Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Dryer Sheet Flower

Hi Stampers!

It's Tuesday which means a new Loves Rubberstamps Challenge! I have to say WOW! Last week we had 133 entries! How awesome!! It was so fun going and visiting each of the entries because we have so many talented players joining us. This week we are to use either Dies or punchies somewhere on your project. I used both on mine :)

For the card base I used a Stampin Up! Heart Border embossing folder and embossed it in sections to cover the front. My popped up white layer is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder that features a bird and some leaves. I embossed the bird a second time and cut it out to pop it up on a dimensional. I had to improvise and add a "wing" because I accidently got some blue ink on his white body that I had on my finger from dying my flower. I suppose it was fate since the blue I used is the Peacock Feathers Distress Ink by Tim Holtz- LOL! Maybe he thought he was a peacock! Soooo to create his little wing I used the smallest petal from the Stampin Up! Blossom Builder Punch :) Before popping this white layer on dimensionals I punched the edges using the heart border and heart border corner punches from Stampin Up!.

My sentiment is stamped with my new stamp set Shabby Chic Autumn Leaves from JustRite Papercrafts. I love the script on this set!

Now.... My flower is made from a used dryer sheet! I had seen this tutorial on splitcoaststampers quite awhile ago and had tucked this away in my "things I must try" file in my brain and so here it is...My very first dryer sheet flower! I actually LOVE how this turned out! Here is how I created mine...

I made two layers of each size circle that I used. The sizes of these are: 3", 2 1/2", 1 7/8", and 1 1/4". After cutting them out of my dryer sheet I just took my Distress Ink Pad and laid a circle on top and then smooshed it down with my ink blending tool. Then I laid it out to dry. I cheated a bit and heated up my heat tool and blew some hot air on them just a tad because I didn't want them to burn or melt.  I then added ice stickles around the edge of the top circle for each sized layer. After they were dry I just stacked them on top of each other and finished with a pearl brad and added little half pearls around it for the center.

I mounted my flower on top of a couple of flourishes I cut out of green glitter paper using My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish Die-Namics Die.

Here is a closer look of my Dryer Sheet Flower...

I hope you like it! I will definitely be making more of these as I do laundry about everyday - UGH - LOL! At least I will have something fun about laundry now! I hope you have a chance to play along with us this week! Have a great day!

Happy Stampin'

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I will be entering this in the following challenges:

The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Challenge 51 - White as Snow
The Crafty Bloggers Network - Challenge 7 Flowers
Incy Wincy Designs - Something New - stamp set & my first dryer sheet flower
Make My Monday- Dry Embossing
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Embrace The Old - Embossing Folders & Old Used Dryer Sheet
The Crazy Challenge - #136 No Designer Paper
 Use Your Stuff - The Circle Game
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - #48 - Anything Goes
CraftyMess Challenges - #24 - Show some sparkle/bling
Sweet Stampin' - White + One Other
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challege - R#105 - Something New - Dryer Sheet Flower Technique
Stamping With The Dragon - Anything Goes
Stampin For the Weekend - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges - Challenge #148 Something New
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Emboss It - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Challenge 91 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - New Something - New Technique - Dryer Sheet Flower & New Stamp Set
Stampavie & More - Challenge #184 - Blue & White



This is so pretty! Your flower looks amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Candy C

Laura...what a lovely card. The white embossed cardstock makes a beautiful background. So elegant! I love your beautiful shabby blue flower and delicate green flourish you've added to the card. It really is striking. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Holly AKA KopyKat

OMGosh I could have sworn that was one of the new Designer flowers from prima and it's a dryer sheet!!! Fabulous!!! I love this.


Wow, I love your handmade flower! i'm going to have to check out that technique! Pretty card! love all the embossing you did on it and your color combo.


Beautiful card, love your design, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments

Alex (DT)


Absolutely beautiful, and it probably smells good, too. :) This is so pretty with the embossing and diecut and flower. Thanks so much for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge and hope to see you again! Hugs, Gail

Dangina Martinez

Oh My Laura! This is such an Elegant piece. I love the color combo and the beautiful emboss. Hope your having a great day!
Tons of Hugs, Dangina


A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.


Oh, that flower is AMAZING!!! LOVE the different dry embossing patterns, too! This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at MMM! Hope you join us again next time, too! ;)


Beautiful card. I love that blue flower.
Thank you for creating with us at Use Your Stuff.


Mema's Crafts

Love the flower. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue C and good luck.



How beautiful! I have always wanted to try the dryer sheet flower and you have inspired me! It just pops off the card!


What a great dryer sheet flower! A perfect card for our challenge at the cheerful stamp pad!


Wow Laura, what a beautiful card! Love the colors and the flower is fabulous! Love the embossing too. Great card! Hugs, Ivonne


Super pretty and classy, love that flower.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Kim Kutie

Nice card! Thanks for playing with us at 613 Avenue C.


Very pretty card, love the drier sheet flower thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
Crafty Bloggers Network DT
My Blog: A Crafty Blether

Suzi B

Fabulous flower love the colour.
Thank you for joining us at MMM
Suzi B :)

Berit Synnøve

Beautiful card. Love your big flower.
Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
Hugs Berit

Pop's Cards

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous, love what you have done here, thank you for joining us at Little miss Muffet this time hugs Pops x x x


Oh WOW Laura this is simply stunning!
Love the flower and the white background really makes it pop.
Thanks for playing along with us at TPC and SAM this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx


Fabulous creation :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Jenn Borjeson

Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad. :)

having a {me} day

WOW! I love your dryer sheet technique, that flower is amazing and your whole card is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at c4e. keeley

Ivory Moon

Stunning card and great use of a dryer sheet x

Thanks for joining in the crafty mess challenge

Tina xx


Beautiful card. I love all the embossing and your flower is gorgeous. I have not tried this technique, but you make it sound so easy, that I will have to give it a go soon. Thanks for sharing with us at SDD and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT


Stunning x thanks for joining in at Crafty Mess xx


Stunning and so elegent. love it.
Thank you for taking part with us in the Craftymess Sparkle / Bling Challenge .

Angela ( DT)


Gorgeous! You are very creative with both the wing repair and the flower, love it! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

Anne H.

Such a lovely card!
Beautiful colors and lovely details.
Thanks for joining us at Stampavie and More.

Joanne Hood

Lovely card, Thanks for joining us at SDD. Good luck. Hugs Jo DT


What a striking flower! Your card is really lovely!
Thanks for joining us in the 'White as Snow' challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!
I do hope that you will visit again.


Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing this with us at the MMM dry embossing challenge.
Fliss x

Vicki Romaine

A beautiful card. I love both the background and your flower. Thanks for joining the challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.


wonderful creation :D

Thanx for joining us over at Crafty Bloggers Netwrok

Ger x


This is gorgeous Laura, so elegant and classy. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network this month.
Barbara x

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