Tuesday, November 25, 2014

30-Day Gratitude Challenge: Rice Paper Technique

Good morning!  Today I'm over on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog sharing a super fun and easy technique that you'll love!!!  This is call the rice paper technique and adds some great texture to your card. 
For this technique you start by taking a piece of Whisper White cardstock and you stamp all over it (in this case I used Everything Eleanor and Lost Lagoon ink.  Next I take a piece of tissue paper (this technique is perfect this time of year since we have lots of tissue in our gift bags and packages) and I scrunch it up.  I take one of our glue sticks and add glue all over the front of the cardstock before attaching the tissue paper.  It's OK if the tissue is isn't straight, in fact it adds to the effect if it's not and you just rub the cardstock until the tissue paper is fully attached and all the air bubbles are removed.  Then all you have to do is trim off the extra tissue paper (doesn't this look cool??)  Now you can just use this like a regular piece of paper for your project.
 This is a close up of the finished paper

I decided to use my rice paper piece for the gratitude card I made for the 30-Day gratitude challenge I'm currently participating in.  The cardbase is Blackberry Bliss and I added a piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock that's embossed with the Big Shot and Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  My rice paper piece s matted with Basic Gray cardstock and then I added some Blackberry Bliss 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon.

The greeting is from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set and was cut out with the Big Shot and Ovals Collection Framelits before sponging around the edge with Basic Gray ink and attaching the greeting with dimensionals.  For a little extra I stamped one of the flowers from the Everything Eleanor stamp set in Blackberry Bliss and cut it out with my Paper Snips.  I added a few small pearls to the center of the flower for some bling and a dimensional was used to attach the flower to the cardfront.

Isn't this a fun technique?  It works great with so many different images and helps soften it.  You've got to give it a try.

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1 comment:

  1. This is such a stunning card! Thanks for showing this simple, yet elegant technique!


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