dp. Thanks for sharing--and commenting in my gallery...that's how I found your blog. Keep up the good work!

  2. Great idea and it looks fantastic.