Friday, November 13, 2009

Coffee Time!

I am just super proud of these cards. 

I have these paper towels in the kitchen.  Ever since I put them out, I've been trying to figure out how I could use the cute designs in a card.  The problem is that paper towels are pretty fragile.  It's tough to use adhesive with them.  So, I tried a few things that didn't work.  Then I hit on something that did.  I decopaged the cut out designs onto heavy white cardboard (I cut up a mailer box with a smooth finish).  I used Diamond Glaze as the glue.  The cardboard didn't ripple, and the result was a hard, matte, pebbled finish.  It feels like plaster and looks a bit like those sugar things you use to decorate cakes.

The ribbon is brown velvet that I got at an antique store in Sisters.  I just love how these turned out.  So, if you have weird things around the house just begging to be put on cards - go for it!


  1. those are so gorgeous. if you have them still in early december when i get paid i'd still like to buy some...for ME :)

  2. These are darling and right up my alley! I love the colors, design and love that you used paper towels!! You should upload them to SCS!