Monday, October 5, 2020

You Are So Loved


Happy Monday!

How about something fairly non-traditional? The focal point of this card is made from an IKEA napkin. I stumbled upon a video by my friend Tracy Pounds about "napkinizing" and my brain exploded!

I bought these napkins the last time I went to IKEA:

Since I had quite a few already, I didn't have anything to lose. And the technique I used worked really well on card stock. I had no idea going in if this would work.

To adhere the napkin to card stock, I made this stack (from the bottom up): my glass mat, parchment paper, white card stock, a piece of cling wrap, my napkin and then another piece of parchment paper over top. I used my Cricut EasyPress Mini and pressed everything together. You can use a dry iron as well. The paper stuck so beautifully to the card stock! And it felt like fabric. After that I die cut it and adhered it to my card front using my Xyron machine. Total stickiness on the back of the card stock is key to a good application to the card front. I decided to color the background a soft pink with a Copic marker and then add black dots with a paint pen.

Since doing this one card I have also done this technique using Cling Wrap. It also works perfectly! If you click on Tracy's name above, it will take you to the video she posted. She used a different technique, but the results were fantastic too!

So have a great day - be creative - and I'll see you again tomorrow.


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