Friday, July 21, 2017

Thinking of You and AliExpress

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing another tissue paper watercoloured card.  This time I crinkled up the Distress Ink watercoloured tissue and glued it onto my card stock.  It created some beautiful texture.  And I love the colours with the white die-cuts.

Speaking of die-cuts, today's card uses two new-to-me dies that I purchased from AliExpress.  I had to wait for a long time for my order to arrive, but it didn't disappoint.  I will include links to the AE site for the dies I have used - just click on the name of the dies below.

Both the "Window Square Frames" and the set of three "Leaves with Beauty Embossing" work really well.  The prices are so good ... it's hard not to buy from AE. I just have to learn to be very patient for my order to arrive. :)

I adding my card to the CAS Mix Up July Challenge - Tissue Paper gallery.  There's still a few days left before the challenge closes at end of day July24th.






Stamps:  Thoughtful Messages (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); white tissue paper
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, glue, Window Square Frame die (AliExpress); Leaves with Beauty Embossing die (AliExpress), white embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up July Challenge - Tissue Paper

31 comments:

nancy littrell said...

Loll, I LOVE your 2 new dies and how they are perfect for your beautiful inked and scrunched tissue paper background. Beautiful color combo on your tissue too. TFS my friend. Hugs..

nancy littrell said...

P.S. TFS the links!!!

Mac Mable said...

Great stamping of the sentiment onto that ever so pretty textured background. Love the colours you've used. Thank you for the links. Yes I have been really impressed with Ali Express. Good quality but you do have to be patient ....maybe us crafters aren't used to that! Such a gorgeous card Loll x

Gail Townsend said...

Love the colours on your pretty background, those new dies look fab,
Gail xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous background I LOVE ali! My first visit was 3 hours long! So fun 😀

Barb said...

Your background looks lovely behind the diecut frame Loll. A beautiful card. Barbxx

Darnell said...

Stunning colors against those beautiful floral cuts, Lolly! You've created a tissue sensation in Blogland! Thanks for the links!! Hugs, Dolly

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, love those soft colours, Cathy x

Nancy Stislow said...

Your blend of colors and color choice on your background are fabulous, Loll! Time for me to find some better tissue and try again. Love that die. The links are appreciated too. This is so beautifully designed.

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card Loll! Love the colors you used together on the tissue paper and SO pretty with the white die cuts against it! :0)

Susan said...

LOVE this - my ideal colour blend! Perfect with your new dies (that I also love!).

Linda said...

Love these beautiful colors Loll. It looks so lovely with your white frame and leaves.

Susanne Vargas said...

Thanks for letting us know about AliExpress. The prices are awesome and I usually have no problem waiting for things since I have enough to play with... The frame paired with the leaves looks fantastic! Also love the soft background you have created! A very soothing card!

Julie B said...

So pretty Loll, love the tiny leaf dies and the inky background. :)

Margaret S said...

Love the colors and the new dies. Another beautiful card Loll!
Thanks for sharing!

Jeanne said...

This is one gorgeous card! Thank you so much, Loll! I was going to ask you where you got the leaf die and now I know. Thank you for sharing this card and this beautiful technique. Hugs!!

Bonnie said...

I love this die, Loll! I may have to fold and order from AE! A beautiful tissue paper background to show off with the white frame and foliage!

Julia Aston said...

Your white die cuts are beautiful layered over your water colored tissue Loll - (I've ordered twice from Ali Express and the items came within two weeks, I was shocked it was so quick - sorry to hear yours took so long!) and your right - it's hard not to order with such cheap prices!! Julia xx

Aquarius said...

Brilliant effect with the colour behind the frames with the white flowers breaking up the straight lines. Really must get down to some tissue paper play!

Daffodil Cards said...

I'm loving the dies over the paper, these are great dies, thanks for the links.
Faith
x

Christine Alexander said...

gorgeous Loll, love the beautifull tissue background. the frames show it off so well.
Now off to buy another die :)

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card, Loll. No surprise...LOVE the colours! I bought the same frame at AliExpress too. Have yet to use it, but hopefully soon.

Happy Dance said...

That's a beautiful tissue paper layer behind your sweet frame! I'd heard of AE, but have not tried it as of yet...might have to check it out soon, lol!! And those leaves...I'm a sucker for gorgeous foliage, and this is going to be hard to resist. Delightful card!! Bev

Anita in France said...

Just gorgeous, Loll ... that beautiful tissue paper background behind the white frame puts me in mind of stained glass ... it glows! Hugs, Anita :)

swldebbie said...

Those dies really work well together, Loll. Hopefully, when you order and it takes that long to arrive, you forget about it and it's like Christmas in your mailbox when it finally arrives.

I really like the colors you used on your BG. I have such a difficult time picking up purples in any shade, but I sure do like the look of your background - just beautiful with the white.

akmoose said...

As always, your card are inspiring and beautiful. I checked out AE, didn't realize how big it was...very interesting!

Maxine D said...

Oh what a beauty Loll - those colours are so pretty against the white. I love AE too - and my dies only took 15 days to arrive, but I am still waiting for the stamps ordered at the same time. :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Stamps and Paper said...

The frame die shows your tissue background off beautifully Loll...such a pretty card

Anne

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such pretty colours Loll! Love that technique, I'd quite forgotten how pretty it could look! Thank you for your visit today! Have a great week my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Bożena Adamusińska said...

So much blue :-)) I love too, love :-) Looking at your card I see a window, such a large window, through which only the sky can be seen. It must be on the top floors of a skyscraper. Just sunrise, literally before a second, and the sky is still painted with violet ... With this window I can stand all day :-)
xoxo

Papercraft Boutique said...

Love the color combo, Loll! The white die-cut windows are perfect to look out the beautiful sky! Thanks for the AliExpress link - I just spent a lot of time browsing! Hideko