Friday, April 1, 2011

collage tissue garland and a new gypsy baby!!!

We are very excited to announce the arrival of our newest gypsy baby!
Lillian Belle
the sweet new addition to our caravan.
Congrats proud gypsy mama Amber!

We created a collage tissue paper garland to celebrate.
So cute, so simple, so 7gypsies!

Here's how we did it!

materials used:
7gypsies collage tissues: birdsong and life
any 7gypsies chipboard alphabet & number set
scrap piece of chipboard

cover chipboard letters/numbers with glue and sprinkle on glitter~ repeat as needed
cut a 1"x 20" strip of life collage tissue for each letter you are using
cut a 3"x3" square of birdsong collage tissue for each letter
cut a 2 1/4" inch circle out of the chipboard for each letter

crinkle up each of the life tissue strips 

cover the chipboard circles with a thin, even coat of mod podge

carefully lay birdsong collage tissue square on top of mod podged circle
and gently smooth out wrinkles.
sand around edge of circle to remove excess tissue or wrap around back and mod podge in place.

apply a generous layer of mod podge around back edge of tissue covered circle

begin pleating one of the collage tissue strips around the edge of the circle 

backside view of pleating collage tissue around the edge of circle

additional view

additional view of backside

adhere glittered alphabet letter to front of circle.
repeat all steps for each letter.

Once you have each tissue circles completed~ connect them with 7gypsies crystal dangles and finish off ends with seam binding ribbon!


Susan said...

love this idea!! I can't wait to get my hands on this collage tissue.

Queenie said...

Congratulations Amber!!!!

Loving the tissue banner and woohoo thank you for the tutorial.

FarfallaDK said...

Wow, thanks for sharing.
It is so pretty!

Michelle*G said...

The banner is just lovely! And what a beautiful name! Congratulations Amber!

Nate Feller said...

Yay! Love this tutorial. It's the best! And we are so happy about our new sweet Lilly's arrival! Thanks Gypsies!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

That is so cute !!
Thank you for the awesome
tutorial !!

The tissue paper is awesome !!


calamity jane said...

Such a sweet banner! Congrats on the new baby, Amber! I adore her name..I have a Lilyana of my own!

Rhonda V. said...

Congratulations Amber! That's fabby and I adore the banner too!