Monday, August 6, 2018

Tape it Up card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Tape it Up". We're also showcasing Jane Davenport products! So if you have any, please use them, if you don't that's okay too.

This is the first time that I worked with Jane Davenport products and I had a lot of fun with them (Thanks, Marzena!). The Tape Strips are very nice, especially because they are really made from paper so they work well with ink. And the Rub Ons are fabulous, especially because the ladies have a white background, so they can be added on every color surface. Anyway, on with my card. I started to add the Tape Strips randomly and after that I applied a layer of Collage Medium mixed with water to seal them in.


For some texture I applied Crackle Paste with the Bubbles stencil. When it was dry I used Infusions to give it some color. First a base layer with Collage Medium mixed with water and the Infusios. And then only the Infusions with water. It's currently very hot here in the Netherlands, and it was a challenge to do all that drying with the heat tool. But the show must go on ...;).


On Vellum paper I used one of the Rub On ladies, and cut it out with the Stitched Ovals. But the vellum got damaged while I tried to get it out of the die. Don't  know why that is, and I only have that with the Stitched Ovals. The paper really sticks there in very tight and it's always difficult to get it out alright. I thought baking paper would help, so I used the smaller oval die, but it still was damaged when it came out of the die, not as much though. I wanted a frame around it, so that would solve my problem. The smaller oval isn't in the same proportion so that doesn't work to make a frame. So I used the same size and traced the inside of the die and cut it out with a Fiskars Craft Knife.



To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Marci said...


Redanne said...

You really did make great use of the tapes in the background, they look lovely the way they peek through the gorgeous framed lady. The colours in the background really do enhance the image of the lady.

I feel so honoured to be working alongside such a hugely talented team!! Hugs, Anne xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra :-) the girl is stunning and I love the background and stitching, the whole design is so pretty! LOVE it :-)
A little tip to help get papers out of the dies is to rub a tumble dryer sheet over the die and the paper, it usually works for me, its worth a try ;-)

Lols x x x

Macarena said...

This is so pretty! I love the lady you chose and framed. They are all so romantic and beautiful. And I love you went into greens again, this is definitely your color! The crackle texture rulez! Hugs, Macarena.

Meihsia Liu said...

Your card is totally gorgeous, Sandra. Love the. beautiful image and frame. The background texture you created is amazing. :)

Gerrina said...

Bij deze kon ik het echt niet laten om 'm van dichterbij en groter te bekijken; wat een prachtwerk heb je gemaakt! Groetjes, Gerrina

Stephanie said...

Love the way you used the rub-on's! WOW! You are the queen of interesting backgrounds too, so beautiful!

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Maura said...

What a beautiful and mysterious woman! Awesome card, Sandra with the background and stitching - loving that wonky stitching! hugs, Maura

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

i am swooning over this card! the color scheme and everything WORKS SO PERFECTLY together!! I am so in love

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful card Sandra, love the textures you added which frames that gorgeous image beautifully, hugs kath xxx

Emma Williams said...

Absolutely stunning ~ I love this Sandra and think it has to be one of my favourite makes from you! I love it... <3

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is truly a piece of art, my friend! I was so excited to see how you incorporated Jane's products and this is the best combo of both you and Jane! The textures are amazing and the girl is magical-looking. I didn't know this girl image existed, so I'll have to add her to my Simon cart soon!

Barbara said...

Absolutely fabulous Sandra! I adore every detail from image you used to colors! design is fabulous and your video as always so helpful! Barbara