Sorry I am so quiet lately. It seems I am only on the road lately driving kids to and from school and after school activity. But I have something to share with you today. Not only another video perfect for the colder season, but some personal news as well.  We heard that we are probably moving to Tinker AFB in Oklahoma. That’s in Oklahoma City. While it is not Florida or Texas as we were hoping, it is closer to the South then we are now. And it is in the States. There were a lot of overseas jobs open. With the boys both finishing High School next place we go, I am excited that we will stay in the States for that.

Yesterday I created a video tutorial for the Dryer Sheet Technique. I love this technique for winter cards. It adds such a soft look to your image. For my sample I used Gina K.’s Winter Wings stamp set. I stamped one of the birds in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers (Bird: E42, E43, E44, YR23, YR24, N7, N9, Branch: E44, E47, E49, snow: B000). I tried to color the bird like a Chickadee. The image was cut and embossed with Classic Circle Nestabilities and airbrushed with Copic Marker B000.

I then ran the image face down through my Xyron, added a used dryer sheet over it and cut it again with the same Circle Nestabilities die I had used earlier. Next I rubbed Cosmo Crystal Crafty Sparkles all over the image and tapped off the access.

A piece of 7Gypsies Nottinghill patterned paper was cut and embossed with Label 1 Nestabilities, sanded and then adhered to a black card stock piece cut and embossed with the next size Label 1 Nestabilities die. The image was adhered to both layers with dimensionals.

The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Pure Luxury Kraft card stock folded in half. It was embossed with Kassie’s Brocade Cuttlebug embossing folder. The raised image was highlighted with Adirondack Snow cap pigment ink.

A 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of 7Gypsies Nottinghill paper was adhered in the center of the card base and ribbon from Gina K.’s latest TV kit was tied around the paper strip. The ribbon was tied into a bow and topped with a black Basic Grey button tied on with black waxed Linen.

The sentiment is also from Winter Wings. It was stamped in Tuxedo black Memento Ink on a 3/4″ x 1 7/8″ piece of Neenah Solar White card stock. A background border from Vintage Borders was stamped in second generation (stamped off once) Stormy Sky Distress Ink, two of the corners were rounded and the edges were sponged with Stormy Sky. The sentiment was attached to the card with one of Tim Holtz Memo Pins. To finish the card off three Snow Kaisercraft Pearls were added to the upper right hand side.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

32 Responses to “Video tutorial – Dryer Sheet Technique”

  1. How pretty! I’ve never heard of this technique. I’m going to have to try it.

  2. Hello Beate, Oh my, I will try this out, really beautiful effect!!


  3. This technique really softens the image and makes it look very soft! I really like the look and will be giving it a try soon!

  4. This is so beautiful Beate!! I just love the dryer sheet technique and your coloring. Stunning!

  5. WOW! This is beautiful Beate. I love how the dryer sheet gives it that soft look. The glitter is a perfect touch. I will definately be using this techniqe and I will be sure to link back to you. TFS! 🙂

  6. yeah! let me know when you get to TinkerAFB, We’ve been here 2.5 years. We were at WPAFB for 2 years then moved here. weird…anyway – would love to meet you when you get here!

  7. First of all, we are happy that you are staying in the states! DS was stationed at Tinker for a few years, and it was a nice place to live. Housing is very affordable, and people seemed friendly. Tornados and Ice Storms love it, but I’m sure they love Dayton too! Your card is gorgeous, Beate, and I am going to try that dryer sheet technique today! Am determined to go to Wal-Mart though before 6 a.m. and beat the crowd, so it won’t be until later…lol! Have a great day!

  8. Wonderful tutorial. You will love OKC, its affordable with friendly people and Hobby Lobby. If you need more, Dallas is 3 hour drive to the south. Best wishes!

  9. Beate, I’m a native Oklahoma Citian and am a little excited that you’re moving here. I think OKC is a great place to live!
    Beautiful card. I can’t wait to try it!

