A Tissue Paper Background by Jaine

Hello there and happy Wednesday or happy hump day as it's fondly known!

Today I've created a card with a quick and easy background, using one of my favourite collage techniques.  Last time I showed you how to cover eggs with tissue paper, this time again I've used tissue paper, but to create a pastel coloured background.

I keep lots of tissue paper for collage as I love the translucency of it as well as being able to use it as a stamping medium on uneven surfaces.

I took a couple of pieces of pink and mint green and cut them into small pieces, gluing them to a piece of white card with some gel medium. The great thing about tissue is when it's overlapping like this it creates a beautiful effect.

I made sure this layer was totally dry before moving on to stamping and embossing a random pattern of flowers and leaf shapes using this stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh called Autumn Blooms. I used Opaque Pastel Pink and Mint Macaroon powders.

I cut my card to size and mounted it on three different card bases before putting it on the card itself. I embossed the beautiful butterfly from Pink and Main, which I simply can't get enough of, in Primary Bluetiful and stamped the words from the Just Saying set, simply in black ink.

I finished off by adding a few Nuvo Drops here and there for extra interest.



  1. Such a pretty card Jaine and love the soft colours on the tissue paper stamped and embossed background, and the matting and layering and the beautiful butterfly finish it perfectly. x

  2. This card is beautiful!! I had not thought of using tissue paper on cards but now I must try it lol. Thank you for sharing this and for the inspiration!


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