Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 40 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Magical Micas + Tissue scrunch method.

Hullo there everyone.. 
Well, some folks take ages to make up things and then show them and this is the case here!!
Ages ago now I had posted this on my desk here:
 On this post I wrote:
"On left is the scrunch up a tissue method and dampen down with water spritzer apply the medium, re-spray and put up to dry (unfortunately the picture does not do the shimmery sheen of the mica's justice). If you want to see these methods check this post out here on clever Kate's great blog. I know the crumpled tissue looks very weird at present but think it will card up ok!"
First attached the sheet of tissue to light white card, then die cut them out carefully.
I used Labels Eight from Spellbinder as this left the most of the tissue to show. I cut an outline in black to highlight it. Unfortunately the amazing glimmer from the Micas does not photograph well.

I accidentally gave away one of the two cards before I photographed it. :( The two cards had been sitting on my desk since I finished them, atop my wee drawer set. So here is the one which is finished that I still  have, but it is earmarked for someone too :D
 
 The stamped image is a SU set discontinued, trimmed to fit Fleur de Lis label eight die. Folder is one from CB Oriental set. as it is mostly snippets on this card popping over to the playground might just squeak in those gates in time.. and join up with Word Art Wednesday.

Many thanks every one of you for popping over for a peek and chat (you make my day) and may God bless your day wherever you may be! 

Shaz in Oz.x
Would like to join these over with the following:
1 Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on both card.   http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/
2 Word Art Wednesday - anything goes    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/

15 comments:

Di said...

Oh how clever Shaz - beautiful result. Another technique to try :)

Hugs, Di xx

SARN said...

Great results Shaz. xxx

Fandhmum said...

This has turned out beautifully
Rosie x

Jani Lewis said...

Beautiful card. That tissue technique is really cool. I will have to try that.

Anne said...

Stunning and so clever! What a beautiful card! TfS this technique with us! xxx

Mrs A. said...

My list of ideas to try is getting longer not shorter! A lovely card and I like the green shades. Hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

Hi Sharon, I'm a bit late gettin' round, but finally made it, and had a lovely post to enjoy today. I will be checking out this scrunched tissue & mica method. It looks intriguing. Surely did make a beautiful card. That S/B is one of the best ones they've created IMHO. It is so versatile and really allowed your mica technique to sparkle. Thx for the links...I will check these out. Have a wonderful week. TFS & Hugs

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love seeing the cards made with tissue paper and napkins! There are so many awesome designs, but of course, it's really awesome to make your own! You have showcased your design beautifully, Shaz!! Have a great week! Hugs, Darnell

Craftychris said...

That background is stunning! Really gorgeous card xx

Dee said...

Hi Shaz, long time no speak, a great selection of cards you've made. Hope you're well, wish we had a bit of your Dry warm weather here, the whole country is sinking with all the rain we're getting. Dee x

MaggieC said...

What a beautiful technique. It is such a shame that our shimmers, glitters etc just do not photograph well. And that vellum and Pan Pastel card is so soft and gently. I really must get mine out, once I have finished the clear up. Thank you for showing the inside of that drawer, lots to nose at in there. I love your Calistemon flowers. I used to have one in a pot on the patio, grown from seed, but it finally succumbed to the weather a couple of years ago. Hope you have a good week. xx Maggie #3

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Wow - love this technique Shaz - looks gorgeous.

Jocelyn x

Cornelia W said...

This is one COOL background!

Mehrll said...

Can I ask a dumb question? I s mica the same as glitter? Beautiful card. Will have to try this method.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Mehrll,
No they are not like glitter.. but rather like cosmic shimmer, glimmermist sprays, and also Perfect Pearls. Hope that helps... Shaz.x

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