28 posts categorized "Washi Tape"

11/29/2020

Sun 29

Quick Backgrounds for Holiday Cards
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome!  Today I have 2 quick cards using some fast background techniques, 1) wide washi tape and 2) scoring.  For both my Christmas cards I used the brand newly released "Large Vintage Sled" the previously released "Special Merry Christmas" die. Here's a look at some of my die cutting and card making prep:

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For the slimline card, I took "Watercolor Forest Greenery" wide washi tape and adhered it to a 3.5" by 8.5" piece of white card stock. Next on the washi tape background, I sponged Distress Ink in "Cracking Campfire" to the outside edges, added white paint pen to highlight some spots and to create some snow dots. After die cutting the sled dies and sentiment from white, kraft and red card stock, I stacked them slightly offset from each other for dimension. I added my washi tape background panel to a slimline card base which was 8.5" by 3.5". I adhered the sentiment directly to the washi tape and popped the sled up on foam tape at an angle. Lastly I used "Dragonfly Fairy Sugar Glitter Glue" to simulate sparkling snow on the background and the sled.  Here's a closer look at my slimline card where you can see the white highlights, inking and glitter glue.

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For my second card I took my scoreboard and scoring tool and scored lines down a white piece of card stock measuring 4" by 5.25" every 1/2" and then added "Tea Dye" Distress Ink direct to paper to create a faux woodgrain look. I adhered that panel to a piece of plaid paper from the "Christmas Plaid" paper pack and the to the card base. Next it was time to add the sled and sentiment dies. On the sled die cuts this time, I didn't offset the kraft on the red but put it directly on top. I think I like that look better because you can see more of the red showing through the bottom of the sled. Either way, it's a gorgeous die and I had so much fun playing with it to create these cards! Here's one more look at my A2 size sled card:

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And here is one last look at both cards side by side:

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I hope I have inspired you to create some quick background for cards today. Using wide washi tape and the faux wood look with scoring and ink direct to paper, you can come up with so many quick and easy background to showcase your dies and stamps!
Thanks so much for stopping by and see you next time!

Angiesignature

 

I hope I have inspired you to create some quick background for cards today. Using wide washi tape and the faux wood look with scoring and ink direct to paper, you can come up with so many quick and easy background to show case your dies and stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by and see you next time!

 

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10/15/2020

Thu 15

Build the New Charming Snowman by Jean Okimoto

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Diecut a Pinpoint Snowflake Plate and construct the new Charming Snowman Collage, complete with paper-pieced glittery accents.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with two of our newest holiday designs.  It feels like we skipped fall and went directly from summer to winter...so let's build a snowman today.

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Cut Pinpoint Snowflake Plate and the mid-sized Stylish Rectangle from smooth white cardstock.  Cut Charming Snowman Collage from the rectangle offcut.  

Attach black and orange cardstock scraps for the head, eyes, nose and buttons.  The buttons are actually partially-cut, but I used a skewer to push the cardstock back and form squarish circles, like lumps of coal.

Cut the scarf from the green 6x6 Holiday Glitter Pad sheet. A tip - turn the glittered cardstock over and trim the scarf from the white side if the glitter and shiny blade make it hard to see what you're trimming. Cut the twiggy arms from dark kraft cardstock - including the sections that extend from the arm over to the edge of the snowman.  Place pieces of tape across backside of the collage where the scarf and arms will be inserted and press the diecuts onto the exposed adhesive.

Attach the Poppystamps Flurries Wide Washi Tape to black cardstock.  Another tip - run the tape-covered cardstock through your diecut machine with the cutting plate(s) to firmly compress the tape. Attach the tape-covered cardstock behind the snowman to fill the outlines. 

Cut Resting Birds from the red Holiday Glitter Pad sheet.

Attach the diecuts to a top-folded textured dark gray A-2 card.

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Cut smooth white cardstock with the smallest Stylish Rectangle die.  Stamp the greeting - from the Christmas Tiles Clear Stamp Set - with Tulip Red VersaFine Clair.  Add a Resting Bird.

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Here's a link to view our latest release - including some beautiful designs from Birch Press Designs too.  It's a very contemporary collection of favorite holiday icons.  Enjoy!

