Tuesday 25 January 2022

Colourful Smiles

Good Morning
Hope you are having a great day.
I found this colourful background in my stash and wanted to try and use it in some way.  
I got some new stamps before Christmas and this fun Leafy Leaves background was calling to be tried on a card. 

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I bought some Bleeding Tissue paper on Amazon after seeing a video online using it.  So super simple to use.  The package I bought had a lot of tissue in it so it will last quite awhile.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock, then tore pieces of the tissue paper and laid them all over my cardstock randomly but being sure to cover all the areas.
  • I liberally sprayed the whole panel with the tissue paper on it with water and pressed the tissue securely against the cardstock. 
  • I set it aside to dry completely which takes awhile since you need a good amount of water for the colour to transfer.
  • When it was dry, I took off the tissue paper and revealed these lovely colours.
  • I placed the piece into my Misti and stamped the Leafy Leaves from Simon Says with some Versafine Clair black ink.
  • I splattered the whole thing using my black and white Posca pen.
  • I die cut the sentiment in white and the outline for the sentiment from the panel.  
  • I glued the white sentiment onto the cut away shadow and let them dry.
  • I glued the inked cardstock onto a heavy white card base and pop dotted the sentiment back into place.
  • I glued the little heart over the sentiment.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:

Stamps- Leafy Leaves (SSS)
Inks- Versafine Clair 
Paper- white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Bleeding Tissue paper (Amazon); Misti (My Sweet Petunia);
Sending Smiles die (SSS); white and black Posca pen; water mister (TH)


Martha Robbins said...

It's absolutely beautiful!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE the vibrancy and the leaf background, Super sentiment layered like that.
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

Gorgeous colours here Karen, and I love the big sentiment die, it's a beautiful card, Kate x

Pat said...

The bleeding art tissue has coloured the card so prettily Karen, and I love the all over leaf pattern which stands out really well over the top and the white die cut sentiment is great as a finishing touch. x

marilyn said...

Love the background...and remember the bleeding tissue technique well! Such an easy way to make backgrounds and this card is so vibrant and fun!!

I Card Everyone said...

You had just the perfect snippet to add lots of color to your new stamp - and to my day! Fabulous!

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous background, Karen! I LOVE these bright colors and this is a perfect stamp to let the colors show through! The sentiment is perfect because this does send a smile!

kiwimeskreations said...

A wonderful background Karen, and a beautiful finished card. Love the way you made the sentiment and gave it a hint of dimension.
Stay safe

Mac Mable said...

What a fun technique and such a Happy and colourful card. Than you for the step by steps and the inspiration Karen x.

Doris P. said...

What a great, colorful background! Thanks for joining us at S+F=C.