Sunday, February 19, 2012

I Have Tape Issues!

The current issue at Paper Issues is .... Tape! I love all the new decorative tapes on the market. So many fun colors and patterns. I pulled out some of my favorite tapes, punches, and diecuts from my stash to create two cards.


For each of these cards I layered different tapes onto white cardstock and then punched or die-cut my pieces. For the first card I started with the Fiskars scalloped border puch and turquoise green border tape from Sweet Bella to create the border at the bottom of the card. I used Hambly Washi tape and KI Memories tape, an older sun punch along with Papertrey Ink cloud and balloon dies to create the pieces of my card. I also added some stamping from the Up, Up, & Away stamp set from Papertrey Ink to a couple of the balloons to add a bit more detail. I finished the card off with a sentiment from the Up, Up, & Away stamp set from Papertrey Ink and Hero Arts Wet Cement ink.


For my next card I did the same thing using more of the Hambly and KI tapes, but in addition to the sun punch, I used a Fiskars cloud punch and butterfly punches from Martha Stewart and Family Treasures. I also created a border around the card by masking off the center with cardstock and stamping with the Grid Pattern cling stamp from Hero Arts and Studio Calico. I finished this card off with another sentiment from the Up, Up, & Away stamp set and more of the Hero Arts Wet Cement ink.


You can stop by the Paper Issues blog and add your own projects with tape and check out all the other awesome projects being linked. You can also head over to the Paper Issues store and use the discount code INSPIREME to get 20% off of your order!! She has some of the new MME and lots of other fun goodies in stock. Have a great day!

9 comments:

Cassie Box said...

These cards are fabulous!! The tape on paper then punch is a brilliant idea!!! =)

Sarah Andreotti said...

I love the punch idea!

curlyqmosaics said...

These cards are so cute! I love how you "punched" the tapes to create such beautiful images! TFS!

Peg said...

So simple and so delightful!

~amy~ said...

sooooo fun...love all the white space!

Cristin said...

adorable cards...

Sandy Ang said...

such a wonderful way to use washi tape. thanks for the idea.

Nina Yang said...

Beautiful, beautiful, Christina!

Tina said...

wow what a brilliant idea. LOVE it - who'd a thunk" add the tape first then punch or die - thanks for sharing....
great blog and I adore your paper crafts - I am a paper creator myself - stop by for a visit when you have a chance.

have a great weekend
xo
tina