Thanks for visiting...see you next week!

Jeansignature-3

 

07/30/2020

Thu 30

A Special Merry Christmas with a Small Pine Tree Collage by Jean Okimoto

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Cool winter wishes continue with more great new designs from our 2020 Holiday Collection.  It's the perfect mix of classic, contemporary, glittery, shimmery and artsy elements for Christmas crafting.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a little bit of everything from our latest release. P1160530

Cut the corner berries and greenery print from the new Garland 6x6 with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangles die.  Prep the Small Pine Tree Collage die by rubbing it briskly with a piece of scrunched waxed paper - to make it easier to remove the cardstock after diecutting.  Cut the collage.  Instead of pulling the diecut away from the offcuts - gently wiggle the offcuts away from the diecut.

Attach a piece of Poppystamps' Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape to a top-folded green A-2 card - position it to fill the oval cutout.  Attach the diecut rectangle.

Prep the Special Merry Christmas die with waxed paper and cut the lighter red glitter cardstock from the new Holiday Glitter Pad.  Attach it with tiny dots of Aleene's Original Tacky Glue. 

Punch ¼" circles of the gold Holiday Glitter Pad cardstock.

Shake the new Ruby Crystal Glitter Glue to blend the contents, then squeeze a large drop onto scrap paper.  Use a skewer to add dots of Ruby Crystal to several leaf clusters.  Set the card aside to dry the glue.

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It's a week of celebrations here with our holiday release  - and the 33rd birthday of Impress Cards and Crafts.  Join the party and shop the Impress online store for a special 20% savings (excluding class kits, custom stamps and items on sale)  on July 30 and 31.  It's a great time to stock up on papercrafting supplies for your holiday and year-round projects.  Here's the sale promo code - happy33.

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend with another holiday idea!

Jeansignature-3

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07/23/2020

Thu 23

Build a Birthday Cake with Snowglobe Bases by Jean Okimoto

 

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One of my favorite classes to teach at Impress is BEYOND THE BOX.  We take ideas from my blog posts then tweak them, using Memory Box products in unexpected and unintended ways.  For example, build a 4-layer birthday cake with the popular Snowglobe Bases and Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a card that could have two reactions -  #1-OK, maybe it's a birthday cake - or #2-what was she thinking?    It all begins with Snowglobe Bases

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Attach Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape to pink cardstock and cut various sections of it with Snowglobe Bases.

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Stack the layers and tape them together.  Cut three of the Tall Birthday Candles from the pink Delicate Pastels 6x6 glitter cardstock.  Color the flame sections with a Sharpie, Zebra Mildliner or Copic Marker.  Attach the candles behind the top layer.  Trim the left edge of the two bottom layers.

Attach peachy-pink cardstock to adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet and cut Birthday Cursive Script Circle.  Leave the tiny dot over the "i" in the die until you're ready to attach it.  Attach the diecut to a side-folded white A2 card.  Add the tiny dot.

Stamp "wishes" - from the Cherry Blossom Wreath Clear Stamp and Die Set - on the same cardstock with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim it and attach it to the card with foam tape.

Cut three butterflies from the Birch Press Design Butterfly Cluster set from the pale pink Delicate Pastel glitter cardstock.  Color them with a peach marker, dry the ink, and attach them to the card.

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Enjoy experimenting and creating different looks with dies, stamps and papers from your Memory Box stash.  I think you'll be surprised and happy to discover so many ways to use Dave's great designs!

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend...

Jeansignature-3

 

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06/24/2020

Wed 24

Diecut Wide Washi Tape Stickers by Jean Okimoto

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Memory Box and Poppystamps dies create unique washi tape stickers for any project  Add them to cards, giftbags, tags, party favors or decor for color-coordinated accents with a very strong adhesive.

Hi, Jean Okimoto here with 2 easy summer cards.  I use a lot of labels, sticker sheets and laminates - I'll have a stash of of the liner sheets if I save them.

