Saturday, 1 July 2017

Holly on Tissue Paper

We have an interesting challenge for you at CAS Mix Up this month.  We are asking you to use tissue paper in some way on your card.

Head on over to CAS Mix Up to get ideas from the rest of the Design Team and our Guest Designer, Sue of Sue's Card Craft.  There are also links to some videos and tutorials.

I had a piece of leftover green Christmas tissue paper with gold flecks in it so decided to use that and turn it into a Christmas card.

I scrunched up the tissue paper and stuck it down onto a piece of cs with Mod Podge.  I let it dry thoroughly and then cut out a panel with a deckle edged die.  I popped it up on the card base with fun foam.

I die cut the holly branch twice out of white cs and glued the two together for more substance, wound some gold thread around behind it, and then added it to the tissue paper panel.  Instead of the usual red gemstones for the holly berries, I used gold ones.

The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed in gold.

Here's a close-up of the gold specks in the tissue paper, the creases made by scrunching up the tissue paper, the gold thread, and the gemstones.

Please come and join us.  You have until July 24th to link up your card.  Remember to keep it clean and simple, and as well as the mandatory tissue paper and stamping, use at least one other choice from the list on the right hand side of the CAS Mix Up blog.

I'm also entering it in the SCS Mixability challenge "Silver Threads among the Gold" - use gold or silver thread on your card.

Stamps - A Muse sentiment
Ink - ColorBox gold
Paper - white cs, green with gold flecks tissue paper
Size - A2
Accessories - Mod Podge, Spellbinders deckle edge die, gold embossing powder, gold thread, holly die, fun foam


  1. Gorgeous green with gold flecks scrunched tissue paper background, Susan. Love how after gluing to CS you die cut with a deckle die...looks beautiful. Your gold accents are perfect too. TFS my friend. Hugs..

  2. Your green tissue with gold flecks is so pretty!! Looks awesome with the deckled edge! I haven't used coloured tissue on cards yet, so something else for me to try. Yours turned out awesome! Love the addition of the gold thread and gold gemstones with the white holly. xx

  3. So vibrant and love the gold flecks. Eye catching and such a fun technique x

  4. The green tissue background is perfect for the other white & gold elements of your card! I like that the gold thread adds whimsical movement of the holly branch, and it's fun! Hideko

  5. Love this green tissue with the gold flecks, Susan! It's perfect with the white holly branch and the gold berries and sentiment! Very classy!

  6. What a great re-purposing of that pretty green Christmas tissue Susan! the gold gemstone 'berries' are perfect with the flecked paper! Julia xx

  7. gorgeous card, love the beautiful green tissue paper and the little gems.
    I have the fine silver thread and haven't used it yet, thanks for the reminder.

  8. so pretty...a real sense of elegance to it with the gold threads too!
    xx Karen

  9. This works beautifully as a Christmas card Susan and the white holly looks perfect over the top and the gold berries tie in beautifully. x

  10. Pretty tissue panel of green with the gold specks, Susan. Love the gold and green combo. A great Christmas card for mass producing.

  11. Simply WOW!!! Love the depth of that green tissue background ...and the ragged edge to show it off was so smart. Your holly branch is beautifully trimmed with those gold gems. The gold thread, sentiment and specs are the perfect balance too. Great card Susan, hugs xxx


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