Monday, September 17, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: Tape It Up

Good morning!! I'm here with my first post as the newest member on the Simon Says Stamp and Show  Design Team ...Oh HAPPY DAY:) :) :) Today I am sharing a card for the challenge of Tape It Up. I choose to make my own washi tape using some of my favorite background stamps. I will give you a little photo tutorial on the process, and you can find all the product I used at the end of the post :) Here is the card:

I have made my own washi tape before, but this time I added a little twist and embossed the ink images....I think you can see the embossing in this photo, but of course it is much prettier IRL :)

I took a sheet of Scor-tape and cut it into strips, Simon Says Stamp does sell it in different widths on the roll as well. I grabbed any tissue paper I had lying around in the house.
I start at one end and slowly pulled the brown backing off the tape as I smooth it down on the tissue paper.
Here you see I have trimmed down the tissue paper/tape somewhat before stamping it. I did pass my embossing buddy over the tissue tape so I would get an good clean embossed image. Next I applied Versamark ink onto my stamp, then you can apply any ink of your choosing over top of that and just in the area you need for the paper tape. Then I lay my paper tape to my background stamp and smooth it over with my fingers. Next lift it straight up, and sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat. I find I get a perfectly stamped image this way almost every time. I use this method of stamping for all my large background stamps.

 Here are two stamped images...the one on the left is embossed and the right one is not. The embossing changes the colour of the ink slightly...I think a little darker. All you need to do now is trim it to whatever size you want...at least to the tape edge, peel the back off and stick down. Easy peasy :) If you have any questions, please drop me an email.




Every week Simon Say Stamp generously gives away a $50 dollar voucher to one randomly selected entry :) I can't wait to see what you create! Please come and play with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, TRace 





19 comments:

Julia S-W said...

What a brilliant idea!! I've used all kinds of 'homemade' washi style tape and I've never been very happy with them. This, however, looks far more successful and I will certainly be having a go with this method.
Thank you so much for sharing your method.
Juliax

Anna-Karin said...

Very welcome to the team Trace! Such a fabulous project! Love your embossed homemade tape and the card is stunning. I've never tried making my own tape, thank you for the inspiration.

Cathy A said...

Congrats on being in the Simon Says Stamp team, love your handmade Washi tape too!

Candy C said...

Welcome to the DT Trace! Your embossed card is so lovely. I love how you've used the tape to make such a stunning cover to your card. <3 Candy

Kate said...

Lovely card! Congrats on joining the DT! Looking forward to seeing some amazing creations! Happy Monday.
Kate

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Trace, welcome to the team and what a great start. Love your own hand stamped tape, very effective and looks so striking on your card. Love the added gem. Tracy x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Trace, Congrats again on your exciting DT spot ! Love your gorgeous card, with the tape strips. I appreciate your tutorial, it's very clear and I will give this cool technique a try ! Awesome work, have a great day, Shirleyx

~ Kathy said...

I love your card! Thanks so much for sharing your home-made washi tape method! I seem to be very particular in my taste, and this technique should help me cater to my preferences. Love how it can be taylored to specific projects as well!

conil said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. The embossing give the tape a stunning look. The card turned out so perfectly. Congrats on being a member of SSS DT.

cbee said...

oh wow, love your beautiful card and thank you for the tutorial!!

Sandra said...

First, welcome to our team! What a wonderful card to begin with. Really like that you made your own tape! Hugs, Sandra

Cindy C. said...

Congrats on the SSS DT assignment! And the embossed homemade Washi tapes are fabulous!!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Stunning work, Trace! I really love your custom made tape...the embossing is gorgeous too!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW what a great art work, I love it!

Shirley said...

So pretty, Trace, and what a cool technique. I wonder if red tape would work too? Love this.

belldoubleyou said...

These tapes are so beautiful. I would find it very hard not to buy the purple swirly one if I saw it in a store.

I also love your clean and simple card design, which shows off the tapes really well.

butterfly said...

Beautiful, and what a wonderful technique - thanks so much for sharing it!
Alison x

Maura said...

Congratulations on being the new member of the team! Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

Bond says. Wow you are off to a great start on the DT at SSS. Love your card.
Great inspiration for us to make our own embellishments. Congratulations.

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