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Attach Cornelia Aqua Wide Washi Tape to a recycled liner sheet from address labels.  Cut it with the Poppystamps Thank You Stitched Tag. Cut the Poppystamps Grosgrain Bow and the tag's "thank you"  from pale peach cardstock.  Attach everything to a side-folded blue 5 x 3 ½" notecard.  

Cut the middle-sized Geodesic Oval from the washi tape too.  Cut the Geodesic Oval again from natural white cardstock - we're using the frame. Place the smallest Poppystamps Flora Bloom in the 2 ¼" Flora Blooms Solids die.  Cut natural cardstock with the double-die. Color a light-colored Delicate Pastel glitter cardstock sheet with a marker.  Let the ink dry, then punch ¼" circles.  Cut a scrap of it to fit behind the circles in the diecut flower.

Stamp the greeting from the Peony Garden Corner Clear Stamps on natural cardstock with Morning Mist VersaFine Clair.  Attach the Geodesic Oval, Flora Blooms and greeting to a top-folded A2 card of Coral Cream cardstock.  Add the glitter dots.

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Thanks for visiting!

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05/29/2020

Fri 29

Copic Peony
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends.  Do you have a favorite flower?  For me, it is the peony.  I think they are absolutely stunning.  Therefore, I was really excited to see the new Memory Box stamp sets.  I don't know if I have ever seen a peony in the orange color I used, but I decided to color my flower to match the washi tape. 

To make the card, I used both the wide and 1" version of the Cornelia Aqua washi tape. I took a piece of white cardstock and then placed a strip of the wide and a strip of the narrow onto the paper at an angle.  I then cut the piece down to layer onto a blue card.  I also cut out my "celebrate" in the same color of blue.

For my flower, I used the following Copic colors:

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My favorite paper to use with Copic markers is the XPress It Blending Cardstock.  It is a bit slicker than other cardstocks, and I find it easier than others to blend the markers.  I stamped the flower and leaves with black Memento ink and die cut out all of my pieces.  I started with the lightest color of ink and then added each of the darker colors.  Here is a close up of the coloring:

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Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Laurasignature

 

 

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05/21/2020

Thu 21

Create a Wide Washi Tape Background Border by Jean Okimoto

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Layer the Cascadia Background Strip over the Cornelia Aqua Wide Washi Tape to create a bold border for the Splendid Poppy Stems.  The washi tape has so many pretty colors  it's easy to find matching inks for the poppies.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with more designs from our Garden Party Collection.  

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Cut Splendid Poppy Stems from the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Give it a light spritz of water to help blend the inks, then sponge it with Distress Oxides. The colors used here are carved pumpkin, worn lipstick, squeezed lemonade and mowed lawn.

Cut a 3-¾" x 5-⅝" rectangle of smooth white cardstock.  Cut it with the new Cascadia Background Strip.  Attach a strip of Cornelia Aqua Wide Washi Tape to printer paper -  it's lighter than cardstock and the edges won't show under the rectangle.  Attach it behind the rectangle.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Peony Garden Corner Clear Stamps and Die Set - with VersaFine Clair Shady Lane.  

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Attach everything to a white A-6 card.  Add ¼" punched circles of yellow glitter cardstock from the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad.  Accent the flowers with Open Studio Sour Apple Glitter Glue.

I love the pretty mix of blue and orange flowers on the Cornelia Aqua Wide Washi Tape. It's fresh and different - and looks like it'll be a great match for the new speckled egg Distress Oxide inkpad.  

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend!

Jeansignature-3

 

 

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05/09/2020

Sat 09

Stylish Rectangle Trio and 11” of Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape by Jean Okimoto

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Make three friendship cards with the Stylish Rectangle Trio and just 11" of Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape.  Eleven wasn't a magic number - it's just the cardstock length.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here - hope it's the start of a creative weekend for you.

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Here's a tip - that bright blue piece stuck to the tape is a strip of a thin kitchen cutting board.  It keeps the tape from wrinkling and sticking to itself.  It's also a great edge to tear the tape.  And the flat area keeps the tape from rolling away, off the desk and onto the floor!

Attach Sunset Rose Wide Washi Tape to pink cardstock and cut the Stylish Rectangle Trio.  

