Monday, January 2, 2017

Metallic Tissue Paper Good Wishes Card

I am having a blast with a new technique I learned about on the Bister, Brusho and Color Burst Facebook group I belong to. Linda L. DesGroseilliers had posted a picture of a similar background, but does not have a blog to link to. She shared how to take tissue paper and get this look back in September, but I didn't have time to play with it until now. It is not hard- except waiting for the water and Brusho pieces to dry- that takes at least two hours- sometimes more. I will do a tutorial on it, but basically I sprinkled on several colors of Brusho Crystal Colors on a piece of white tissue paper, then wet it with water. I had to do this on a craft sheet or something like that as it cannot be moved off it while it is drying. When completely dry, I crumbled it up several times as we want many wrinkles and attached it to an A2 piece of cardstock covered with Sookang two sided tape. I lightly applied Versamark trying to hit only the wrinkles and then heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I learned from my first few attempts not to put the Versamark all over and also to apply the embossing powder lightly as well so the beautiful Brusho color comes through. Other water color powders can be used as well, but I liked the brighter ones like Brusho over the lighter ones like Magenta or Lindy's Magicals. Here is a closeup of the beautiful gold and color and another angle of the lovely texture on the card:



The "good wishes" die is by Impression Obsession. I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Dies R Us and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I am also entering in the Start Afresh challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday. The technique is brand new to me and the "sending good wishes" die came right out the it's packaging never used before.

13 comments:

Cathy said...

Wow, what a stunning background Karen, TFS how you did it. Cathy x

Brenda's Card Corner said...

WOW!!! Stunning...can't wait for your tutorial!

Brenda

Teresa Kline said...

hello karen! gorgeous background and the die cut sentiment is perfect! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Noreen Fontana said...

That is just take my breath away beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Darlene said...

WOW this is an awesome technique Karen ... your background is gorgeous! Love that die too (going on my wishlist) ... great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes with Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

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Die Cut Lady said...

Fun technique. Are you coming to the Mingle this year? It would be a great demo!Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Krug said...

Love that background, Karen. I have yet to try brushos or color bursts. It is on my list though.Thanks for sharing it with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your creations in future challenges.
Kathy DRU DT

Maxine D said...

What an amazing background Karen - I must have a play - unfortunately I only have Lindy's Magicals as yet... but one can but try! Love your finished card with just the white die cut.
Blessings
Maxine

Lisa Babitz said...

The background you created is gorgeous! I love the rich colors. It's the perfect backdrop for that die cut.

ednamburgess said...

This technique is beautiful and want to try it. Thanks for sharing.
Edna B.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great tissue paper background. I always liked that technique and first did it when I was on a design team.

April Story said...

That is just lovely. Thanks for the info on how you created that cool background.
April

Sandra said...

Fabulous card, love the background with the golden touches. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra