What’s this? Another post today. (You can see the previous one here.) That’s right! I know I’ve been trying to group cards together into one post if I have more than one to share today, but I thought this one deserved its own post. I missed participating in the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers hop yesterday, and didn’t want to miss out today. This post is a little unusual in that the supplies I used aren’t really available so I won’t be providing affiliate links to them. I’ll explain that as I get to them.
My starting point for this card was creating the background with some washi tape. These particular washi tapes are a supermarket buy a few years ago – I think Lidl’s Crelando brand but I’m not sure. Any washi tape could be used, of course. Here’s a link to some options. I chose two different tapes. The first being a wide tape with Christmas trees in gold against white, and the second being a narrow one entirely in the same shade of gold.
I cut a snippet of white card to be a bit smaller than my card base, then using my grid mat as a guideline I started by placing a strip of the wide washi tape directly across the centre. I then added the narrow washi directly against it to the top and bottom. I continue working up and down the panel, alternating the washi until it was fully covered. With each of my washi strips I let the ends slightly overhang the edge of the panel, and once the panel was covered I folded the edges around to the back for some extra security.
I decided I wanted to add a die cut sentiment. The only Christmas die cut word I have (unless I’m forgetting something) was a freebie from a magazine a few years ago. I don’t love it, and it’s actually in my destash drawer, but I dug it out to use again for this card. As with the washi, there are a lot of alternative options that could work for this, and here’s a link to some options. (I may have to purchase one or two of those myself when I have money to spare… There are quite a few I like!) I wanted to use gold for this, and found a snippet of card that I’d actually salvaged from Easter egg packaging.
I used Glossy Accents to adhere the die cut sentiment onto my washi striped panel, positioning it so that the inner circle of the sentiment frames one of the trees on my background. I also embellished the panel with some of the little circular pieces that were leftover negatives from the die cut.
All that was left to do was to add the panel to a card base. I’d originally been planning to add it to a white card base, but whilst it looked fine I wasn’t entirely sure about it. I tried the panel against a kraft base instead, and decided I liked that better. I then added wide double sided tape to cover the entire back of the panel, which further helps to hold the ends of the washi down, and adhered it onto the card base.
I’m happy enough with how this card turned out, though I don’t love it. As I was writing the post I realised I actually made a fairly similar card about three years ago, which has the same washi and die cut. You can see that one here. I think I prefer that previous one, which may in part be because it has at least a little more white space, which I like. Still, this was a good way to use some of the neglected pieces from my stash. (Which is what I said last time, too!)
| Charlotte E (Lady Joyful) |
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Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Hop – Christmas In July
Global Design Project – Sketch (I tipped the sketch on its side, and changed the sentiment from a strip to a circle)
Simon Says Stamp Monday – Wild With Washi