A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Friday, 22 September 2017

Wrinkled and Embossed

Splitcoaststampers used my friend Loll Thompson's great video on "Tissue Paper Watercolouring and Techniques" to demonstrate this week's Technique Lovers' Challenge "Watercoloured Tissue Plus Embossing".  It's such a fun technique and I really enjoyed using it again.  Here's the card I made:

I coloured a piece of tissue paper with various blue Distress inks. When dry, I wrinkled it up and glued it to a piece of white cs, leaving some of the wrinkles in place. When the glue was dry, I rubbed white pigment ink over the wrinkles and sprinkled with a sparkly white embossing powder.

I added a die cut snowflake and sentiment, cut once out of sparkly cs, and twice out of white cs, gluing them together for added dimension. I framed the panel and popped it up on fun foam.

There's no time limit on SCS challenges so do give it a try!

Ink - Distress Broken China, Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, and Chipped Sapphire; ColorBox Frost White
Paper - white cs, SU white shimmer cs, tissue paper
Size - A2
Accessories - Lil Inker Joy die, unknown snowflake die, Judikins White Diamond embossing powder, Impression Obsession frame die


  1. I love the look you got using the white ink and sparkly embossing powder, Susan! So perfect with that sparkling snowflake!

  2. LOVE the white embossing on the blue background, Susan. So pretty. LOVE that gorgeous snowflake and joy dies. xx

  3. Susan, this one is absolutely gorgeous! I'm so impressed with the results you get with tissue paper. This is incredible and love the white embossing over the wrinkles!

  4. My favourite colour! Gorgeous card, and even more stunning in person, Susan! Love all the texture of your tissue background and the dimensional die cuts.

  5. OMG Susan, your crinkled watercoloured tissue paper plus heat embossing background is...Gorgeous!! Love how you framed your background and made into a beautiful Christmas card. TFS my friend. Hugs

  6. I prefer "frosted" over "wrinkled," Susan, lol! Your cool background looks like a freezing cold frosted window - gorgeous card!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. So so pretty and love the use of the pigment ink with the white embossing. Yes I loved this technique when it was introduced to me with Loll's video. It is so effective and so eye catching x

  8. gorgeous, love the effect of the embossing powder on the tissue paper it looks so frosty.


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