Monday, March 9, 2015

Mod Squad Challenge Blog

Make A Background
You can use anything but, patterned paper!
Love to do this, but I wanted to do something that I had not done before, or at least not in a very long time.  I took a look at You Tube, and came up with a technique that I had used only one time before.
It is the tissue paper technique.  Click here to see the tissue paper technique.

Here is another view of the shimmer on this card.

I started out with some watercolor paper and followed the instructions to adhere the tissue paper.  then applied two different colors of 3D Stamp Paint, copper and lt blue metallic.  They have a shimmer all of their own.  Next I about threw everything I could reach on it.  There is Gina K prismatic glitter, frozen.  Recollections Embossing powder, Periwinkle.  Just under the butterfly are Mica fragments by Stampendous. After this all dried, I really needed to adhere it to some chipboard to make it smooth. 
This card really sparkles and shines and so I decided to make is CAS.  I just added a die cut butterfly using Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly.
and a sentiment from GDK stamp set By the Sea 2.  The sentiment is stamped on vellum with Stazon Black ink. And that is it! 
I hope you enjoy and give this technique a try.  I think it really looks like Granite or Marble with all of the natural veins and colors. 
Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment.


  1. Wow! Your background is AMAZING! I can see all that sparkle and shimmer from here, gorgeous! I love the way it's looks all 'crackled' So smart to make it CAS so the background is the star, but that butterfly is quite pretty too and I love it in black, pop, pop, POP! (and Vellum, I love Vellum tee hee) I saw that technique when I was researching mine, I must try it! Well done, Barb!

  2. Wow! What a fabulous background you created! It looks like the most amazing marble that you have ever seen! The butterfly is beautiful on it too! Awesome job my dear! Have a Blessed day!

  3. This is absolutely STUNNING!!! Gorgeous color and texture, and it looks crackled too. That butterfly is perfect, it doesn't take away from the background, but rather enhances it. I totally LOVE this card!!!! Oh, and love the sparkle too!!! It's a winner!

  4. I love your gorgeous background and that die cut butterfly looks awesome on it.

  5. My jaw just hit the floor on this one Barbara...OMG...that looks AMAZING. You said you only used copper and blue and I'm in awe of the way these colors turned out. Absolutely beautiful piece of art.

  6. Gorgeous Barbara! I have not tried this technique on a card before! Thanks for the inspiration. The colors you chose are some of my all time favorites! HUGS!

  7. Love that background. You have so much going on there. I am glad you allowed the background to be the star. Running over to the web cite to llook at the video. Thanks for the link.

  8. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! I've never done the tissue paper technique; thanks for the inspiration!!!