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Saturday, March 12, 2016

For Adrienne & a tutorial with Washi tape

This is a card I should have made and sent a few days ago.  Our Air Force Academy granddaughter is completing her last basic training this week end, and should earn her wings at the end of today!  All  of basic is strenuous, but apparently this 3 day period is especially so - there are cadets who realize at this point (f not already) that life in the service is not for them.  As you can tell, we are so proud of her success and determination.  This card is a bit dark - but I discovered this DP in my stash - the starry one reminded me of camouflage.  We never write directly on our cards so Adrienne can share with others - maybe with one of the guys.  I obtained the eagle stamp from Our Daily Bread as I can use it a lot for her!
Now for the tutorial I mentioned in the heading.  I do not really do tutorials - I just have to learn from all of you.  But I tried something here you might be interested in.  I suspect a couple of you might have a good stash of Washi tape.  I used it for the layered strip - two rows of tape on the green cs bg.  For the die cut sentiment here is what I did:  Adhere the tape to desired cs; run through the die cut machine.  (This sentiment just fit on a single width of tape.)  To avoid having  to apply adhesive to the intricate cut, I then peeled off the die cut tape, and applied the sticky tape to the panel.  I was concerned that it might not stay in place, so I put the entire panel between the plates, with a shim, and ran it through the machine once again.  I am so pleased with the result - the sentiment is practically imbedded in the panel. And no glue everywhere!
I know it is hard to explain and follow directions like this - if you are interested and don't understand, let me know!  I will try to clarify.
Sketch:            Mojo Monday
ODB stamp:    Our Daily Bread Shining the Light
Green:              Incy Wincy
                          Simon Says Stamp Wednesday
Monochrome:  Crafting by Designs
 Any:                 Not Just Cards
                          Paper Nest
                          Sweet Stamps
                          Through the Craft Room Door 
What makes you smile (see above) - June 2015:    Our Creative Corner6


Lynne Walker said...

Lovely card love the image nice layout
thanks for joining incy wincy

GregT said...

Beautiful card. Love all the greens. Great idea with the Washi tape. (I think I understand what you did) Thanx for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful layout and card!! You did a beautiful job with the washi tape. It makes a great masculine or feminine card! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!