Friday, November 1, 2013


Hi Everyone! Holly here, with a technique card for thanksgiving.
I chose the Happy Thanksgiving stamp from the TO GIVE THANKS set.
This technique uses dollar store white glue and napkins. Begin by separating the layers of napkin and use only the top colour layer. Cut a piece of white cardstock to size. Mine is 1/8" smaller on all sides, than my basecard, which is 4" x 8".
Spread out a small puddle of glue, using a scrap piece of plastic from packaging. You want to spread the glue, thinly, from edge to edge, completely covering the cardstock. My card uses two pieces of napkin, so I covered each area with glue, as I was ready to apply the napkin.
Smooth down the napkin, tapping gently then pressing with your hands to smooth it out. Expect some wrinkles in the finished product. They add character, I'm told. Once dry, trim flush to the card stock, and sponge all around the edge, same as the scallop circle, which follows.
I stamped the sentiment, then die-cut around it using SPELLBINDERS NESTIBILITIES SCALLOP CIRCLES , then sponging edge with RANGER DISTRESS INK in Brushed Corduroy. The foliage from the pumpkin stamp was stamped on diagonal sides with Dried Marigold, as well as light sponging all around. I added dots of copper paint for accents.
I added a strip of card stock covered with a strip of burlap, over the seam of the two napkin pieces, then adhered the scallop circle with foam squares.
I used the same technique for the tag/bookmark, but a different napkin design.
The stamp is from NATURE QUOTEMARKS 
I really like how it works for the bookmark.
Instead of sponging, I pressed the tag/bookmark edges into the Walnut Ink distress ink pad. You can see how it bled into the napkin a bit. I think it adds to the feel of fall leaves.
There are other techniques out there using napkins on your card stock, this is but one. I have also tried it using the patterned tissue and it works well. Just pat it all gently and once it sticks, press flat, expecting to have character wrinkles.
Have fun with this and have a wonderful Thanksgiving- everyday!
Thanks for stopping by.


CraftyJo said...

Very nice, great explanation of the napkin background technique, thanks.

Yogi said...

very nice Holly. Love that leaf napkin. Have you tried adhering napkins with Saran Wrap brand plastic wrap and a hot iron?? My favorite way.
Have a great day

Anne said...

his is a very beautiful card and tag. Great technique too! TFS!

Froggietalks said...

That is a great card Holly! I have some napkins, I must make some cards like that now :)

Janet L. said...

Thanks for the technique tutorial. I've some pretty napkins calling my name!

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