Make It Monday #18: Adding Texture with Tissue Paper

Add subtle vintage texture with a household stable this week. Follow Betsy Veldman's lead and learn how to add tissue paper to your next project. Click play on her tutorial to learn more.



Some still photos of her project:



If you are joining along this week, here are the details concerning the Make It Monday Challenge.

–A new Make It Monday Challenge & video will go up every Monday morning at 9am EST.

–Create a project utilizing your take on the challenge.  Your project must use at least one Papertrey product and use the tissue paper technique.

–Post your project on your blog, in your gallery or on any other photo-hosting site (such as photobucket or flickr).

–Add your link to our —>InLinkz List<—

–You will have until 7am, Monday, June 13th, to add your link to the list to be eligible to win.  And you can enter as many times as you like.

–We will be tweeting and posting on our Facebook page every night (between 5-9pm EST) highlighting a Featured Project.  These tweets/Facebook postings will just be a shout-out regarding projects that caught our eye.  The tweets/Facebook postings no longer have any special merit regarding the actual contest.

–One randomly selected winner will be chosen from ALL the entries on Monday, June 13th, after 7am.  The winner will be posted here on this blog post, on Twitter and Facebook.  The randomly selected winner will get to select a FREE Papertrey stamp set of their choice!

 Good luck to everyone and we look forward to seeing your projects!



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  • 1
    Teresa Zuehls says:

    Thanks Betsy for the Paper Tissue video. What a clever way to use tissue paper and what a cute card. I like all the different textures on your card.

  • 2
    Debbie says:

    This is a great technique. Hoping to finally get in on the MIM fun this week!

  • 3
    velta says:

    Great tutorial Betsy!!! Cannot wait to try it…Wish you could let me know the name of the glue you used (in the black bottle). I am still using a glue stick and would really love to change to the kind you used as it looks so easy! Thanks again for the tutorial!!

  • 4
    Pat Gasko says:

    Oh boy! Do I ever like the Tissue Paper cards. What a great way to add some texture or change the look of printed paper. Thanks for the video.

  • 5
    Roberta says:

    Very cool technique! Thanks!

  • 6
    Jean Martin says:

    What a great technique! Thanks for sharing it Betsy! I LOVE all your cards! 🙂

  • 7
    Holly Saveur says:

    Thanks for the video ..loved it and wanted to know how to do this since you made another card with this technique.
    I will def. try it and use some tissue paper from my PTI wraping and color it with glimmermist.

  • 8
    essay jobs says:

    Wow! It’s so nice)

  • 9

    Oh Betsy, I love your videos! So informative and clear, and you have a very soothing voice 🙂

  • 10
    Renee Lynch says:

    Thank you, Betsy! 🙂
    Incredibly wonderful video…
    and technique!
    Such an interesting texture…
    love it!
    And btw…
    love the bling too! 🙂

  • 11
    Gabriela says:

    I created two cards for this fun challenge, I hope that is okay. It was a lot of fun, thank you for the inspiration!!!

  • 12
    Mary Harris says:

    Wow Betsy I love this technique I have to try it out!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  • 13
    diana says:

    Great technique video! One question -where do you get your vintage tissue paper? It reminds me of the tissue paper used in old sewing patterns.

  • 14
    Eleanor says:

    Great tutorial and video! I definitely want to try this but also was wondering where I can find the vintage tissue paper. It reminds me of old patterns.

  • 15

    Thank you for a very useful technique. I have an old sewing box full of patterns. I never thought to use these as vintage or craft tissue. Really enjoyed the video.

  • 16
    Pamela Johnson says:

    Thank you for sharing such a wonderful technique!! I love the effect the tissue leaves on the patterned paper.

  • 17
    Roxanne says:

    Just loved this one! And thoroughly enjoyed seeing Betsy build a card and listen to her “process”. Fabulous!

  • 18
    samtha johnson says:

    This is a great idea. I am going to try this, since my PTI order just arrived i’ll have plenty of tissue paper to use. The make monday series has been a great new addition to your blog, i love all the new ideas and seeing other ways to use some of my stamps. thanks… oh and i LOVE my anniversary set, you guys are the best.

  • 19
    Linda in Aus says:

    I love make it Mondays, thanks for the tutorial.

  • 20
    Aime says:

    It’s my first time leaving a comment…and this was the card to make me do it. Absolutely love this idea and that card is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration, Betsy!

  • 21
    Jan Garber says:

    Made my card today and absolutely love the look of the tissue paper! I tried several types of glue before settling on good ol’ Mod Podge…I know, old school. But it seems to be thin enough to spread well over the surface and absorbs so that your tissue becomes a bit more translucent than when I used my usual generic liquid glue. I plan on using this technique often!

  • 22
    Ramona West says:

    How simply divine. I enjoy muted colors so much and this is just a great way to use up some of my bold prints that I was not so sure how to use. Thanks for sharing.

  • 23
    Judy Lenzini says:

    I am always so inspired by Michelle! I love the vintage style notebooks she made using Happy Trails. She always sends my mind racing with ideas! Thanks Michelle!

  • 24
    Donna Phelan says:

    BEAUTIFUL card, this technique is so easy yet adds sooooo much! TFS!!!

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