Saturday, January 27, 2018

Perfect Pair

Hi everyone!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today.

Those of you who follow this blog already know that, in addition to eyelets and brads, Eyelet Outlet has a large selection of washi tapes ranging from patterned, glittered, foil and holiday/seasonal.

For me, the hardest part about using Washi is deciding which of the many there are I should work with first.

Today I'm working with the Glitter Black Washi Tape and I used it in various ways.  I'll show you my card first and then talk a bit about what I did and how.

The card's focal image is the Penny Black Perfect Pair stamp set.  It's a jumble of birds flying...but in the midst of all that confusion, two birds manage to find each other.  The image was stamped with Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink and then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  I got a tip from the Internet that it's much better to stamp in black and emboss with clear embossing than stamping with VersaMark and using black embossing powder as it tends to be messy.

The stamp set comes with the greeting as well.  I used only a portion of the stamp for the front with the balance inside the card.

But let's talk about the star of the show, the Glitter Washi.  I stamped the two birds with StazOn on the washi using the MISTI to get accurate placement (I attached the washi to scrap card stock first to give it stability and make it easier to cut).  Then I fussy cut them and attached them to the front with glue dots.

I used the Word Window punch on the greeting.  For the mat behind it, I lined up two pieces of Glitter Washi on scrap card stock and punched it with the Modern Label punch.

Next, I cut a mat 1/4" larger than the image and placed Washi around all four sides, mitering the edges.

On another panel of 4" x 5 1/4", I stamped My Favorite Things Lots of Dots Background Stamp using the same method as the birds.  I picked this background as there are dots in the focal image and thought it would coordinate nicely.

Another frame of Washi on the base of the card to frame this piece.  Before adding it to the back, I wrapped one final piece of Washi across the bottom.

Inside, I used the second part of the greeting with the two birds stamped. I could have run another strip of Washi tape across this panel, too.  That would have looked time!

I can't wait to work with Washi tape again...and to share my projects with you.

Who provided the inspiration for these cards?  Katy did!

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