Monday, October 27, 2008

TLC192 WAIT - Don't throw that Napkin Away

Happy Monday to all. I probably say this every week, but boy, did the weekend ever go by fast. My DH and I got our porch decorated for Halloween, which is now ready for all the little ghosts and goblins who will be arriving on Friday! I have all of my Halloween cards going out in the mail today, as well as gifts to my daughter, and my son and his family. Let the holiday season BEGIN! :)

Today's Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers is called Paper Napkin Transfer, and it's such a fun way to not only make background paper, but a great way to use up those left over napkins from birthday parties, Halloween parties, and other events that you may have purchased themed napkins. You know you NEVER use ALL the napkins, but somehow you feel they are just too pretty to throw away.




To see how easy it is to create your own background paper from left-over napkins, visit the TLC Challenge, which can be found HERE.


I used a left over napkin from last Thanksgiving, and using the technique mentioned above, created this paper. I also cut out two of the leaves fro the same napkin to create the two leaves that are tied with a bow. A little ribbon and a sentiment using heat & stick powder and glitter, and the card is done. Gee, I love easy cards....lol

I appreciate you popping in today...your visits always make my Monday so much better. I hope you have a GRAND day today!

Stuff I Used: Stamps: Take Three; Papers: Really Rust and left over Thanksgiving Napkin; Inks: Versamark; Accessories: Heat & Stick Powder, Sugar Coating Glitter (Doodle Bug Designs) Ribbon (American Crafts) Freezer Paper, McGill Foilage Punch, Wide Oval Punch.

10 comments :

Heather said...

This is INCREDIBLE! Just gorgeous!

IamDerby said...

Beautiful card Lynn

Gigi said...

Love the card and thanks for writing the technique; can't wait to try it!

Jen said...

Oh this is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hey Lynn thanks for the welcoming PM you sent me.
I love this card and I love this technique and I have not done it in a long time. There are such beautiful napkins out there that you can go wild..lol. Many years ago I used a simular technique and put the napkin on a piece of acrylic and then put it on my dd's birthday cake. She was in love with Authur and really wanted an Aurther cake. Me look like a pro..it was a ta-da moment...he he.
I glad I found your blog and I am subscribing to it. Have a great week and TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ
http://dolcedebsdesigns.blogspot.com/

Kimberly said...

Hi Lynn!! LOVE the card-super idea I haven't done in a long time!!!

LOVE and ADORE the boxes in the post below too!!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Lynn~ This card is spectacular! i hope I have some napkins to try this challenge tonight.

Nancy said...

This is so great. Love those colors. Thanks for sharing the technique!

Claire Brennan said...

Lynn - I've been at this blog 6 times to admire this card - I've showed it to everyone who has come to my house - it is stunning - I love it.

Sandy Knecht said...

Beautiful card Lynn!