One of the first ways I learned to use napkins on cards was to use ModPodge. It is a really easy technique, but does require some drying time. I have never tried heating them with an embossing gun to speed up drying, so if you have tried it, let me know how it works!
I chose this napkin because it reminds me of where I'd like to be every day -- relaxing on the beach. I only can hope that it gives my friend a warm fuzzy! And here is the card I made for my long time friend's birthday (Germaine).
Begin by separating the napkin layers until you have only the top, colored layer. Apply ModPodge over a piece of cardstock with a brush, then place the napkin with color side up and spread ModPodge over the napkin. (I used a sponge brush--really cheap). When it is all covered, set aside to dry. Be sure that you have 2 of the same images on your napkin piece, or else do two napkins. That way you will have images to pop up. And don't worry about wrinkles in the paper......it really looks neat that way.
After the pieces are dry, simply cut to the desired size, ink the edges, mat onto another piece of cardstock and tape to the card front. Then cut out some of the smaller images to raise up with pop dots. The modpodge really makes the napkin stiff and easy to pop.
You will have lots of fun finding beautiful napkin scenes for your cards. I look after holidays when they go on sale. Or use coupons!
Hope you like this technique and try it out. It is addictive!
I am entering this card into the following
ABC Challenges - ABC33 'Summer'
Created with Love Challenges - CWLC#46 Favorite Things (summer & the beach)
Kaboodle Doodles Challenges - #176 Summer
Make It Monday - #145 Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - #11 Anything Goes (must be a card)
Thank you for spending some time with me today.