2 (Snowflake Serenade)

By October 13, 2007General

Here is another sample created with the Snowflake serenade set that will be debuted Sunday night (midnight EST) at Papertrey Ink.  I am SO excited to see what all of you do with this set!

Today I felt like pulling out an old technique that I haven’t done in YEARS!  Faux silk.  While scrolling through my email a few days ago, a customer remarked how she reused EVERYTHING that came in her packages from us, including the tissue paper that wraps each individual item.  What better way to recycle then to use the leftovers to make a card?!?!?

101307_tissue_snowflakesTo do this technique, you need a stamped focal point on cardstock and tissue paper.  For my focal point I combined a few of the snowflakes from our new set along with a little distress ink around the edge.

101307_crumpled_tissueNext, crumple the tissue into a tight ball (th the more crumpling, the better!)

101307_uncrumpled_tissueUncrumple the tissue, and flatten it just slightly.

101307_modge_podgeFor adhesive for this technique, I normally use a good ol’ fashioned glue stick.  But I did not have one handy, so I used Modge Podge instead.  You want to apply your adhesive directly on top of your stamped focal point.

101307_applying_tissueThen lay the tissue on top of your focal point.

101307_flattened_tissueUse the palm of your hand or a brayer to flatten the tissue.  The wonderful wrinkles that remain add so much character. 

101307_miter_corners_from_backTo finish, flip the focal point over and apply your regular paper adhesive around the edges.  Miter the corners of the tissue and gold the edges over to the back of the focal point.  Burnish to adhere tightly.

101307_faux_silk_snowflake_cardI tied some ribbon to the edge and then added it to complete my card! 

101307_magnetic_closureIt has a special closure on it that I created with a strip of cardstock and Basic Grey Magnetic Snaps.  I love these things!  They are so thin, that your card can easily be mailed!

101307_card_interiorFor the inside of the card I added "three" of the sentiments included in this set.  The reason I say three, is because of the fun separation of the images, allowing for more creative freedom, like I talked about yesterday.  I really like being able to arrange the beginning & end of this particular sentiment to suit the needs of my card shape.  In this case I was looking for a more horizontal look.

I have another post using the new cake set that will be posted in just a few minutes!


INK- Old Olive & Always artichoke Classic Ink SU!, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink Ranger

STAMPS- Papertrey Ink

CARDSTOCK- green from Bazzill, Confetti Cream * Always Artichoke from SU!

OTHER-Magnet Closure from Basic Grey, Decorative Brad from Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby)

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  • 1
    Melanie Muenchinger says:

    Gorgeous, I’ve never actually seen this technique, thanks for enlightening me! (got some white tissue paper lying around her somewhere…)

  • 2
    Julie Brooks says:

    Beautiful card, Nichole!

  • 3
    Keva (brownee) says:

    Wow! This is beautiful! I absolutely love the magnetic closures,too.

  • 4
    Leslie Elvert says:

    Oh this is beautiful! I love sentiment on the inside of the card! Cannot wait to get this set!

  • 5

    Gorgeous!! Cant wait to see the next sample, and FINALLY order on Monday:D

  • 6
    Colleen says:

    Wow! I love to learn new techniques. Your card is beautiful, as always.

    Thanks for sharing your incredible talent.


  • 7

    You’ve done it again, Nichole!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous card! I love it!!! And that technique sounds really cool! Thanks for sharing!

  • 8
    Nicole S. says:

    Only YOU could come up with that color combo with snoflakes and make it look
    fab-u-lous!! Another great card!!

  • 9
    Julie Masse says:

    So pretty Nicole and so easy – with things we all have around our house! I LOVE IT!! Show us more! 🙂

  • 10
    Andrea Hays says:

    Love it! Well done, Nichole!

  • 11
    sarah says:

    WOW! So these beautiful snowflakes also come with beautiful sentiments?! Guess I’ll be staying up until midnight again tomorrow!!:) And I knew there was a good reason for saving all that tissue!!

  • 12
    Crystal M. says:

    Beautiful card Nicole as always! I’m absolutely giddy that you have a snowflake set. I LOVE all of your sets (and eventually will have them all) but I’m SO excited to see this set being released this month. I was wondering…will you be carrying the Basic Grey magnetic snaps in your store?
    ~Crystal M.

  • 13
    Jana says:

    Living in Alaska, I love snowflakes! This set will be the perfect addition to my PTI collection! I can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store for us. I haven’t seen this technique before, thank you for sharing. You are such an amazing inspiration, Nichole!

  • 14
    Michelle says:

    Please tell me those word stamps will be available soon! I have to have them, they look absolutely gorgeous!

  • 15
    Lisa Henke says:

    can you believe I don’t have a snowflake set yet (gasp!) this may just be my first. I’m loving it!

  • 16
    Michelle Roberts says:

    This is so beautiful! What a great job and what a great stamp set! Your stamps are all so beautiful. You have got to stop! LOL Being a SU demo your company has been the first to lure me away to purchase from other companies, I just can’t help myself! 🙂 Just wish I could sell them to my customers!

  • 17
    Sara says:

    Again, I am at a loss for words, this is wonderful!

  • 18
    Staci M. says:

    This is totally beautiful! I like the “mailability” of it, too! That’s important to me most of the time.

  • 19
    herlin says:

    Hi Nichole.
    maybe i’m not good with english,because that’s not my first language, but i know what is a good art and design. i just want to say, that you’re really talented, it’s a really good card design, and thank you so much to show us,how to do the technique,it’s such a blessing.
    May God bless you with a great creativity more and more each day….

  • 20
    Charlotte Hutcheson says:

    5.1.09 Nichole, I discovered Papertrey last fall, and I fell in love with your stamps, etc. And my visa loves them too. I have been going back through the archives looking at your older posts, and they are just fabulous. You have put such a talented team together, and each of them have something different about them. Thank you for being online and giving such great inspiration. Sincerely, Charlotte Hutcheson

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