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3/18/11

Tackling the Washi Tape ~

Hi friends!  Alyssa here with a bit of a confession...I'm scared of Washi tape!  There, I said it.  It's like patterned ribbon to me...so hard to use.  Or so I thought!  I sat down this week with a challenge from our fearless leader to use that Washi tape staring at me from the corner of my stamping cave.  At first, I went the safe route and came up with this

I started with the blue flowered Washi tape and just added strips to a white piece of cardstock.  I left a larger section towards the center to stamp a sentiment, mounted it on some enchanted evening and stamped a sentiment from SP & Company's Rain Boots in a light blue chalk ink.  Finished it off with a couple of super sparkly clear rhinestones and called it {Clean and Simple} done!  I sat back and patted myself on the back for a bit when I noticed a piece of cork peeking out at me...

The cork, of course, made me think of my new Lawn Fawn set, Just My Type.  How fun to make a cork board card!  Laying strips of tape down on some scrap cardstock, I stamped the tack from the set in Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossed it several times (note to self - next time use black embossing powder).  I then used C7 and C9 Copics to color in the metal tacks.  I fussy cut a few out and added a bit of strong magnet to the back of each
This makes for a fun little keepsake.  The embossing makes the little tacks just a tad bit sturdier.  Another tip would be to use a thin white cardboard instead of cardstock to make them even that much sturdier.

I used the leftover magnet strip to attach these little cuties to the inside of the card.  The magnet strip has adhesive on one side already.  I used a piece of ScorTape to attach it inside.  I'll just leave a little note telling the recipient that the strip can come out and attach where ever their little heart desires and give these  tack magnets a place to live.
Ha!  I *tack*led that Washi tape!!  Go forth, friends, and tackle your crafty fears!  lol 

Want a chance to win some Washi tape?  Play along with the current iCopic Color Challenge here!  A random participant will win 5 rolls!  Have a great weekend!  :o) lyss

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