Monday, 3 July 2017

Tissue paper play 👍

I was so happy to see CAS Mix up was playing with Tissue Paper for this months challenge, I just couldn't resist pulling out some of my previously played with tissue paper.
A while back I tried geli printing with tissue paper, the prints were in my stash for a few months so it was a great time to pull them out.  I also thought I would play along with the CAS Watercolour challenge and make my tissue paper into a butterfly, Snippets Playground with my snippet of tissue paper
I die cut some white card stock with the tissue paper stuck to it with the solid portion of the Stamplorations Butterfly and then cut the top layer of the butterfly in white, IRL  you can see the gold and blue of the geli print background peaking through.
My background is an old technique revisited, "Block Watercolour Stamping", check out the turtorial Jennifer McGuire posted today.
 One thing I learned put a weight on the block to allow the colour to soak into the watercolour paper.

I love that irregular edge where the colour hasn't soaked into the paper.

Here is my swatch of Geli print, there's lots left for other projects, don't you love that 😅

Card Recipe
Stamps:Tim Holtz Sentiment
Paper:110lb white, Crafters Companion Watercolour
Ink: Ranger Archival
Accessories: Distress Oxide inks,, Stamplorations butterfly, acrylic block, tissue paper, gelli plate, Stamplorations wonky stitched edge frame
Techniques: Tissue paper, gelli plate print, Block Watercolour print


  1. What a perfect card for the two challenges! Love the block watercolour background for the gorgeous butterfly. I want to watch that Jennifer McGuire video. Thanks for joining us!

  2. Lovely card, Christine. Beautiful colour and technique. Love it.

  3. Fabulous job on the watercolor background using the block and love the tissue paper gelli- something I have not tried. Love the effect you achieved on this awesome card!

  4. This is remarkable, Christine! Your technique made a stunning background for your pretty butterfly!! Happy 4th!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. LOVE your tissue paper swatch, Christine. So fun seeing what you used to die cut your solid butterfly. Your butterfly looks so pretty with your block watercoloured background. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up and great you get to add to our CAS Watercolour challenge too. Hugs..

  6. Gorgeous card, Christine. Your layered tissue paper butterfly is so pretty and looks right at home on the block watercoloured background. Great way to combine different ways of waercolouring in one card. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  7. A beautiful card Christine, I love the butterfly and the tissue behind it.

    Sue xx

  8. I LOVE that background and butterfly, Christine! I've never gotten good results with the block printing. Hmmm, maybe I need to try that again. Your gelli print is the perfect backing for this wonderful butterfly die cut! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  9. Always so creative and another technique for me to take a closer look at...Thank you for the inspiration. Gorgeous card and yes I like the irregular edges too x

  10. Your colored tissue is wonderful behind your beautiful die cut butterfly Christine! and it looks great against that block printed panel - how fun to use all these techniques when creating your card! thanks so much for joining us in the CAS Mix Up challenge! Julia xx

  11. Beautiful butterfly card! Isn't it marvellous how far we can make our snippets go, so pretty!


    Di xx

  12. really beautiful cards with wonderful results. Good thing we like to keep all our leftover pieces as they come in very handy.
    xx Karen