Use that Washi Tape! Gnome Matter What!

Hi friends! This project will have you using up that stash of washi tape in no time! As a bonus this card won’t get crushed in the mail.

Watch the video for the full tutorial:

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Directions

  1. Make an A2 card from white and cut a 3 ¼ x4 ½ from the scrap. Cut a heart window from the rectangle and use that to determine the placement on the foam layer. 
  2. From craft foam cut a 3 ¾ x 5” rectangle, then cut out the heart window so it will line up with the smaller white layer. 
  3. Stamp the gnome, mushrooms, leaf and grass to make a border at the bottom of the white rectangle. Stamp the snail at the top of the heart. Add a gnome brad if desired.
  4. Place the layers on the cardbase and mark the opening of the window. Place washi tape down to cover the window area.
  5. Use double sided tape to assemble the layers. Tip, apply the tape to the paper layer and not the foam as it will adhere better and not gum up the tape runner.
  6. Stamp sentiment on white and adhere using wet glue on the corners over the bottom of the heart window.

I love using washi tape as a background and I;ll be sharing another washi tape background trick next week so be sure to check back. Happy crafting!

Selective Glitter Technique & Double Sided Paper Tips!

Hi friends! Today I have a fun card that makes use of double-sided paper (or scraps) and gives us a chance to use glitter in a subtle, yet effective way!

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Chose the papers you want to work with and then pick a few ink pads to match. If you don’t have ink pads you can always use any water based markers you have to ink up the rubber. It is so much easier to pick your paper first than trying to find paper that matches your project after you have stamped it. Watch the video to see how this was made and learn the selective glitter technique!

Video!

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Bonus Technique! You can use the Quickie glue pen with heat transfer foil or foil leaf as well, just make sure to wait til it goes clear before pressing foil to it. You do not need to be as particular with the glitter though. Just look for really fine clear/iridescent glitter and you will be all set. This technique looks really pretty on landscape scenes too so I hope you give it a try on your next project! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!