Monday, June 19, 2017

MAKING CARDS FROM NAPKINS - PROJECT OF THE WEEK

Hi everyone,

Cheri here with a fun Project of the Week for you.  I love doing all sorts of craft things with pretty napkins and one of the things I like to do is make cards with them. Let me show you how I do it.  

The supplies I use are napkins (of course), gel matte medium, two paint brushs (one for the gel medium and one for water - only one brush is shown in the photo) and card stock of your choice.  I used 80# white for this.  



The first thing you'll need to do is separate your napkins.  Some are 2 ply and some are 3 ply.  It's important to only have the image layer of the napkin.  The easiest way I've found to separate the panels is take a piece of tape, and stick it to the back side of the napkin and pull off the layers.  They  come apart easily this way.  Once separated, you can cut the napkin is sections.



The next step is to find the area of the napkin you want to have on your card layer and you can easily tear that away by taking one of your paint brushes get it lightly wet and barely touch the outside area of the image, being careful to keep the water from wetting more area than you wish.



The next step is to apply gel medium to the brush you've set aside for that and use the gel to attach the torn napkin to your card stock panel by adding it to the cs piece as well as brushing it across the napkin once it's in place on the cs.  Be sure to brush gently from the center to the outside in order to avoid wrinkles and tearing.  


Once dry, you can trim your piece and create your card.  This is a great technique for a quick card using just a sentiment stamp.  

I have made these in sets and given them as gifts many times.  They really are quite fun to make and I'm sure you can think of many other ways to use those pretty napkins.  




 I used RI Stamps # 8114-F Chicken Soup/Puppies
                           RI# 1112-E "Just a Note"
   



 RI#1145-F "Greetings From"
RI Plate# 9800

I hope you'll give this project a try...it's really a fun one.  

5 comments:

Olga Jewell said...

all of these are gorgeous!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

You did a great job - so creative a technique!

Kathy S said...

Holy cow - this are gorgeous - truly inspiring!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love them all, Cheri! I saw the boat on Pinterest and had to come see how you made it! Just beautiful!

Ina G said...

Wow! SS i haven't done this technique for an age and I have a drawer full. I must get some out and give them another go. They are so easy and so much fun. Thanks for the reminder.

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