Friday, April 18, 2014


Hi Everyone! This is Holly today, sharing a few of my favourite things, on a couple cards. I use the butterflies and flourish stamps a lot- I love them! All Our Best Wishes is becoming a favourite too. You can find them HERE (Butterflies), HERE (Flourishes), and HERE (All Our Best Wishes).
The flourish stamp was used on the burlap paper with Faded Jeans DISTRESS INK.  The butterfly and sentiment were stamped with Jet Black ARCHIVAL INK.
For heavily textured surfaces like the burlap paper, I use ALEENE'S TACKY GLUE to attach cardstock and embellishments.The burlap and sentiment were trimmed out with cardstock showing tissue colour transfer on it.
This is how you do it.
Tear or snip tissue paper or crepe paper ( or crepe paper streamers) into a pile, large enough to cover the cardstock. Whichever paper you use, it has to bleed colour when wet. Some are colourfast now, so you need to check. Spray the white cardstock, matte or glossy, with water, then drop the tissue or crepe paper bits all over the wet cardstock. Set aside and allow to dry. Then brush off the papers, and save to use again. The paper in the photo above have been used twice now. I like how the colour is transferring among the bits and pieces as well.
Here you see the glossy cardstock on the left and regular matte cardstock on the right. Two distinctly different results. Then, the stamping with jet black archival ink, and trimming, were done.
The butterfly was cut out and shaped, the sentiment stamped, and the coloured strips attached to the card  base. DH and I are celebrating 36 years so I had to use this stamp from the HAPPY FAMILY DAYS stamp set. Lately, I'm seeing sequins being used a lot, so I pulled out these beautiful blues and purples- thanks for these Jutta!
Thank you for stopping by so I could share a few of my favourite things with you.
Have a wonderful weekend!


Yogi said...

wonderful. It's been a long time I haven't used tissue paper with water to transfer the dye inks. The cards are lovely. Have a great day

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Really fabulous cards, Holly! I have never seem that technique before...great idea and what stunning results!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jutta said...

Beautiful cards Holly - I love the organic feel of the burlap paper and the bit of sparkle added is just perfect!
Wonderful backgrounds, I'd have a hard time cutting them up. :) Love what you did with them though!

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