At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is “We Washi You A Merry Christmas”.We have the fabulous 2 Cute Ink as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.
Here I’ve printed the adorable Gingerbread Girl by 2 Cute Ink directly onto my kraft card base and coloured her with PolyChromos Pencils blended out with low odour oils thinners using paper stumps.The white icing is a Souffle´pen.I added a couple of strips of washi tape down the side and topped it with a die cut flower with this sweet brad through the centre.The sentiment was stamped directly onto the base too.I’m so late making my card this year…this is kind of my signature style for this season.
After finding a few tutorials on how to make you own washi tape I thought I’d like to give it a go.I didn’t have the Scotch Magic Tape they suggested but thought I’d try it with some cheap clear sticky tape (99p for 2 rolls in The Works).It’s quite easy to do.Basically you stick the tape to your chosen patterned papers using a bone folder to eliminate air bubbles (I found it easier to trim it afterwards).Soak in water for approx. 10-20 seconds.Gently rub the paper off the pad of your finger whilst it’s under the water.It’s more about the soaking than the rubbing so if it doesn’t come off easily leave it in the water until it does so you don’t scratch the pattern.BUT of course the hardest part was waiting for it to dry…lol… 😀
This is a great technique as you are not limited design wise and you can match it to coordinate with any of your craft collections.Best of all you get to use your scraps!How many of those leftover strips of paper do we end up with?
This is the result :
For this one I printed out the equally loveable Gingerbread Boy by 2 Cute Ink using the same colouring methods.The washi tape turned out not too bad,eh?Was a bit worried how it would look against the kraft but I think it’s OK 🙂 Maybe the matte tape would give a more authentic look than regular tape however I don’t mind.If you give this a try yourself you MUST remember to use adhesive on the back of the tape strips 😉 This time I finished it off by adding a glittered chipboard piece with a cute gingerbread man brad from the same collection as the papers I used.A different sentiment has been stamped to mix it up a little.
Supplies :Images : Gingerbread Girl & Gingerbread Boy by 2 Cute Ink Mediums : Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils,Low Odour Oils Thinners,Sakura White Souffle´ Pen,Jet Black Archival Ink Sentiments : Holly Hobbie Christmas Stamp Set freebie from a past issue of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Woodware Clear Magic Stamps ‘Must Have’ Christmas Words Papers & Card : Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank, DP Dovecraft Christmas Fancy 12 x 12 (used to make washi tape on bottom card),American Crafts Textured Cardstock 12 x 12 Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Kars Blending Stumps,Marianne Design Fantasy Flowers,Big Shot To Embellish : Dovecraft Christmas Fancy Glitter Chipboard Shape & Brads,Helz Cuppleditch Special Delivery Pastels Washi Tape
Some challenges this is for :Created With Love Challenges : Christmas Digi Sketch Challenge : Sketch and/or Theme : Christmas(Just the Theme) Paper Playtime : Anything Goes 2 Creative Chicks : Christmas/Winter A Little Bit Crafty : Christmas Cheer A & T Emerald Faeries : Christmas Cards Galore : Christmas Connie Can Crop : We “washi” you a Merry Christmas! Country View Crafts’ Challenge : Bah, Humbug! Creatalicious Challenges : Christmas Time Dreamtime Designs : Christmas + New Technique Feeling Crafty Challenge : Christmas Ladybug Crafts : Christmas/Winter One Crazy Stamper : Winter/Holiday Seemacrafts : Christmas Sparkles Forum Christmas : Christmas Feasts & Treats Creative Inspirations Paint : Christmas One Stitch At A Time : Use a Digi Robyn`s Fetish : Christmas Cards The Corrosive Challenges : Happy Holidays
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