Thursday, July 06, 2017

Watercoloured Tissue Cards from Video

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing the details (and close-up pics) of the three cards from my latest video - Tissue Paper Watercolouring & Techniques.  The first card with the flowery heart die-cut is posted HERE.

This is the Metallic Tissue Paper technique that I learned from Karen (Karen's Kreative Kards).  After watercolouring my tissue paper with brushos and letting it dry, I scrunched it up, flattened it out a bit and then glued it to a piece of white card stock.  The scrunching creates lots of creases and texture.

I went over the piece with an anti-static pad and then lightly swiped my Versamark ink pad over top, just adding ink to the tops of the creases.  Embossing powder was added and then heat embossed.  This creates a gorgeous textured background with metallic highlights.  I simply added a silver foil die-cut snowflake sash and heat embossed sentiment to finish the card.


For the above card, I used watercolour sprays to colour my tissue paper.  Once dry, I glued the paper flat onto a piece of acetate (Grafix .007 acetate used here - available at Amazon.com). You need to use good quality glue and good quality acetate to get the tissue to stick. This creates a sturdy, semi-translucent piece that was used to die-cut the leaf sprig.  A stitched frame was added to the background and a sentiment was stamped to finish the card.


For the last card sample from my video, I used a dye ink watercoloured tissue paper and scrunched it to create texture.  The tissue paper was adhered to a piece of good quality acetate (see info above) using good quality glue in order for it to stick.  I flipped the piece over to use the acetate side as the front of my focal card panel. You can see the texture from the crumbled background through the acetate, creating a unique look.

I stamped the wildflowers in Versamark and heat embossed in gold.  A piece of vellum was ripped to create a banner and the sentiment was also heat embossed with the same gold.

I hope you'll try out these fun techniques and then come join the CAS Mix Up July Challenge - Tissue Paper.  Hope to see you in the gallery!








Christmas Greetings:
Stamps:  Warmth & Wonder (SU!)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); white tissue paper; silver foil (SU!)
Ink:  Brushos; Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, silver embossing powder, heat tool, glue, Snowflake Sash die (

Happy Birthday:
Stamps:  Fun Birthday Sentiments (HLS)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); white tissue paper
Ink:  Watercolour sprays (Dick Blick)
Accessories & Tools:  Acetate sheet (Grafix .007 thickness), glue, Stitched rectangle die (Lil' inkers), Lively die (Penny Black)

Hello:
Stamps:  Insightful Meadows (Unity); Many Everyday Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); tissue paper; vellum
Ink:  Dye inks (SU!); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, acetate sheet (Grafix .007 thickness), glue, gold heat embossing, heat tool


Challenges:
CAS Mix Up July Challenge - Tissue Paper

35 comments:

Anita in France said...

These were stunning in your video, Loll ... and are equally so here, where I can go close up to see the detail and gorgeousness of these beautiful cards! Hugs, Anita :)

Bonnie said...

Each of these is gorgeous! I love how you've gotten so many different looks from tissue paper! Wonderful, informative video too!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

My daughters are coming over soon to play with tissue, ink, and metallics. Thanks for the video.

Daffodil Cards said...

GORGEOUS cards
Faith
x

Mrs A. said...

Three brilliant cards and lovely techniques. Hugs Mrs A.

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

These cards are stellar!! I totally love the unique look.
Hugs
preeti

Cathy said...

Amazing cards Loll, loved the video too, Cathy x

Nancy Stislow said...

Love these techniques, Loll. What you do with them is amazing, particularly using Versamark over the texture and embossing. Thanks for the info about the acetate too. I watched your video but did not realize there are different qualities out there. Gorgeous cards! Now I just have to try this!

Christine Alexander said...

awesome Video Loll, such great techniques and also amazing cards. I now have lots of coloured tissue to play with :)

Susan said...

I love all three of these, but I bet you can guess which is my favourite!!! I am totally smitten by the first one - CAS Christmas perfection! I will be CASEing it for sure as I haven't yet tried that technique. The other two make fantastic use of acetate - I must do more of that!

swldebbie said...

