Saturday, 16 December 2017

More Year of Cheer Washi Tape!

Hello, Crafters.

I thrilled to say my new printer arrived yesterday, albeit at 9.30 pm!

We started tracking our parcel yesterday afternoon, and the courier had 105 deliveries in front of ours!

How hard these couriers work to make sure we all receive our parcels before Christmas - I hope they are well rewarded by their employers!

Yesterday I was playing with The Year of Cheer Washi Tape, and I have to confess I used nearly the whole roll of this mottled copper tape to achieve this card.

My original design still didn't work after my third attempt, so I gave up and moved onto today's card! 

I started with a card base of Very Vanilla Cardstock (CS).

The next layer was a piece of Copper Foil, which I anchored onto my Grid Paper using some removable tape.

Leaving the first half an inch free, I adhered a strip of washi tape at every alternate half inch line on the grid paper. 

The alternative way this effect could be achieved is to use any piece of cardstock for the base and start with a strip of the plain copper washi tape that comes in the Year of Cheer Washi Tape Pack. 

Then alternate with strips of the mottled design.

I preferred to go for the easy option because with this alternative method means you have to line one strip of tape alongside the previous strip perfectly - no margin for error!

I adhered the completed panel to the front of my card, and die cut a Stitched Shape Square, and a larger size Sitched Shape Square in Very Vanilla CS.

I adhered the two together using Tombow.

Using Very Vanilla CS and the Starlight Thinlits Dies, I die cut three of the smallest fancy stars, and five each of the plain medium and small sized stars. 

I used the first star full size, and the second one I cut off the pointed bits above the last oval. 

On the last star I cut off everything and left a Maltese Cross-like shape in the centre with one oval in-between each part of the coss.

Sorry, but I can't think of another way to descibe it!

I painted each star with my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen, and adhered all three together using Dimensionals. 

Then I adhered it onto the diamond-shaped squares by using Tombow on the bottom part of the star. 

I heat embosed the sentiment , which is from the Star of Light Stamp Set, and adhered it to the card front using Dimensionals.

I painted the medium and small stars I'd die cut earlier, with my Clear Wink of Stella Pen, and layered one of each size together with a dimensional. 

I stacked two Mini Dimensionals together and used them to adhere the star to the card base so it came above the sentiment.

To decorate the inside of the card, I rescued a panel that matches the front panel, and adhered it on the right-had side leaving the same gap around three edges that I'd left around the panel on the front of the card.

I adhered five of the remaining stamps over this panel. 

For the final touch on my card, I added a large Basic Pearl to the main star on the front of my card.

In a few minutes I'm off to have my nails done, and this afternoon, I'm off to Church for their special service for people who have been bereaved.

That's it from me today. I hope you have a great weekend. Until tomorrow - and my special project - happy crafting.



  1. Another stunning example of just what can be done when you put your mind (and hands!) to it ... with Washi Tape! (Who knew?!) Now all of us reading your daily blog certainly do! Thanks Jan for another gorgeous sampling! Do believe you're onto something.

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I'm pleased with the result, I'm just sorry that I wasted so much washi tape getting there! LOL! But never mind, it's all part of the learning curve! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Hi Jan, This is absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing.
    Bernice P

    1. Hi, Bernice. Many thanks. I'm really pleased you like this project. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.