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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #198: Warmth & Cheer Washi & Santa's Sleigh Bundle

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It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a "Product Spotlight" challenge.  

DOstamperSTARS Thursday #198 - Product Spotlight - Washi Tape

Stampin' Up! Warmth & Cheer Washi Tape & Santa's Sleigh Bundle card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC198 #dostamping

We're having fun with Designer Washi Tape today!  I choose the new Holiday Catalog Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape.  I envisioned using strips of it behind a die cut-out shape.  So I grabbed the new Santa's Sleigh Bundle and choose the tree shape for my card.

Warmth & Cheer Washi Tape with Santa's Sleigh Bundle card

  • Die Cut tree shape (from Santa's Sleigh Thinlits) from 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  
    • TIP: When positioning the die, leave room for the greeting at the bottom and small star at the top.
  • Stamp greeting (from Santa's Sleigh stamp set) with Garden Green ink.
  • Place cut-out "window" panel on folded 4" x 11" Crumb Cake cardstock (do not adhere yet).  Then place the actual die cut tree in the matching window with a little bit of adhesive in the center.  Pull away the window panel, leaving the tree in place.
  • Now trace the tree with a pencil.  
    • TIP:  tracing the die cut is better than tracing the window, as you won't see the trace lines this way. (see photo below) 

Stampin' Up! Warmth & Cheer Washi Tape & Santa's Sleigh Bundle card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC198 #dostamping

  • Then place strips of Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape on the diagonal to cover the tracing of the tree. (see photo below).  
    • TIP: I store my Washi Tape on 2" metal rings...keeps them all together. 

Stampin' Up! Warmth & Cheer Washi Tape & Santa's Sleigh Bundle card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC198 #dostamping

  • Adhere a scrap of Early Espresso cardstock to the backside of the window cut-out for the tree trunk.
  • Wrap Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (from the new Baker's Twine Trio Pack) around the panel twice and tie in a bow.
  • Adhere completed window panel to the card base with lots of Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Die cut star shape (from Santa's Sleigh Thinlits) out of Gold Glimmer Paper and adhere with Glue Dot.
  • Enjoy!

Stampin' Up! Warmth & Cheer Washi Tape & Santa's Sleigh Bundle card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC198 #dostamping

I have to admit...my first try with this card was disappointing.  I put the Washi Tape on in straight lines and I really didn't like the look of it.  So I let it rest for a bit.  Came back and thought, "hmm, what about positioning it on the diagonal?".  I'm so glad I didn't give up, as I'm really happy with the results.

I could see mass-producing several of these quick & cute cards for the upcoming holidays.  Be sure to get started early on your holiday cards so you're not caught behind this season. 

Enjoy~Dawn O  


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   Stampin' Up! Warmth & Cheer Washi Tape & Santa's Sleigh Bundle card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC198 #dostamping 


  

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