Sunday, April 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge: Tissue Paper


When I read that this month's challenge was tissue paper, the first idea that came to my mind was to "upholster" the couch and chair from On My Couch.  So that's what I did. 


I added various decorative accents from On My Couch, On My Couch Additions and Chair-ished.   The paper is Green Tea Leaves and Rustic White cardstock, all by Papetrey. 


The couch, chair, rug, and pillows are all made from tissue paper applied to cardstock using Modge Podge.  I also added another layer of Modge Podge over the tissue paper to give the furniture a "leather" look.  Kinda fun how that works.  The couch and chair are cut from matching dies. 


I was lucky enough to have colored tissue paper in my gift wrap stash that matched the colors in the patterned paper.  The sentiment is stamped on a Spellbinders die label.  I also have a gold gel pen that I used to accent the picture frame and lamp to add a little more detail.  The "wood floor" is stamped on Cosmo Cricket woodgrain patterned paper.  You can see the detail much better in person.  The floor stamp is from Papertrey's Chair-ished set. 


Finally, I scored a strip of cardstock and adhered to the top of the card to make it look like crown molding.  I also should have added a small strip as a baseboard, but I didn't think of it until the card was assembled. Oh well. 

Hope you enjoyed looking!!!  Thanks for stopping by and, as always, your comments are very much appreciated! 

Lauren

61 comments:

  1. That turned out so cute!! What a great idea!!

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  2. Very cool! I love the way your furniture turned out. It really does look like leather. And the wallpaper - perfect!

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  3. What a cute idea to upholster the furniture! And it does look leathery!

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  4. WOW this is so clever, I love this idea, the details like the crown molding just make it so perfect!!

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  5. This is so cool! I have got to get this set!

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  6. WOW!!! This is beautiful!!! I love, love, love this card!! That is so cool what you did with the tissue paper. I've never seen that before. I don't have those sets. You are going to cost me a lot of money. ;)

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  7. What a clever card! Great idea to use tissue paper for all those little touches. Love the scene you created too.

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  8. Cool idea! Love the leather effect!

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  9. I just love these sets and this is just too fun! Great job on the floor!

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  10. Ooooooooooh, I just love this card! Now I *need* those sets :-)

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  11. Can't even tell it's tissue - pretty cool!

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  12. Cute card and great idea to use it on the furniture!

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  13. Tissue paper upholstery...CLever!

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  14. Wow, Lauren! All those little details made for a stunning card!

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  15. Welcome to your first blog hop Lauren! Such a cute idea! Love the upholstered couches. Nice job!

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  16. WOW, ingenious, clever, fun, fabulous!!!

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  17. Super cute card Lauren!!! What a clever idea to *upholster* your couches!!! Hugs ~S~

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  18. Welcome to the bloghop! Love the leather furniture. Very clever and creative! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. Oh that is too fun! I love how it looks...can't wait to try that one someday, thanks sooo much for sharing!

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  20. Oh my, what an adorable little scene you've created here, just fabulous!!

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  21. See I never would have thought of upholstery, great idea! and welcome to your first hop, hope its the first of many.

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  22. This is absolutely brilliant! I love the idea you came up with and your card is fabulous! Beautifully done!

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  23. Very cute and creative too. I would never have thought of using it for OMC, but I might just have to CASE this idea for a good male card.

    TFS~

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  24. What a darling little scene you've created, Lauren!! I love everything about it!

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  25. Oh my what beautiful furniture you have!!

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  26. Neat! This is on my list of things to try!

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  27. This is stinking cute!!!! What a good idea to cover your couches with this technique. Way to rock the tissue paper challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  28. So clever. Love that leather look!

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  29. Great idea! I love this set so much, and really love your paper piecing and technique...it's awesome :)

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  30. What a smart idea! Your card is charming and I love how you built a cozy scene on your lovely card.

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  31. SO cool! Great idea to get the look of fabric!

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  32. Fabulous card and great use of tissue paper and Modge Podge!

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  33. What a great idea!!! I love it.

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  34. Adorable! What a fantastic idea!

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  35. SO CUTE!!! Happy 1st Blog Hop!

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  36. What a clever use of the tissue. It turned out great and is such a sweet card. Kind of feels like decorating! I just love the look and glad you joined in the Hop!

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  37. The chairs look fab and the Green Tea makes great wallpaper!

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  38. Wow, looks awesome! Great job with the tissue paper!

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  39. What a creative idea. Turned out great!

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  40. Oh my gosh.....so stinkin' cute! Love the scene you created and that's such a clever way to use tissue!

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  41. So, so cute! Very creative with the chairs and tissue. I also really like the scene you created on the card. Adorable!

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  42. You clever girl! Gorgeous card. Looks very real! Looove it.

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  43. Great little scene you set up! What a great idea to use the tissue paper as upholstery!

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  44. You mean all that stuff is made with tissue paper?? Amazing!!

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  45. What a great idea! Love all the details you added to your scene.

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  46. This is fabulous!! Love the leather furniture!! And welcome to hopping- pretty fun, right?! :)

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  47. Very clever. Great added texture. Wonderful card!

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  48. oh my, how clever! You really made it look like leather!

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  49. How original and clever - well done on a lovely card!

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  50. Oh very cool, just love the leather look you achieved on the couches!

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  51. It was my first blog hop too. I love how you used Modge Podge; great card!

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