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January 31, 2012

Tissue Background Thank You

This weekend, my lovely neighbors, Sandra and Tom, took me out for a retirement celebration dinner.  Sandra also gave me a small gift, which used lovely pink, and cream and black patterned, tissue as wrapping.  Well, you know me, I can never throw away pretty tissue paper!  I decided to use the tissue, and reprise the cream, black and pink color scheme, to make a thank you card.

First, I used Modge Podge to apply the crumpled tissue to card stock.  I also applied a coat of Modge Podge on top of the tissue, for sheen and durability.  After it dried, I trimmed it and matted it onto black.  This was then adhered to a pink card base.  I stamped a thank you greeting and punched and layered it.

I embellished with ivory lace, sheer black ribbon, and a sheer pink bow.  I think it turned out great.  Wonder if she'll recognize the background?  ;-)

Stamps:  Whimsical Words by Stampin' Up!
Inks:  SU! Basic Black
Paper:  SU! Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  SU! Oval punch, Oval Scallop, 1/8 inch circle punch, SU! ribbons, lace unknown (from my stash)


  1. You always do a wonderful job with the vintage/toile look, and this is no exception. The lace trim and the bow are the perfect finishing touches.

  2. Absolutely beautiful! And thanks for linking my blog to yours - only just noticed!