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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Off the Grid meets Gingham Garden Washi Tape

This has to be one of my most favorite cards that I have made lately.  I LOVE the colors and I LOVE the Washi tape.  I found this card at Amy's Paper Craft's.  I feel like I have camped out at her blog lately!!! LOL  

This card was extremely simple to do.  First I stamped the grid image from the "Off the Grid" set.  Then I sprayed it with a mix of Strawberry Slush and rubbing alcohol.  You're suppose to use a higher percent of alcohol, not the 70%.  I had read that somewhere a while back.  I think that was for the spraying.  Well, I didn't have the higher percent of rubbing alcohol so I just used what I had.  I think it worked out fine.  I got the effect I was looking for and it dried almost instantly.  I did give it two sprays.  Probably a little more than it needed but it's ok, I still like it.  And I could make a lot more cards like this because I mixed up a whole little bottle of the spray! LOL  I don't know what I was thinking.  But it's ok, it's not like it's so expensive that you can't empty the bottle out.  

Next I stamped the words.  I wanted to make sure the spray was completely dry before I added the tape.  The words are from the "Express Yourself" Hostess set.  Then I punched out the flowers and taped them together.  I added a Candy dot to the center and a Dimensional to the back.  Now I was ready to add the Washi tape.  I just set the tape down on the paper and rolled off what I needed and tore it.  Only two of the 3 tapes in the pack were used here.  

Isn't it a fun card?  I don't know if it's the Strawberry Slush on the Whisper White that is making me really like this card or if it's the sprayed background.  That is where my eyes go when I look at it.  But it doesn't matter, I like the card and that's what's important, right?

Thank you ever SO much for visiting my blog today,

1 comment:

Benjaman said...

This is such a beautiful card. I think you did a terrific job with the spritzing - not at all too much! I will be casing this one. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing.