Sunday, April 25, 2010

April Blog Hop


The challenge for April's Blog Hop was to use Tissue Paper. I was intrigued by Nichole's video on Faux Silk and started to play with my white tissue that has been lovingly folded and saved after arriving as the wrapping on our stamp sets. Well I tried it with different stamps and it wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I wasn't crazy about the white. Then I remembered some tan tissue I had saved from a gift box. I went through everything and couldn't find it. I know I will when I'm looking for something else. So I got out my creative chemistry set (no chemicals, just odds and ends of stuff I don't use very often) and this is what I came up with.


I used Rustic Cream cardstock and white tissue. I stamped the tissue (not the card base) with Background Basics: Text and Dark Chocolate ink. Then I crinkled the tissue and misted it with a solution of Tim Holtz's Antique Linen Distress Ink. (It's the only re-inker I own.) I dried that with my hair dryer - well, after all it's right there in the bathroom where I stamp! Repeated the process twice until I liked the color. Then I used the glue stick and adhered the tissue to the Rustic Cream Panel. I forgot about folding the tissue to the back and just trimmed to size. I guess that's okay. The glue was dry and the tissue was well adhered. The close-up photo shows the creases and color variation.



If you click on the photo to enlarge, I think you can see the detail.

I stamped the sentiment, from the new For the Graduate, right on the Faux Silk and added the image with pop-dots. I didn't get the co-ordinating die yet, but was able to cut it free hand rather easily. The image was stamped again with Color Box Gold pigment ink. I used a Spellbinders Circle Nestibilities to cut out the center circle. I'm really pleased with the project and am going to experiment some more.
All supplies are PTI unless otherwise stated.

I hope you enjoyed your stop and thanks for hopping by.

54 comments:

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Linda! I love your card! For only have a few 'ingredients' in your supplies, you have done a fantastic job.

Kimberly said...

The color turned out really great, like old parchment. What a great idea for a grad card.

Pat said...

You've created a very elegant card. Great job on this challenge.

Anika said...

Perfect for a graduation card! Love it!

Rosanne said...

Just beautiful!

Liz said...

I love the look of this! Old and vintage! Beautiful :)

Victoria said...

Great job! Any graduate would be thrilled to get this card!

Lynn said...

Very classy!

Jennifer Carter said...

This is a great graduation card! Love it!

Tonya said...

Love the masculine feel of this!

Dana said...

It turned out so well Linda. I love it!

megspaulding said...

This is a gorgeous card Linda! Love it!

Marge said...

I'd call this the "perfect" grad card! Could be for male or female, but it is perfection in every way!

Mariana said...

Lovely card!!

Amy said...

Very snazzy! I love the effect you achieved with the faux silk.

Nerina said...

What a classic, elegant and classy card! Linda this is truly beautiful!!

peggysue said...

Nice and classic, great colors! Linda you did a great job cutting it out freehand, that is a great graduation card.

Terri E. said...

This added such the right texture. Way to rock the tissue paper challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Nice and classy!

Dana said...

what a lovely distinguished card! great job.

Barbara said...

It's perfect! I love everything about it!

~kelly marie~ said...

Beautiful!

Chris Simon said...

Great job using what you have to work the challenge! This is a fantastic graduation card.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is REALLY gorgeous Linda! The focal image and sentiment are so STRIKING against your background, just wonderful!!!

Tracey Cuccia said...

This is fantastic -- PERFECT grad card -- love how you did the BG layer... looks very classy...

Melissa said...

Beautiful! Love your grad card!

Deb C said...

Very pretty with great visual impact.

BethieJ said...

Your card is FABULOUS!!!
Happy Hopping!

Kelly S. said...

An elegant and sophisticated card perfect for any graduate with your colors and design...love it!

Rhonda said...

Linda, This is going in my CASE file. Great grad card.

Shay said...

A stunning card that any graduate would be happy to receive! Love your use of the tissue paper.

Jessica said...

Great card, so sophisticated!

resmith said...

Fantastic Graduation card! I love that background.

Cammie said...

Linda, wow! I have some graduation cards to make this spring. I'll be back to CASE!

Baseret said...

The text stamp was perfect to use for a graduation card. Love your card.

Lorraine said...

Wow, this turned out beautiful!

Kerri said...

What a fab grad card! I love the bg you created!

Janelle said...

Wow, wonderful graduation card!

pattylt said...

This card has such a classic look to it. The tissue background came out great.. reminds me of a sheepskin diploma! It really is a great card.

Kim said...

What a fabulous look for a graduation card.

Laurie said...

What a great card! I love the classic look!

Silke Ledlow said...

Awesome graduation card!!! Love the clean look of this card!!! Hugs ~S~

Katie {choc0holic} said...

Oh it's perfect! I love how you used what you had to make what you wanted!

Amy said...

What a clean well thought out graduation card!! Every detail is perfect!

Terri said...

Nice job. I especially like how distressed it!

Lisa said...

Wow this is really classy! Love it!

Theresa Tyree said...

What a stunning card! It's perfect!

Nadine said...

Wow you put a lot of creative effort into this card! It's such a classic looking card, love the color scheme. Also like how the sentiment and focal point just pops off that background. Great job on the challenge!
I had to laugh at how you used the blow dryer cuz' stampers will use anything to finish a card, lol! BTW - why do you stamp in your bathroom?!?! ;o)

Sharron said...

Linda, I just love your card! It really is stunning--just perfect!!

Babies- Beth said...

I love the effect of stamping and 'painting' the tissue, I think it came out great!!

Rebecca said...

simply stunning!

Taheerah said...

Oh this is such a sophisticated look, really love the vintage print feel you've created on the tissue! Great antique effect with the distress ink too!

♥♥Marinette♥♥ said...

Je ne dirais qu'une seule chose, ta carte est vraiment très très belle, vraiment inspirante, bravo

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