Welcome! The "Crew" is changing it up a bit for this blog hop. Normally we all use the same stamp set but this time we are using the pretty products available during Sale-A-Bration.
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One of the very popular things this Sale-A-Bration has been the impressionist-inspired Lily Pad collection. I have always loved Impressionist paintings and have been thrilled when I have had the opportunity to see exhibits in real life. The colors are so vibrant and the layers of paint are incredibly textured.
|The colors of the Lily Impressions paper really are beautiful and IRL are even more |
vibrant than a photo can capture.
On a recent shopping trip I purchased something that the sales person wrapped in the prettiest bluish-green tissue paper. It sure looked like Stampin' Up's In-Color Pretty Peacock. I thought it would be fun to incorporate the tissue paper in my projects.
|The main flower has Flirty Flamingo ink sponged in the central area to add depth.|
To make the tear drop accent on the card, I stacked about twenty layers of the green tissue paper on top of a piece of cardstock, then put the die from the Lily Pad Dies on top. When it was run through the Big Shot it compacted all the layers. I then painted it with Elmer's glue thinned with water and let it dry overnight.
|I love how thick and textured the compressed tissue paper turned out!|
|I also made several lily pads using the same |
tissue paper/cardstock sandwich but with only three layers of tissue paper.
|These were not as tightly compressed and so they crinkled more when the glue was added |
giving a really cool surface to the lily pads.
Thanks a bundle for stopping by! Please click on the links below to continue with the blog hop.
|This way to Lauren's lovely projects!|
|Click here to see Nikki's cute creations!|
Stamps: Lovely Lily Pad
Paper: Pretty Peacock, Petal Pink, Blackberry Bliss and Melon Mambo Cardstock, Lilly Impressions Designer Series Paper
Ink: Melon Mambo and Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink
Accessories: Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombo Glue, Elmers Glue/water
Big Shot: Lily Pad Dies, Stitiched Nested Label Dies