Oh Happy Day

1/14/22 Top 3 Winner at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
1/23/22 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Just got home from getting my yearly mammogram, our COVID boosters, a quick Walmart run for cat food and treats, and a nice lunch, so it’s been a busy morning. Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I have some awesome news… I’ve joined the Tape Runner design team! Woo-hoo, so excited about this opportunity! That said, I’ve popped in this afternoon to share a retirement card that I created yesterday as my debut Tape Runner DT inspiration project. This permanent double-sided adhesive tape was just the ticket to adhere the panels on this card. And I’m amazed at how awesome this card turned out – it’s one of those cards that just kind of made itself… I couldn’t have gotten the inks to settle where they did if I had tried a thousand times! With inking and smooshing, no two card panels ever turn out the same, and it’s always fun to see what you’re gonna get!

All panels were adhered with Tape Runner. Wet glue was used only to adhere narrow strips. I cut a standard A2 size landscape top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock and a layering panel from CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock. I cut a panel from Ranger Distress Watercolor cardstock and did the smooshing technique with Ranger fossilized amber, cracked pistachio and mermaid lagoon distress inks, drying with my heat tool between smooshes. I stamped the tree image in black ink on the inked panel and did the mirror stamping technique on a piece of acetate to give the trees the appearance of reflecting off the water. I carefully lifted some of the distress ink (with tape) beneath the trees and colored the area in with alcohol markers to look like dirt. I stamped the sentiment in black ink, adhered the panel to the black cardstock layer and then to the card base. OMGoodness, I sure do love this Tape Runner!

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock and embellished it with a leftover strip trimmed from the inked panel on the front and two strips of CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and layered the panel on black cardstock.

And one more peek… super happy with how this card turned out! And you gotta know that I’m super stoked to be promoting the best tape runner on the market!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202201 – January Anything Goes
2. A Place To Start: #012022 – January Anything Goes
3. Ally’s Angels: #54 – Anything Goes
4. Alphabet Challenge Blog: T for Trees
5. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #119 – January Anything Goes
6. Crafty Catz: #577 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of CAS (no twist)
7. Inspirational Challenges: #256 – Word Prompt – Goal (retirement is definitely a goal :)
8. Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: January Anything Goes

Tape Runner products used:
Tape Runner

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock, Ranger Distress Watercolor cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Lovely As a Tree stamp set, Avery Elle Loads of Wishes stamp set, Brutus Monroe Super Sentimental stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Midnight ink; Ranger fossilized amber, cracked pistachio and mermaid lagoon distress inks; Arteza alcohol markers- WG06/08
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, We R Memory Keepers Mini Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Milwaukee heat tool, Grafix Craft Plastic, Bearly Art precision craft glue

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get your craft on! Be sure to check out the ah-mazing Tape Runner, Retractable Tape Runner and Highlight Tape Runner at tapetunner.com! Check out our Etsy store, and Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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