Hello and welcome fellow Papertrey Ink fans! I am so glad to be participating in this month's blog hop (my second). April's Blog Hop is all about using tissue paper. I decided to use it in a similar way as Nichole Heady did with the faux silk technique. I stamped a background using the Background Basics: Diamonds with Dark Chocolate ink and I stamped some white tissue paper using the Background Basics: Text Style with Spring Rain ink. I crumpled up the tissue paper and then adhered it to the Dark Chocolate stamped background. I thought it came out pretty cool. Using this piece I decided to make a couple of cards--one masculine (honestly I couldn't resist!) and the other feminine. I also decided to keep with the same colors and most of the same stamps (a good way to challenge myself to use stamp sets more creatively). I am happy with how I decided to use Dot Spot on the feminine card and mean to do so more in the future.
Enough writing though (I can almost hear the sighs of relief), here are the cards:
For the masculine card I did some subtle paper piercing and watercolored with the Spring Rain ink to create some interest in the center of the large Dot Spot image and also embossed the other side of the center so it popped out a bit. Lastly I added random brads for a little more dimension:
Cardstock: Kraft and Dark Chocolate, Papertrey Ink; White, Georgia-Pacific
Border Punch: Scallop Dot, Martha Stewart Crafts
Pearls: Denim, Kaisercraft
Other: White Tissue Paper, Papertrey Ink packaging; Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, We R Memory Keepers; Foam Dimensional Adhesive