Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Pass the Tissues, Please!

Hello!  Tissue time!  The challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Blog is hosted by the wonderfully talented Sara Emily.  The challenge is called Pass the Tissues, Please and here is how Sara Emily describes it:

" Since we are still in 'cold season', I always make sure I'm stocked up on tissues in my home, in my purse and in the car. For this theme, I would like to see how you incorporate tissue paper into your vintage or shabby chic project. You can use regular tissues, tissue wrapping paper, sewing patterns or even collage paper, rice papers or tissue wrap designed especially for crafting."

Sizzix Wildflowers Stems 1 Ranger Distress Oxide Sprays For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
Tissue paper?  Yes Please... I love playing with tissue paper because of the transparency.  Sara Emily gave a bunch of ideas of different types of tissue paper but I went with the plain left over pieces I had after Christmas.  
Sometimes I feel like a squirrel grabbing bits of things and hiding them away to be used later when needed.  I dug out some tissue paper and because I had the lovely new wildflower dies on my desk I decided to cut them out of tissue paper.  

This is what my desk looked like mid project: 
Sizzix Wildflowers Stems 1 Stampers Anonymous Fragments Ranger Distress Oxide Sprays For the Funkie Junkie Boutique

I saw this beautiful card on-line. (I would share it but honestly don't remember where I saw it)  The card was on a kraft background with striking white die cut flowers.  It had me thinking about using my tissue paper flowers on kraft.  

After I realized I had to get the tissue paper flowers onto the paper, I realized I was going to have to get creative to get the impact I wanted. 
Sizzix Wildflowers Stems 1 Stampers Anonymous Fragments Ranger Distress Oxide Sprays For the Funkie Junkie Boutique
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Here are the steps: 
1. Die cut 3 layers of tissue paper with various flowers. 
2. Spritz flowers while still in layers with various distress oxide sprays. (Love the new sprays!) 
3. Let dry and pull apart layers. 
4. Ink up the flowers with Versamark Watermark Ink. 
5. Dip flowers into clear embossing powder and heat emboss.  (This was very tricky as they were flying everywhere.  I had to use my metal tweezers to hold them down and even then they curled up.) 
6. Cut front of card. 
7. Stamp with background fragment with antique linen ink. 
8. Versamark inked background. Cover in embossing powder. 
9. Lay flowers onto inked background. 
10. Sprinkle more embossing powder over flowers and inked background. 
11.  Heat up the entire sheet of cardstock from underneath.  This will keep the embossing powder in place and fuse the flowers in spots to the inked background.  

I love how this turned out and can't wait to use the rest of my tissue flowers!  Check out all the fabulous work the design team created and come and join us in the challenge.  The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. And there are Top 3 Badges for three further outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team. 

Thanks for stopping by! 



  1. This is such a creative idea with really beautiful results! It reminds me of sealing dried flowers under wax. The sprays look great on those tissue flowers, really brought to life with the embossing. I had a little laugh over the vision of you chasing your flowers around. Great use of the leftover tissue paper; I'm off to give this a try today! Thank you for your amazing inspiration! Hugs!

  2. This is a Gorgeous card Suzanne !! I love the way you get the final effect !! Just amazing ! Thanks so much for your step by step. The flowers are wonderful.
    I wish you a very nice day,
    Big hug, Caty

  3. What a fabulous idea and so delicate. I love that the flowers curled a bit and the final effect is reminiscent of working with encaustic wax.

  4. Oh my goodness the delicacy of these tissue flowers is stunning and it must have taken lots of patience to secure them with the embossing powder, but SO worth it!! Thank you for sharing and inspiring xx


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