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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tissue Paper and Pearl Ex Powders

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. It is sunny and warm here today and it is putting me in the Spring spirit! I want to show a flower card I made recently for a Two Peas Winterfest challenge. I love techniques so I really enjoyed doing it on this card.

Squirt out some school glue onto a craft sheet and brush the glue onto a piece of dark card stock. I used purple card stock. Crumble up a piece of white tissue paper, uncrumple, and lay it over the glue. You can smooth the tissue paper some with your brush (I used a foam brush so that the tissue paper would not tear too easily) or you can leave it more crumpled if you want more texture. That is what I did on my piece. I also brushed on more glue over the top of the tissue paper so that the Pear Ex powders would adhere to it better.

I used 3 colors of Pearl Ex powders and flicked them over the tissue paper with a small paint brush. I used teal, white and gold colors. Let this dry and now you have a beautiful shimmery and textured background!


It was fun using some new stamps I purchased recently. The flowers were stamped using TH2Os. I used gold embossing powder around the die edges.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!


Challenges entered:

ABC Challenge:  F is for Flower
Crafting From the Heart:  Anything Goes/Use a Flower
Die Cut Divas:  Girly
Great Impressions:  Floral Image
Through the Purple Haze:  Embossing



20 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and ingenious method of creating backing paper. Thank you for joining us at CFTH challenge.

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  2. love the soft colors - the pearl-ex powders and the TH20s were a perfect match!

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  3. Beautiful card April, and your technique turned out great! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions.

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  4. Très jolie carte !
    Merci pour ta participation à crafting from the heart challenge
    Bises

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  5. This is AWESOME! LOVE the fun technique you used and the fabulous cool tones--this is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! :) HUGS and enjoy the rest of your week! Mynn xx

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  6. Very cool technique. Lovely.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  7. So pretty April. Love the background technique and it goes great with the TH20s!

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  8. Hi hun really pretty creation - thanks for playing along at CFTH and have a great day x

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  9. This is so pretty and a fun technique. Thanks for the step by steps.

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  10. Gorgeous card, love the colors and textures.

    Mary Anne
    Great Impression DT

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  11. This is beautiful !!! What a great look and technique !!!

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  13. Very lovely card! I like the colors used and design. Thanks for joining Throughthe Purple Haze Challenge!

    Hugs
    Joanie

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  14. This is what i would call a wow card......love every bit of it and the colours are right up my street.

    fiona DT
    TTPH

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  15. Thanks for sharing such a great technique, must give it a go soon! Thanks for joining the Crafting From The Heart Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

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  16. So beautiful, love these colours, thanks for sharing with us at Through the Purple Haze, Lynne DT xxx

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  17. wow wow wow! LOVE this, April! How gorgeous your background is! I want to try this! beautiful card. hugs, de

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  18. Wow! Great result with the tissue paper :) Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges :)
    Eithne DT

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  19. A very pretty card. Thank you for sharing with us over at ABC Challenge. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

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  20. Wow, April, your BG is out of this world. TFS how you did it and the embossing of the edges, the colors, and the H2O's are wonderful too! Very pretty!

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