Acetate and Tissue Paper


Happy Monday, my Scrappy Friends!!

Back to share a quick card with you for the Use Your Stuff weekly challenge.  This week is focused on using Tissue Paper in your project.

For my card, I used an altered acetate panel with tissue paper for a fun background.  Details below on how to create the background.
I had learned this fun technique a few months ago from a dear friend of mine, and these panels were just sitting in my stash.  I love the look of abstract, but I have struggled in the past with incorporating it into my projects.  This challenge inspired me to take the panels out (as they were made with tissue paper) and play.  I love how my cards came out!  I hope you like them :)

I matted the background panel and stamped with Ranger Archival Black ink, and added the ribbon on the side.

Here is the close-up of the panel.

I had a few panels left, so I used another one to die-cut the flower for this next card.

I used Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die to cut the flower.  I used two layers of the altered acetate and a scrap of cardstock for the third layer.  I used E6000 glue to adhere the brass button to the center.

The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz stamp as well.

To make the panel:

I started with Acetate and alcohol inks.   When I had the right blended look, I sprinkled a bit of glitter.  The next step is to scrunched up some white tissue paper, then semi-flatten it back out.  To seal on the tissue paper, I applied a layer of watered down liquid glue.
Set this aside to dry.  You end up with a beautiful piece for a background or to use for die-cutting.

I really love the effect from both sides.

It is difficult to photograph the shine, but here is the Glossy side:

Textured side:

I hope you will play along this week with our challenge to use Tissue Paper in your project!
Stop by our blog to see all of our Design Team's creations.  Can't wait to see yours!!

Until Next Time...
Happy Scrappin'!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Dea! and thanks for sharing this technique with me :)

  2. So Gorgeous….. Love the colours…. :D

  3. What a cool technique - I'll have to try this! Love your cards.

    1. Thank you Miss Gailly. And thanks for stopping by!


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