Saturday, February 24, 2018

Tissue Time

No sob stories today (I hope) but for the latest challenge at The Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, we are asking you to break out the tissues... or at least tissue paper!

Edna took our newest prompt literally, but I went with more of a traditional paper crafting route and pulled out some tissue paper to see what I could come up with. My first few attempts trying various techniques went nowhere fast, but then I hit on this tutorial by Loll Thompson. Ooh, fun and inky! 

This background uses red, orange and yellow distress inks, and is adhered to some heavy white cardstock. I added this girl - I thought her little smirk was just right - and embossed the sentiment right on the tissue. (Full disclosure: I did not colour this image... it's a castoff from Emily, who wields Copics with much greater skill than me. Luckily, she's not a saver the way I am.) 
I found making these watercoloured tissue paper panels a bit like gelli plate printing... once you've started, you might as well make a bunch. So I also made a second, not snarky card: 

I used blue, green and yellow this time, hoping for an underwater vibe. I used the same yellow and green to watercolour my turtle, and again added the sentiment right onto the tissue panel. A few shimmery sequins highlight the sentiment and look a bit like air bubbles. This one's going into the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, Make Your Own Background. 
Be sure to check out all the ways my sisters in snark, including our latest Queen, Karola, have interpreted this challenge! And we are sharing an exciting announcement, as well. I hope you will be inspired to join us... the next snarky crown could be yours! 

Supplies: (studies show) white & black cardstock, tissue paper, Avery Elle Red and Goldie stamp & die, The Ink Road The Struggle is Real stamp, Versafine onyx black, candied apple, carved pumpkin & squeezed lemonade distress inks, Ranger clear embossing powder, Copic markers, foam tape; (turtley awesome) white & black cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, Versafine onyx black, mermaid lagoon, mowed lawn & squeezed lemonade distress inks, Ranger clear embossing powder, Little Things from Lucy's Cards rainbow iridescent sequins, foam tape

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Jane Willis said...

Two super cards, I love those tissue backgrounds

Barbara Godden said...

Both cards are awesome!!! love that background, thanks for the link to the technique.

Dotty Jo said...

Love these cards, Lindsey - that background effect is brilliant, Jo x

Donna said...

Ohhhhhhhhh those backgrounds are gorgeous!!!!
I do love that wee turtle lol

Chelle (PhotoArt/MaybeCreative) said...

The backgrounds are amazing!!

Majo said...

Love all your texture, do did so well, my dear Sistah ♥