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! :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge

I finally found a bit of crafty time and decided I just had to enter a card for the CAS-ual Fridays Color Block Challenge.

I used up some scraps of colored card stock, stamped each one with a different block from the Hero Arts Dictionary Greeting set and white embossed. Then I punched out some little images to add to the blocks and stamped the tiny "hugs" sentiment onto one of the butterflies! Simple but fun!

That's it for me today. Running behind this morning and need to head off to work. The weather has been as gloomy as ever lately but we're suppose to have a beautiful, sunny, warm weekend and I'm sooo looking forward to it! Have a fab day, everyone! :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all those dads out there!

My hubby is a caring, loving father to our two boys and I want to wish him a wonderful day! Love you, honey! :)

I made two cards for my hubby. One from me and one for the boys to give to him. Both are very quick and simple, using images found on the web. Yes, he LOVES to golf!

I lost my own father, 35 years ago. I still miss him to this day. He was a wonderful man with a huge smile and a fun personality. He had a love for life and died way too young, at the age of 49.

The weather has been very gloomy all weekend. It's a good day to go to work and play with the flowers! Thanks so much for stopping by today! :)