Hey there hopping buddies! :) Are you all having fun yet? This is the first hop I've participated in- I'm usually just checking out every one's creations. But this month I'm joining in on the fun. The challenge this month is to use tissue paper on your project. I decided to go with the faux silk technique.
I made my own background pattern using Round & Round and Dot Spot in True Black ink. I then used the technique Nichole described here. I will admit that it's not my favorite technique. Nichole can do it flawlessly. Me? Yeah, not so much. But, it does lend some nice texture to the card.
I repeated the image from my background in versamark in behind the sentiment (also from the Round & Round set), and layered it with the building image. This is another one of those times I wish I would have ordered the Mat Stack die! I hand trimmed the image, and added some rhinestones. I made a little ruffled "skirt" out of Bitty Dot paper, and added a simple black ribbon to finish it off.
See you all during the hop! :)
Supply List: (All supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White
Patterned Paper: 2008 Bitty Dot Basics
Stamps: Round & Round, Dot Spot
Ink: True Black, Versamark
Misc.: Rhinestones (My Mind's Eye), Black Ribbon, Tissue Paper