Technique Tuesday #4

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks Technique Tuesday. Each Tuesday I share a technique that can be applied to many forms of paper crafting ~ card making, scrapbooking, albums and tags.

This week’s technique: MASKING WITH WASHI TAPE.

Washi tape is becoming popular for card making and scrapbooking but it is also can be a useful tool for stamping. Today I am doing a masked frame with washi tape to create a stamped panel for a card front. Here are the supplies needed:

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I started by putting strips of washi tape on all 4 edges of a 4″ x 5 1/4″ cardstock panel ~ this will make a nice framed area for stamping. By tearing the strips a little longer, it helps to keep your panel firmly in place for stamping.

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I then did all of the stamping being sure to overlap with the edges of the washi tape ~ this gives a nice defined edge.

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Once the desired stamping is finished, slowly and carefully peel away the washi tape. To finish off the stamped panel, you could use a ruler and fine tip black pen to draw a border around it but I ended up using a scoring board to make an embossed frame around it. I then layered it on a colored cardstock mat, wrapped some baker’s twine around it, added a sentiment, attached it to the card base with dimensional adhesive and added pearls to the flower centers.

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Hints: *To minimize the risk of new tape tearing the paper when removing it, run your fingertips over it a few times to remove a bit of the “stick”.

              *Washi tape can be used multiple times ~ just put it on the backing from a sticker sheet or a piece of parchment paper for easy storage. You can continue to use the same pieces until they will no longer stick.

              *I stamped the 2 flowers on copy paper and cut them out to create masks for stamping the leaves. That way, they look like they are coming out from behind the flowers.

 

I hope you enjoyed this weeks technique. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. See you next time!

Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net

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