I'm with Susan - all lovely, but the Christmas one is my favorite. Must try to check out your video this weekend.

Elaine Thompson said...

All beautiful!!! I especially love the last two, both the colors and style! Thanks for the inspiration and ideas!

akbutte said...

LOVE following your blog! Thanks for always keeping things fresh new and amazing!

Linda said...

These look amazing Loll ..... love the texture on the first one, the leaves look so beautiful and delicate and the colour on the last one is stunning. I'm off to watch your video again ... I need to try this technique. Have a lovely weekend hun xx

Aquarius said...

A great technique to try and three lovely and varied cards - will have to watch the video and have a play

Stamps and Paper said...

Three lovely cards Loll and like the tissue paper technique ...you always create stunning backgrounds on your cards

Anne

Mac Mable said...

Such an amazing effect on the first card. Such a pretty background enhanced with the silver foil die cute. Love seeing the two cards from the video. The leaf with the acetate is so delicate to look at with the partial transparency. Great stamping and heat embossing on the third card with a glorious background. Thank you so much for the stunning inspiration x

Di said...

Gorgeous cards Loll - and I loved your video too!

Hugs

Di xx

Julie B said...

Great tutorial Loll and you've made some fab cards with them. :)

Margaret S said...

Amazing cards Loll! Loved the video and thank you for the sharing.

nancy littrell said...

I am so happy to see your video cards on your blog with all the details. Each card and technique is absolutely Stunning and so inspiring. TFS my friend...I have watched your awesome tutorial several times and keep finding wonderful tips :-) I think this is your best yet video tutorial, Loll. Hugs...

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous cards, Loll. My favourite is the semi-translucent green leaf sprig. Looks so cool and that colour is vibrant and beautiful.

Karen D. said...

all so beautiful and so well done....love the technique and have yet had time to play around with it....
Have a great wknd. mf.
xx Karen

Darnell said...

Lolly, your video was so enlightening and beautifully done. I wasn't that keen on this particular technique until I saw the video and now I can't wait to try ALL the various options you taught!! Each of the resulting cards just takes my breath away!! Hugs, Dolly

Daria said...

These are so beautiful. Thank you for the video you shared previously and all these wonderful cards.

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Beautiful use of your watercolor backg. It is so hard not to hoard original watercolor and smooched creations because they can not be repeated. Getting 2 cards out of one piece, makes it easier to relinquish one of the masterpieces. Thanks, I'm off to make "masterpiece" backgrounds of my own.

Izzy Scrap said...

Absolutely stunning cards ! And thanks for sharing how you build them up on a gorgeous video ! Love this technique, it makes so awesome backgrounds ! Will have to try it soon ! Thanks so much for sharing and for inspiring !

Barb Ghig said...

Your cards are so BEAUTIFUL, Loll...I can't even choose a fave :) I'm definitely going to try the Metallic Tissue Paper technique today...can't wait to get started!!!

AlisonC said...

Oh fantastic, I knew I was saving all that tissue paper for something!

Jeanne said...

All of these are gorgeous, Loll. Thank you for sharing. Just can't get over how pretty these are! :) Hugs!

Bobby said...

I love these, Loll. I worked on my tissue paper pieces today and have one card ready for CAS Mix-Up and lots of others to play with.

Julia Aston said...

What beautiful and creative designs using the tissue paper Loll - love each one! Julia xx

Aileen Ryan said...

Just watched that video on tissue paper on card or acetate with heat embossing and ohhh my goodness it looks so brilliant. Love it love your cards they are stunning, now to just find the time, need to nick out and buy some tissue paper first.

Barb said...

Three absolutely stunning cards Loll. I think the crackly icy card has to be my favourite although I kept scrolling through! Great work. Thanks for the link. Now I'm off to watch the video. Barbxx

Marie B. said...

Such beautiful cards, Loll! I wanna be you when I grow up! LOL