Have you tried Fabric Tape? It's my latest addiction and you can use it just like Washi Tape. The difference? It has an awesome texture and it's more durable which can be a real plus in some instances. Keep reading as I'll be sharing one today.
Today's card features a fun fabric tape background. It's super easy to do and I love that fabric look and how it makes a fun patterned background of strips of color.
When making a background for a card, I almost always create it on a panel that I can adhere to the card base. This way I can cut it if I desire or if I make a mistake, no harm done. I can just start again.
To create the fabric tape background simply lay the panel onto a work surface that won't be damaged and adhere the strips of fabric tape across it.
Quick Tip: pull the fabric tape strips taut as you adhere them for a nice straight edge.
Once the panel was together, it was just too much pattern to cover the entire card front with. To break up the design lines, I cut the panel on an angle. This will reveal a nice portion of the bottom of the Kraft cardstock card base. It becomes a place to rest the eye.
After debating for a while on how to finish this card, I decided on creating a custom fabric tape rosette. The prints tie it all together and give the card a lovely American country look.
By adding two strips of fabric tape to my kraft cardstock, I can create a rosette that looks like it's in three layers. I love the visual interest this creates and it also has the added bonus of making the rosette more durable. Paper rosettes can be very delicate but that fabric tape really holds them together well. It's a great trick I'm going to be using again!
When die cutting the rosette, make sure you line up the edges very precisely so that the die cut edge aligns well with the bottom of the fabric tape.
Once your rosette is cut out, accordian fold your rosette to look like the above picture.
Adhere the ends together with a very strong adhesive and press into a rosette shape by gently pressing on the middle of the paper. To finish off I like to hot glue it so that I know that it's on there really well.
The rosette is finished with some sweet country accents. I especially love the Cherry Accent and the sweet wood sentiment banners.
Finally, here's a closeup of the fabric tape background. Maya Road makes a ton of great fabric tapes so be sure to search for the others in Ellen's shop.
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