Sunday, July 30, 2017

Dare To Get Dirty Event at SCS

Hi everyone.  I'm sharing two cards I made for my friend, Nancy's challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.  This is a yearly event where there is a full week of challenges (around 40 in all), hosted by current and former members of the Dirty Dozen to thank the club members for contributing money to keep this amazing stamping community site running.  You have to be a club member at SCS to play along.  If you are a member, click HERE to see Nancy's challenge.

I've been having so much fun playing with tissue paper, and the fun continues with these two cards.  :)

For the card above, I did the Metallic Tissue Paper technique but I didn't glue the tissue to card stock.  Instead, I scrunched, flattened, swiped with versamark, and heat embossed in gold to create this fun, airy and semi-translucent, torn background for my butterfly.  So happy with how this turned out.

Here's my second card ...

I love the ethereal look of the tissue paper leaves.  It gives a dreamy look to the card. I watercoloured my tissue with two shades of green, glued to acetate when dry, and die-cut my leafy sprigs.

The sprigs are adhered over top of a soft blue mesh stenciling done with my Clarity Brushes.  I used the same colour of ink as the stenciling to colour my sentiment banner, heat embossing in white.  It needed something else and when I looked at my sequins, I couldn't believe I had the exact same colour as the ink. :)  I added two along with a few clear sequins to give the card some sparkle.

Thanks to Nancy for having me as a sample maker for her challenge --- it's been fun!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!






Card 1:  Summer Butterfly
Stamps:  Heartfelt (Penny Black)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); White tissue paper; Gold foil (SU!)
Ink:  Brushos (Yellow, Orange, Vermillon); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Water mister, Gold tinsel embossing powder, heat tool, Moonlight butterfly die (Memory Box), Script embossing folder (Sizzix for SU!)

Card 2:  Summer Leaves
Stamps:  Sentiment - Painted Butterflies (Altenew)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah);  White tissue Paper
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, acetate sheet, glue, Little Leaves die (SU!), Textured Mesh Stencil (Memory Box), Clarity Brushes), sequins

28 comments:

  1. Wowzers!!! That butterfly card is sincerely amazing! I'm pretty sure that a sweet friend found poppies for my blog header in those exact same orange colors (wink, wink), so you know I full-on love that! Really pretty card. And yes, the second one has a beautiful, ethereal quality to it. Those leaves look like they could float right off your card. So lovely. Wonderful cards, Loll and have a great week. Bev

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  2. Wow, another two stunners using tissue paper, Loll! I love all the shine on your butterfly card and the gorgeous soft colours on your second card.

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  3. Hi Lol. I wanted to try your tissue paper technique but didn't have any tissue paper. But I DID have a huge bunch of newsprint paper that came as packing in some Amazon purchases. I used it and was very pleased with the results!! Thanks for sharing the technique with us all.

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  4. Lovely! That first card is stunning with the vivid color!

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  5. Love your cards. Especially the butterfly. I must learn the technique. Beautiful.

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  6. Two gorgeous cards, Loll. My favourite is the first one, I love the rich colours. xx

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  7. I absolutely LOVE both your gorgeous cards, Loll and am so pleased you were able to be one of my Dirty Dozen (alumni) Girls sample makers:-) We do have fun and love inspiring each other and all our friends...new and old:-) Hugs

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  8. Yes I have really loved the tissue technique too, as have so many in blog world...there have been some amazing and creative ideas with it x Love the colours and the way you did the technique on the first card...looks like really special hand crafted 'paper' and looks great with the embossed gold butterfly. Great layout on the second card with the pretty leaves and the gorgeous stamping....Love the sequins too x

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  9. Both your cards are outstanding, Loll! Love the whimsy of the loose tissue and the butterfly as well as those cheerful colors! Your combination of elements on the leaf card is so visually appealing and so beautifully designed!

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  10. Wow, I can't believe that background behind your butterfly is tissue paper Loll! It is stunning! The whole card is stunning!! Love the colors of this card as well. Your second card is equally as amazing and I'm amazed once again to find that your leaves are once again tissue paper! Who knew?!! Loving this color combo too! You rock at doing technique Loll!!! Hugs, Brenda

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  11. WOW! These are amazing Loll! The tissue paper really lends a soft quality to the designs! That gold with the bright oranges, reds and yellows really is an attention grabber, and I love that you have just torn it lending an organic feel to the whole design! Great work my friend! Have a great week! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
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  12. Two brilliant cards using tissue paper - who'd guess just what can be done with it

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  13. Two more fab designs Loll .... love the tissue behind the butterfly, and those pretty leaves look so delicate. What a great start to the week xx

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  14. Oh Loll these are amazing - that gold butterfly took my breath away, and I am only just picking my jaw up now!!!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  15. I am bowled over with that butterfly card. It is just beautiful and elegant. I love the idea of using acetate for the backing of tissue. You always inspire me to try new things.

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  16. Both cards are gorgeous, Loll! Love the bold colors on the first and the soft feel of the second. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  17. LOVE both cards, Loll! Both are delicate, but bold in their presentation. Just breathtaking! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. Two absolutely BEAUTIFUL cards Loll...love them both!! :0)

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  19. Love that rich gold on the first card and the arsty look of the torn tissue paper! And the tissue paper leaves are beautiful on the soft stenciled background! I reminds me of a misty forest scene!

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  20. Two beauties, Loll ... that gold-shot tissue behind the butterfly is indeed dreamy ... and delicate and gorgeous ... and those filmy tissue leaves are fabulous against the soft stencilling! Hugs, Anita :)

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  21. Every idea of yours turns into the proverbial gold. Like this beautiful tissue paper on the first card. It looks stunning! I love gold accents on tissue paper and butterfly wings! I admire how incredibly you shone wings, around the letters the paint formed a beautiful sheath. Exceptional. And I love the second card, its delicacy and beautiful colors. Two stunning cards!

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  22. Loll, your ability to take simple and make spectacular is astounding. The gold flecks just jump of the screen, and those beautiful green leaves just knock me out.

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  23. The way that gorgeous gold-accented tissue paper floats underneath the golden butterfly takes my breath away! And you even cut these delicate leaves from tissue paper? So very lovely!

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  24. Beautiful...love the mesh stencil background. Awesome card!

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  25. I have plenty of tissue paper left to do some cards and haven't used my Clarity brushes in ages. Thanks for all the eye candy and inspiration, Loll.

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