Friday, July 7, 2017

CAS Mixup - Tic-Tac-Toe - CAS Watercolour - One in a Million

Hello All!
Hope everyone is having a pleasant day.
Today, I have a card for a couple of challenges:
CAS Mixup Card Challenge - use tissue paper, stamping and choice (dry and heat embossing, die-cut, water-color smooshing)
Tic Tac Toe - TTTC005 - my card includes pearls, die-cut, butterfly (middle across)
The butterfly was created by wrinkling a piece of pink tissue paper (repurposed from MFT packing) then gluing to a piece of cardstock. (I glue the tissue paper to the card stock first, because I was concerned that I would tear it when it was wet). When the glue was dry, the tissue paper panel was smooshed into Distress Inks sprayed with water. When dry, the smooshed panel was stamped with Versamark Ink/heat embossed with clear EP ... this process helped show the 'wrinkles' in the tissue paper. (Actually, this was a practice piece after watching Loll's video ... I liked the outcome so used it.) Then, the panel was die-cut with a butterfly die. A pierced square panel was used to stamp the sentiment to follow the curve of one of the butterfly wings. For additional interest, the pierced panel and butterfly were offset, three pink pearls were added to the butterfly, and three embossed score lines were added to the bottom of the card stock.
CAS Watercolour Challenge - Butterfly - also submitting to this challenge ... thank you, Bonnie. 
Enjoyed the tissue paper process ... easy and straightforward ... will use it again.
Thank you for visiting and commenting ... always appreciate your feedback.
Team Pick at Tic Tac Toe
Card Stock - Recollections
Dies - MFT
Stamp - MFT
Inks - Ranger - Distress; MFT - Hybrid; Versamark
EP - Hampton Arts
Other - pearls


  1. Oh. My. Goodness!! That butterfly is just gorgeous, Marilyn!! I'm so glad you explained this technique, and after seeing this fabulous creation, I might now have the courage to give it a try. The pearls, the curved sentiment, and those embossed lines really add interest without detracting from that butterfly. Fantastic card. Bev

  2. Marilyn
    Wowzer.. I'm not even sure that's a word but your butterfly is stunning . I love the tissue paper idea I'll have to try it and the colors are perfect. Thanks for joining us over at Tic Tac Toe challenge this week.

  3. Such a pretty design, Marilyn. Love your sweet butterfly with the pretty colours and texture. And great idea to have the sentiment follow the shape of the wing. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  4. What a beautiful butterfly, Marilyn! I love the way you've curved the sentiment along the wing and the offset layout! Very nice! It would fit for the CAS Watercolour challenge too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. OM..Gorgeous tissue paper butterfly and LOVE your CAS design with your curved sentiment. TFS Marilyn and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

  6. I'm so glad you shared this at CAS Watercolour too, Marilyn! Love this butterfly!

  7. Marilyn, this card is amazing! Of course the butterfly is fabulous, but also the offset square and the score lines make for a really beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your talent with us this week at Tic Tac Toe Challenges!

  8. Beautiful butterfly and great details like the score lines and curved sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

  9. Love the butterfly and learned something new in the process! thanks for sharing and playing along at tic Tac Toe Challenge.

  10. the watercolour tissue paper gives your butterfly beautiful texture, also love the CAS design. thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

  11. I LOVE this simple and elegant card! I can't wait to try the tissue paper technique!

  12. Oh wow! What a fabulous technique, your butterfly is gorgeous.
    Now I need to go and hunt down some tissue paper :-)

  13. I've been meaning to get over here ever since I saw this stunning card in the gallery, Marilyn! It is a real standout and a winner in my book!! Hugs, Darnell

  14. Wow absolutely brilliant, total winner.

  15. I called it, Marilyn!! Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition from CAS Mix-Up!! Hugs, Darnell