  10. Wow – It seems you JUST moved. I can’t imagine moving my stamp room – it would be a nightmare~

    Love this easy technique – great recycle project also~~ Thanks for all you do for us out here in blogland~~

  11. Beate, this card is so beautiful! I love the look of this dryer sheet technique and will give it a try. Thank you so much for all your wonderful video tutorials. They are so helpful.

  12. so happy to see your card again, Beate! glad to hear that all is well, too! =) gorgeous card, girl! LOVE the colors and your coloring on the bird is fabulous. your details are always amazing. have to go and check out this technique! have a lovely Sunday! =)

  13. STUNNING card Beate! What a fun technique – the results are AMAZING! Thanks for sharing all your creative talents with us!

  14. This is soooo very beautiful, Beate!! I love that sweet bird, your fabulous texture, and all of your perfect accents!!

  15. Glad to hear you were able to stay in the states, my husband retired after 23 years just so we wouldn’t have to move over seas during our daughters senior year of high school, not a good time to have to move, wish you guys much luck and happiness in your new home.
    Neat technique and love the softness it brings!

  16. Beautiful, Beate! What a wonderful technique!!!
    I’m so happy that you are able to move south again…I know how much you don’t like those cold winters and all that snow…blah! I don’t like it either…lol!

  17. Beautiful, Beate! I am glad you are happy about the move to Oklahoma.

  18. How funny! I was thinking the other day (while throwing away the used dryer sheet) that there are so many techniques that i used to do all the time as a “beginner” stamper, but have tossed off to the wayside!! Guess I need to go get a load of laundry going!! Thanks for the reminder!

  19. I’ve never heard of this technique. It looks really COOL! Beautiful card…so perfectly detailed.

  20. Another great tutorial, Beate, and wonderful technique. Love your beautiful card.. the stitching is such a sweet detail.

  21. Liebe Beate,

    Deine Karte ist ein absoluter Traum, sowas von wunderschön *schwärm*

    Die Technik ist genial und Du hast diesen zauberhaften Vogel so wunderbar in Szene gesetzt, Deine Gestaltung ist hammermäßig und die Farben umwerfend schön.

    Herzliche Grüße
    von Anke

  22. Hi Beate! Your work is lovely, as always. I’ve used this technique. It really gives a beautiful softness to one’s cards. Nice tutorial, too. TFS

  23. so pretty! i did one today too. thank you for the idea

  24. Just stopping by to say how much I enjoy your blog and your videos. I also wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving! Best, Curt

  25. Wow! Another stunner Beate! Thanks for the amazing tutorial! I will have to give this a try and start collecting those used dryer sheets! What a warm & cozy look! Happy Thanksgiving!

  26. This is stunning! thanks for the tutorial.
    hugs, Vanja

  27. i see where you guys are moving! closer to my neck of the woods also. lol- will you keep this blog going? happy thanksgiving

  28. Such an elegant surrounding for this wonderful little chickadee. Beautiful card!

  29. As a faithful follower of your blog, I was pleasantly surprised that you will be moving within 10 miles of where I live! Maybe I will run into you at the Hobby Lobby (just blocks from TAFB) or Michaels (just a few blocks farther than the Hobby Lobby) after you move here. Yes, we are friendly here! Hope you have a good experience.

  30. Hi there! As another follower of your blog and long time Okie, let me agree with all the other posts regarding the area. Having been at Tinker for some time now I can say that the base and community offer so much to servicemembers and their families. There are so many crafting outlets close to the base and many activities for your kids. I might also recommend heading East when you start looking for houses……my kids both graduated from the Choctaw school district and we were very happy! Safe travels and Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  31. This is a fantastic idea! I love the soft shimmery look it gives to it. I saw this earlier here on your blog and just had to try one yesterday for one of my DT cards for next week. Thanks for all the inspiration Beate!!!


  32. Thank you for the great tutorial…I will definitely give it a try. I love your video tutorial…I’m a visual learner.

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