Stamp the greetings - from the Wild Rose Stem Clear Stamps and Die Set - on natural white cardstock with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then cut the cardstock with dies from the Rectangle Basics set. Cut the "THANKS for always being there" strip with a larger die, then trim the excess from the bottom edge.

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Washi tapes often have a waxy surface that won't work with some adhesives.  Here's a tip ...before attaching the washi tape diecut to the card, cut and remove some of the washi tape with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.  Attach the foam tape to the card itself.  Attach the greeting strip to the foam tape.

Cut coordinating accent strips from the brown and dark green Dashing Stripes and Dots 6x6 prints.  Cut strips from the pink and dark teal Cottage and Stripes and Dots 6x6 prints.  

Attach the pieces to A-6 and A-2 cards of natural white cardstock.  Cut hexagon accents with the Honeycomb Square and green glitter cardstock from the Twinkling Jewel 6x6 Glitter Pad.

There are many ways to use the new Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape - it's great on peach or yellow cardstock too.  Try different cardstock colors and other sections of the washi tape.  The print repeats about every 14 inches - lots of tape for all of your projects!

Thanks for visiting...hope you're enjoying the cards we've created to keep you inspired during these challenging times...

Jeansignature-3
 

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04/28/2020

Tue 28

Love
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone! Today I have a mixed media type of card for you.  I used washi tape to create the flowers and the leaves for the card and a piece of patterned paper for the vase. So let's begin.

The first thing I did was to adhere a piece of the Rose Bouquet wide washi tape to white cardstock. Next I picked the flowers and the leaves I wanted to use and cut them out.

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Next I chose a piece of patterned paper that I wanted to use for the vase and die cut it from the rectangle die set.  

I used a piece of the new watercolor paper for my background and laid out my design. 

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I made a light pencil line for my table and proceded to watercolor the background.  I wanted a very fluid look for the watercolor so I watered down my paint. 

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Once I was happy with the background I used matt medium to glue down my vase, leaves and flowers.

I used copic markers to add some shading to the flowers and leaves.  Next I used a fine black marker to outline the leaves and flowers to define them. Then I used a white marker to add a higlight to the vase.  

Next I used a stencil and sponged Tumbled Glass Distress ink to add some interest to the table and the background. I used a light touch for this.  I only wanted a hint of color.

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The next thing I did was spatter the background with several colors of paint and some gold ink. I might of got a little carried away with the spatters.

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To finish the card I die cut the word Love from gold metallic cardstock and glued that to my card front.  I used foam tape to adhere this to a white cardbase.

I hope you enjoyed this card today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Donnasignature

 

 

 

 

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03/26/2020

Thu 26

Welcome Spring with the Oval Fold Frame, Picket Tall Curve Border and Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape by Jean Okimoto

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Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape adds instant springtime when you need a quick card.    Diecut Poppystamps' Oval Fold Frame and emboss it with Picket Tall Curve Border to add some quick texture.  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with an easy spring design for you.  I love it when my tools and supplies do all of the work for me!

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Cut and score pale pink cardstock twice with the Poppystamps Oval Fold Frame.  Fold the narrow tab back. Crease both frame sections on the other scored line.  

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Pressure-emboss the folded panels with the Poppystamps Picket Tall Curver Border.  Attach the embossed pieces to a pale pink cardstock rectangle cut with the 4-¼" x 5-½" Rectangle Basics die.  

Attach Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape to pale pink cardstock and diecut it using the oval from the Oval Fold Frame set.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Spring Clear Stamps Set - on a scrap of the pale pink cardstock with Summertime VersaFine Clair.  Quickly heat-emboss it with detail clear powder - VersaFine Clair is a fast-drying ink.  

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Looking for a bit of sparkle?  Diecut the bright green glitter cardstock from the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad with the Picket Tall Curve Border.  Tiny sparkly green squares!

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Need some Easter cards?  Just add some felt bunny diecuts and a new greeting instead - and you're done!  This could be a Mother's Day card too.

The pandemic forced us to cancel the March 28th SPRING THINGS class at Impress - but I'm hoping to sell class kits for the 5 Spring/Easter cards and a treat wrapper.  

Thanks for visiting - be careful, stay safe and make some  spring cards...

 

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