Thursday, 13 July 2017

Tissue paper moon - go after your dreams.


Hi everyone, it's been ages since I've posted, although I have been slowly adding cards to my stash!

I wanted to play along with the latest challenge at CAS Mix Up card challenge where the theme is to use tissue paper. Loll and Bonnie have provided some great tutorials on this technique that were really helpful.


I scrunchled up some white tissue paper and glued it to a diecut circle. Then I sprayed it with some brushed pewter distress spray stain and sprayed some water onto this to dilute the colour.
 I dried it with my heat gun then swiped some versamark ink over the raised ridges and sprinkled on some liquid platinum embossing powder. I used an old soft paintbrush to remove some of the powder before heating it with my heat gun. I love the veiny effect! I then used a Spellbiners circle die to make the circle smaller (this tidied up the edges nicely!)

I've used stamping, heat embossing, tissue paper, and die cutting as my elements.

Edited to add, here is a closer look at the tissue paper.



The branch and bird are diecut from  2 different shades of grey card, both scrappy snippets, so I'm also visiting the snippets playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop. I've layered them both onto a black diecut to add some dimension.

Snippets Playground Badge



I've used Spellbinders circle, Poppystamps nestled bird and Memory Box  woodland branch dies.

Stamplorations CAS challenge has a challenge open while they are on Summer break so I'm linking up there too. The sentiment is from the Stamplorations Noteworthy set, stamped in versafine ink and embossed with liquid platinum powder.



Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

28 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful take on the tissue paper challenge. I love that you made a moon and it is great. Very cloudy night!

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  2. Wow, this is stunning! Love the tissue paper and the way you have use the bird and sentiment - it's perfect! Thanks so much for joining the challenge at HLS ATG w/dies!

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  3. Brilliant CAS card, Cathy, the moon is amazing! xx

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  4. Hi Cathy! How lovely to see you in the Snippets Playground again - happy dance here! What a beautiful card - it really is so tranquil as well.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  5. What a wonderful artistic moon Cathy! The embossed tissue paper worked so well for this! So very clever! The clean black background really sets off the white - love the simple clean branch and bird too! Great design! thanks for joining us in the CAS Mix Up Challenge! Julia xx

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  6. So dramatic and so eye catching. Love the tissue technique and the heat embossing on the wrinkly parts x Love to see the dark background, so atmospheric and the layout is amazing x

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  7. Beautiful card, Cathy. Love the white moon with the pewter spray and liquid platinum embossing. It really does look like a moon with clouds. Love the branch and bird die-cuts to complete this amazing monochromatic scene. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  8. What a brilliant idea to make a tissue paper moon! It is so beautiful - perfect with the black background, branch, and bird - all make for a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

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  9. This made a gorgeous moon, Cathy! And I love the bird on the branch! All so classy on the black card! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  10. Hi Cathy, a stunning card, love the scene you created with the elements you added, have a wonderful weekend... Megan

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  11. This is a perfect, perfect, perfect moon! Great card!

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  12. Good to see you, Cathy, and WOW you have come back with an extraordinary creation! What a brilliant design for using tissue paper!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. Great card Cathy. Brilliant use of the tissue paper

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  14. A lovely card, very dramatic. I love the tissue paper moon, every effective.

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  15. What a brilliant moon! Love your CAS design too.

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  16. Wow, Cathy, what a striking card ... your tissue paper moon is gorgeous ... so atmospheric and dramatic! Hugs, Anita :)

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  17. LOVE that tissue moon. Your bird on a branch looks fantastic along with it! Thanks so much for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers July Anything Goes With Dies Challenge!

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  18. perfect, the tissue looks awesome as a moon :)

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  19. This is extremely pretty Cathy and I love the idea of using the tissue paper to make the moon and the added silhouette bird on the branch go perfectly. x

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  20. I'm so loving all the tissue paper cards on this CAS MIX UP challenge...Every card is inspiring me to do a card using it! You card is gorgeous!!..beautiful color combos!

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  21. A really atmospheric card and the moon looks fab, I really like the way the whole card feels x

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  22. A great snippet card, Cathy. The tissue moon is fabulous. Elizabeth x

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  23. Saw this as the July top pick at CAS Mix Up and had to come here for a closer look. This is absolutely beautiful and so creative! Love it! And congratulations! 😊 Trina

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  24. Congratulations on the well-deserved WIN from CAS Mix-Up, Cathy! I'm not at all surprised!! Hugs, Darnell

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  25. Congratulations on the top pick, Cathy! This is such a simple, crisp, and beautiful card! Love the layout of the elements too. Hideko

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  26. A really wonderful card. Thanks for the how-to-do it info!

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