Sunday, February 24, 2013

OWH VCMP 2013 Challenge #8

Washi tape. Can't say it but I have a bunch of it! I like it and I can prove it. See photo below!!

I really believe that I have more but the other rolls seem hiding at the moment (or the washi tape stash is organized as in "well-hidden from hubby". I "received" the We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape Dispenser for Christmas. "Received" as in it was on my Christmas list and hubby couldn't find it so it jumped in my hands to meet my coupon at Archiver's after Christmas. wink, wink. Of course, I purchased a few rolls of Christmas tape at the after-Christmas clearance sales. The poor dispenser is really under all of the rolls, really! The We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape Dispenser should be stackable so I can keep the the Christmas rolls in one and have another level with the everyday ones. 

We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape Dispenser
OK, enough chatter about the washi tape dispenser. I almost forgot why I am talking about washi tape. 
The Challenge by Indiana Inking!!

Challenge 8:  My challenge for you is to use Washi Tape on your cards.

 When I started to create the card for the Challenge #8, I didn't have the washi tape with me at Archiver's. So, of course, I had to buy some washi tape to complete the Challenge. Right?? I had had my eye on some washi tape at Archiver's for a few weeks  but I had been talking myself out of the purchase. So I finally bought 2 My Mind's Eye tubes of washi tape that had 8 rolls of 8 different designs. I bought the blue and green set and the gold and black set. Well, I needed the tape for the Challenge #8 and you get 20% off your purchases during ScrapMania, so I had to get both tubes since I couldn't decide which colors I liked best. Yes, it was a tough choice and I did leave the other 2 color combo there for now.

To complete this Challenge, I used a yellow piece from the DCWV Green Tea stack and pretty much used Indiana Inking's card for my card. The paper had a very fine grid of white on it on the yellow but you can't see that in the photo. I added the gold and black washi tape by My Mind's Eye to the paper. I ran the paper with the tape on it through the Cuttlebug. (Little Cuttlebug got a workout on Friday night!) The folder is a newer one called Baby's Breath. I really need to take little Cuttlebug to Table 7 more often as it was quite helpful and fun to use it the other night. I stamped the sentiment from a Fiskars set  (clearanced at Joann's a few weeks ago) in brown. I was having a hard time with the stamp. It didn't want to stamp clearly in the middle. I tried different ink pads/colors, trying to find a juicier pad to better cover the stamp. I tried stamping the sentiment on the paper stack to give it a bit of softness to press better. Still I had trouble with the stamp not stamping completely. I finally distressed the stamped sentiment so the misstamping wasn't as noticeable.  I punched a few hearts and added to the card. I did have a bit of trouble with one roll of washi tape as I took it off the roll, it would rip. I used 4 different rolls and only 1 roll kept tearing when I didn't want it too. The rips in the tape don't show up on the cards because of the embossing. 

I wonder if Indiana Inking will notice that my card happened to be gold and black. 
Yes, those are Purdue's colors. Not that the card is just for Purdue fans but just because I liked the color combo by My Mind's Eye. The Table 7 girls cheer for Ohio State University, whose colors are scarlet and grey. Oops, I didn't buy any of that color. : ) 

Thanks for stopping by. I have to finish 2 more Challenges before the Purdue game starts tonight and before the Feb. 25th deadline for Challenges comes. Later!

1 comment:

  1. I did notice your colors were gold and black! Some of my good friends are from Purdue. I do live in Bloomington and I am a graduate of OSU but I'm not much of a basketball fan. I'm glad the Hoosiers are doing well this year though. I do actually work for the university. I'm definitely more of a football gal. Go Colts! LOL! Love your card! The gold and black is very striking. You can't tell from the pic that you had trouble with the stamp. Looks great! Thanks for joining in with my washi tape challenge. Good luck with the draw!