A little birdie told me that bling is a great way to brighten up a border! Have you ever used bling as a border like Queen and Company designer Stacy Cohen did here on her very cute birdie birthday card?
This cute layout by Queen and Company designer Ginger Williams uses no patterned paper at all, only white cardstock and our Darling Diva washi tape for a background! I also spy some Darling Diva stickers, some pink Jellies and some of our flower shaped Glitter Studs. Have you ever made a layout or card with no patterned paper?
It's been a long winter around here, thankfully, it is finally warming up and that means that today's card would be a perfect one to brighten someone's day!
We just love this gathering of monochromatic embellishments on this card by Queen and Company designer Becky Williams! Such a fun way to send sunshine!
Becky used a combination of Pearls, Deco Dots, Frosties, Jellies, a Felt Flower, Rock Candy, a button and twine on this beautiful card! A little bit of tape from our Darling Diva collection adds to her sentiment.
Queen and Company designer Stacy Cohen is back working her rainbow magic today with this amazing card. We love the tone on tone white letters and the way her Trendy Tape is so beautifully framed behind her punched borders! Gorgeous!
Here is Stacy's descrition on how she made her card: " I first put the strips of tape on the cardstock base. Then I used a border punch on the edge of white cardstock, and trimmed the pieces fit the card, leaving a gap for the colorful tape strip. I placed the decorative edges just slightly overlapping the tape strips, and I used 3D dots adhere the decorative edges to give the card some dimension and "reveal" the rainbow tape strip beneath. I then added the adorable Bubbles and white cardstock letters (cut using my Big Kick). "
These little swimsuits hanging on a cloths line are just so darling! We love how Stacy fussy cut them out from our Summer Swimwear patterned paper! Do you ever fussy cut out elements from your patterned paper?
We followed a fabulous and easy tutorial on how to make these adorable pink and white Easter bunny ear favors and then we dressed them up with Queen and Company Washi Tape and Baker's Twine! Little tip--washi tape is a great way to get those pesky plastic eggs to stay shut. Are you ready for Easter? You can find the whole tutorial from Party City on our Easter Pinterest Board here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/65443000810135248/
I'm a huge fan of texture! And that means I'm also a huge fan of Queen and Company designer Becky Williams' layout featuring our Summer Splash papers, Felt Flowers, Bling, Trendy Tape, and an Exclamation! I adore all the strips of paper mixed with the different types of bling and tape. What a perfect way to add interest and would also be a great way to use up scraps! Are you good at finding ways to use scraps?
This week has been cold and rainy around here, but the Queen and Company Summer Splash collection helped me chase the gloom away! I used the paper, stickers, washi tape, and flair from the Summer Splash collection to make this layout about my daughter and niece swimming together for the first time. I also used one of my favorite new products--Bubbles--to give my layout a fun summery feel.
I love the way the bubblews give the look of water droplets! I also used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out my title from matching cardstock.
One of the things I love best about washi tape is how versatile it is! You can do so many different things with it and in so many ways! Today I have a tutorial about how to use washi tape to make cute little rosette embellishments.
After selecting my colors the first step was to pull about 12" inches of tape from my roll. Carefully twist the tape over and over; adjust as your tape as you twist so the sticky sides are mainly touching each other. Little tip--If you end up with a lot of the sticky side showing it's not a problem, just give the finished rosette a little dusting of glitter at the end.
Eventually you will have a thin "rope" of washi tape. The amount of twisting you do will determine just how thin your "rope" ends up being. For these small flowers I wanted my "ropes" to be very thin, however, if you wanted to make larger flowers you could twist less and end up with a thicker "rope."
I punched a small 1" circle from white cardstock and added a small amount of hot glue to the center of it. Any strong, fast drying glue or glue dots will work, I just happened to have hot glue handy so that's what I used. I started wrapping my washi tape "rope" into a rosette starting in the center of my circle and then worked my way outward. I added more glue as I wound up my rosette, plus a little extra at the edge of the circle to secure the end.
I repeated this process for all three colors of tape, and then added matching colors of Sunflower Stones to the center of each rosette.
They made very fun and pretty focal points to my thank you card. I also added some Twine, Jellies, and rub-ons to complete my card.
I hope you will give making washi tape rosettes a try!