Yes, today we will be talking about incorporating tissue paper into your layout, or in this case into Project Life as a journaling card. In February, I attended a small group meeting for an organization I’m involved in and it was at a local funeral home. Yes, I know it may sound a little morbid, but the meeting was very informative. The director of the funeral home, told us about the services they offer there, the order in which we should plan arrangements for a friend or loved one, how to set things up for future use, and so on and so forth. At the end of the meeting we were given a gift to take home, which included a really nice coffee mug with the funeral home’s logo, along with some mints which were wrapped in tissue paper with the logo as well, and finished off with a black ribbon. Once home, I thought to myself, “Well, I don’t really think I can recycle this tissue paper for a gift for someone.” LOL So I just figured I would use it to create a journaling card for project life and add my journaling about my experience at the funeral home onto the card.
Easy enough right? Well, it really was! Check out the process for this technique below:
Cardstock (here, I used White Cardstock)
Ink Pad (optional)
Cut Cardstock down to size (journaling card 3×4)
Carefully cut your tissue paper down to desired size (here, again I cut my paper down to 3×4)
Liberally apply your adhesive to your cardstock
Carefully apply the tissue paper on top of the cardstock
Smooth out any and all wrinkles
Ink the edges of your card
Now you are ready to add your journaling to the card and place it into your Project Life protective sleeve or add it to a layout.
I hope you enjoyed this technique and have fun trying it out for yourself.