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Sunday, July 5, 2020

NAPKIN CARDS

A week or so ago, a friend had several of us over for morning coffee in her beautiful backyard.  It was a lovely morning enjoying coffee, fruit, sweet rolls and being with friends (socially distanced).  The napkins (birds) Sally used were just gorgeous and took one home with me - and this weekend had a play around making a couple of cards from it and another napkin I had.





Had never done this before so had to do a little search on Google - found cling wrap and glue stick methods - didn't have a glue stick and didn't want to get the iron out.  Then had the idea that maybe double sided tape might work (I used 1" wide) - and it worked like a charm -  just laid it on the back of the napkin, making sure to butt up the edges.  Peeled the backing off half way and adhered to a piece of cardstock and then just peeled rest of it off.  Then I ran it through my Gemini, Jr. with a rectangle die - not only did it cut beautifully but also really smoothed out the napkin.  So made two "thanks" cards and left the others blank for future use.  For the leaves that I added, I blended forest moss and crushed olive DI and spattered with some water before cutting out.  Just thought that was a fun addition to those card fronts.  The bird napkin was a much heavier weight than the other one and worked much better. 

Hope all my USA friends have had a good 4th of July weekend - I'm really glad all the boom, boom, booming is over with for another year.  All for now.

5 comments:

  1. Great upscaling Betty, the napkins made lovely bases for your beautiful cards.

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  2. Very cool cards with the napkins, Betty!! I know what you mean, some are so heavy you have a hard time using them as napkins - LOL. You think the boom, boom is gone yet - just like a cold 3 days coming, 3 days here, 3 days going - that's my prediction for this neighborhood!! Luckily it doesn't bother Misty the cat, although she didn't like the neighbor jackhammering on his driveway...

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  3. Gorgeous Betty. It's always a great way to get some really pretty vintage looking cards using the napkins.

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  4. Aren't you clever?! I have a bunch of napkins I bought over 40 yrs ago after a college roommate & I used them on candles. If any are designs I still like, I may try this. Love the addition of the leaves with that design & the bird napkin is absolutely gorgeous as a card! Fritz agrees with you about being glad the fireworks are over! He usually is only bothered for a few minutes, but this year it was 2 hours! Had to put him on a leash & constantly pet him as he laid in his bed or on hubby's lap. Otherwise he couldn't stop pacing. He was worn out & slept once it finally ended about midnight.

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