Last week on Wendy Vecchi's blog she demoed a technique using Tim Holtz's Tissue Wrap, that she and now I am totally consumed with. She ran Glue Glider Pro High Tac adhesive (the one with the dots) down on a project and laid the tissue wrap on top. Doing so made the dots from the adhesive show through the tissue tape thereby giving it even more depth and creating texture. This was further enhanced by applying Distress Stain, another new fav of mine. I decided to try the new technique on a birthday card for bestie Paula. I also stamped on the borders of the card and added Perfect Pearls to the image. I am in love with the look, and I wish the pictures really showed the sheen on the card better. I loved the background so much I used the same technique, now coined "textured tissue wrap" by me, on a Maya Road transparent bird embellishment. Also, the photo and phrase on the card was taken from an old one I had that is now repurposed for Paula. I also baked her an almond torte, one of her favorites. There is nothing like a great friend who inspires you to create something wonderful and I hope she has an awesome day. Happy birthday Paula!!! And...thank you Wendy and Tim for your creations that inspire us all.
Kraft Paper card and envelope from Paper Studio; repurposed card from Attic Salt Greetings; white and green card stock from my stash; TH Idea-ology Tissue Wrap in Terminology; TH for Ranger Distress Stain in Peeled Paint; Staz On Ink in Timber Brown; TH for Ranger Distress Ink in Iced Spruce; Numbers Border stamp by Danelle Johnson; Ranger Perfect Pearls in Green Patina; Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist in Heirloom Gold; Maya Road bird embellishment; burlap