Friday, September 18, 2015

Paper Napkin for Muse.....

Hello everyone: I have a card to share with you today for the Muse challenge this week. Here is my card and I will explain how I made my "DSP" for the background.
Believe it or not, that beautiful panel is a paper napkin.  Some time ago I saw THIS video on Pinterest and I was just delighted and fascinated about it.  I'm always willing to give new things a try and this looked so very interesting and easy to do that I went to the kitchen, grabbed a paper napkin from the holder and proceeded to do this ''magic''.  To my absolute surprise it worked!! just like in the video, how cool is that!!! 
I bought the package of 24 paper napkins I used for this card for $1.00 at this Antique store here in town and I wish you could feel this card, it feels like I fused a piece of fabric to the card stock.  Now that the Holidays are approaching, there are tons of amazingly beautiful paper napkins designs out there and I plan to get me some, I hope you give this a try.
Now, I die cut the butterfly with THIS set I bought a looooong time ago from Serendipity Stamps. I think I've used it twice, sheeesh!!
Here is a close up of this beautiful and intricate die.
The sentiment is from a retired Flourishes set and it's stamped with SU Strawberry Slush ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I've discovered that stamping on Vellum takes long to dry and heat embossing it prevents the ink from smearing.  I applied a little bit of Wink of Stella to the wings, I hope you can see it in this photo.
This is the Muse card that inspired mine.I want to thank you for visiting me today. I hope you go take a looksee over at the Muse challenge blog and give this challenge a try. Please leave me your comments, I love reading them. If you have any questions, I will be more than happy to answer them. Till next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

19 comments:

  1. yes...yes...yes ! I remember the paper napkin technique from a long time ago and it is fun ! Your card is really really pretty ! I agree that butterfly is so delicate . I can`t see the sparkle on it ,but that is a "never mind" This is a beauty !

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    1. Thank you Sonny, I can't believe I haven't done this more often, there are some gorgeous napkins for the Holidays, hope you give it a try.

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  2. Maria!!! I haven't heard one thing about the paper napkin technique!!! I am SO watching this ... I am as drawn to cute napkins as I am to papers! LOve your card, and do so wish I could feel it! Thanks so very much for playing cards with us ... now do use that little die more often, she is a beauty!
    =] Michele

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    1. Hello Michelle: I heard about it about 2 years ago and by pure accident while browsing on Pinterest. It's super easy for something so beautiful. I hope you give it a try.
      I absolutely LOVE playing along at Muse.
      And that die.....believe it or not, I have the Dragon Fly set, haven't used it for years. I plan to use them from now on.
      Thank you for visiting.

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  3. I watched the video link from Pinterest, can't believe it's that simple! There are some stunning napkins for sure! I don't have a second iron and would hate to get plastic on mine, will have to ask my Mother if she has an older model I could use for that technique. Although it's not like I have a shortage of DSP kicking around! Ha! Lovely butterfly die cut! You should use it more. Lol

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    1. Patti, your iron NEVER touches the plastic wrap because it's between the sheets of paper so, now worries my friend.

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  4. What a beautiful die - I love the way it looks with the lighter layer underneath it! I will have to look at the video! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

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    1. Thank you Ardyth, when you watch the video, (and this is one of many on this technique), you will see how easy this is, I hope you give it a try.

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  5. It just goes to prove that you can learn something new every day. I have absolutely never heard of this technique using a napkin. I will most definitely go check out the video. Obviously I don't spend enough time on Pinterest! LOL. Another beautiful card Maria!

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    1. Hi Lisa: I tell you, when I first saw this I thought it was an awesome idea, and it's so simple to do. There are other videos besides the one I linked to, just check them out. I will never see a napkin the same way again, LOL!! I can't wait to go shopping for beautiful holiday napkins.

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  6. Gorgeous card, Maria! I love the floral pattern and your butterfly is just beautiful! Thanks so much for the link to the video!

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  7. Hi Maria,
    It was so nice of you to stop by my blog and leave me such sweet comments...Thank you!
    Here is a link to a few You Tube videos, about uploading badges to your blog:
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=adding+gadgets+to+blogger

    Hope they help :)

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    1. Oh my gosh!! thank you so much for this links Barb, I will definitely check them out, I truly appreciate this.
      Hugs.

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  8. An absolutely marvelous idea to use the napkin. Such rich texture and a beautiful card.

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  9. Thank you Mary, this is such a fun technique, very easy to do and the texture feels like fabric.

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  10. Love your pretty card - the florals are gorgeous xx

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  11. Wow this is something that I have never tried but think I will be! Such a clever idea and such a beautiful card!x

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  12. Wow this is something that I have never tried but think I will be! Such a clever idea and such a beautiful card!x

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  13. Maria, this card is just beautiful! I love the Serendipity Stamps butterfly that you used! So pretty in pink!

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.