Well, here it is again! It's the monthly Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!! This month's challenge was to focus on tissue paper since it has become a hot trend in the papercrafting world. As we all know, each PTI stamp set comes wrapped in tissue paper. So, this is a "free and green" project!! Want to see what I came up with? A while back, Nichole Heady presented a video on faux silk using tissue paper. I had never done this technique before this but will definitely be trying this again! What a pretty result!
The faux silk technique is the background paper on my card. You simply stamp your paper and run a clear glue stick over your paper and lay crumpled up tissue paper over your paper. You then lightly tap it in place and then you can rub a little harder to smooth it out some.
Now, you may be wondering why they flowers and background look a little grey.......take a look at these next pics. I have used Shimmer Mist over my background (before adhering to my card) and on my flowers! What a beautiful shine.....and no it's not a glare!!
Well, what do you think? You NEED to try both of these techniques!!
The faux silk technique really doesn't take as long as it looks!
Have a great time with the Blog Hop tonight! Thanks for visiting!
All supplies PTI unless stated.
Stamps: Round and Round
Paper: Hawaiian Shores, Rustic White
Ink: Hawaiian Shores, Charcoal Palette, Tea Dye Duo
Misc: tissue paper, Rick Rack die, Beautiful Blooms #2 dies, Hawaiian Shores buttons, Scor-bug, brads, Silver Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Rustic Cream Button twine