Saturday, July 1, 2017

CAS Mix Up July Tissue Paper

Time for our CAS Mix Up Stamping + Tissue Paper + Your Choice Challenge.  There are many creative samples by our Design Team and Guest Designer, Sue (Sue's Card Craft) at our CAS Mix Up July Challenge. Be sure and check out the helpful YouTube Videos also. Loll's new Tissue Paper Watercolouring and Techniques YouTube Video just went Live.  It is Great!


Stamping + Tissue Paper Background + Die Cuts and Metallic Silver Thread

I was inspired by this White Tree Acrylic Painting Video by StudioSilverCreek.  I only used the part on how to create a Tissue Paper Background,  but the entire YouTube video (5:19) is worth watching.

I used a flat paint brush to cover a piece of Mixed Media paper with a thick layer of white Gesso and while Gesso was wet I laid a piece of scrunched white tissue paper over the Gesso using a brayer to securely attach the tissue.  Then let dry completely.

I dropped blue acrylic paint in my palette and spritzed with water.  Took my flat paint brush and brushed the paint quickly over the tissue.  Then wiped off the excess paint with a paper towel.  Let dry and done.  Such a fun inky and quick tissue technique.

My background reminded me of water, so I got out my Memory Box "Big Splash Border" Die.  I kept with my blue and white color combo and love how the texture from the tissue paper shows thru the die cut image.  My Memory Box Stitched Rectangles Dies kept the framing very simple.

I then added Silver Metallic Thread and attached foam tape to pop up the layers.  Next I stamped the sentiment onto the card base.

Enjoy and please do join us with your Tissue Paper cards.  You have until July 24th to play. Don't forget to check out the CAS Mix Up Tissue Paper Challenge for fabulous samples by the Design Team, and Guest Designer, Sue.  Happy 4th of July to the USA!

Supplies:
Stamps: SU It's Your Birthday (ret)
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White, White Tissue Paper, Strathmore Mixed Media
Inks: Acrylic Blue Paint, SU Pacific Point
Accessories: Memory Box "Big Splash Border" and "Stitched Rectangles"  Dies, flat paint brush, Golden's Thick White Gesso, brayer, SU silver metallic thread.

23 comments:

Sue said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Nancy and so eye-catching. I love your blue background and waves and how you used the thread. Such a clean and fresh design.

nancy littrell said...
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Loll said...

Love your tissue ocean, Nancy!! Gorgeous bright blue that looks awesome with the wave die-cut. That die-cut is so cool!! xx

nancy littrell said...

Thank you Loll. A big Thanks to you for your awesome video. I can't wait to try your heat embossing on crunched tissue :-) We (all the DT and GD's) sure have fun! Hugs.

nancy littrell said...

Thank you Sue. I loved your Guest Designer card too. Have you seen Loll's video yet? It is Amazing!!! Hugs..

Nancy Stislow said...

Nancy, you background turned out beautiful! I particularly love your design work on this card! I never think to add the thread- a tip from the On Line card class so thanks for the reminder to use that too for texture. This is so clean and classy!

Margie M said...

Ahhh....reminds me of waves in Hawaii, love the intenseness of the blue.

Margie M said...

Loll, your video was so helpful. I now have several tissues glued on white card stock and ready to try embossing with Nancy. Can't wait! Thank you for your instruction videoS. I refer to them often.

Mac Mable said...

So eye catching. Great colour and love it against the white. Fun technique and the die is brilliant with that background x

Papercraft Boutique said...

I LOVE this card, Nancy! The contrast of blue and white is striking, and your eyes go straight to the waves. The beautiful blue tissue paper background adds interest to the clean white panels. Hideko :-)

Bonnie said...

A beautiful, rich blue background that's perfect with this fun die, Nancy! Love the simple birthday sentiment with it! This is a fantastic card for a guy or a gal! Great Job!

nancy littrell said...

We chose the same color combo, but you used dye ink and I used acrylic paints...how fun! Loved your card too my friend. Thanks for your sweet comment, Bonnie. Hugs...

Julia Aston said...

Love the blue with that wonderful wave die cut Nancy! The circles of white thread add wonderful CAS texture as well as the pretty frames! Julia xx

Christine Alexander said...

Nancy, I love that beautiful deep ocean blue. i can see why you used the wave die :). Thanks for the link, now on my list of to try.

Ros Crawford said...

It's wonderful! And you make it sound pretty simple... Maybe I'll give it a go, bet it doesn't turn out as good as your though Lol!

Leslie Miller said...

A beautiful, rich blue, so crisp against the white! Love the crinkly tissue paper and the Big Splash die. We need some sunshine so our ocean and sky can look like this!

nancy littrell said...

I hope you do try, Ros. It really is a simple technique. Thanks for your comment. Hugs..

Karen D. said...

looks amazing Nancy...such rich, wonderful color.
Have a great wknd mf.
xx Karen

Susan said...

Aaahhh - my perfect colour combination - love the rich shade of blue! Wonderful job of multiple layers but still keeping it CAS! And the bit of thread is a perfect embellishment. Did the gesso really hold the tissue paper to the cs permanently? I haven't tried using gesso as a sticking medium. Do you think only the thick gesso would work?

nancy littrell said...

Thanks Susan. Yes, the Gesso works great. I have used it many times on cards and tags. I have thick, Gesso, probably any works. I would try it if I were you, Gesso was used in the video that I linked to my description. Hugs..

Pat said...

What a great colour and that vivid blue is perfect to go with the pretty die cut ocean waves Nancy. Fabulous! x

Jo Manna said...

Simply gorgeous. Love that rich blue with the perfect layering, truly CAStastic. Truly a beautiful card Nancy. hugs xxx

Trina P. said...

Blue is my favourite colour, especially this hue. So bold and beautiful. Great card.