Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tissue Paper Technique

Hello there!

One day last week, I was visiting my favorite blogs and saw a technique using tissue paper. Of course I can't remember whose blogs they were but there were two or three people who had made cards using this fun technique. You take a stamped image (or die cut in my case) and swirl around some glue all over it, then place tissue paper on top and run it through an embossing machine without a folder. Hope that makes sense because I've tried to find the video of it and have had no luck. . .so sorry!

Anyway, I also wanted to make another card for Lisa's Make-It Mail-It #3 challenge, even though I've missed the deadline. My first entry didn't really use any recycling, like Lisa did on her own card, so I decided to use this bright, colorful bag.



I ran two pieces of the bag through the Cuttlebug, using different sizes of the same Spellbinders die cut, then added soft lavender tissue paper. The scored lines were made with the Martha Stewart Scoreboard, which I bought with a 50% off coupon! Yay! The butterfly was embossed in white and colored in, using a lavender colored marker.



Here's a close-up of the crinkly tissue. . .looks really cool in real life.


I love the way the tissue softened the bold colors of the bag! It's a really fun technique and if any of you know the link to the video tutorial, please share it with me and I'll add it to this post.

Thanks for coming by today! I'm eagerly awaiting the return of some sunshine. It's been raining so much here, by the time I"m able to mow the lawn, my grass will be knee high!

Edited: Thank you to Dawn! She gave me the link to the video tutorial here.
And thank you to Paula for letting me know about the Die Cut Diva's June challenge!

Have a fab day! :)

26 comments:

donna mikasa said...

Such a pretty effect with the tissue paper! I remember seeing it somewhere, too....but I can't remember whose blog it was. I love the embossed lines! They frame your card nicely!

Sue said...

The dusky mauves and wispy white, this is a thought provoking, mystical palette, creating a sense of surreal, it has a quietness about it Barb, the card is very beautiful.
Smiles:)

ivy said...

what a great way to upcycle a pretty gift bag! and i love my martha scor board too! comes in handy when making my card kits for class!

Dawn said...

Hi Barb.. Just gorgeous... here's a link I found to using Tissue paper http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2011/06/make-it-monday-18-adding-texture-with-tissue-paper.html
not sure if it is the same one you saw...
Love the way it softened that wonderful background from the carrier bag.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the technique and such pretty colors and paper you used for it!

Lynn said...

What a cool technique! I love how soft and soothing the card looks!

paula said...

Wow what a card. Love what you did with the recycling (you should enter it at Die Cut Divas). I also love the colour block post as well. Hope the sun comes out really soon xoxoxoxo For some reason I'm annomous? so I'm gonna say its me Paula (pajalu) xoxoxoxo

Brenda said...

Love your recycling and that paper tissue technique looks amazing! Lovely card Barbara!

Debbie said...

Barb, that is a great technique and your card is beautiful!

Maureen Morton said...

These colors are so luscious, Barb! Isn't it fun to stretch and try something totally new? This card is so lovely - the paper technique is super-nifty and I love how you used the scoring to set everything off so beautifully. Have a wonderful weekend!

Isha said...

Oh Barb!!!This is so pretty. Love the softness of colors. Great use if tissue. I love this technique too:))

Kathy (krolski) said...

What a great technique! Such a pretty card, Barb. I love the scored lines!

Disp6194 said...

Barb this is so lovely. I'm with you I love how the tissue softened the bags bold pattern. I also think the score lines are fantastic I always forget i have that thing lol. I would send you some sunshine but all I have is rain here too :)

Virginia L. said...

This turns out so beautifully! You can use any pattern paper really...but bag!? Genius!! Love the MS Score board, huh? I also got mine from M. with the 50% off coupon!! GREAT mind thinks alike! xox

Cathy A said...

Barb, Gorgeous tissue paper card

Lisa said...

This is really awesome, Barb! I missed the score lines looking at Flickr- love that! I can't believe you turned that bag into this :)
Wonderful!

Donna B. said...

Love this idea Barb. You made a beautiful card!!! TFS

alexandra s.m. said...

This is so unique and classy!
TFS Barb!!

Janetcraft said...

ooo I love this technique...something different...and I love the MS Scoreboard...I have been looking for a scoreboard..but all are pricy...

CanadianScraps43 said...

This is beautiful Barb! I have never done this technique but hope to try it soon. Thanks so much.

Deirdre said...

Oh wow Barb, love what you created - so fun.

Arlene said...

Love the technique and it's a wonderful card you've created with your die-cuts.

Leslie Miller said...

Lovely! Appreciate the link to the tutorial. I've seen this done, also, but have never tried it. A very pretty result!

Simone said...

Love this gorgeous card Barb! The colours are so beautiful and such a fun technique! :)

chris richards said...

Hi Barb,love this creation....so beautiful !
I think i'll click your follow button,
love and hugs
chris richards
xxx

joy said...

This card is so pretty, Barb - I love the scored lines, too! I have a Scor-Pal, not the MS scoreboard; but I love using it.

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog - I appreciate the way you keep up with commenting and posting. I wish I had time to do so more often; but life gets in the way :(