Monday, October 19, 2009

Glimmer Mist and Tulle...

Good Morning! Hope you all enjoyed the weekend... mine are never long enough! I did get to play a little down at my favorite LSS Scrapdoodles though and that is always fun!

Today I'm sharing a card I made using some homemade glimmer mist tissue flowers. I found this technique featured in CK over the summer and thought they were cute and very easy to repeat! I made several in all different colors- this card shows three of them:


Stamps: Upsy Daisy set by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Basic Black by Stampin' Up!
Paper: Basic Black cardstock by Stampin' Up!; patterned papers by Crate Paper
Accessories: Pashmina, Lime, and Raven Glimmer Mists by Tattered Angels; Dew Drops; Glitter by Stampin' Up!; Tulle by Bazzill Basics; white tissue paper

To make these flowers, you need plain white tissue paper to start with. You can punch out or hand cut out lots and lots of circles in all different sizes. This is pretty easy because you can do about 6 sheets at a time because it is so thin! If you are hand cutting the circles, don't worry about them being perfect- you want them to ruffle up anyways!

Once you have your circles cut, lay them out on a piece of newspaper and spray them all with the glimmer mist of your choice. I really saturated mine. Next, heat set them to speed up the drying process. Then, adhere the layers together... I found glue sticks to work the best for this- they aren't bulky and didn't tear up the tissue paper. I started with the smallest one and just built back from there. You can add different items to the center of your flowers, too. Here, I used glitter, Dew Drops, and a button.

I created the tulle ruffle by running a little adhesive to my card base. I stuck the tulle down, bunching it as I went. Then, I went back and back stitched a line of DMC thread to hold it all in place. The texture is really pretty in real life!

I hope you enjoy your day! Thanks for stopping by for a peek at what I made!



Anonymous said...

This are adorable. I am going to have to give this a try sometime this week after I make some homemade glimmer mist in different colors. Thanks for the great idea!!!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Tessa! Thanks for entering the Moxie Fab World challenge! :)

Winter said...

OH MY GOSH! I am in love with this card! I love everything about it! My favorite for sure! It has to be a winner! I might have to case it! :)

Shari Nelson said...

I just love those paper flowers! I am definitely going to try it out. Thanks for sharing how you made them. The card is also beautiful!

Brenda Weaver said...

those tissue paper flowers are gorgeous! I'm going ot have to make some!

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