When I first saw this Paper Smooches set, I knew I needed it, if only for the vacuum cleaner and That Sucks sentiment. I know, I know, it breaks my 50% rule*, but I did it anyway. Finally, last night, I finished this:
this pattern I first fell in love with from the old OWH blog. Of course I'm using washi tape instead of paper, but still ...
Here is one of the OWH pics so you can see the design of the uncovered base:
My first challenge was how to get it straight. Paper is one thing - you'd just line 'em up in a paper trimmer to get a straight edge, but I was using raw washi tape. Here is what I did to get it even:
One thing I learned as I was playing with the tape is the striped tape is not black. Nope, it's brown. Not that this revelation changed my life or anything, but I felt I needed to share.
Here she is again since I've been blathering so:
Lil' Inker Designs Instant Camera Die to cut out some white card stock to break up all that tape. After I stamped and colored the images on the inner piece of the die, I edged it with some SU Barely Banana ink and a sponge dauber to give it some contrast and make it look like a picture. And because I have miles of the stuff, I added a brown twine bow.
Speaking of which, I'm selling 20-yard lengths of my new 7 colors of twine in my Etsy shop, in case you don't want 400 yards of each color like I got. I really do need a keeper.
In other shameless commerce news, I've updated my For Sale page with some Spellbinders dies and some SU Hostess sets I'm selling.
Now if you'll excuse me, it's raining and it's perfect sleeping weather. :)
Thanks for stopping by!
* 50% rule: When buying a stamp set, you must like at least 50% of the images or you can't buy it. This has saved me tons of money over the years, and I've almost never regretted it, but every once in a while I cave.
Products used and not linked below: Lil' Inker Designs Instant Camera Die, Marianne Designs washi tape, SU Barely Banana ink.