Sunday, April 25, 2010

April 2010 PTI Blog Hop time!!

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, the flowers on my card are also using tissue paper!  I used my Beautiful Blooms #2 dies and cut out multiple layers of all 3 sizes.  They are attached together by a tiny silver brad.  Then, I crumpled them and inked 'em up with Tea Dye Duo inks!! 


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!

{Birthday Wishes}
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

71 comments:

Laurie said...

VERY cool technique!! I love your card! Those flowers are so pretty! I am going to have to try this!

Jennifer Carter said...

GORGEOUS!! Love, love it!! Your flowers are soooo pretty! All those layers are awesome! And the glimmer...stunning!!

*LittleMissT* said...

Gorgeous Amy, love your faux silk! Trying not to look too closely though as I'm still trying to shy away from seeing the Anniversary Set! I think I might need to admit defeat by the end of the night! Love how your card turned out though!

Kara said...

love this......youur faux silk looks gorgeous
kara

Lisa V. said...

This is take my breath away beautiful. Great job! Love everything about it. Flowers are fantastic too.

Anika said...

Very pretty, Amy! Love the background you created with that stamp!

megspaulding said...

Gorgeous Amy! I really love the flowers, they are great! I also love your use of the anniversary set! Nicely done!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

I love those flowers! They remind me of old fashion cabbage roses. And you also did the faux silk on your card. So pretty!

Jessica said...

I love that shimmer! And your tissue paper flowers are gorgeous!!!

Mariana said...

WOW this is so pretty, I love the shimmer, and those gorgeous cards are amazing!! Great job!

honugurl16 said...

Gorgeous. Classy. Just beautiful!

Dana said...

Oh Amy, the shimmer and shine really show up well here. SO pretty. I was astounded by your flowers, they look AWESOME with the ink added to them...very vintage. Your BG is lovely too, I've never done this technique but might have to soon!

Janelle said...

Beautiful card, Amy! Love that you used the anniversary set with the faux silk technique. So pretty!

Diane Jaquay said...

Very pretty Amy!! Your pictures look great, I can really see the technique here and it looks marvelous! The flowers are beautiful too!!

Chris said...

Gorgeous - I love the shimmer on your faux silk - what a great idea! Such a pretty card and I am loving your use of the set.

Wendy said...

Amy, SO pretty. You did a great job using tissue paper.

Barb said...

Gorgeous-ness, Amy! Seriously elegant & casual at the same time... LOVE it!

Lauren said...

OMG!!!! SOOOO pretty!! You did such a beautiful job on this card...LOVE it! Diggin' the tunes too! :)

Liz said...

So pretty!

Lindsay said...

So pretty :0) Great job!

Tonya said...

That faux technique looks fabulous!!!

Marge said...

Another STUNNER!!!

Alyssa S said...

Beautiful...love all that shimmer!

peggysue said...

Great faux silk technique and I really like the color you selected, so soft and pretty.

Barbara said...

Simply gorgeous, Amy! Perfect in every way!

Cammie said...

Amy, this is so soft, delicate, elegant, and BEAUTIFUL! You have convinced me to try the faux silk.

Baseret said...

WOW! This is stunning! I love your faux silk and your flowers. I also love the softness of your card.

Deb C said...

Very pretty. Thanks for the deets on the faux silk technique. I definitely need to try it sometime.

Nerina said...

I love what you created with this technique! the flowers are such a gorgeous finishing touch too!

Amy said...

just lovely!

Jennifer K said...

Gorgeous! I'm seeing so much of these techniques and I'm wanting to try it out. Thanks for sharing!

Daniela said...

I love, love your flowers!!! Awesome colors too.

Terri E. said...

Fun background and fowers. Way to rock the tissue paper challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Silke Ledlow said...

Amy - the silk technique looks fab!!! Your flowers are so beautfully puffy...love them!!! Hugs ~S~

Dana said...

really beautiful. i love it.

Pat said...

Beautiful background!!! Perfect for this card.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous background! I definitely want to try this technique!

~kelly marie~ said...

Beautiful! I love that background!

resmith said...

So pretty! Love those flowers and the shimmery background!

Melissa said...

Wow, Amy, this is stunning! I love the background--the silver is so beautiful.

Shay said...

You made a gorgeous card and your use of tissue paper in the flowers and faux silk technique turned out so beautiful. I love the colors and shimmer!

Tracey Cuccia said...

WOW...that's all I can say...WOW :) Gorgeous!! There, there's another word ;). Amazing job -- this is a real beauty!!!

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous background using faux silk technique looove it. Lovely card too!

Kelly S. said...

EEK! You did a stunning job with the technique and your flowers and layout are equally awesome!

Shirlann said...

Gorgeous...love it!

BethieJ said...

Your card is WONDERFUL! Love the background paper and flowers!
Happy Hopping!

Cheryl said...

So, so pretty! I love the background you created, and the colors are beautiful.

Karen C said...

I love the shine on the tissue paper!!!

Kerri said...

OOH, I love the background you created! This is GORGEOUS!!!

Lorraine said...

Looks beautiful! Great technique!

pattylt said...

Wow, you have convinced me that I must try the faux silk technique. That background just rocks! Love the use of the Anniversary set and your flowers come out great, too. I don't know why I have avoided this technique. Silly me!

mamareebs said...

This turned out beautiful! I just love it.

Kim said...

This is really beautiful! I love the soft blue.

Jackie Pedro said...

This is really beautiful, Amy!! I had never tried the faux silk either....it was so easy!!!

sarahmartina said...

Wow, the texture is so wonderful! :)

Kimberly said...

These are great. I love the addition of the glimmer! I have some of these but don't remember often to use it. Great inspiration!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Oh I love the shimmer! I bet this is absolutely amazing in real life! I love it!

Theresa Tyree said...

Yes, this is one of those cards I wish I could see in real life cuz I'm sure the photo just doesn't do it justice. It is absolutely breathtaking!!

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Love the subtle shimmer over the faux silk layer.

Lee said...

Love everything about this ... colours, design, techniques etc.

Lisa said...

Great job on the faux silk!! Beautiful card!!

jen said...

So very pretty! I think I may be inspired to try the faux silk technique!! :)

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh my, how gorgeous! I LOVE this!

Ted said...

I love the vintage look of this card... so unique! :) Great job!

Linda said...

Great project. You really covered all the bases using both techniques! The glimmer mist really added to the overall beauty of this card. I must try that. Really pretty card!!

Terri said...

Nice job with the faux silk technique! The flowers came out great too!

Babies- Beth said...

What a great faux silk card!!

Anthonette said...

Fantastic card! I must try the faux silk technique.

Rebecca said...

doubly beautiful with the faux silk tissue background and the tissue flowers!

Rosanne said...

Gorgeous card!

Kim Wilson said...

This is adorable! Thank you for the comment, please follow and play along in my weekly challenges!!!

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