Use Washi Tape

Hello – This is the theme of the new challenge at The Alphabet Challenge – to use some washi tape.

I actually don;t have very much Washi tape at all. It isn’t something I use – at all. I must have bought some at some point, because I used the only washi tape I could find in my stash – and I have been looking for ages:

That’s the tape – right there at the bottom of the card – those two strips of tape. That’s it – my supply of washi tape……..

I decided to use it as a border – as you see – by sticking to the bottom of some patterned paper that came with a recent Tonic Craft Kit which is still sitting on my craft table.

Also sat on my table were these red snowflakes. I had cut them out of some red shiny and textured paper – also from Tonic – but hadnlt got around to using them them. I had a plan for another card, but that plan changed drastically, so these were sitting there all forlorn – I just had to put them to use.

The snowflakes are from Uniko, and I think they look stunning in this red paper, and I tried to capture the shine:

The word is also die cut from that same red paper, but for some reason the Gemini Go squishes the pattern – the Gemini Junior didn’t. The word is also layered with white card for added sturdiness.

I hope you can come and join us, as I certainly want to see your creations with washi tape – I need inspiration!

I shall also be entering the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge – atg Christmas

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challengeatg Patterned Papers

Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challengeatg Christmas

Happy Little Stampers atg with dies Challengeatg with dies

Here is a place to start – atg

Stencilled Snowflakes

Hello once again. I have a card to share as part of the Design Team inspiration for the new challenge beginning at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

Our first challenge of the year, and the theme is – as always – anything goes as long as it’s Christmas related – that also means anything other than cards – boxes, tags, bookmarks, etc – so I hope you can come and join us.

I tried to capture the shine and shimmer on this card, but it wasn’t easy:

I used a new stencil from Funky Fossils Designs as I was inspired by some of the creations on Instagram. I don’t use stencils very often, and yet have many of them just laying around in one of my craft drawers.

Having just received one of the Tonic Craft kits, and some glacier paste I ordered – I decided to have a play. This stencil had just arrived, and was laying on my craft table waiting to be used, so I went with it.

I think I;m out of practice with stencilling, and perhaps I over scrape – there is a little snowflake that looks a little, erm, blurred (!!) – but I like how this turned out – the colours and shine in particular.

The glacier paste from Tonic is truly a very shimmery and shiny paste when it dries, and so I thought the sentiment needed to shimmer and shine too. I heat embossed the sentiment on vellum, to allow the snowflakes to still shine through, and attached to the back of that piece of card before sticking it to the base card.

I hope you can come and join us, and I look forward to seeing what you create. xx

I shall be entering the following challenges:

Give a Crafter a Cookie – Photo Inspiration

Merry Little Christmas Challenge atg Christmas

Christmas cards all year roundatg Christmas