Are you ready for an extreme paper crafting challenge? The rewards will be worth your effort and Leigh Snaith-Brunton created a printable template for you to make it easier. Visit her Spring 3D Pop-Up Easter Egg Card post on her blog to see some fantastic step by step instructions and print out the cutting template. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you create your own version. I'd love to see it.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Flatten the tissue out and see if you like the results. Sometimes I repeat the crumpling several times to get more texture. Now your tissue will look like this.
You can really see the Silkiness on this close up of the white tissue. Pretty cool!
To give it some strength, I glue the tissue to a piece of cardstock. I used white for the white sample and brown for the brown.
Now, to finish the card, just add some layers. I also stamped the border from the Japanese Musicians set on the edge of a piece of white cardstock and added the layered tissue piece.
I used dark Navy cardstock to make the card base. For accents I added a piece of gold/red trim and a piece of white organza that I had in my stash. And, I of course love pearls on an Asian inspired image. And, I also made the brown tissue sample into a card.
You can also check out my Blog for two additional samples using black ink on white and red tissue. Hope you will try this technique. I think it is so fun. When I give or show a card to friends made using this technique, they can’t help touching and rubbing it to feel the texture. The cards are always a big hit. I’ll be back in two weeks with another technique. Happy Stamping!