We have a fun twist at 613 Avenue Create this month - to Reuse/Upcycle something. It's always fun to re-purpose an item or two. I used a paper napkin from an event I attended to create a card front. (I tend to save pretty napkins. I have them in a drawer.) I've made cards with napkins in the past using a glue stick to glue down the napkin to card stock. My friends showed me how to use plastic wrap and an iron to adhere the napkin, but I never got around to actually doing that. Finally, a few months ago, a friend showed me how to use spray adhesive. So when this challenge came along, that's what I did.
Here's the card I made:
It's hard to tell in the picture, but the biggest flower is popped up along with a small purple flower below it. I glued down two panels of the napkin, and fussy cut two flowers from the second panel to pop up for a bit of dimension. I cut down the first panel, distressed the edges with ink, and adhered it to a card base onto which I had stamped a design, making my own DP. I die cut a sentiment, distressed that with ink, and added it. Done!
Here's the napkin I used (folded in half):
I must say that using the spray adhesive was a lot easier than the glue stick method. My friend said it's even easier than the heated plastic wrap method. Of course, you just need to spray in a box and have lots of ventilation. If I can do it, believe me, it's easy. And fun. It's a nice way to remember a special event or party. You can even send your host/hostess a thank you using a napkin from the event. People really get a kick out of that, believe me.
Card stock: Michael's 60 lb. and 110 lb.
Inks: Close to My Heart Chocolate, Sweet Leaf and Topiary
Stamps: Close to My Heart, retired
Die: Anna Griffin
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