Tuesday, September 20, 2022

5 Ways to use Washi Tape for Creating Halloween Cards

5 Ways to use Washi Tape for Creating Halloween Cards




Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love the colors, costumes, and handing out candy to the trick and treaters. I am so excited about Stampin’ Up! bring back washi tape. Glitter Washi Tape is found on page 57 (159973) in the July-December Mini Catalog. It’s been a while since we have had this product and I wanted to show you some different ways to create cards with this beautiful glittery washi tape.

1st card – The Punch

  • Take a small piece of 3x3 thick basic white card stock.


Add the glitter washi tape to the cardstock at an angle. I use my silicone craft pad to help me out


  • Once you finish taping your cardstock, cut off all the overhangs of washi

  • Put the cover basic white into the Witch Hat Builder Punch. (159856). Punch out the witch’s hat.

  • Assemble the card:
    Stamp set: Bewitching Bundle (159857)
    Cardstock: Black & White Designs DSP (159861), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Basic Black (121045), Basic White (159276)
    Ink: Versa Mark (102283), Black Basic Embossing powder (155554)
    Accessories: Small wobbles, Pumpkin Pie Marker, Layered Circle die cuts (151770), Stampin’ cut & Emboss machines Mini – (150673) Large – (149653), Glitter Washi Tape (159973), Adhesive of your choice, Silicone Craft Pad (127853)


    Yes, my witch’s hat moves. Remember to decorate the inside of the card and your envelope!

    2nd Card – Die Cuts

  • Do all the same steps as above but put the washi tape on the basic white card stock in a straight line.

  • Use the Stampin’ emboss & cut machine to die-cut your image

Assemble the card:

  • Stamp set: Scary Cute Bundle (159852)
    Cardstock: Old Olive (100702), Basic White (159276), Basic Black (121045)
    Ink: Memento (132708), Old Olive (147090)
    Accessories: Stampin’ cut & Emboss machines Mini – (150673) Large – (149653), Glitter Washi Tape (159973), Blending Brushes (153611), Color Lifter Stampin’ Blends (144608), Dimensionals (104430), Adhesive of your choice, Silicone Craft Pad (127853)



3rd  Card – Tape on DSP paper

I wanted straight lines as a background for the DSP.  (You can also use washi in diagonal lines). Cut off the overhang.

Assemble your card:

Stamp set: Scary Cute Bundle (159852)

Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie (105117), Basic White (159276), Basic Black (121045)
Ink: Memento (132708)
Accessories: Stampin’ cut & Emboss machines Mini – (150673) Large – (149653), Glitter Washi Tape (159973), Scalloped Contours (155560), Adhesive of your choice, Silicone Craft Pad (127853), Dimensionals (104430)

4th Card – Frame

  • 31⁄2” x 41⁄4” piece of Basic White

  • Took the glitter purple washi tape and made a frame around the end of the cardstock











Assemble the card:
Stamp set: Bewitching Bundle (159857), SAB Amazing Phrasing (159930)
Cardstock: Heather Highland (146986), Basic White (159276), Basic Black (121045)
Ink: Memento (132708)
Accessories: Glitter Washi Tape (159973), Adhesive of your choice, Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Combo (154887), Basic Black Stampin’ Blends (154843), Pastel Pearls (154571), Dimensionals (104430)

5th card – Background

  • Took a piece of Black & White Designs DSP and added glitter washi tape

  • Cut off the overlap


Assemble the card:

Stamp set: Bewitching Bundle (159857), Forever Ferns (152559)
Cardstock: Black & White Designs DSP (159861), Basic Black (121045), Basic White (159276), Heather Highland (146986), Vellum (101856), Old Olive (100702)
Ink: Memento (132708), Real Red (147084), Pumpkin Pie (147086)
Accessories: Layered Circle die cuts (151770), Stampin’ cut & Emboss machines Mini – (150673) Large – (149653), Glitter Washi Tape (159973), Adhesive of your choice, Silicone Craft Pad (127853), Forever Flourishing (152714), Dots and Spots (159164), Ranunculus Dies (157976), Dimensionals (104430), Parakeet Party (159196), Mini Glue Dots (103683) 



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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Direct to Paper with Embossing Folders

Direct to Paper with Embossing Folders



This technique leaves a stunning background to any card. I love this technique because of the colored raised images you get and all you must do is add a sentiment. The method is so easy and somewhat messy, so have something to wipe your finger off so you don’t smear on anything. This will give any embossing folder a beautiful look!

