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Napkin Fun

Hello crafty friends.  I am still around!  With work super busy, it has been hard for me to keep up my blogging and card-making, BAJ, and scrapbooking....the blogging fell off but the crafting has been going well.  In the last week and a half, I have made two fun projects using napkins. 

This card was really fun to make, I played with a new set of Tim Holtz dies that I received for my birthday (Merry Moose).  I have loved every card I have seen with this set, and I am so glad my daughter bought it off my Amazon wish list.

I started my card by spraying watercolor paper with water and then sprinkling on some Brushos powder.  Next, I sprayed more water until the powders all blended.  Don't you love how Brushos change and move and turn into something wonderful?

The trees are cut from eight layers of a folded napkin.  I watched a video this week by Dave Brethauer (Graphic Designer for Memory box) on using die cut napkins in your art, and I really wanted to try it (I really recommend you watch the video - his examples are stunning).  Once the trees were cut, I water colored them with brown Brushos and let them dry.  I cut the moose from some malted milk paper and water colored all the pieces.  The gold pieces are from a left over facial cream package I have been saving (I love a good up-cycle).  I hand cut the snow bank and added some watered down black on the edge.  For my sentiment, I stamped the DRS Designs Small Merry Christmas Greeting and cut it out like a banner.  After the moose was assembled and added to the scene, I flecked on some Snowtex.

Sounds like a lot of steps but it was really pretty easy.  I made another one for my Pop's birthday card - what hunter doesn't like a card with game on it? LOL.  

I also wanted to share one of my favorite BAJ pages I have done lately.

I know, it is a bit on the scary side, but the Seven Seals (Revelation) are a bit on the scary side too!  This was also made using a napkin.  It was a left over Halloween napkin.  I cut the skull out and in half and used gesso to stick it and seal it.  Once it was dry, I went over the edges with a marker.  I then went into the words with the marker the depth of the skull on the other side.  Using my finger, I added some Tim Holtz Black Soot on the other side to do matching shadows so I had a similar left side in the words without covering them up.  

I wrote the seven seals in the cracks and crevices of the napkin side.  Uber frightful and super fun.  It was easy and looks sooooo cool (to me).

Hope you are doing well and creating tons of fun stuff for the holidays (or for any day :)).   




  1. Hey Nancy, your card is fabulous! LOVE that moose and all the snow falling. Yep - a perfect card for anyone that loves to hunt for sure. Also love the skull! Wow!!!! Very interesting and just fun. Love it!

  2. I'm loving that moose!!! Might have to snatch him up. :)
    Great BAJ page, napkins are so versatile. Gotta love em. ~ Jeni

  3. wonderful moose card, perfect for a masculine Christmas card. I tried the paper napkin technique but the layers fell apart. Now you have me wanting to have another go :)
    Striking bible journal page, absolutely incredible drawing of the skull.

  4. A super card and great page Nancy, such a lovely set of dies.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. I am so glad you got a chance to create and add to your blog. Gorgeous Brushos layered napkins blue background and amazing die cut and assembled moose. Your bible journal page is amazing too. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy

  6. Terrific card,I love all of the dimension. Thanks you for describing the process of making it and sharing a link to the use of die cut napkins (really? I hadn't heard of that!)


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