Monday, September 28, 2015

You Can Do That with Washi Tape??

I was fortunate enough to attend a Crop for the Cure yesterday and it was very productive for me! I got many tasks accomplished and had fun with a great group of ladies while I was doing it. I will be sharing some of the projects this week! This card was designed for my Christmas Stamper's Dozen this Tuesday night and it uses mostly Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper. It also includes an experiment with washi tape that I will share with you today. The layout is from Freshly Made Sketches Challenge this week:

Washi Tape is pretty amazing stuff! It has cool designs, you can tear it easily, you can pull it off and reapply it without too much difficulty, but it will stay put where you stick it and it is just a great overall design element! But yesterday, I found out something else you can do with washi tape. You can actually heat emboss on it, with some provisos!

  • I've been dying to use more of the Winter Wonderland Product Suite, especially the Winter Wonderland Designer Washi Tape, and you will see it here on the sentiment panel. I covered a piece of Whisper White with it then attempted to emboss the sentiment with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. There was an interesting result. I used the Embossing Buddy liberally before stamping the sentiment and then, after stamping the sentiment with Versamark Ink, I covered the panel with Gold embossing powder. I was surprised to see all the washi tape was covered in excess gold embossing powder. When I tapped the back quite forcefully, most came off again, but it took some careful dusting off.
  • I wasn't sure how the washi tape would react to the heat of the Heat Tool, but it worked quite well. I don't know if that is recommended, so heat carefully! In my case, the sentiment was embossed without incident, and it looks great against the design of the washi tape.
  • The smaller flag underneath is the new Very Vanilla Subtle Stripes Satin Ribbon. It's a very pretty ribbon and it's a shame that so much of it is covered up with this design! I also used the new Gold Cording Trim to tie a jaunty bow around the sentiment panel. I love the shape the ends take on after tying the bow.
As I said before, this is a sample of one of the cards we will make at our Christmas Stamper's Dozen tomorrow night, so if you would like to attend this class, contact me by the end of today and let me know.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!

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Jen Timko said...

That washi tape is the perfect layering element! Love that you embossed the sentiment on it! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Amy O said...

Elegant and beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!