Sunday, April 25, 2010

PTI April Blog Hop


This month's PTI blog hop challenge was to use tissue paper. I decided to use a technique I taught my 4 year-old daughter, which is to just cut the tissue paper into small squares, crumple them up, and adhere them to the paper.I had the picture of a rainbow in my head, so that's what I came up with. I added a strip of cardstock (run through the Xyron to make it sticky) covered it with glitter, and then stamped a sweet sentiment with two colours. I had a brad that matched Hawaiian Shores ink, so I snapped off the prongs and stuck it on with Crystal Effects.

Speaking of my daughter, here's a tissue paper project she started a couple weeks ago. We took a sturdy box (originally had card supplies in it) and covered it in layers of Mod Podge and tissue paper squares. Several layers. We still need to put something on the top, likely "Chloe's Treasure Box", as that's what she's declared it to be.
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits (PTI),
Paper: Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Hawaiian Shores (PTI), Dark Peony (Colorbox)
Accessories: glitter (SU), brad, tissue paper (unknown)

50 comments:

megspaulding said...

That is a fabulous idea! LOVE it, I would have never thought of that! Nice job!

Taheerah said...

Great card, love all those pretty colours! Your daughter's box is great too, so pretty!!

Janelle said...

Pretty rainbow card. I remember that technique from elementary school. I had an Easter egg picture using crumpled up tissue paper balls entered in the county-wide contest in 3rd grade. Since I still remember that, it must've been a childhood highlight. haha. Love Chloe's treasure box, too. Nice that you two do crafty things together!

Kara said...

Love your rainbow! Makes me think of those wonderful, long, flowy skirts that my frinds and I used to wear! Beautiful!
Kara

Mariana said...

Well now I just go a "see mom, I TOLD you! from mu daughter!! She insisted I do that, but I didn't have any colored tissue and I am lazy, now after looking at your bright gorgeous card, I totally regret it!
Amazing job!

Dana said...

Awesome rainbow card! I loved making those types of projects in elementary school too. Fond memories. Love your daughter's treaure box...fun.

Keva said...

Wow! That's awesome! I love the rainbow rolls...cute!!

Lauren said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Lindsay said...

Oh my word! How happy the rainbow tissue rolls make me :0) Great card!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh that is just too cool!

Sofia said...

Love your rainbow card!!! It's simply amazing!!

Anika said...

That is cool! What a fun idea!

Emm said...

I love the rainbow. Great card.

Christi said...

fun card! I love how people are taking techniques they learned as kids and using them for very grown-up, beautiful projects.

Cammie said...

What a fun and vibrant card!

Amy said...

I love the way you've used the tissue on your card--very cool.

Pam W. said...

Fun idea. Love how vibrant the colors are.

~kelly marie~ said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the rainbow!

Daniela said...

I love this!

Jennifer Carter said...

Love your rainbow card! That looks so awesome! Your daughter's box is cute too!

Deb C said...

Very creative! I love the rainbow idea.

Terri E. said...

What a neat idea! Way to rock the tissue paper challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Liz said...

Awesome job!!

Nerina said...

oh wow that is SOOOO creative! Love all of the little pops of colour on the card! gorgeous!

peggysue said...

You brought back some memories, I used to have the kids make pictures with crumpled up balls of tissue too.

Diane Jaquay said...

This is one of the most creative cards I've seen in the hop!!! Love it and love what you did with the tissue paper!

BethieJ said...

I LOVE it! Love what you did with the tissue paper! So CUTE! and your DDs box is DARLING!
Happy Hopping!

Karen H. said...

Oh the tissue paper rainbow is so cool!

Lorraine said...

Wow, your card is beautiful and so unique! Love it!

Chris Simon said...

Neat idea! Reminds me of that pom pom fringe that used to be on everything.

Banu said...

WOW...what a superb idea...Loved it.

resmith said...

Such a fun card! Your daughter did a great job also.

kasia c. said...

Fabulous idea! Love your card, very bright & cheery!

Susan WInslett said...

Oh, I absolutely love this. Rainbows just make me happy & I love what you did with the tissue paper. Can't wait to show my kids this!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

OMG! Love your card. So colorful. Kind of has a flavor of 'south of the border. And your daughter's box is lovely too!

Lee said...

Love your border. Great job!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What an awesome use of tissue! I LOVE your creations!

Ted said...

Jessica, the rainbow card is such fun! Oh my goodness how you have the patience of Job to put all those tissue crumples on there! :) Such a fine job!

Barbara said...

What a cool idea! Makes an awesome rainbow! Fun card!

mamareebs said...

I love the effect the crumpled tissue gives. This is a very cute card!

Sonya said...

Amazing card. Has a very arty, textile look to it. Cool.

Baseret said...

Cute,cute,cute! What a great idea!

Laurie said...

So cute! Love the rainbow look! And the glitter strip!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

What a happy card! Love your daughter's box too! I know my kids would get a kick out of doing something like that!

Marge said...

What a fun, bright card! And Chloe's box is BEAUTIFUL. Tell her she did a GREAT JOB!!!

Lisa V. said...

I love the card. The rainbow is a nice unique touch. The box is a great idea too.

Shay said...

Awesome, awesome card and your use of tissue paper is fabulous and dramatic and everything just right!

Theresa Tyree said...

The first words outta my mouth when I saw your card was, "Oh, my, Gosh!" I just LOVE it! I love bright colors. Way to rock the challenge! I love your box too!

Linda said...

Fabulous! It looks really labor intensive. Love the colors and that you're creating with your daughter. Keep it up!!

Chelle (hanwayink) said...

Love the card. So pretty. And so smart using the xyron for glitter!