This is my 4th time participating in PTI’s bloghop. Its been fun hopping from one blog to another to see what everybody have created using a specific theme. So many inspirational projects and its a great learning process. I am loving it. I just can’t wait for 25th of every month to arrive. I think its the same with all of us at PTI.
This month’s theme is:
This month let’s focus on tissue paper! It has become one of the hottest trends in the paper crafting
world and we want to see you take it on! Whether it is die-cutting it to make beautiful layered blooms,
the faux silk technique, creating layered backgrounds or even delicate stitched pleated borders, we want
to see you get creative! And don’t forget, your new stamps arrive lovingly wrapped in tissue paper each
month, so these can prove to be “free & green” projects as well! Have fun and we look forward to
seeing all of your projects!
Tissue paper! Wow! Something I don’t use frequently use. This kept me thinking and thinking…you know! for a very long time. I did not come up with anything new this time but thinking certainly helped me with spending more time on the treadmill.lol! I was struggling to run on the treadmill for more than 15 minutes continously. I can fast walk for more than an hour but running was difficult. By just thinking what other possibilities I could do with tissue paper and running on the threadmill, I realised that I had run for 30 minutes. I felt really good. There are a few ideas using tissue paper which I will experiment over time but for today’s bloghop I have made a card using FAUX SILK technique.
The three panels are made using faux silk technique. I have initially stamped PTI’s Text Style stamp on the cardstock panels using second generation dark chocolate ink from PTI. I have used the tissue paper which wrapped my PTI stamp sets. I cut them slightly bigger than the panel size, I stamped each of them with a stamp from PTI’s New Leaf set. Then crumbled them and sponged them on the Spring Moss ink pad over and over to get even subtle coverage. I then unopened the tissue paper and adhered them to the panel cardstocks. Finally sponged the edges. The birdie is from PTI’s Daily Designs stamp set, stamped with SU’s Real Red ink, cut out and adhered on the finished panel. Here are some closeups.
Other products used to make this card are: PTI’s Delightful Dahlia stamp set, Spring Moss button, Bitty Box Basic DSP, Dark Chocolate and Kraft cardstock all from PTI and SU’s Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon and Real Red inkpad.
Here is another card I made using the faux silk technique. This card is made at the last minute and added to the post. Again one of the idea bulb that glowed while I was on the threadmill thinking about what to do with the tissue paper. Use the faux silk technique as a background and to add texture to the card.
I stamped PTIs background basic Hearts on the tissue paper for the faux silk background. The birdie on the bamboo is from SU’s Asian Artistry hostess set colored with Sweet Blush Copic trio from PTI.
Here is the close up of the card.
Can you see the wrinkles on the tissue paper? The wrinkled tissue paper gives a nice texture on the card.
Hope you like both the cards. Thanks for stopping by. I am now off to hop and see what everybody else have created.