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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tissue Technique Rose

Hi there, crafting friends! Have you ever worked with tissue paper in any of your card projects?  Facial tissue, wrapping tissue, even bathroom tissue?  I never have......until today. That was this week's challenge at Stamp TV.

I chose to use white wrapping tissue paper in my project. Never having done this before, I found a few videos demonstrating how it's done. Here's a link to one of the tissue technique videos.

 I selected a rose image from GKD Pressed Flowers and stamped it on the  tissue paper with GKD Peach Belini ink. Next, I used an outline image of the rose from GKD A Year of Flowers and stamped it over the image on the tissue paper using Memento Potter's Clay ink. I added a stem and leaves from the same sets using the same method,  stamping with Memento Bamboo Leaves and GKD Grass Green inks. My sentiment is from GKD Flowers Bloom and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Having completed the stamping, in the next step I crumpled the tissue and then opened it up and gently adhered it to a white panel without smoothing it out. Any excess on the edges was cut off. This created that wonderful looking texture.  To make the rose flower really stand out, I repeated the technique on another piece of tissue paper, cut out the image and then adhered it with dimensionals over the rose on my panel. 

To complete my project, the focal panel was adhered to a layer of GKD Tomato Soup card stock which had been embossed with a textured linen embossing folder and then adhered to my base card which I prepared in white. I just love how this turned out. The texture the tissue paper created looks like an embossed background. I will have to use this technique more often.

Thanks for coming by! Don't be afraid to try this technique. It is not difficult and really a great way to add a little something extra to your card.  

Til next time, make it a great day!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s) 
StampTV  -  STV15MON29 - Get Out the Tissue
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #133 - AG
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #69 - AG 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge #95 - AG
Sister Act  -  Challenge #115 - AG
TTCRD  -  Challenge Jul 21   -  AG
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #192 - AG


Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is a lovely card using a great technique, thanks for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create.
Lorraine DT

Carole Robb Bisson said...

This is so elegant and the tissue background is superb. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 192nd Challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and love the texture you get with the tissue paper.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card and love the texture you get with the tissue paper.

Judy Woodland said...

Great tissue paper technique - you have really nailed it. Love your rose too - gorgeous card!!

Hermien said...

Beautiful card, thank you for playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Sisteractcardchallenge


Mrs A. said...

This is a great technique to try and gives such a fabulous creative finish to cards. I love the colours and the 3d rose you have created.
Thakyou for sharing with us at Crafting From The Heart. Hugs ValeryAnne. DT.

Joyce N. said...

This is Fantastic!! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
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