Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tissue, Tissue, Tissue

I'm sure like me you've all had more than enough tissue paper usage over the holidays.
I've been in a creative funk since I finished up my Christmas gift packets and I just couldn't come up with any ideas. So I did what any smart crafter does and started putting stuff away and then looking at magazines and blogs for ideas.
So while I was putting stuff away I folded up a ton of tissue paper while thinking there must be some way to use it. Then I went to Stamp TV and watched a few of their videos for ideas and then went looking at the blogs of the Papertrey Ink Design Team.
The above cards and the cards I'll post tomorrow are the results. I took my glue stick and rubbed it all over the front of the card base, I took some tissue paper and crumple it up first the smoothed it out (somewhat) onto the gluey surface of my card. Using an idea from Gina K on Stamp TV I rubbed three shades of Tim Holtz's Distressed Ink over the tissue (Scattered Straw, Brushed Corduroy and just a little of the Frayed Burlap).
I stamped the trees from the Papertrey Ink's Through the Trees set in Memento Rich Cocoa and then after cutting and embossing the images out with Nestabilities I sponged some of the Distressed Ink around the edge. I just added a couple of small brown brads at each end and I was done.
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

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