Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Washi Shell

Good morning, Friends! I am so glad to be back with a card this morning! I apologize for the lack of posts but it has been crazy busy around here and I just have been inspired lately. So I took a break and I will probably take a few more breaks here and there as there are a few events that will be taking place around here that may take my attention away from stamping. The major one being a move. We are certain how soon that will happen but we are preparing now to hopefully be ready when it does happen. And then there are the various sports that my son participates in. That will be coming to an end in a few weeks. Not to mention all the other spring time stuff going on. Yesterday was the big final track meet! I sat in the sun for 6 hours!! I was so thankful for clouds that covered the sun but still managed to get quite a burn. Nick took 6th in high jump (he jumped his personal best), 3rd in long jump (which ended up being not his best), 1st in triple jump and 1st in 4 x 100 relay!! Not too bad for his first season of track! It was really fun to watch!! So now we are just back to soccer. Thanks to all of you who were worried about me :) 

Today's card was an experiment. I have been really wanting to try out this new product from Stampin' Up! This product will be in the new catalog. It is Washi Tape. Washi Tape has been out for a while but it will now be available from Stampin' Up!, too! And it is really fun to use!! I am just having a hard time figuring out how to use it on cards. And which stamps it will look good with. So I went searching and this is what I came up with. You will also see me using it on the next few cards. I stamped the coral stamp from By the Tide in Crumb Cake onto a piece of Crumb Cake card stock. Then I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake. I cut an oval from a piece of Vellum using the Ovals Collection framelits dies and stamped the sentiment from Perfectly Penned in Basic Grey. I sponged the edges with Crumb Cake. I adhered it to the card using the Epic Day Washi Tape! There is a small piece at the top and three strips along the bottom. I tied some linen thread around this and added two silver brads. This panel is popped up onto a card base of Crumb Cake. Then I stamped the shell onto Crumb Cake using Calypso Coral ink. I cut this out and sponged a bit with Crumb Cake before popping it up onto the card. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- By the Tide, Perfectly Penned; Paper- Crumb Cake, vellum; Ink- Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Basic Grey; Accessories- Epic Day Washi Tape, linen thread, Ovals Collection framelits dies, silver brads, sponge, dimensionals

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