Monday, November 21, 2011

Timeless Tuesday / Peace & Joy

Hello.  Heather here and I am your challenge hostess this week.  I have a beautiful technique for you to try.  I found this tutorial that our very own talented Beate did about a year ago and fell in love with it.  It is called The Dryer Sheet Technique.   Put those used dryer sheets to good use. Simply color your image as you normally would and adhere a used dryer sheet to your image.  You can find a link to the video HERE.


I used the pretty Cardinal from last year's set called Christmas Classics.  I think that is my favorite set ever! Doesn't it look like he is in a snow storm?  So soft and pretty.  I used the Tear Drop Circles Spellbinders dies from the Flourishes store.  The paper is Echo Park and the ribbon is Fine Linen from PTI as well as the little tag die.


Here is a close up of the image.  It looks like he is in a snow storm.  I love looking outside at the cardinals at my bird feeder in the middle of winter with snow all around.  We don't have any snow yet.  It is actually supposed to be almost 60 degrees here on Thanksgiving.  That is not normal for this time of year.  



Below is a picture of a male Cardinal in my backyard 2 winters ago.  It is very similar to the image from Flourishes.  Isn't he pretty?



Thanks so much for stopping by,
Heather

32 comments:

Ros said...

This is lovely Heather ... and your photo is amazing!! what beautiful birds they are ... Thanks so much for your advice too by the way ... appreciated! Have a lovely day

Andrea M said...

This is beyond BEAUTIFUL Heather! LOVE the effect of the dryer sheet too! Who knew a dryer sheet could make something so beautiful?! Gorgeous!!!

Lisette said...

It is gorgeous! I never heard of this technique but it is very cool!

Debgem said...

Heather - your card is fabulous. I love the rich, warm colours. The cardinal looks super, and I like that technique. Your photo is stunning!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Its gorgeous... I adore this card!!! love the technique you used here... Brilliant Heather....Awesome... hugs..xoxo

Beate said...

What a great photo and card! I love how your cardinal peeks through. So soft and pretty!
Hugs and smiles

Linda R. said...

What a beautiful card. I love that technique.. It gives it a snowy effect! You do love your birds my friend.. I love that about you!!!

Hugs, Linda

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Heather! That Cardinal is so beautiful both the stamped one and the one IRL! Thanks for a fun challenge! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

cnelson said...

So LOVELY! What a FAB photo!

Amanda said...

Heather, this is an amazing card!! I have never heard of the dryer sheet technique and now I have seen your card, I love it! Your coloring and the whole image is complete perfection! :)

Lindsay said...

Seriously gorgeous Heather! I love that frosty look over the beautifully colored image! The picture of that cardinal is stunning!

Carole said...

Stunning picture Heather. The cardinal looks amazing.

Theresa said...

Heather, this is fabulous!! I love the card and I totally love the technique. I think I have to give this a try. Beautiful DPs and great layout.

Cindy Haffner said...

Heather you did a WONDERFUL job!!~

Traci M said...

Oh, your photo is beautiful, Heather!! We don't get cardinals here in Colorado, but I did see them visiting a friend near Dallas, which surprised me! What a wonderful technique and fabulous card!!

Linda B said...

Your photo matches the stamped image perfectly... and they're both unbelievably gorgeous! Beautiful work!

faith hope love ღ said...

i love your post! thanks for sharing... God bless you...

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow pretty lovely creation dear.

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snailzpace said...

beautiful! both the card and the photo. followed the link from the flourishes blog as i was so surprised to see that i used the same image and papers for my christmas spirit card.

Miriam N said...

I love the colors you chose and the sheet music accent! Lovely card! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Miriam

Makiko Jones said...

This is so beautiful Heather!! I love the colors show through from the dryer sheet! Thank you for the fun challenge. Happy Thanksgiving!

lynn said...

heather, the colors are gorgeous on this card! love the dryer sheet technique--happy thanksgiving!

Sandy said...

Love this card. I always love to see cardinals. Hope you will have a nice Thanksgiving and that you get some quality stamping time.

Lana said...

Beautiful card Heather! Love the image! I going to try this technique! Thank you for sharing! :)
xx

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Heather! This is Gorgeous! Love the technique with the dryer sheet! I am definitely going to have to give that a whirl! Thanks for the inspiration my friend! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

stampqueen said...

Beautiful!!! I hadn't tried this technique before and now I am hooked!!! Love your cardinal!!

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is breathtaking! Love your card design and bright colors! What fun inspiration for you card as well, we have several blue jays that hang out in our backyard. Have only seen a cardinal once though and almost got a pic as lvoely as yours! Hugs, Karen

Yogi said...

love the cardinal image and behind the dryer sheet gives a really nice effect.

Marlena M. said...

The real photo is amazing...and so is your card! I love this technique and look. Thanks for sharing, Heather. ;)

Emily said...

Such a pretty color palette for your card, and I love your photo of your backyard guest! How lucky to get a great shot like that.

gg nurse said...

Your card is wonderful & you inspired me to give this technique a try.

petra,s cards said...

wauw what a beauty!!!! love the bleu and red colours!!!
xx petra

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