Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Christmas Elegance {Dryer Sheet Glitter Technique}

Pin It Now! In my continuing effort to make all of the Christmas cards I had ideas for in December, but alas, did not have time to create, here is another that was on my to-do list.  The glittered dryer sheet technique.  
Oh, how I love glitter!  This was a fun technique I learned from a video tutorial by Tami White. I have been using some dryer sheets and stashing them away...in the same spot I'm saving other household castoffs such as paper towel rolls, bubble wrap, and shaving cream for making Pinterest inspired projects!
It's super easy to do.  Basically, you take a very used dryer sheet, iron it flat, spray with adhesive (I've heard aqua net works well too), stick it to your stamped image panel, spread flat, then sprinkle liberally with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  I burnish the glitter to the dryer sheet by placing a piece of copy paper over it and pressing and smoothing with my hands, too.  You'll have less glitter falling off that way.  Not that I mind glitter falling, :) but some folks don't love it like we do!

I made a simple shadow box style card front with Apothecary Accents Framelits and Lacy Brocade Embossing folder, popped it up with Dimensionals, and tied a little Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle to the top.
 I love Lovely As A Tree.  I hope it never retires.  That, and French Foliage!

Here's the inside, from More Merry Messages and a little pine branch from Lovely As A Tree.
And there we go!  One more for the Christmas shop.  I plan to make lots of these, as the glittered panel is really a WOW, and is no trouble at all to put together.
I'm playing along with Merry Mondays, with their "Elegant" card challenge this week.  Click below to check them out!

STAMPS:  Heart of Christmas, Lovely As A Tree, More Merry Messages
INK:  Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
PAPER: Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla
EMBELLISHMENTS: Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle, Vintage Faceted Button, Dazzling Diamonds glitter
BIG SHOT: Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Framelits Apothecary Accents
OTHER:  Spray adhesive aerosol can, dryer sheet


  1. Stunning!! I love all you design elements, especially the glitter on the dryer sheet. Into my favs must give it a go. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

  2. Gorgeous card Erika, I love all that gold and what a fantastic technique. Thank you for playing along with us for Merry Monday this week.

  3. Very elegant card, Erika! Love all that embossed gold and your sparkly image! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  4. Erika, this is AMAZING! I haven't tried that technique, but I can see it on my horizon! I love the embossed gold and pretty bow! I'm with you about those two sets. I hope they stay forever! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday this week!

  5. Gorgeous card, love the glitter panel and the stamp images you combined. Makes a perfect Christmas scene!

  6. This card is a beauty! Wow, love the glimmer and the negative die cut space! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  7. Fabulous card!!! I love the technique you used!!!

  8. This is gorgeous, Erika! Love all the gold and the glitter! So pretty1

  9. Love all that sparkle, Erika. The embossed die cut frames the image and sentiment perfectly. I haven't heard of this technique, so will have to check it out. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday this week.

  10. I love everything about this card. So pretty and the colors are great...really elegant for sure.