Hello Friends! It’s Suzanne, Rebecca’s mama, happy to be back with you on the Patterned Paper Plate. I’m returning to my roots for this week’s card making idea. I periodically use pretty paper napkins in place of decorative paper for card making and got to wondering if tissue paper could be used in the same way. When I saw this super cute tissue rainbow paper, I decided to give it a try.
Step 1: Cut a strip of the tissue paper and gather four 4 X 6 inch index cards.
Step 2: Use a large glue stick to completely cover the index card and glue it to the back of the tissue paper.
Step 3: Use a brayer, rolling pin or expired gift card to ensure that the index card is well adhered to the tissue paper. Trim the tissue paper that extends beyond the edge of the index card.
Step 4 is optional, but adds a nice touch. Run the index card with the tissue paper adhered through an embossing machine to add texture. Once the index card is embossed, trim it down to 3.75 X 5 inches.
You now have great piececs to use as card fronts. The tissue paper gives a soft, almost cloth-like feel when embossed.
For the cards I made with these pieces, I picked orange for the card bases and pink for the mat layer, to pick up on those colors in the paper. I cut the orange sheets in half to 8.25 X 5.5 inches and folded the resulting pieces in half to make standard A-2 sized card bases (4.25 X 5.5 inches). I then cut the pink sheet into four 4 X 5.25 inch pieces to layer the tissue paper fronts on. I also cut a white sheet into four 4 X 5.25 inch pieces to layer inside the card. I also gathered the strips left from trimming the tissue paper pieces and the mat layer to decorate the inside of the cards.
Before beginning to adhere all the layers together, I punched out a shape from the pink mat layer to use with the sentiment piece. This is a great paper-saving technique and ensures that all layers match.
I adhered the tissue paper pieces to their pink mats and decorated the inside liner pieces with the leftover strips.
Next came the stamping – a sentiment for the front of the card, an inside sentiment and my “Made By” stamp on the back of the card.
Since there were some small images in the stamped sentiments, I added a little color using markers.
It was finally time to put everything together, including a little orange rick-rack ribbon to add some dimension. I adhered the liner to the inside of the card, the layered card front on the outside and the outside sentiment to the layer piece I punched earlier. I popped the sentiment up on some dimensional foam so it fit nicely over the top of the rick-rack.
The result is a set of four thank you cards ready to go.
Thanks for coming along on this card making journey! I hope it got your wheels turning!
Note from Rebecca: Thank you to my mother for sharing her clever card idea!
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