Thursday, 5 August 2021

Embossed Tissue

 Hi and welcome!  Today's Freshly Made Sketch is brought to us by Jacquie Southas and it's a goodie with lots of open space.  I went back to a very old technique that I can't even remember the name of for this card.

The background of this card is Tim Holtz tissue paper which I scrunched up then flattened out again before putting it onto a white panel I had liberally covered with liquid glue.  Creases remained in the tissue paper giving it a vintage yet clean look.  I then took a torn scrap of paper and used it for a mask to smear Versamark ink down the left hand side before adding copper embossing powder and heat-setting.  The creases are very obvious in the embossed area.  I deliberately didn't wipe away excess powder before heat-setting so there are specks of powder on the panel as well, which adds to the vintage look.

Finally I added a thin strip of black cardstock and two embossed sentiment strips and called it done.

Thanks for visiting.  The design team have some gorgeous cards so I hope you'll check them out.

I am linking this up to the 8th birthday challenge at The Male Room.  Congrats on 8 years!

Products used:

Stamps:  Itty Bitty Birthday Wishes, Greetings & Salutations (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Black, Tim Holtz Tissue Paper
Dies:  Sentiment Strips (SSS)
Accessories:  Copper EP (Altenew)



Linda Callahan said...

So if I crumple tissue paper I throw it turn it into art! The backgrounds you create are always wonderful and this is no exception! beautiful!

Dawn T said...

Lovely Karren. The crumpled tissue looks totally incredible. Great card.

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! Very cool idea, Karren! I love the vintage feel of your design...especially with the copper embossing powder ~ Perfect together! Great pattern on the tissue paper, too! You certainly know how to inspire us, my friend! xx

Amy O said...

Crumpled tissue paper?!? You are amazing and make amazing things! Fabulous card, Karren!

Jacquie Southas said...

The scrunchie copper strip is stunning, Karren!

Jen Brum said...

Wow! That tissue paper looks absolutely amazing! I can't believe that created such a work of art with it! This card is just so beautiful! Someone will totally love it!

Jen Timko said...

This is so great! Love the copper and this technique.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh wow! This card is awesome! I love that technique and the effect it gives.

Goga said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at TMR challange. Goga

AndrejaM said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at The Male Room blog challange

Helen said...

Love your background and the sentiment too.

Thanks for joining us at The Male Room Challenge.

Helen x