Mementoes In Time


52 Shades of Anything But Grey - Beauty

Posted on June 9, 2020 at 8:10 AM

Today's card features the Crumpled Tissue Distress background featured on the blog a few years ago. You can read up on it on the link below but I have summarised the main steps with photos again below.This was a technique I stumbled upon and was so happy with the results that I wrote a blog about it. Anyway, the background you can see in today's card is from a piece produced for that post. The close up effect is stunning, with all the colors mixing together beautifully on the unique texture of tissue paper. So the topic today, was inspired by the rich orange and reds of the background. I have named this piece 'Beauty' and the techniques and materials used are:

  • Crumpled tissue paper distress oxide background
  • Basic stamping
  • Gloss finish image

Crumpled tissue paper

Gorgeous Distress Oxides


Some of the backgrounds made this way

Some of the Christmas cards made with the tissue backgrounds

Read more about this technique in the series on Distress Oxides

I have used a beautiful vintage image here and just mounted it on card and added a layer of Glossy Accents to give a lovely shiny finish that I think works well with the matt finish of the tissue. The sentiment is another one of my homemade quote stamps that are turning out to be so useful for this series. I have aged it a little with some distress tea dye and vintage photo ink and added a stamped 'Love' along the edge - from Stampin Up. Thanks for reading!

Categories: Challenges, Project Tips and Notes, 2018 and beyond!

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