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