This super 3-D card is NOT going in any envelope - let's put it that way. I'm not sure where I was going with that pom-pom, but I'm not feeling well today and it looked cozy, so there. I'm entering this one into PTI's MIM challenge: "adding texture with tissue paper". On my white mat, I stamped an image from "turning a new leaf" in different directions in old olive ink. I then painted a thin layer of white glue onto it, and carefully-but-not-too-carefully placed a layer of white tissue paper on top (you know, the kind you use as filler in gift-bags...) It made a really cool texture!
It also really sudbued the color of the old olive ink! You'd hardly be able to tell that the embossed leaf on top was die-cut using the matching old olive paper...
The pom-pom is so easy to make! There are so many tutorials out there, but this is a quick run-down of what I did. I wrapped and wrapped yarn around my index and middle fingers (bunch more fingers together, get a bigger pom) - until the whole thing was nice and thick. Then, I tied it in the middle (so now it looks like a figure 8, with a nice belt in the middle). I cut all of the loops with scissors - and the more you trim the pom, the better it looks. Actually, I can still see spots where it needs more of a haircut... but pretty cute!
The brown layer is a chocolate chip mat stack 5, with a kraft scallop circle on top. Does the pom look a little like the center of a flower to you? A very funky flower? Good. We're on the same page.
Have a super weekend, peeps!