So this weekend I was doing some laundry and as I changed loads and pulled out the dryer sheet I thought to myself "I haven't made a dryer sheet card in awhile.... hmmm that would be really cute on the Kitty stamp,wouldn't it? I should do a tutorial!" I know I'm not the only crazy one who thinks about stamping while doing houshold chores, right? So here it is! Our first tutorial.
Step One: Stamp image. This will work with any image. Of course, we'd love it if you used one of our images from the Newton's Antics stamp set. (you can buy it here) I picked the sleepy kitty image.
Step Two: color image. It doesn't matter what you use to color it. You could use markers if you'd like. I decided to use my Inktense colored pencils. At this point in my card-making process I had a special guest at my craft table - naughty Newton! It was hard to color with him sitting on my project.... but he's so cute and since he's the kitty our stamp was based on I couldn't really tell him to go away!!
Here's what my image looks like all colored in. I used a blender pen to blend the Inktense pencil colors:
Step Three: Smear glue stick over image. This is easy- and it reminds you of art class in grade school, right? Just cover that whole image with glue.... but don't eat any!
Step Four: smoosh dryer sheet over glued area. Yes, "smoosh" is a technical term! You could do this to the edges of your paper but I'm going to cut him out so I just covered the kitty. Note: this needs to be a USED dryer sheet. A new one is too stiff.
That's all there is to it! You're done! Now you can take the cute fuzzy image and add it to a card. Here is what I made with mine ... and yes, Newton napped until I was done with the whole card!!
For the card I used the words "happy birthday to" from the stamp set Winged Wishes and added the "mew" from Newtons Antics! What a fun birthday card!
Here's a close-up: Can you see how soft and sweet it is?
So... let me know what you think! Do you like the tutorials? Would you like to see more? It was fun to make and so funny that Newton had to come and help!