Saturday, April 17, 2010

Recycle those dryer sheets

Happy Saturday bloggers. I don't know about you, but this weekend seemed a long time coming. Today I would like to show you a way you can recycle used dryer sheets on a project!


To begin, I gathered an old newspaper and assorted Glimmer Mist colors (even a Scrappy Tree Shimmer Shine!!).
Next, I randomly sprayed the Mists on the dryer sheets until I liked how they looked.

The picture below shows how the dryer sheets ended up. They did take a while to dry but I sped up the process by hanging them on a line outside.
Once the dryer sheets were dry from the Mists, I stamped a large butterfly from Inkadinkado using Stazon ink all over a dryer sheet. Note: I only used one of my sprayed dryer sheets for this project. I made a second one because I assumed I would mess up. I actually didn't~!

I adhered the dryer sheet to a white card using Yes Glue. Once the glue was dry, I used a Bazzill Stitch template to stitch on my card. I stamped another butterfly onto a scrap of pink patterned paper and cut it out. I glued it to the card, once again using Yes Glue. I added some sparkle to my cut butterfly by using Stickles. I was very pleased with the coloring that the Mists added to the dryer sheet and I also love the texture it gave the card. I will be working with dryer sheets more in the future!
Please stop back tomorrow and see the lovely creations made by those who took us up on the April Inspiration Challenge! Enjoy your Saturday!




9 Scrappy thoughts:

Joyce said...

That is just awesome!!!

S said...

Very cool technique. Thanks for sharing. And I live the Bazzill stitching templates - so much fun to add a special effect to your page. Nicely done.

Lisa aka Raining said...

that is awesome! I am going to try this! Thank you for the inspiration!!!!

Erica@ZunkyChic said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing these techniques. I'll save my dryer sheets for you.

Diana Joy said...

Wonderful and beautiful way to recycyle something. tfs.

Heather Landry said...

I'll never throw my dryer sheets away again! How cool is that?! Thanks for sharing!

dianapena8 said...

Amazing Technique Julz, the card looks fantastic =D

humel said...

Wow, lovely :-) I don't use these dryer sheets - might have to buy some specially!!

Artyfax said...

Lovely artwork, an what a great use for these once used items. I have in the past seen "baby wipes" used in a similar way to make backgrounds for atc's. Marvellous what can be done with a little inspiration.