Supplies you will need:

Embossing Folder

White pigment ink (you can also use SU classic ink)

Cardstock

Cut & Emboss Machine

Heating tool

Clean scratch paper

 

Let’s Get Started

 

Þ Take a piece of card stock of your choice and run it through the Cut & Emboss Machine with your favorite Embossing Folder

 

Þ Craft Ink and new scratch paper – this is the messy part. (You can also wear gloves but have something to wipe your fingers off with)


Þ Gently slide/brag your White Craft Pad over the top of the embossed card front


o Best to practice this sliding/dragging on a scrap piece of paper

o Hold the ink pad by the sides

o Keep it level and try to only ink the raised area

o Slide/drag from top to bottom (you can ink a small area or the full length of the card)

o Some ink may get on the cardstock as well as the embossed images

o Keep sliding the ink over the embossed cardstock until you are satisfied with the result


Þ Heat set your ink. Craft ink is wet, so you want to dry the ink


Þ Assemble your card 


Options:

• Add a Wink of Stella glitter pen to raised pattern areas for extra shimmer. (I added Wink of Stella on my shells).

• Apply pastel chalks to the raised pattern to add extra color and dimension.

• Add a layer of ink directly to one side of the embossing folder to create a different effect.

• Use Versa mark Ink for the second direct-to-paper (DTP) layer of ink then emboss with powder.

• Use White Craft Ink as a second direct-to-paper (DTP) layer of ink to add a bright highlight like snow.


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Saturday, July 23, 2022

SCRAPS HAPPEN!!!

SCRAPS HAPPEN

Any self-respecting paper hoarder can tell you there is one certainty in life… If you have spent any time paper crafting; you know the one undeniable truth is SCRAPS HAPPEN!

Every card – every project – every cut you make eats away at your once beautifully whole piece of paper while your stack of remnants grows bigger and bigger with each snip!

When dealing with those remnants (aka SCRAPS) the question of how small is too small to keep is a personal one…

The cards I’d like to share with you today will help use up those SCRAPS… but you don’t have to wait for scraps to make these.

Cut Designer Series Paper into strips of various widths – you want them slightly longer than the base paper you are putting them on – you can make your strips all straight cuts or triangles. You are only limited by your imagination – stick your strips to a base sheet of cardstock and you have now transformed your SCRAPS into a beautiful project!


Here are some more cards that use scraps.   Have fun!





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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Kindest Gnomes – Birthday Wishe

Kindest Gnomes – Birthday Wishes

 

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Supplies:

· Stamp Sets – Kindest Gnomes (159616); Kindest Gnomes Bundle (159626); Peaceful Moments (151595)

· Card Stock – Basic White (159276); Sahara Sand (121043)

· Stamp Pads – Balmy Blue (147105); Tuxedo Black Memento (132708);

· Misc. – Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Bone Folder (102300); Gnomes Dies (159625); Basic Borders Dies (155558); Painted Labels Dies (151605); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653); Paper Snips (103579), Paper Trimmer (152392); Blending Brushes (153611); Sparkle Adhesive Backed Gems (159967), Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309), Stampin’ Blends: Crumb Cake (154882), Pale Papaya (15519), Petal Pink (154893); Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper (DSP) (159633); Storybook Gnomes DSP (159615)

 

Measurements:

· Sahara Sand Card Stock: 4 ¼” x 11”, scrap for Mushroom House

· Rustic Harvest DSP: 4” x 4” of the Mossy Meadow swirl design

· Basic White Card Stock: 2 pieces 4” x 5 ¼”, scrap for sentiment, scrap for cloud template

· Storybook Gnomes DSP: piece containing gnome of choice

 

Instructions:

1. Fold the Sahara Sand card base in half and use a bone folder to flatten the fold. Set aside.

2. Die cut a cloud template from a scrap of card stock using the cloud-shaped die in the Basic Borders Dies. Use a blending brush and Balmy Blue ink to create clouds on one of the 4” x 5 ¼” pieces of Basic White.

3. Use the rounded edge border piece from the Basic Borders Dies to create grassy hill-like pieces from the swirly green Rustic Harvest DSP piece. Adhere these to the lower edge of the cloud piece.

4. Stamp a mushroom house on a scrap of Sahara Sand card stock and die-cut shape. Apply color with Stampin’ Blends: Dark Papaya to the mushroom top, Dark Petal Pink to the underside of the top, and Crumb Cake (dark and light) to the window trim and door. Apply Fine Tip Glue to the window panes and the doorknob and allow to dry.

5. Stamp Happy Birthday (from the Peaceful Moments stamp set) on a scrap of Basic White with Black ink. Die cut the shape using the Painted Labels sentiment die.

6. Die cut a gnome from the Storybook Gnomes DSP.

7. Adhere cloud piece to the center of the card front. Adhere the mushroom house, gnome, and sentiment using dimensionals. Add adhesive-backed gems.

8. Stamp the remaining piece of Basic White card stock as desired and adhere to the inside of the card.




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