Dryer Sheet Technique

by Charmaine Ikach

A fuzzy and glittery focal point makes your card unique!


  • Used Dryer Sheet
  • Xyron® or spray adhesive
  • Glitter (Dazzling Diamonds used here)
  • Stamps that will show well through dryer sheet
  • Inks or Embellishments of choice (here organdy ribbon, brads, ticket corner punch, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive ink)
  • Cardstock (here Chocolate, Red, Olive and Whisper White)
  • Paper Trimmer


  1. Step 1

    Stamp image on neutral cardstock.

  2. Step 2

    Color image or parts of image if desired.

  3. Step 3

    Run image upside down through Xyron™ machine to make the front side sticky.

  4. Step 4

    Peel backing from image and apply used dryer sheet over exposed adhesive.

  5. Step 4

    Peel backing from image and apply used dryer sheet over exposed adhesive.

  6. Step 5

    Trim dryer sheet.

  7. Step 6

    Pour Dazzling Diamonds™ glitter over top of image.

  8. Rub glitter into dryer sheet.

  9. Step 7

    Tap off excess glitter.

  10. Step 8

    Finish your card.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Dryer Sheet Technique. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Does the dryer sheet remain on the card, or do you pull it off after you rub the Dazzling Diamonds over it? I have tried it both ways. The dryer sheet seems to really cloud my image so when I removed it, the picture and the card was really sparkly. It was also sticky, though. Am I using too much adhesive spray?
Jenny  |  Tue Nov 10, 2009 at 4:34 PM
I used the sticky sheets that Stampin Up! Sells this worked great! I left my dryer sheet on. It looked a little cloudy but was a very nice look.
Mandy  |  Wed Nov 11, 2009 at 3:28 PM
It amazes me what you people continue to come up with, just amazes me!! TOO COOL!!
JANET KUBICK  |  Fri Feb 12, 2010 at 6:25 AM
Looks like a fun thing to try! And it looks a lot like snow in the pic. Would be fun for winter scene. Thanks for sharing! Will have to try it!!
Donna  |  Fri Jun 25, 2010 at 5:19 AM
Tried it like it, easy, geat for kids too. Thanks
Anita Root  |  Tue Oct 5, 2010 at 6:10 PM
Great tutorial - I was very puzzled by this in the step-by-step photographs but you explained it all so nicely. I will have to try it! Off to start some laundry! LOL
Sharli Frederksen  |  Fri Nov 19, 2010 at 7:50 PM
Wow! I've got a snow day from work today and guess what I'm going to be doing!!!!

Thanks for the great idea and You-Tube demo!

Tanya  |  Tue Nov 23, 2010 at 10:23 AM
Thanks for this great idea!!!!
Terrie  |  Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 8:10 AM
What stamp set was used for this. Just love this card...
Karen  |  Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 8:40 AM
Love this card. What stamp set was used for this?
Karen  |  Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 8:40 AM
oh yea... thats very warm looking .. wow. you know ,i love using (garbage), i mean treasures lol ... on my cards... im surprised i didnt think of it .. very cool . does the glitter fall out or off ???? ....thank you for that ..i will try ..happy thanksgiving to all...
ANNE MARIE  |  Wed Nov 24, 2010 at 10:56 PM
This looked amazing!! Thank you for ALL of your tutorials. This machine WILL be on my Christmas list, I will be saving dyer sheets and my 2011 Christmas cards will be WONDERFUL.
Peachie Draper  |  Sat Nov 27, 2010 at 9:33 AM
Just tried thisTechnique and I really like it. Thanks a lot
Evelyn  |  Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 7:47 PM
Thank you for the awesome tutorial! I finally tried it and now I am hooked!
Mona L. Pendleton  |  Thu Dec 9, 2010 at 2:01 AM
Thanks for the information on the dryer sheet technigue. Love it and now I have shown it to a stamping buddy, and she is going full steam ahead with it too. Thanks again. We both make all kinds of cards and several of each and take them to Lambert Airport USO in St Louis, Mo. and our soldiers can pick any they want to send to their love ones.
Evelyn  |  Thu Dec 9, 2010 at 7:08 AM
Thanks for the video. I've saved several sheets but didn't know how to apply the technique outside a winter theme. I appreciate the inspiration.
Thunder  |  Fri Apr 1, 2011 at 10:14 PM
LOve it...Going to try it...
MaryAnn  |  Sun Nov 4, 2012 at 8:23 AM
I sprayed ironed dryer sheet with adhesive and then attached to image (less sticky on fingers). Then apply dazzling diamonds.
Chris Cragg  |  Tue Nov 4, 2014 at 10:15 AM
great idea and looks lovely thanks
Lee Gysberts  |  Wed Nov 5, 2014 at 2:40 PM
I used clear glitter glue (like stickles), just SLIGHTLY diluted with water (very, very little - like wet the brush with water, dab on a paper towel, and then dip the brush into a puddle of glue) to paint the dryer sheet on top of the stamped image. It turned out well. I was also told to use a glue stick over the paper on which the image was stamped, smooth the dryer sheet over the glue, and then add some fine glitter. I tried that and wasn't successful.
Jane Crisman  |  Tue Sep 6, 2016 at 8:41 PM

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