Thursday, September 1, 2022

Today Belongs to You

 Hello everyone,

WOW, Welcome to September. Sunflowers remind me of the fall season. So  I am back with a post for the Love To Scrap Challenge with a sunflower card. Hope you might check out the other designers projects, its a great place for some creative inspiration.

The project I made for Love to Scrap, comes from my fascination with paper napkins. Yep, paper napkins. I have friends that get those decorative napkins (some are like decorative paper towels) and have them in their guest bath to use to dry your hands off with. Well the napkin I used for my project really called out to me when I was at a friends house. And this napkin, when unfolded, had 6 images. (It was a pretty large napkin - it was 12 1/2" X 15 1/2") So I took one and cut it up which gave me 6 duplicate images and I was ready to make my 6 cards.

Here is the end result

Napkins can make the most beautiful cards.

Have you ever used a napkin on a card?? No?? well it is pretty easy (IMHO). Let me share with you how I do it.

   Here is the napkin opened up before I trimmed it.

  1.  Trim the napkin into the design you want to use on your card. Usually I cut the napkin on the folds.

   2.  Next, remove the layers, this napkin had 3 layers. 
    The 2 layers under the image - throw away as  you will not use them

  3. Cut a piece of white cardstock a little larger than the napkin piece you will be using. 
       Using white CS will allow the image colors to pop
  4.  Use a glue stick, cover the whole piece of card stock with the adhesive. 
       (Don't use liquid glue)

  5. Gently lay the napkin onto the glued up card stock. I usually pat it, to try to make a smooth surface.

  6. Smoothing the napkin - I use a business card to very lightly run the card over the napkin.
      Try to remove any spots that are not smoothed out. I generally will pat those spots.
      Now set aside to dry. Generally I do this in  the evening and let this part of the project, dry overnite.      
 7. After the project is dry I then trim away the excess card stock and attach it to a card front. 
      I  add glitter and add a sentiment and the card front is done.

On my project in the picture above, you will notice that I trimmed away the white background on the top part of the above image. I then added a gold piece of card stock to give some added interest to the card.

Here is another version but I left that white area on the top. 

Hope you liked this card and hope you try your hand at using paper napkins in your card making repertoire. 


Stamps: Clear stamp (sentiment) - Inkadinkado - Thoughts for the Day (OLD) 
Paper/Card Stock
White CS, Blue CS, Gold CS
Ink:VersaFine CLAIR - Morning Mist; Memento - Bamboo Leaves
Accessories: Decorative napkin; Glitter; Glue Stick; Outline Stickers for the side borders  

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping in today

I will be back soon


Verna Angerhofer said...

Your napkin cards are so very beautiful!

Diane said...

Beautifully created cards with the napkins, I have tried this before but slightly different and they surely do make beautiful cards, yours are stunning!! Thank you for sharing with us at Four Seasons!
Diane FS Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Four Seasons}

Ellibelle said...

This is simply stunning and I am so glad I came upon your blog post. I just received a beautiful package of mixed paper napkins from a blogger from Greece and already tried the technique - with liquid glue (Mod Podge). I am definitely trying with a glue stick as I wasn't too happy with the results using Mod Podge.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Four Seasons challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

Mellzcraftz said...

WOW! Your card is gorgeous and if you hadn't explained how you put it together I would have sworn you painted the flowers with watercolours. Thank you for sharing this wonderful inspiration and for taking part in the Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge. Happy Crafting! Mel x

Donna Walls said...

Gorgeous Napkin and the end result is a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at The Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge.
Donna xx

Helen said...

Beautifully put together - what a great way to use napkins.

Thanks for joining us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge.

Helen x

Nicolette said...

A beautiful card.
Thanks for sharing it.
Nicolette DT 2Sistersontheblog

Bunny said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I love this napkin and your beautiful card. I would have been the first person to use liquid glue so thanks for that big tip. Thanks for joining us at The Four Seasons Challenge. Bunny - designer for The Four Seasons Challenge

Caroline said...

A beautiful card.
Thanks for joining our challenge
Caroline DT 2Sistersontheblog

Karen Letchworth said...

Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful art with us at The Four Seasons and please join us again soon.
Blessings to you!
Karen L, DT

Helen said...

Me again!

Thanks for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge too.

Helen x

Helen said...

And I'm back again!

Thanks for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge too.

Helen x