Hi there! I've got a fun and easy Papertrey Ink Tips & Tricks project for you today. Ever hear about a technique that left you scratching your head a bit, asking yourself, "Why would anyone ever even try that"? Yep, me too, but nevertheless, here I am, trying one of those techniques out. I'm reusing dryer sheets with the help of my Papertrey Ink dies and stamps and I have to say, that I'm OK with the results. Want to try?
I suppose I have always worried that by using something such as a used dryer sheet, that it would most certainly come out looking like I had indeed used a dryer sheet, so I never gave it a go. But, stamped and layered in with patterned paper, trim, and felt, and I ended up with a soft, fluttery, unique accent. These elements can work together in creating dimension and personality.
1. Bottom cutting plate
3. 1 used dryer sheet folded in half (so you can get double the cuts)
4. paper or cardstock
5. Top cutting plate
After you've die cut your dryer sheet, you'll end up with these pretty little things, along with flowers cut from the patterned paper as well, so select paper that coordinates with your project while creating your sandwich. You can kill two birds with one stone this way :).
Next I stamped my die cut dryer sheets using the Background Basics: Hearts stamp set. I used Berry Sorbet ink on the bottom, larger flowers, and Raspberry Fizz ink on the smaller flowers. That's it! Now to assemble and add in some layering.
Adhere your dies cut from patterned paper.
Next come the layers of larger flowers cut from your used dryer sheets.
Top it with a cream button and your sweet, soft accent is complete.
Other layers used beneath my dryer sheet accent come from using the Tag Sale #9 die and vellum, the Perfect Patches die and sheet music, and just a portion of Sweet Blush cardstock cut using the Cover Plate: Hearts die. These are all layered over Rustic Cream cardstock stamped using other images from the Background Basics: Hearts set and are stamped in Autumn Rose and Limeade Ice.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you're having a great first week of February.