Hello and happy weekend, everyone! Ever since Ellen started her tissue paper series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), I had this idea I wanted to try with dimensional tissue paper shapes and here's what I came up with:
How much fun is this dimensional pear?!! I had a blast creating it and it was so simple . . . my head is spinning with all the die shape possibilities! Here's all you need to do:
1. Die cut as many layers of tissue paper you can TWICE with your selected die shape. Here, I used Memory Box's Classic Pear:
2. Stack the two die cut pear tissue paper stacks together and stitch down the center.
3. Next, put adhesive on one side of the stitched pear and fold that side of the tissue paper over to the other side. This will hide the stitching in your finished shape:
4. Die cut another pear shape out of coordinating paper/cardstock, to use as a base for your tissue pear and adhere the tissue pear to the die cut base using double-sided tissue tape:
5. The last step takes just a little bit of time/patience but is worth it -- Fan fold, separate & fluff the layers of tissue paper so they form a dimensional shape:
I stamped a greeting onto the die cut leaf (from Hero Arts ClearDesign All Occasion Messages, which sadly, seems to be out of stock at this time but it was the only one I could find to fit, so my apologies!). To make the greeting stand out and sparkle, I traced it with Pitch Black Copic Atyou Spica Glitter Pen.
I hope you'll find some fabulous things to do with this fun technique . . . I know I will definitely be trying it again!
EDITED: A few of you mentioned in the comments below that this card would require a box to mail or couldn't be mailed at all . . . quite the contrary! The beauty of using tissue paper is that it's thin and all you have to do is part the tissue shape in half again and lay it out flat and it won't be any more bulky than the button!