Sunday, April 25, 2010

PTI Blog Hop--Tissue Paper (and a Flashback)

This month's PTI Blog challenge is all about tissue paper. Nichole Heady writes, "It has become one of the hottest trends in the paper crafting world and we want to see you take it on! Whether it is die-cutting it to make beautiful layered blooms, the faux silk technique, creating layered backgrounds or even delicate stitched pleated borders, we want to see you get creative! "

Tissue paper---I confess I had a flashback to the early 80s when as a senior class sponsor for some crazy reason we chose to have the prom in the school's gym. Someone (not me) had the idea of hiding some of the bleachers with chicken wire stuffed with tissue paper--a lot of chicken wire and a lot of tissue paper!  Trust me, chicken wire and tissue paper does not turn a gym into a magical place. 

But I am much happier with these tissue flowers, and there is nothing magical about making them. A set of Cuttlebug flower dies, some colored tissue paper, a brad, some scrunching and fluffing--- and a flower! Easy peasy!


I chose a sketch by Betsy Veldman in PaperCrafts Go to Sketches. The patterned panels were created with three background sets. The panel on the left is BB:Botanicals stamped in New Leaf on Rustic Cream cs. I used Copics YR02 and RV14 to color the ovals.  Just a dot or two with the Copic is all that is needed. The next panel is also BB:Botanicals stamped in Raspberry Fizz. For the third panel from the left, I used BB:Tin Types stamped in Orange Zest and the tiny floral stamp from BB:Botanicals. The panel on the right is stamped with BB:Petal Power.  I stitched the panels onto New Leaf. The card  base is Rustic Cream. The sentiment  Fillable Frames 3 is attached with dimensional tape.  With the exception of the tissue paper, all supplies are from Papertrey.

I am looking forward to visiting blogs and seeing what you talented PTI fans have created.

62 comments:

  1. Wow! Pretty flowers and I love the vibrant colors of them. Great card!

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  2. I love the colors you used and your flowers are perfect! I adore the Go To Sketches issue!

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  3. Beautiful flowers, Cammie! We covered a float with tissue flowers in college. Sort of a penny-pincher Rose Parade. But yours are much more elegant. Love the colors you used!!

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  4. Your colors and design are great! I am still laughing at the idea of hiding the bleachers with tissue paper. Didn't the person who thought of it remember how much tissue paper it takes to stuff a little tiny gift box? Crazy.

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  5. Love the layout and the bold colors you combined!

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  6. LOL about the prom! Your card is lovely though, nothing 80s prom about it!

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  7. I love the vibrant colors!

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  8. Beautiful, vibrant flowers! Great card!

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  9. I love hot pink and orange together. Love the big poufy flowers!

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  10. What great colors! I love the flowers!! So pretty!

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  11. BEAUTIFUL! raspberry and orange is one of my fav color combos!

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  12. My favorite color combo of all time, and your flowers rock!

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  13. just lovely!!! Tissue really lets you add a lot of layers...gorgeous bright colours :)

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  14. Love this vibrantly-colored gorgeous card!!!

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  15. Cammie this is a great card! It's soooo funny because I did the same exact sketch using tissue paper flowers just like you but decided to make another card instead. Great minds think a like, hee hee!

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  16. Great card, love the flowers and your pretty vibrant colors!!

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  17. Pretty sketch Cammie! And I like the colors you chose for your flowers. Your post brought back memories of helping decorate the gym senior year for a dance . .. we neglected to use chicken wire though we did use lots of tissue paper.

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  18. I LOVE this Cammie!! The stamped paper strips are gorgeous, as are the flowers! The colors on this card are just BEAUTIFUL!!! You need to post more often, I just love your work ;)

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  19. So pretty! LOVE those gorgeous colors you used and what a great take on the sketch!

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  20. Beautiful flowers, I love the fun brite colors!

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  21. I *Love* the vibrant colors that you used. In fact, I love your entire card!!!

    TFS~

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  22. Thankfully at our gym we covered the bleachers with long black drapes and used our tissue for baskets of flowers from the ceiling, hee! LOVE the colors on this! The coordinate so perfectly with your sweet fluffy blooms!

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  23. Love the ZING of colour in this Cammie! Such gloriously poofy flowers too! Sorry you don't have better memories of tissue paper! (I did have a chuckle, sorry to say..)

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  24. I love those bright, fluffy flowers!

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  25. Cammie your flowers are gorgeous!!! This is one beautiful card!!! Hugs ~S~

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  26. Such pretty colors! Love those flowers!

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  27. Oh, I remember those days of paper flowers for dance decorations. The ones are your card are much cuter than any we had in high school.

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  28. Such fun and vibrant colors. Way to rock the tissue paper challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  29. I am loving your "colored" tissue flowers!! Pretty!

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  30. Love those bright flowers, Cammie! They're just great! (Your gym prom story was, too! :) )

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  31. What a divine mix of colors, texture from the tissue paper flowers and patterns! Stunning card!

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  32. Those bright colors make me smile from ear to ear! Love it! beautiful flowers too!!

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  33. What a pretty card, Cammie! Love the colors you chose! I can only imagine decorating from Prom like that!

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  34. Great color scheme! Beautiful card!

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  35. BEAUTIFUL card and flowers!! Love the colors!
    Happy Hopping!

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  36. Cammie, that is such a happy card! Great color scheme.

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  37. I love the patterns you created!!! Those are beautiful, and so are your flowers!

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  38. Cammie, Love all the different patterned papers.

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  39. Cammie, those PP backgrounds are delicious and your flowers are so poofy! I love this card! You did a great job and I am so going to CASE this!

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  40. Beautiful & fun card! And that new frame matches it perfectly!

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  41. Love the flowers and color combination!

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  42. What pretty flowers! Great color choices.

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  43. Wonderful card! The tissue flowers are so pretty and I love how you used all the different backgrounds!

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  44. Love it! The bright colors and the use of so many background sets...well done!

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  45. Cammie- your flowers look like peonies. I LOVE peonies. Beautiful job!

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  46. Pretty! Love the bright, spring-like color combination.

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  47. What a bright and fun card Cammie!!
    I love the tissue paper flowers!

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  48. Great job! Love those flowers and the bright colors too!

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  49. love the color combo- and your flowers are very sweet- much nicer than the mental image I have of chicken wire & tissue... *giggle*

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  50. Love those colors together!!

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  51. Fun to see the flowers with the strips of paper, looks great!

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  52. Such a PRETTY card--love the patterns and your fabulous bright flowers!!

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  53. These are yummy Cammie, I love the colours!

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  54. This is adorable! Thank you for the comment, please follow and play along in my weekly challenges!!!

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  55. Lovely, lovely flowers. And I like the strips of PP - fun and colorful.

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