Monday, August 12, 2013

3D Tape It Card

I am loving the new Tape It stamp set.  It would have to be in my top 5 favourite stamp sets in the new catalogue.  Washi tape it so 'in' at the moment and I just love that this stamp set enables me to Washi tape everything and I will never run out! I have been using it tonnes on projects, and wanted to share with you my most recent project that I cased from Jenny Peterson, so you can try making it at home yourself.  

With this card, the only cardstock I have used is Crumb Cake (#121685).  The 3 washi tape design stamps have been chosen are the 3 longest stamps in the set.  As you can see above, they will need to be long enough to sit under the opening. 

I stamped my images using Daffodil Delight (#126944), Gumball Green (#126861) and Tempting Turquoise (#126952) onto a few scraps of cardstock I had.  I also used Crumb Cake (#126975) as the background for my greeting which I stamped in Tempting Turquoise.

The greeting I used is from one of the greeting stamp sets called Four You.

Next I cut out the stamped images, and adhered the coloured pieces to another scrap of Crumb Cake - putting aside the greeting piece for later.  I trimmed the excess overhand of my pieces, down to the same length as the green pieces.  Then put it aside with your greeting. 
Next I cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock to 10 x 14.3cm.  Using a ruler I found the centre of the cardstock and drew myself some short lines in the centre to help me line up my framelit.  The framelit I used is from the Labels Collection. I used framelit #2.

Using my Magnetic Platform (#130658) for the Big Shot, I was able to line up my framelit perfectly, making sure the centre of the cardstock was in the centre of the framelit.  Once I cut this out, I put it aside.

Next you need to make your framelit border to go over the centre cut out. To do this, I grabbed another Crumb Cake cardstock scrap from my stash, and using my Magnetic Platform again, I put down framelit #2, and then framelit #3 around it, making sure it was perfectly aligned. 

All you need is the border you have created, so you can put away, or throw out the other two pieces.  I used a little bit of Crumb Cake ink to sponge around the edges and also I smudged a little ink over the border so it was slightly darker. 

Using my 2-Way Glue Pen (#100425) I stuck down the border around the larger cutout I prepare earlier. Using my sponge & Crumb Cake ink I sponged around the outside of the rectangle.

See those splotches in the corner?  I used the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set (#130517) for that using Crumb Cake ink.  

The last set because assembling everything together, is to wrap some Linen Thread (#104199) around the left edge of the card and the opening in the centre.  I looped it around around 5-7 times.  Just keep going until you are happy with the thickness and look.  Knot it at the back and pop a little piece of stick tape over it to keep it in place.

Now comes the easy part.  Putting it all together! 

Place a few Dimensionals (#104430) around the cutout on the back of your decorated piece of cardstock.

This is where you can stick down your piece of cardstock that has all the Washi Tape cutouts adhered to it! Once you've stuck that down, pop a few more dimensionals around the outside of the top piece, and put a little adhesive on the backing of the washi tape piece. Cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 14.8 x 10.5cm (half an A4 sheet) and fold it in half using your Bone Folder (#102300).  You can now adhere the front piece to the card!

Now you need to put on your greeting piece.  You will need to do double decker dimensionals on the back so that it sits up high enough! 

One more step and you are done.

Pick a button, I chose the largest green button from the Regals (#130029) which is Garden Green, but I thought it looked fine along side the Gumball Green ink on the card. Using a piece of Linen Thread, tie a bow through the button.  I find the best way to stick down buttons is to use Glue Dots (#103683).

Such a beautiful card that is suitable for any sort of greeting to suit your needs!