Sunday, April 25, 2010

April Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

The challenge this month for the PTI blog hop is to use tissue paper. As soon as I read this challenge, I knew what I would do...go back to Kindergarten. : )The technique I used (if it can be called a technique) was something I learned to do in Kindergarten. I remember making many ornaments with tissue paper in Kindergarten-one of which I still have and it hangs on our tree every year! First, cut the tissue paper into small sqaures and add a layer of glue (I just used Elmer's)to the area you want to cover. Then, take a piece of tissue paper and wrap it around the eraser part of a pencil (in this case, I used the end of a paintbrush because the area I was working with was so small). Last, use the pencil to stick the tissue paper in place.I thought this would be the perfect way to make fluffy clouds for this card.


I had decided days ago that I would make the above card for the blog hop. Then, I was sitting in church to day and my daughters dress inspired me to make a second card. Here is her dress:


I thought the sheer ruffle on the hem of the dress would translate well into a tissue paper ruffle. The ruffle turned out fine, but it was a little lighter black than the ink and ribbon, so I decided to add Shimmerz paint (in pixie dust) to the tissue paper to give it some shine and darken it up a bit. The problem is, the Shimmerz paint makes the tissue paper look more like a plastic garbage bag than sparkly tissue paper. Who knew that would happen?! Ha Ha. Here it is anyway....



I hope you enjoy my cards and the rest of the blog hop! Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock, Ink, and Stamps-PTI and Stampin Up
Patterned Paper-Stampin Up
Ribbon-Wal-mart

32 comments:

Lauren said...

These are both beautiful! Great idea to use tissue for clouds, and those ruffles are adorable! Love the simplicity of the black and white.

Anika said...

Love your black and white card!! So perfectly elegant!

Kara said...

love them both, but that first one is just too cute!!
Kara

~kelly marie~ said...

Such fun clouds!

Jennifer Carter said...

Those are fun clouds!! And the Life card is very pretty too!

Terri E. said...

Stinking cute coulds! Way to rock the tissue paper challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Christi said...

the clouds are so cute on the first card
I really love your second card (doesn't look like a garbage bag from here!)

Liz said...

I love both! I really like your inspiration for the second one!

Nerina said...

These cards are both gorgeous - and so different from one another! love how your daughters dress inspired you :0)

peggysue said...

Such different cards but what a great take on the inspiration from the dress. Wonderful!

Diane Jaquay said...

I really love BOTH of these! The first one is so darned cute (love those clouds)! And the bottom one is just beautiful!!!

Kelly S. said...

While they are both so different, they are EQUALLY fabulous! Love the bright colors on the first one, and the stunning silhouettes in that color combo on the second!

BethieJ said...

Both are FABULOUS!!! Love your DDs dress too! so pretty!
Happy Hopping!

Susan said...

What a cute airplane card. I LOVE those poofy clouds!! Such a great idea. Your second card is gorgeous! I love how you mimicked the skirt.

Lorraine said...

Both of your cards are beautiful!

Chris Simon said...

Both cards are terrific! And they couldn't be any more different from each other - you're a very versatile artist!

Jessica said...

Oh I love how you were inspired by the dress. So pretty!

resmith said...

Beautiful cards!

kasia c. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the clouds. Also I love your inspiration card, the tissue does make a great ruffle!

Amy said...

Really liking those clouds and especially that black and white card!!! Love that ruffle!

Barbara said...

They're both fantastic! Love those clouds and your inspired card is indeed inspired!

mamareebs said...

Both of these turned out great! I love the dress inspiration.

Dana said...

Great minds think alike Emm! I did the same technique as your first card.
Your second one is just stunning!

Baseret said...

When I looke dat your first card I thought oh how cute,love those clouds!Then I looked at the second one and all I can say is WOW!Stunning!

Laurie said...

I love the both but the first one is so super cute! I love the clouds!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

They are both great cards! I especially like the shimmer on the second one. Black and white is always a go-to combo and you've executed it fabulously!

Marge said...

Two great cards -- love that 2nd one!

megspaulding said...

So cute and fun! Love the tissue clouds!

Lisa V. said...

I love the clouds. Very fun.

Shay said...

Utterly charming and delightful cards! I love them both and they are so very different but uniquely wonderful. I love that you used tissue paper in more than one way. Great job!

Theresa Tyree said...

First- I love your tissue clouds. Second- what a wonderful take on the inspiration of the dress. I love how you saw something beautiful and used it to make a stunning card! Wow!

Taheerah said...

Both of these are awesome but I just love those fluffy clouds!!