Saturday, 14 February 2015

Hot Flush

Just when I thought I'd finished my Valentine's cards, I decided to enter an unusual challenge at Shopping our Stash  - use toilet paper !

I did have to try several ideas before I got one to work.  I wet the toilet paper, stamped into it with an uninked swirl stamp and left it to dry on the radiator. When it was dry I die cut it with a Sizzix original die and then coloured the smaller heart with Distress Ink. I coloured some white paper with Distress Spray, inked a Tom Holtz embossing folder and embossed the card with it.  So, a grungy Valentine featuring toilet roll!

As well as Shopping Our Stash, I'd like to enter:
Artful Times  romance
That's Crafty  be my valentine
Crazy 4 Challenges  valentine

13 comments:

Donna said...

Ohhhhhhh most excellent use of the TP! I absoloutely love it!!!
Thanks so much for sharing and for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew for our "TP or not TP" challenge this week!!

chrissies said...

Beautiful Marina

Love Chrissie

Chris D. said...

Ooh! Your card is stunning! Love the soft colors and what a great way to incorporate toilet paper onto a card! Thanks for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

Pia S said...

Would never have guessed you've used toilet paper on this card! Great colors and embossed background.

lauren bergold said...

i love the way you used an ininked stamp to create texture on the wet paper, what a great trick! very cool valentine card! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)

Leslie Hanna said...

How fun is this!?!?!? What a great idea to impress a stamp into wet TP! Thanks for taking the time to do just one more card and for playing along at Shopping Our Stash!

Leslie Hanna said...

PS: I read your title as Hot Flash. ;/

Craftychris said...

Brilliant! How cool to use toilet paper - and cheap too! Love the background and the pearls add a lovely hint of bling! xxx

Julia said...

Great card and a very interesting toilet paper heart. Lovely work.
Julia

WendyK said...

Well, that's a different way to use toilet paper, and very effective. Great card. Thank you for joining us on Artful Times.

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome use of TP, fabulous card love the pearls thanks for playing along with SOS for the TP or not TP

strangelycreative said...

Superb!!!! What a fab card - I really love this! xxx

Neet said...

I love the colours you have used - the background is fabulous and the pink of the heart is too. Great effect with loo roll!
Thanks for joining in with us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx