When I set out to create a card for someone, I usually have no idea what I’m going to do. I am late to the Washi Tape craze which is not unusual for me. I usually jump on the band wagon just as things are on their way out! LOL But…I have a lot of gorgeous Washi Tape Rolls and they were just staring at me so I decided to break them out and create something.
I began by marking the center of my card stock at the top, bottom, both sides and the middle so that I’d have some type of guide for where to place the tape. As you can see, it’s not “perfect” but I promise you the recipient will not care. I started adding Washi Tape– Tim Holtz Vintage Design Tape “Paperie” – from the center and then building top and bottom until the whole piece was covered. While all my supplies are out, I usually make two of everything when I create ’cause it’s easy and it helps me to be able to let go of my creation if I have another one. 😉
I cut the second piece in half so I could use it for two more cards. Next, I adhered a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper to a piece of Multi-purpose Adhesive Sheet and used Tim Holtz’s “Happy Birthday” dies and the Big Shot to cut out the words. I used the Paper Piercing Tool to remove the backing from the Glimmer Paper and NOT the actual words. I also carefully removed the insides of the letters so that they would attach to the background to “fill in” the negative space to create the letters. I used my Paper Piercing Tool to pop out the actual letters, removed the adhesive backing and then adhered them to one of the smaller backgrounds by pressing down onto the letters to adhere them. Next, I attached the Silver Glimmer strip to a strip of Basic Black Cardstock and then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach it to the front of the Washi Tape Background. I will save the smaller piece for another card.
I wrapped a piece of Basic Black Stitched Ribbon around the front of the card, secured it behind the cardstock and attached it to a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Basic Black Cardstock that was scored at 4 1/4″ to create the card base. The inside of the card has a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock attached.
A piece of Basic Black Stitched Ribbon was tied to the ribbon and knotted. To finish the card off, I attached an Idea-ology arrow using Mini Glue Dots and an Idea-ology corner to the lower right side of the card. Voilá!
Now THAT’S impressive! Good job!
Thanks so much, Gloria! As always, I appreciate your kind words. 🙂