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  • Writer's pictureKristen Bartel

Altenew | Three Cards Using Large Washi Tapes

Hi All! Today I am going to show a few cards I put together using the Glitter Flurries washi tape from Altenew. Altenew has a growing collection of fabulous large washi tapes that will cover an entire background panel, but they can also be used for fun elements on your cards.

I'm going to start with a pair of cards that use the tape two ways.

For the first card, I covered an A2 panel of Neenah solar white 80lb cardstock with the washi tape to use as the background. I also ran a strip of tape down an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock, and fussy cut the flowers out. For some I had the help of a Brother Scan n' Cut, as I'm not the best at fussy cutting, and definitely lack the patience for this much of it. To use the Scan n' Cut, I had to put a piece of tracing paper on top, outline the flowers I wanted cut out with pencil, then with the tracing paper taped down on top of the cardstock and washi tape, ran it through to scan the image. Once it scanned the outlines, I removed the tracing paper before proceeding to cut. This "tricks" the machine into cutting images that don't otherwise have a defined line. Just make sure that you don't move the washi and cardstock, or remove it from the machine before cutting. I learned this genius trick watching a video by Janette Kausen.

Once I had the flowers cut out, I die cut a scalloped oval using a die I had in my stash. I embossed a Thinking of You sentiment in gold embossing powder in the center. This sentiment is from the Sketched Flowers stamp set by Simon Says Stamp. This set has a beautiful loose floral image, however, I love the sentiments more than anything!

I foam mounted the oval in the center of the card, then foam mounted a few flowers framing the sentiment. I used liquid glue under the portions of the flowers that were directly on the oval. And that's it! I didn't think this card needed any other embellishments with all the foiled accents in the washi.

For the second card, I started with an A2 panel of Moonrock cardstock from Altenew adhered to a top folding white card base. I embossed a sentiment from the same Simon Says Stamp set in gold embossing powder on a piece of scrap cardstock. I cut it down, added a banner tail to the bottom and finished it with twine wrapped around the top and tied in a bow. I foam mounted this in the bottom right corner, then began arranging my washi flowers around it. I arranged them in a cascade from the top right to the bottom left, and tried balancing the colors as best I could. Most leaves and flowers I glued directly to the card panel, although I did pop up the odd floral element to give some dimension. Again, I left this without further embellishment as the gold foil was more than enough.

For the very last card idea, I changed it up. This is a fun card because I personalized it for my mom for Mother's Day.

I used the Mega Alphabet Y die to create a monogram on the card (Y is the first letter of my mom's name) with some light grey cardstock. Before popping it onto the card front with foam tape, I added a few ink splatters using Andromeda ink by Altenew. Once the Y was centered on the card, I ink blended a piece of cardstock using the same Andromeda ink as I didn't have any scraps in my stash that matched the washi flowers quite right. I set it aside to let the ink dry as I planned on embossing my sentiment.

While I waited for the sentiment strip to dry, I began laying out my flowers, tucking them around and laying some overlapping the "Y". Once the sentiment strip was dry (I checked by dumping on embossing powder without any stamping to see if it stuck), I stamped a Happy Mother's Day sentiment and gold heat embossed it. I really liked how the gold embossing matched the gold foil and tied it all together. I foam mounted the sentiment and tucked it on the lower left corner of the sentiment, just beside the "Y". I then adhered any flowers tucked under with liquid glue, and popped the rest up with small bits of foam tape. Any floral elements overlapping the sentiment or "Y" I also adhered with liquid glue.

And that finishes my card ideas for today! I hope you saw something you liked that inspired you to create. Thanks again for stopping by, happy crafting!



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