Monday, June 18, 2012

Recycling Into Beauty

Today I am hosting the Technique Challenge at Splitcoast. I would have to have you play along. We are recycling dryer sheets into beautiful flowers. You can read all about it HERE.
I used Cherry Cobbler reinker (I know it looks peach, but I really did use CC!) with some water in a spray bottle, and then sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist for my dryer sheet flower. It is more a background for my paper roses.

Click on the photo for a close-up view. The sentiment is Find Happiness by Rubber Stamp Tapestry.
I cut some Bubblegum felt using SNSS's Scallop Border die and added three rows of Penelope Natural Crocheted Lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The Crystal Stickles on the flower took a little time to dry, but I love the look! I hope you will give it a try!

A few wonderful awards I picked up last week:

I won this award for my Paris By Air card.
I won this award for my Paris By Air card.
I won this award with my Pretty Papers card.

Other challenges for my Dryer Sheet Flower card: 
Let`s Ink It UpUse Your Favorite Embellishments (pearls and lace) 
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Create something that reflects you. You are God's masterpiece! (lots of layers girly, something "old" made "new" again!) 
The Squirrel & the Fox - Make it Sparkle 
Sugar Creek Hollow  - More is Better  
Crafts and Me - Pearls & Roses  
Crafty Ann's - It's A Girl Thing 
Card Crafter's Circle - Sentiment

Stamps: Find Happiness by Rubber Stamp Tapestry 
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Grey DP 
Ink: Rose Red 
Accessories: Bubblegum Felt (Stamp School), Scallop Die (Sweet N Sassy), crocheted lace (Really Reasonable Ribbon), paper roses (Wild Orchid), Crystal Stickles, Blush Peals (Kaiser), dryer sheet, doily Techniques: Dryer Sheet Flower Technique


  1. Judy, your roses look fabulous on this sweet and lace layered card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's Pearls and Roses challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  2. Lovely card. like the lacy look. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  3. I just saw those dryer sheet flowers on Splitcoast and loved them. Love how you used it --- so very pretty!

  4. Oooh, this is gorgeously girly - beautiful flowers and a pretty lacey look.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

  5. I really need to make some of those flowers--I've been meaning too ever since I saw them on Splitcoast and now I have another amazing example to follow! This is stunning!!! :)

  6. Hi Judy,
    Thanks for playing in our Sentiment challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle. I really like how you used all the pretty flowers and the lace to create your layering!! Great choice of colours and very creative, love your sentiment!!! They don't even have dryer sheets for sale here in Australian supermarkets but what an excellent item to recycle and now look how pretty your work is, brilliant!!
    Trish Munro
    Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

  7. Great idea - looks fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Lets Ink It Up Embellies challenge this month!

  8. Dryer sheets on cards, whatever next........never thought I would see those two products together! But it worked beautifully, great card. Thank you for visiting my :)

  9. Hello Judy - it is lovely to see you play along this week - I am loving your style!! We love to see you at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge - we appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  10. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

  11. Very pretty card, love the colour combo. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU this month, good luck with the draw. Hugz Suzanne

  12. A beautiful romantic looking card, thanks for sharing at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

  13. Judy, how lovely to have you join us for our challenge this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! It is wonderful to reconnect with you and your blog again. I stayed awhile to check out your other creations and they are as always, fabulous. Your card for the challenge is gorgeous. I love your connection too of the "old" and "new" as a reflection of you are in Christ. So good to "see" you again. You pop up on FB now and then and that's wonderful. Anyway....thanks again and so good to see you. Love your work.

  14. Absolutely fabulous Judy, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  15. what a wonderful card so glad you joined us at SCH this week

  16. Fabulous card and thanks for sharing. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

  17. Judy so happy to see a lovely creation from you in our gallery this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! I haven't had time to look at the technique challenge yet this week, but what a lovely example of that flower. Wishing you a blessed weekend!

  18. Beautiful card. Great technique. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma


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