Saturday, 15 July 2017

Snowflakes on Tissue Paper

Time to remind you to that you only have until July 24th to link up a card to this month's CAS Mix Up challenge:

For my reminder card, I used the Metallic Tissue Paper Technique that Loll demonstrates in this video.  It is a technique that Loll learned from Karen of Karen's Kreative Kards.  Karen coloured her tissue paper with brushos but I used Distress Oxide inks and smooshing to colour mine.

My order for the second release of the Oxide inks arrived on Friday.  This set contains some of my favourite Distress colours so I had to play with them!!

Here's my card:

I smooshed with Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Antique Linen Oxide inks on a piece of tissue paper, then crumpled it up and glued it to a scrap of white cs.  Next is an important step: go over your piece very well with your embossing buddy.  Then I gently rubbed Versamark over the ridges created by the crumpling and heat embossed with silver.  The silver is far shinier and more metallic in real life than in the photo.

I die cut a circle from my piece and topped it with a circular snowflake frame and some small snowflakes - all of that was die cut twice and glued together for more dimension.

I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in Salty Ocean and popped the circle up on fun foam.

Please come and join us by July 24th with a clean and simple card featuring stamping, tissue paper, and at least one other element from the list on the CAS Mix Up blog.

It's also going over to the Christmas Cards All Year Round where the July challenge is "anything goes", Merry Monday where the July challenge is "pick one of the previous challenges" (I chose "Monochromatic Blues"), and Jingle Belles where there is a photo inspiration:

Stamps - Old Island Stamping Co. sentiment
Ink - Distress Oxide Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Antique Linen; Versamark
Paper - white tissue paper, white cs
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - silver and clear embossing powder, Memory Box Stitched Snowflake Circle Frame, Impression Obsession small snowflakes, fun foam


Loll said...

What a gorgeous combination of greens and blues to create this beautiful background for your snowflakes. The silver embossing adds some lovely shine. Amazing card, Susan!! xx

Julia Aston said...

This is SO pretty Susan! Your inked tissue background is beautiful with the embossed silver edges and your snowflake die cut is wonderful! Julia xx

Nancy Stislow said...

This is outstanding, Susan! Love the metallic embossing behind your snowflakes- a definite "WOW" factor! This is incredibly beautiful! I did try the tissue technique but think my tissue was way too thin- kept tearing it when trying to lift it.

nancy littrell said...

Stunning watercoloured and heat embossed tissue paper background, Susan. I LOVE your new DOX colors and CAS design. I have not had time to play with my new DOX colors yet. TFS and inspiring me my friend. Hugs..

nancy littrell said...

P.S. LOVE your circle snowflake die too :-)

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty with the DOX inks, you are so lucky I'm still waiting for mine. I love the blue with the silver and can't wait to see it IRL. Awesome framing with the snowflake die.

Mac Mable said...

What a pretty colour combination and great effect with the silver...Stunning! x

Bonnie said...

Love your tissue paper background, Susan! The shiny silver adds such a festive look! And another beautiful snowflake die!

beverly said...

Beautiful....the silver always goes so good with blues for a winter card and you put them together perfectly!...learning the tissue paper tech. today so trying it!

Karen D. said...

this is just stunning love the results you achieved!!
xx Karen

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your tissue with Distress Inks - stunning!!

Marie B. said...

This is so gorgeous! I'll have to watch this Thanks for joining us at CCAYR with this beauty! :)

~Marie B -DT

Marie B. said...

This is so gorgeous! I'll have to watch this Thanks for joining us at CCAYR with this beauty! :)

~Marie B -DT

lauren bergold said...

oh *WOW!!! what a beautifully artful and utterly FAB holiday card design, i love how cleverly you've interpreted the inspiration pic... plus it's just flatout gorgeous too! thanks for joining our fun this fortnight at JINGLE BELLES ♥

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR July challenge, Hazel, DT – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too x