Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tissue Paper Background Technique



I was able to play with my friend, April, awhile back and she showed me how to make this great background called Tissue Paper Background.  It uses tissue paper and glue to create a background with lots of texture.  Then you can add the colors you want.  It is so easy and fun.


For my card I used a variety of distress stains and was a bit more controlled with the coloring to give the look of grass and sky.  After it dried I lightly tapped my VersaMark pad over it and add Sparkle Embossing Powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I want a very light sparkle so I used a paint brush to remove some of the EP before heat setting.

The image and sentiment are from SNS’s new Bicycles set.  I colored the image with alcohol markers, cut it out with a Spellbinders’ label die, and sponged ink around the edges.  Then I added Sparkle N Soft to the flowers.  The sentiment is embossed with Belgian Cream EP on a Spellbinders’ Back To Basics Tag.  I used distress ink to color my seam binding ribbon for my bow.

You will love this technique and can see April’s tutorial here.

Thanks for stopping by!!



E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts Challenge 171 - Feeling Blue
Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge (JG06013) – Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodle Challenge #176 – Summer
Ladybugs Crafts Ink Challenge #99 – Flowers and Ribbon
 

17 comments:

Fran said...

Great card , thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xxx

Joan Fricker said...

I love the tissue technique you used. Great colors and a pretty card.
Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly Challenge.
Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Shona Erlenborn said...

Super card Marie. Love the background, I've yet to give it a try. Love your died seam binding too.

Anne Temple said...

This is a great technique and I love the way your background turned out.

Gail said...

Thank you for entering you Bike with yellow in our challenge this week at Speedy Fox and Friends - come back again for our next challenge and enjoy your day! Gail DT Pat DT

Sandra H said...

Marie this is amazing x

Winnie and Patty said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Alexandra said...

So much work has been done on this wonderful card, Marie!
The background looks really fun to make and thanks for sharing a link to the tutorial.

Thanks for joining Totally PaperCrafts challenge!
Hope you'll play along with us in the upcoming challenges too.

~Alexandra (DT)

Angie said...

Gorgeous!!! Stunning background! Beautiful card!

Ime said...

beautiful card!! thanks for joining us at kaboodle doodles

wannabcre8tive said...

So beautifully done, I like that tissue paper technique. Thanks for joining us in the Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.

kren said...

I just love that bicycle image. Who is SNS? Have to check them out. I also do that tissue background technique and I am always delighted with the end result.

Come and see what I've done lately!
kren@
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

April said...

I love your card with the tissue paper background. It was fun playing with this technique. Great job!

Kathy Bradley said...

So very pretty and the tissue paper BG is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

Newlexness said...

Great job on your coloring of the bicycle and the background is so pretty. :)

Gita said...

Awesome background. Will have to try this out -- one day -- when I find time! :-)

Kerry said...

That background is fabulicious Marie!!! I love the image and the colours you've used...the ribbon is fabtastic. Thanks for joining in our Flowers & Ribbon challenge at LCI this fortnight xx