Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Hello my crafty friends
Well it's that time of the month when there is a new challenge on creative craft cottage blog that I design for and this months challenge is to use Washi tape. It is something I have never used so it felt like it was going to be a challenge for me to. I didn't even own any or know what it was prior to this challenge.
I have been wanting to make one of these pop up box cards I have been seeing around but didn't know how they were made, so I thought I would give it a try. I worked out the measurements I would need to do as I didn't have a template and scored and cut the card. The washi tape I bought was green and black so I made this the colour for the box card. For the individual panels I layered green card which I put through a embossing folder to give it some body and layered it on to black card. I used a Martha Stewart edge punch on the edge of the back panel and then put black card,and  used the Washi tape around the edges and a contrasting striped tape in the middle. I made up the flowers and thought that pink goes really good with green,and centred them with black to tie it in with the theme. I don't know if it shows but I put the flower petals through a spotty embossing folder to give them texture. I then cut some swirls out of black card using the tattered lace dies. Then used spellbinders butterfly dies to cut the butterflies. I arranged the flowers how I wanted them and added the swirls . 
I hope you like it,I know I had fun making it,I have been trying to stretch myself lately and do things I haven't done before. It uses different tools and Techniques and pushes me to build up different skills. 
It would be so good to see what you can come up with using Washi tape so why not pop over to  and enter this months challenge there is a gift for the winning card to.

I have had some requests for the template for measurements for this card and I am sorry it has taken a while but I have been unwell. But here it is, it is a JPEG image so you should be able to copy it to your pc and print it out