32 posts categorized "Washi Tape"

02/21/2021

Sun 21

Butterflies and Brighter Days by Jean Okimoto

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Have you entered our February Pretty Purples Challenge?  

Here's a Spring Collection card with a mix of purples ranging from soft lavenders to bright violets, and everything in between.  Hi, happy weekend - Jean Okimoto here with a new collage die and two butterfly sets that just couldn't wait for warmer weather.

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Cut an 8-⅝" x 7-¼" piece of white cardstock.  Prep the new Slim Diagonal Collage by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the little pieces.  Cut the cardstock with the Slim gDiagonal Collage.  Score and fold the cardstock at 3-⅝" for a slimline card.

Cut an 8-½" x 3-¼ piece of white cardstock.  Center it (temporarily) under the collage cutout and lightly pencil-mark the corners of the collage.  Attach Cornelia Violet 1" Washi Tape to cover slightly beyond the pencil marks.  Attach the rectangle behind the cardfront.

Cut the detailed Sylvan Buttterfly and Glade Butterfly from the Frosted Glitter Pad violet sheet.  Cut the solid Sylvan and Glade butterflies from scraps of ink-blended cardstock.  

Stamp the greeting - from the new Joyful Moments Clear Stamp Set - on the pale lavender dotted Springtime Bouquet Stripes and Dots 6x6 sheet with Imagine Crafts Neon Purple.  Heat-set the ink.

Punch ¼" dots of the purple Frosted Glitter Pad sheet.  Attach the greeting, then add the butterflies using foamtape.  

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The Slim Diagonal Collage looks great over anything - tiny prints, solid colors, watercolors or abstract backgrounds.  It multi-tasks for embossing and stenciling too.

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday...

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02/06/2021

Sat 06

Deep-Emboss the Floral Bouquet Heart by Jean Okimoto

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Dies are great for embossing but they sometimes need a little extra help.  Add extra dimension to your embossed designs with some behind-the-scenes washi tape and a diecut .  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a few techniques, delayed by many hours of internet connection challenges.

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Two special steps in the embossing process create smooth details and minimize splitting and cracking of the cardstock.  First - attach wide washi tape behind the bright pink 80# (or heavier) cardstock to stabilize it and keep it from tearing.  It's on the backside and won't be seen.  Cut it with the largest Double Stitch Happy Heart Cut Out.

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Next, cut a scrap of cardboard with the Floral Bouquet Heart - use a metal shim for a smooth, complete cut.  Place the die over the pink heart as usual.  Place the cardboard diecut behind the pink heart so it functions like the bottom layer of an embossing folder. Tape the stack to the embossing mat so it won't shift.  Pressure-emboss it using the rubber embossing mat and plates required for your machine.  

Cut Sprinkle Heart Collage from pink cardstock and trim the edges.  Place a strip of the white sheet from the Frosted Glitter Pad behind the cutouts.

Cut BIG Hugs Posh Script from light gray and bright pink cardstock and assemble the double-layered greeting.Attach everything to a light gray slimline card (8-½" x 3-⅝").  Add  ¼" dots punched from the silver sheet in the Holiday Glitter Pad.

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Embossing adds interest to any project - let your Memory Box dies create focal points and backgrounds to complement your design without overwhelming it.  

Thanks for visiting - have a great weekend!

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01/17/2021

Sun 17

Add Color to a Washi Tape Background by Jean Okimoto

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A Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape heart - layered over the new Woodgrain Heart - creates a quick Valentine  or friendship card.  Add a layered BIG Hugs Posh Script greeting and strips of gold glittered cardstock to balance the bold hearts - and that's it!

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Hi there, Jean Okimoto here with an easy way to add interest and a watercolor-y look to the beautiful floral wide washi tape.  The tape is 4-½" wide - perfect for layering over the 4-½" wide Open Studio Watercolor Paper.

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Sponge or brush overlapping layers of picked raspberry, squeezed lemonade and carved pumpkin Distress Oxides onto the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.  Move the colors around with a large damp round paintbrush, the heat-set the inks.  It looks scary-bright here but it'll be softened and muted when the tape is applied!

Attach Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape to the watercolor paper.  Place it between 2 layers of printer paper and run it through a diecut machine between the plates used for cutting.  The machine's pressure smooths small wrinkles and reduces some of the frostiness.

Cut the taped/colored paper with the second-largest Double Stitch Loving Heart Cut Out die.  Cut pale peach cardstock with Woodgrain Heart.

Cut the solid Big Hugs Posh Script from slightly darker peach cardstock.  Cut the delicate BIG Hugs from a gold sheet in the Polished Foil Pad - leave the diecut in the die.  Attach strips of Diecut 'n Bond doublestick tape to the diecut and run it through the machine again to cut the adhesive.  Remove the officuts and bits of tape liner.  Press the diecut (still in the die) firmly onto the peach background diecut and carefully remove the die.

Cut 2 narrow strips of the gold glitter sheet in the Holiday Glitter Pad and trim the ends.

Attach everything to a cream A-6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foamtape for the greeting.

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Pick your favorite colors and create multicolored backgrounds for Sunset Blush Wide Washi Tape.  I cut 4 additional smaller hearts from the washi tape-covered watercolor paper and I'm saving them for another project to share with you.

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Thursday...

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12/17/2020

Thu 17

Scatter Snowspeckles on a Watercolored Background by Jean Okimoto

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'Twas the week before Christmas...time to make some simple cards for holiday thank you notes.   Hi, Jean Okimoto combining Memory Box Wide Washi Tape and Open Studio Watercolor Paper on quick cards.

Paint the smoother side of the watercolor paper with watery, overlapping layers of green, blue and yellow dye ink refills or Distress Oxides.  Let the colors blend and air-dry for a few minutes, then heat-set it.  

Attach Watercolor Forest Greenery Wide Washi Tape to the painted watercolor paper.  For a softer, frosty look, add a layer of Poppystamps Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape.  Cut it with the 2" x 3-¼" Rectangle Basics die.  

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Cut ¾" x 4" and ¾" x 4-½" accent strips of green cardstock for the vertical cards. P1001836

 Cut ¾" x 3-¾" and ¾" x3-¼" strips for the horizontal card.

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Punch ¼" circles of the gold and bright green Holiday 6x6 glittered cardstock.  Attach the diecuts to a white A-2 cards. 

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend!

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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...

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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!

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