Friday, July 7, 2017

CAS Mix Up July Tissue Paper

I am playing along again with the July CAS Mix Up Tissue Paper Challenge.

The DT has discovered there are so many fun techniques using Tissue Paper. I smooshed using Distress Oxides onto  Deli Paper.  Let dry between layers and smooshed again...several times until I got the background I liked.

Here is my finished card using my background.

I did not glue my background onto a piece of cardstock.  I just tucked the sides under and added scotch tape.  I liked the added texture.

I die cut a frame using Shimmery White CS and attached the tissue background then popped up with fun foam.

Next I die cut my "happy" twice for extra thickness and stamped the birthday using Archival Black ink and added a few sequins.  Then I attached my card front to Very Vanilla CS.  The Shimmery White CS looks best with vanilla because it is an off white. I love the subtle shimmer.

That was easy and I loved the texture from the tissue paper and layered Distress Oxide Inks.

I did not use a video for my card technique.  Just did my normal smooshing technique and instead of watercolor paper I used deli paper :-)

Be sure and check out the amazing cards, techniques and videos on the CAS Mix Up Challenge.  You will definitely be inspired ! You have until July 24th to play along.  Happy Stamping..Hugs..

Adding to more challenges:

STAMPlorations: Never Ending

Stamps: SU Birthday Blossoms
Paper: SU Very Vanilla and Shimmery White CS
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxides: Fossilized Amber, Broken China, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans.
Accessories: Craft Mat, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Die, CUTplorations Happy Word Die, fun foam ($ store), scotch tape, sequins, SU fine tip glue pen.


  1. Those oxides really do have a unique finish/effect to them. Such pretty colours you've used and love the layout x

  2. Love the mix of colours from your smooshed DOX inks, Nancy. Taping down the edges instead of glue the whole piece does add even more texture. Love it! xx

  3. We sure are having fun with all the cool tissue paper techniques :-) Thanks for your comment, Loll. Hugs...

  4. Beautiful background, beautiful card composition. 200% CAS, fantastic inspiration.

  5. Love the mix of colours! Great CAS design!

  6. Beautiful colors, Nancy! And I love the inlaid frame and die cut happy!

  7. Love the soft pastels you achieved with your Oxides, Nancy! Love the combination too and the die cut sentiment combined with the stamp looks fantastic on this. Love the framing too!

  8. Your DOX inked issue background reminds me of Monet's water lilies paintings! So soft and beautiful, Nancy! The combination of shimmery white and Very Vanilla adds elegance to the card. Love it! Hideko

  9. Everything you create is so fresh and delightful and someday I want to try the wonderful techniques you introduce. You are a marvelous artist Nancy!

    1. Your comment has made me blush coming from you, Angela. As you know, you have been one of my absolute favorite stamp artist's for years :-) Thank you and have a wonderful day my friend. Hugs...

  10. such pretty results the colour blends you were able to achieve.
    Have a great wknd mf.

  11. the DOX inks look awesome, you managed to create the softness of colour with that wonderful edge as the inks mix. Love it :)

  12. Beautiful card Nancy, the colours are so soft and pretty, Cathy x

  13. It's absolutely fabulous!! I love the texture too and it's so clean and fresh looking!

  14. Well, how about that! It sure makes a pretty background. Love the colors and framing.

  15. Love the colors you used on the deli paper Nancy - so soft and subtle against the white card - the framing is lovely on this! Julia xx


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