Hello friends. I’m so excited it’s Friday. I’m a little tired from this week; however, I can’t rest for long because we have another wedding tomorrow! YAY! They are so much fun. I can’t wait to start snapping photos of the happy couple.
It’s also an exciting day because I get to share a new challenge for Embellish. Although decorative tape has been a part of the paper crafting world for a couple of years, it is now a huge trend. There are so many ways to use it and we didn’t want to limit anyone, so whether you have washi, fabric, or masking tape, it will work! If you don’t have any tape, make some or use torn patterned paper strips. I’ve also seen cool stamps that resemble a taped border.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have lots of tapes in the color choices, but I made do with what I had, so the colors may be a bit exaggerated to say the least! Also, we are still experiencing some technical issues over on Embellish’s blog, so direct links are currently not working. However, if you visit the main blog’s page, you can still see all of the challenges and posts in full (just can’t leave a comment). We are working on resolving the issue soon!
Really fun colors, right?! Click on the image above to head on over to the blog to see the details and what the rest of the design team created!
I had this idea to create layers on a card front and make a flip photo embellishment. It’s very simple to do. Simply cut your papers (they can be various sizes for a fun look), score at the top and adhere together. I added some stitching to complete the look. To adhere it, I added a bit of washi tape to the top! This was so much fun to make.
Another cool trick I did was stamp on a photo. I LOVED the results. I used True Black ink from PTI and it left a great impression! The clear stamp has a tendency to stick to the gloss photo paper, but once you peel it back, you get a result that looks like the stamped image was printed that way!
I thought the flip photo card was a cute way to say thanks to someone for going on a trip. Last month, we went to NYC and I wanted to thank Mac for being so adventurous with me and exploring new parts of the city. What a better way to do it than remind the person with a few quick pictures, right?! I printed out 2×3 photos I took on my iPhone!
You may have noticed in the above pictures, that I also used an opaque paper layer. It’s glassine paper! I’ve been wanting glassine paper sheets and found them at Paper Presentation in NYC, so it was only fitting that I included them on this photo card. Now, if you don’t have glassine paper sheets, no big deal, right? You can just cut up a glassine bag like I’ve done on other projects!
I embellished this page with some chevron decorative tape and a butterfly die cut embellishment.
You can see the photo a bit better on this page and there is a decorative punched patterned paper border too!
Remember tearing technique? Well, I still think it’s cool, especially on lightweight papers, so I ripped up that glassine paper for some texture. I added a fun little heart embellishment too.
Last little page showing a photo of the Brooklyn Bridge and a view of Manhattan’s financial district or lower east side.
Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope you join us for this challenge. Using tape on projects is a lot of fun and it helps you think outside of your usual design process if you rarely use it (like me). The design team has created some amazing projects. Check them out!Charlene Austin Cristina Kowalczyk Mariana Grigsby Tina Fussell