Hi Everyone. Happy Good Friday. Happy Earth Day. Chag Sameach!
Whatever you are celebrating today, I hope it was a fabulous day!
I saw this great challenge across at Moxiefabworld. The challenge? To use tissue paper in an innovative way. Well... as you can imagine, my first thought was flowers. Then I thought... no... I need to challenge myself a little more. Don't forget to pop over to moxiefabworld to check out the great cards and inspiration pic!
I decided I wanted to work with another new set from the Summer Mini - Sail Away. I thought about creating the sails in tissue paper, but then had a brain wave. Well, I think it was a brain wave anyway. :-)
I got out my brayer and brayered Night of Navy and Not Quite Navy onto a piece of tissue paper. I then spritzed it with Vanilla Smooch Spritz. My last task was to crinkle up and then cut out little pieces. Here's what I came up with.
Here's a closeup of the waves for you:
I applied some glue to the card stock and then cut out pieces of my brayered/spritzed tissue paper and gently laid them over the glued area. I wanted it to look as though the sail boat was riding through the waves. I left little gaps behind areas of the tissue paper pieces to give the waves a feeling of movement and dimensionality. I love the spritz, it just catches the light and throws back a little florescence from the "waves".
So, what do you think? I'd really love to hear what you think about this use of tissue paper. Brenda... yes.. I can hear you.... putzy!!! I know I can hear you saying that! But I think it was worth it :-)
I must say.... I am in love with this twine! I really think the pop of red helps lift the card, and the twine has that nautical feel.
Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
- Card stock: Whisper White (plain and textured); Night of Navy. Tissue Paper (non SU)
- Stamp Set: Sail Away (focal image). Something to Celebrate - sentiment
- Inks: StazOn (for the sail boat). Night of Navy for the sentiment. Night of Navy and Not Quite Navy for the waves. Cherry Cobbler for the flag. Early Espresso for the birds. Crumb Cake marker used to shade the sails.
- Accessories: Circular metal elements from the Game Spinner Hands. Baker's Twine.
- Tools: Modern Label punch. Crystal Effects (to adhere the circular elements). Snail. Stampin' Dimensionals
I stamped the focal image twice. Once on the card stock, and then again on scrap card stock. I cut the second image out and mounted it over the first image using Stampin' Dimensionals. I also put dimensionals behind the sentiment.
On a personal note.
A little time in my stamping space today - yes... to make this card. I must admit, I was exhausted when I finally finished work today, but grateful to have a little time to play. The weather here is still pretty miserable... It has now been snowing and/or raining since Tuesday. I know it is fabulous for the grass and for the plants, but we were hoping to get a little time on our deck this weekend. Maybe not!
Have a fabulous Easter Weekend. I'll be back tomorrow with the Paper Players challenge card.