Hello Friends! Today I wanted to bring you something that may be a bit different, and for some of you, you may be thinking, this is not new and how are you so late to the party! Ok, so what exactly am I talking about? I have recently become a fan of Pinkfresh Studios’ line, and, in particular, they have washi tape that has a super strong hold, and it coordinates with a matching die. So you put your washi tape on your cardstock and then use the coordinating die and run it through your die-cutting machine! All your card elements are then cut out, already colored, and ready to just adhere to your projects. How awesome is that! And they have matching stamps and stencils that even match, so you can do your own colors. But for today’s project, I am using the washi tape.
Oh, and one thing to keep in mind when using washi on cardstock, the color of the cardstock that you use can either brighten or subdue the washi colors a little bit. And full credit, I learned about this while attending a virtual online retreat called Happiness is Homemade which was put on by a company called Firefly Farms. I was able to take a virtual class on this using Pinkfresh Studios products and learned from the excellent and very talented Lea Lawson. So, you are getting my spin on this project, so let’s get to the project.
I am using Joyful Bouquet Washi Tape and coordinating die, along with the sentiment stamp set from the coordinating stamp set. I am using Classic Crest Natural White to create my A2 card base and my smallest card layer. Additionally, I am using Adobo Textured Cardstock and Yellow Jacket Textured Cardstock for my layers. My A2 card layer is created by cutting my Classic Crest Natural White to 8 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches and then scoring at 4 1/4 inches. I am then cutting my Adobo Textured Cardstock to 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches, and my Yellow Jacket Textured Cardstock to 3 3/4 inches by 5 inches, and finally Classic Crest Natural White to 3 1/2 inches by 4 3/4 inches. I am then adhering all my layers with ScorTape.
Next, I took a piece of my washi and adhered to the Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock sheet. I wanted to make sure my colors stayed as accurate and bright as possible. I am then using the coordinating die and running it through my die cut machine. I chose a sentiment from the matching stamp set and used my MISTI and Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp my sentiment and then just trimmed around the sentiment. Then using ScorTape, I adhered my flowers and the cute bow that I had in my stash from Anna Griffin several years ago. And finally, I used Double Sided Foam Adhesive Circles to pop up my sentiment. And there you have it!
I hope you have enjoyed this project, and as always, I can’t wait to see what you create!