Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Pass the Tissue Challenge at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog

Challenge Theme

We're kicking off a new challenge at The Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog today.  The challenge is  Pass the Tissues, Please! hosted by Sara Emily.  She describes the challenge this way, "Since we are still in 'cold season', I always make sure I'm stocked up on tissues in my home, in my purse and in the car. For this theme, I would like to see how you incorporate tissue paper into your vintage or shabby chic project. You can use regular tissues, tissue wrapping paper, sewing patterns or even collage paper or tissue wrap designed especially for crafting."

My Take on the Challenge

I made an all-purpose card combining Graphic 45's new collection, Love Notes, with Tim Holtz 's Botanical Collage Paper.  I love how it turned out, I think it has an oriental flair.


To meet the challenge requirement of using tissue, I adhered a layer of collage paper to a piece of cream cardstock.  Then I embossed that using the 3D Kaleidoscope embossing folder.  I love the texture created when using the 3D folders.  To make the embossed details stand out, I lightly inked over the embossing with Distress Oxide Ink in Antique Linen.

Next I added red and black strip of papers from the Love Notes collection and topped that with a strip that I cut off from the embossed cardstock above and flipped it to the backside.  I made a card 4.25 x 7.5" from black cardstock and adhered the embossed panel to the front.

A Closer Look at the Card, inside and out

Time for the fun part now!  I added a small cut-apart from the Love Notes Collection and some lucious Graphic 45 roses to complete the front of my card.

Inside, I added a cream cardstock panel, embellished with a cut-apart and a paper strip, again from the Love Notes collection. 

The Flowers

Let's take a closer look at these gorgeous roses!  I die-cut some leaves to nestle underneath the roses.  Don't you love those sweet rosebuds peeking out?  

These dark red roses are a perfect match with Love Notes and add the perfect finishing touch to any project.  You know me, I am a flower child!  😄

How to Enter the Challenge

Create a vintage or shabby chic project  and link it up to the Frilly and Funkie Challenge , Pass the Tissue Please!

The Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to be a guest designer in one of our Frillie and Funkie challenges. The other three winners will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into a draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Be sure to take a look at the creations of my talented teammates, you can see their creations here, at the Frillie and Funkie Blog.

Supplies Available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Graphic 45 Staples - Rose Bouquet Collection - Triumphant Red
Graphic 45 - Staples - Large Tag and Flowers Dies
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Collage Paper Botanical
Mosaic Gems by Courtney Chilson - Sizzix 3-D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (I used  the 3D Texture Fades Kaleidoscope embossing folder, this one is quite similar)


  1. This lovely card really does have an oriental flair, Maggi! I love the simplicity of it, and the subtle embossed panel.

  2. Maggi, this card is so elegant and truly has an oriental vibe to it. I love how you've pieced the collage wrap on your background making it look like one continuous piece beneath your pretty layers. And how creative to emboss the layer and ink the high spots to give it this gorgeous texture. This is a favorite of mine from your talented hands! Sending hugs!

    1. Awh thanks Sara, I really like this one too.

  3. Absolutely exquisite! This card does feel oriental and is so rich and elegant with the deep red roses against the pretty papers and the embossed collage paper.

  4. Beautiful card! I love all the layers.

  5. Love the red, black and cream. Lovely card.

  6. A beautiful card with gorgeous details. The tissue paper embossed and shaded adds so much depth in your background. Lovely!

  7. wow. i forget about embossing folders, but you use them so well!

    1. I forget about them too Billie, but they really do add a nice touch.

  8. Oh Maggi those G45 papers and the Botanical Collage Paper are a match made in heaven! Love how you embossed the background and gave it a vintage feel xx


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