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