I painted a different piece of scrap card stock with a lighter shade of pink glitter paint and cut that down to 2 x 3 so they are slightly smaller than my base.
I grabbed some dark pink paper towels out of that box and ripped some of it into small pieces. I arranged them on the pink glitter card stock and then sewed them down in a random pattern with my craft sewing machine.
Hint: don't use cheap thread when sewing paper towel to card stock. It doesn't work. I had to change to some quality thread. Usually cheap thread works just fine when sewing paper.
Alternative to a sewing machine: If you don't have one, you can do one of two things. You could put your card stock on top of a mouse pad and paper pierce your pattern and then sew the paper towel down by hand with a needle and thread. Second option is to use bigger strips of paper towel and sew them down with cross stitch thread.
I make a few different types of flowers out of used dryer sheets. I tried to use ones that were fairly flat for this project so they could be stored in plastic sleeves if any of my swap partners wanted to store them that way.
I used a silver leafing pen to edge the cards and banners.
Next up is a mini I made titled "Spring is in the Air". It is made totally from recycled materials or thrift store purchases. It was a lot of fun to make. Keep an eye out for that series to start.
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