Morning peeps. So happy to see you today. I hope you will take some time and join the challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Challenge #49 for Tammy's Scrapin Corner is to use homemade embellishments. Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is Eureka Stamps. I used Flower Basket for my card.
It was a fun challenge. When I first read the DT assignment to make something homemade to use as an embelllishment, I was quite fearful that I could not come up with something. I envisioned having to tell Tammy that I was going to sit this challenge out. It took a couple of days for the light to dawn and I remembered that I was saving used dryer sheets for making flowers. Duh! So I pulled out a handful of them and spent a morning making flowers. This was my favorite of the ones I made.
First I pulled out some of my Sizzix dies that had layered flowers on them. I folded two dryer sheets in half making four layers. For this flower, I used Flower Layers #3. There are three flowers on the die. Next I ran the sheets through the Big Shot. This gave me four of each of size for a total of 12 layers of flowers.
Next I used Distress Stain on all 12 layers and set it aside to dry while I colored the image with Copic markers. Once the image was colored I used Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Six to cut it out. While it was still in the die, I sponged a little Mustard Seed distress ink around the edges.
I rummaged through my stash of things I have colored, dies I have cut and sentiments I have stamped. I found the background that I had done some time ago, using alchol inks on photo paper.
When the flowers were dry, I put them together with a brad from my stash and then sprayed the fully constructed flower with a product I got as a freebie at a show I attended last month. It's called Spray & Sparkle. It needs a lot of ventilation. I had to open the window of my craft room (it's mid-winter) to get the odor out.
The greenery is cut with a Martha Stewart punch. All that was left was to stamp a sentiment with StazOn and put the card together. The card base is from Stampin Up.
I hope you will join us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for this challenge and maybe even make a flower from used dryer sheets.