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 🙂

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