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:

  1. 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!!

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  2. 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!

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

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  4. 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! :)

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  5. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  12. 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

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