Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Whats Up Crafty ?

Hello everyone. It is now time for me to show you what I have been up to in my scrap booking and card making world in country Victoria, Australia.

I was visiting a friend of mine last week and she was playing with card stock and tissue paper. The work she was doing was just beautiful and I decided it was time for me to try this out.
As you can see by the picture below all you need is card stock, tissue paper and craft glue stick.

 Make sure that the tissue paper you tear off and scrunch up like the purple piece in the picture is bigger than the piece of card stock you want to put it onto. The reason being once it looks like the gold tissue paper in the picture it will be smaller.
Once you have scrunched it up then open it out carefully. Just like the gold piece pictured. The more you open it out the less wrinkles.
Cover your card stock with glue making sure you get to the edges and the hole section you want is covered good.
Press down in the corners to hold. You can now either cover with a piece of paper or turn it over. Pat down gently. If you pat or rub too hard you will not get the textured look. It is a case of working it till you get the look you need.

 I have included some cards and a layout that I have done this week to show how it can look. 
I hope you like them.

 The layout has the white tissue paper on it which had lovely little speckles of glitter on it.
I place it over bright red card stock. I hope this close up lets you see the effect a little better. 

On this card I used a soft purple. I love purple and pink. I think its because I have two boys and it is nice to use girl colors and not boy colors. LOL. Any color tissue paper works.

This card I made with a special girlfriend of mine in mind. I used a light blue tissue paper over white card stock. The flowers were a rub-on. I placed it on cream card stock and cut it out. Then using dimensions tabs put it on the card. I love cutting things out and it is just another way of using rub-ons

 Don't forget to keep your tissue paper from your presents and flowers now. There is a use for it. Not forgetting that when you buy tissue paper to wrap a present there is a use for the left over. Just head straight to your craft room and away you go.

I hope you have enjoyed reading and looking at what I have been up to. Don't forget our latest challenge. It sure is a fun one. If you haven't had a go at tissue paper, give it a try. 
Till next time......Happy Crafting.

Brenda  XX


  1. Such a pretty texture you have achieved Brenda.Thank you for sharing with us
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

    1. Thank you Dr Sonia. I thought it was a great texture too. xx

  2. Great work Brenda !!!
    Never even heard of this technique before !
    I sure enjoyed your tip :) will surely give it a try :)

    1. Thank you luv. I hadn't seen it till last week either. I loved it straight away. I would love to see what you do with it. xx

  3. wow this is lovely and new .thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow Brenda! What a grate tip, I have to try that. I think I have some tissue paper around here somewhere. I love the effect that it makes on the card stock!

    1. I agree Ebba. I was real surprised when Julie showed me and could wait to get home and start to play with the tissue paper. XX

  5. Brenda this is a great technique and I cant wait to have a go at it.

    1. Thanks Judy. You will love it. It's easy and fun to do with an awesome result. XX

  6. Great tip. Thanks for sharing Brenda.

  7. Very cool technique.You have some lovely tissue papers in your stash.I have no clue where to get such lovely ones here.:-(.I wonder if this will work with printed paper napkins as an alternative?What do you think?

  8. Pallavi there is only one way to find out.....give it a go. It never hurts to try. Just use a piece of scrap and some paper napkin and see what happens. I some times sit here and try some thing and end up going grrrrrr I thought that would work. Other times I try and I'm all smiles and yippeeee, then the bragging follows.
    I will also get myself some nice paper napkins and see what I can do. Will let you know. Keep checking back.


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