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June 22, 2012

An oldie, but goodie!

Wow! I cannot believe that it is already the fourth Friday of June. Pam, thanks for letting me stop and visit for awhile!

My summer vacation is passing so quickly. With another surgery and watching a 2 1/2 year old and a 5 year old, I don't seem to be getting much done. First confession. Second is that I decided to revisit some earlier posts. This still is one of my favorite techniques, an oldie, but goodie!
I have to admit, I'm a little slow. I have been hearing about Washi Tape for awhile, but did not jump on the wagon. My excuse: because I have to order everything. One day, I was cruising on the net and   I found a tutorial on making your own Washi. I believe it is Jenny and you can find her tut here:


Well I never! There are some really cool tissue papers out there, making my tape was so much fun! I love the results! But, I had to put my own spin on this great technique. Enter the PC Imagine!
White tissue paper
Xyron 5" Creative Station
Xyron permanent or re-positional adhesive
PC Imagine 
Imagine Cartridge of Choice
Scotch Invisible Tape
Blue painter's tape
Brayer
  • Cut your tissue paper into 4.5 x 10 1/2" strips. 
  • Carefully run through the Xyron Creative Station. 
    • Center between the marks.
    • Apply slight pressure with fingers as the paper feeds.

  • Brayer back of paper/Xyron 

  • Trim sides evenly. 
  • Remove clear plastic from front. 
  • Adhere shiny side to mat. Position 1/4" from the edge of the mat (with the green arrow). Tape in position with Scotch tape at all corners and on leading edge of the mat. This allows the Imagine to read the PNC marks. As you can see, I used blue painter's tape along the entire lower edge. 

At the Imagine:
  • Select the Basic Shape rectangle,  ratio of 1:2. Set the actual size to 4.5. 
  • Flood fill with pattern of choice.
  • Select; Settings : Print Only
  • Load mat into Imagine and print. 

  • Remove from mat. Trim to desired width. I used 1/2" for this card, but if I were to do it again, I would trim the tape to 1/4". 

  • Apply to your project! I found it was easier to peel the backing away as I applied it---fewer changes for the tape to adhere to itself. 

So quick, so fun and adds so much to all your projects! Thanks for spending part of your day with me! 

3 comments :

Pam said...

Truly a goldie. Have to try it soon. My imagine hes been sleeping. Time to wake it up. The card is beautiful. Tfs

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is a great card. Love the colors.
Hope you are feeling wonderful! TFS

Michelle said...

Cute card. Thanks for the tutorial.

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