Design Team Inspiration – Washi Tape Christmas Card

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Hello Everyone, Jennifer here today with my first official post for Stix2Anything!
Being on a tight budget, versatility is a very important thing for me, so today I wanted to show you how versatile the Stix2 products can be!

I have Stix2 stencil tape, it’s a low tac tape designed to adhere, be removed, and re-adhere a number of times for using in stencilling (holding the stencil in place while using different medium for effect)
I’m sure you’ve seen the popularity explosion of Washi tape – well I have so many stamps – and over 80 ink pads that also I’m compulsive and purchase Washi tape – I also make my own using stencil tape!

First you design your card and decide on the colour and style you need.
Then you adhere a length of the stencil tape to your Stix2 non-stick crafting sheet and colour with your ink and sponger – experiment with different types of ink and application techniques as water-based inks will have a different effect to alcohol based inks etc… and also taking into account the tape is cream in colour, not white – to begin with.

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Then use a permanent ink to stamp your design on the tape – I’ve used stazon and made sure to stamp off my tape as well so that it’s less rigid and ‘ribbon-looking’ if you know what I mean!

(and don’t worry, the permanent ink does come straight off with a bit of stazon stamp cleaner :-))

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So now we have made our washi tape we adhere it to our card/project (remember it may still be slightly transparent)

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and here’s a closeup –

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Ingredients:

Adhesives – Stix2 Anything double sided tape, adhesive foam tape, stencil tape

Stix2 Anything non-stick crafting sheet

Twiddleybits pre-scored and folded white card 13×13 cms

Patterned paper by Alison Ellis Design

Joy stamp by Sparkle n Sprinkle – available through Alison Ellis Design

Tsukineko Stazon innk – Olive Green

Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Picket Fence

Kaiser Stamp Set CS727 – Dear Santa Collection

Mpress nesting scallop die

To make the card I have used a pre-scored and folded card – inked the edges of the card and the patterned paper panels with the same colour ink I used for the tape.

I used Stix2 double sided tape to attach the paper panels to the front of the card.

I stamped my ‘Dec 25’ greeting in the stazon ink for longevity and again used the inks around the edges of the diecut.

This was then attached to the front of the card using the Stix2 adhesive foam tape.

This was a very simple card but the focal point is the eye-catching home-made faux washi tape 🙂

I hope you like my first card and enjoy making your own washi tape!

Be sure to visit the Stix2 Anything website to grab some stencil tape and get creating!

Jen 🙂

A little Christmas Inspirational

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Introducing….. Design Team Members 2, 3, 4 & and 5!

So you have all recently become acquainted with our Design Team Member – Katherine Prefol and WOW … isn’t she a bundle of talent!  Well it’s now time for you to become acquainted with our Design Team Members 2, 3, … Continue reading

Introducing our Design Team Members …..

Well as we said from the beginning, our Blog was all about the ‘Journey’ of Stix2 Anything and how we wanted to share the growth and success of our development with our readers and customers.  As part of this, we have been working behind the scenes to work on ways to capture the attention of Bloggers and Crafters.  So after hours of chatting and social media interaction, we have started to build our very own Design Team!

So within the next few weeks you will see projects completed from our Designers which will demonstrate a variety of products and techniques alongwith showcasing our very own Stix2 Anything products.  The Designers we have chosen have many years of experience and all started off like us – NOVICES but continued along their path to find new ways to explore their creativity.

Now you may not always find the most ‘Amazing WOW Factor’ projects being uploaded, but don’t be disappointed as we have sort Designers who can sometimes ‘look outside the square’ and use bits n pieces to demonstrate how to produce the easiest embellishments and designs without eating into your budget.

Our first Member to join us is :

Katherine Prefol from Melbourne, Victoria.

Katherine’s work has been published in Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft Magazine and she has had several projects published in the Kaszazz Catalogue and on their website. In November 2011 her  work, a commissioned tutorial, was published in Issue 90 of Scrapbook Creations. In December 2011 Katherine produced some design work for Grant Studios which was displayed on their booth at CHA Winter 2012. Katherine has also done some design team work for Scrappit, Sawyers Place and Scrappers Delight.

We are so delighted to have Katherine join us and can’t wait to see what ‘specials’ she has in store for us!

Here’s a little sample of previous projects produced by Katherine 🙂