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Monday, December 26, 2011

PTI December 2011 Blog Hop

It's good to be back blogging again and today I have a card that I made using tissue paper and ribbon left over from Christmas gifts I received.  This is the first time I have participated in a Papertrey Ink blog hop and I am really excited - and cutting it down to the wire - yikes!!


I started looking through my PTI stash and remembered that I had never tried making a pattern with the grid lines - can you believe it?  I really am a hoarder.  So I found a variety of stamps and used them to create the pattern paper.  The color choice was definitely from the ribbon.



Then I was getting worried that the pattern and the ribbon were too over powering, so I decided to add the trees and sentiment, and then crumple the tissue paper and glue it down using the "raw silk" technique.  It softens the picture and I think makes it look like you are looking through a frosted window pane.



I used the same green ink from the pattern to water color the trees.  I just pressed the chalk ink to my craft sheet and used a paint brush to color them.  The banner was added when I made a mistake with my handwriting.  Yes, I'm owning up to it - I want y'all to know that you should try to come up with a clever way to hide a mistake when you can ;o)




So this is my finished card! I am so excited that I finished it - just barely....


Have a great week and Happy New Year!!

Julie

14 comments:

  1. Very pretty Julie nice use of extra ribbon and we all have lots of leftover tissue.

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  2. Great idea to use the tissue! I have a pile that I just cleaned up tonight! I am going to try this on my next card! Very pretty thank you card!

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  3. I love all of the hand made details here. Stamping the background AND making the tissue covered focal image-watercolored, no less! You are certainly not the first of us to cover a mistake-the banner does it beautifully! Great work!

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  4. What a great way to put those goodies to work.

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  5. Very pretty and I love how the tissue makes the panel look like a 'snowing' scene!

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  6. Great idea, very pretty card. The tissue technique is awesome.

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  7. I am so happy you made it, Julie! And I love the card.

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  8. I really like the banner with Thanks no matter how it ended up on your card! LOVE the tissue silk and your grid pattern and the colors! GREAT card!

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  9. great stamping on the card base and love the texture added by tissue paper. Hope to see more of your cards.

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  10. Such a creative idea with the tissue paper; love those trees! I have a roll of the same ribbon; love the way it looks on the card as well.

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  11. GREAT card! Love the texture!
    Hugs, and best wishes for 2012! /Karin

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  12. Oh, so pretty! I love the ribbon and the tissue paper technique! Looks great! :o)

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  13. So nice! I really like the tissue idea. It gives an appearance of frosty snow! Makes me want to give a try.

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