Mixed Tape

Do you remember, back in the 80s, sitting poised with your cassette tape, trying to capture the WHOLE song from the radio, all to create the perfect mixed tape??

This technique made me think of that time because we are mixing up the use of this tape to get this technique!

This technique uses packing tape, to create a faux enamel look to your paper. I showcased this technique on Episode 19 of “Why Did I Buy This?”

I stamped the snowflake in Magenta Madness Classic Ink onto the coordinating cardstock. Then I covered the whole image in packing tape (yup! The stuff you use to seal and ship a box). I used the coordinating die and cut out the snowflake and the result is a totally “embossed” looking element that has the feel of an acrylic finish. WHAT?! Yes!

The glittery snowflake was made by putting glitter on the sticky side of the packing tape, sealing it in with another piece of tape, and then running it through the die cutting machine (use a piece of paper below the image as a shim). It really does have the effect of ice! Watch Episode 19 to see this technique in action.

I know it seems weird to be making Christmas cards in July, but our new August-December Mini Catalogue (formally known as the Holiday Catalogue) is about to launch on Aug. 4. So your pal, Lynsay, got a bunch of preorder goodies, that I can’t stop playing with, sooooo… you’re getting Christmas projects! 😉

Dig into the Mixed Tape technique and let me know how it turns out for you!

For the month of July, all orders over $60 (before shipping and tax) will be entered into a draw for a colour family of Stampin’ Blends! You’ll also receive a package of the Playing With Patterns Resin Dots when you use the host code 3AMJPVU. Stampin’ Up! is also offering Bonus Days during the month of July! Receive a $6 coupon for every $60 you purchase, redeemable in August!

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