Saturday, June 2, 2012

Tessatina

So I have this current obsession with quatrefoil patterns and other similar designs. I seem to be collecting them. I have several Silhouette Store cut files already, but then I saw that Memory box has this very delicate Tessatina die that has a similar pattern. Had to get it. I just saw a Hero Arts background stamp with the same pattern, got it. (Saw Jennifer McGuire's project using it with Distress Markers and bought the stamp in 5 seconds flat!). Now I may need Distress markers... I tried the same project with Distress ink pads, and.... not so easy!
What is it about this hobby that obsesses us so much? When does it stop?
Ha! I hope never.


So I was playing around with the Tessatina die, and came up with several backgrounds using it. One of them was this one. Here's how it was done:
I picked a pretty piece of patterned paper I wanted to use and stuck a sheet of double sided adhesive over it. Then I cut four or five strips with the die and stuck those on the double sided tape too. Then I sprinkled a bunch of ultrafine glitter all over it and burnished it down.


LOVE the result! 
The stamps, ribbons and papers are from SU.

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3 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I love, love, love your work, it is always so delicate and artistic.

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  2. I absolutely LOVE what you did with the Memory Box Tessatina die!!!! Brilliant!!!

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