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It is always fun to find new ways to use your double sided adhesives, like the iCraft products. Today, sharing a project demonstrating how you can create your own dimensional, layered background. With just a bit of confetti, iCraft adhesive tape and background paper a unique design is simple.
1. Add iCraft tape to your background paper. Press firmly to ensure that it intact. (Used 1/8″ tape in this example.)
2. Remove tape backing.
3. Add punched pieces of paper (used Epiphany Crafts heart punch and hole punch) along adhesive. Press lightly to ensure each is attached.
Used the same technique to add glitter to the hearts.
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Are you familiar with our iCraft Adhesives?
Today Designer Erin Yamabe walks you through how to make your own unique card or even a canvas too with our iCraft Adhesive Sheets and Dots! Creating your own watercolor background is a snap with our iCraft adhesives!
Heidi Swapp Color Shine
Ruby Rock-it card base
Sizzix heart diecut
Bazzill rubon sentiment
American Craft & Ranger glitter
Start by randomly adhering iCraft Adhesive dots to base of card. Only remove backside of adhesive.
Leave the top of adhesive in tact, to act as a mask.
Spray your color shine liberally on card. Wipe excess off.
Remove top layer of adhesive from iCraft Adhesive dots. Sprinkle with glitter.
Adhere iCraft adhesive sheet to chipboard. Run through favorite shaped die cut.
Remove top layer of adhesive, and sprinkle glitter on.
Adhere heart to card with mini sticky tape runner.
Adhere sentiment and bling with Zots – medium size.
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Have you jumped on the washi tape bandwagon yet? If so, you might like to try making your own – especially once you see how easy it is using iCraft adhesive sheets.
Today Designer Alice Golden is sharing a step-by-step tutorial to walk you through the steps of creating custom washi.
Therm O Web:
PADX-229 Mambi Sheets Specialty Cardstock – Me & My Big Ideas
Background Basics: Newsprint, Fancy Folk Art stamps and dies – Papertrey Ink
Assorted ink pads
Spotlight glitter – Making Memories
Part of what makes washi tape so much fun to use is that it is slightly transparent. After experimenting with several options, including tissue paper, handmade paper, vellum, and coffee filters, I found that the best thing to use to create washi are paper napkins.
The key is to separate the different layers of the napkin. You will want just a single layer so that it adheres to the iCraft and doesn’t separate when you apply it to your project. Adhere a single napkin layer to a sheet of iCraft. I experimented with using iCraft tape and while that works too, I like being able to create various widths of washi and the sheet gives you the most flexibility.
Don’t worry about a few wrinkles – they add to the overall effect.
Now comes the fun part – decorate your washi however you like. I added ink and stamped over the top. It is great to be able to create washi to match your project. This technique is very forgiving as any stamping imperfections disappear once you start cutting this into strips of tape.
Trim around the edges of the iCraft sheet. And trim in whatever widths you like. You can trim in one direction to get a mix of patterns and colors or trim in the opposite direction to get uniform patterns. Because iCraft can be die-cut, punched, and torn you can create a variety of edges on your tape. This only took a few minutes and used just a single sheet of iCraft – I love projects that are quick and inexpensive, don’t you? Paper napkins are available in an unlimited array of colors and patterns – you don’t even need to add any ink or stamping – just separate the layers and adhere to iCraft. Here I used a blue napkin and added a few stamped images. I really like the way the white ink looks. When you are ready to use the washi on a project, all you need to do is peel off the protective layer on the back. A pair of craft tweezers come in handy here. I used some of the homemade washi on the background of this card. Notice how you can still see the patterned paper under the washi? Just like the real thing.Coordinating stamps and die were used to create the focal point. A mix of 1/4″ and 1/2″ foam squares gives it added dimension.
Don’t throw away any leftover pieces of iCraft… here I used a scrap of iCraft and coordinating die to cut out petals.
Adhere the die-cut iCraft directly over the stamped image remove the protective layer from the front and sprinkle with glitter. It’s a quick and easy (and much neater!) way of adding glitter to a project instead of using a liquid glue. Here is the finished card – wish you could see it in person because that touch of glitter adds so much to the overall look.
Thanks so much for visiting today! Be sure to let us know on our Facebook page or post a comment here with a link to your project if you give this technique a try. We hope you do!
Spring means fresh colors and celebrations!
Getting an early start on Easter decorations is easy and fast with iCraft sheets, there is no drying time which makes it convenient too!
Here is a project that took less than an 2 hours to complete.
Here’s what you will need to create this project.
Other Supplies you will need
Patterned paper of choice
Stickles glitter glue
embellishments of choice
Oval Templates in 3 sizes
Paint Wooden Egg
Trace shape onto patterned paper and cut out
Adhere with icraft sheets
Cut 3 different sized Ovals using 3 different patterned papers
Adhere each to egg as shown using icraft sheets
Adhere your photo using iCraft sheets
Embellish as desired
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Happy Birthday Card by Daniela Dobson
Therm O Web Supplies:
Samantha Walker patterned paper, stamps and dies
KI Memories pins
American Crafts glitter
4. Die cut second banner from patterned paper and stamp with coordinating stamp in black ink.
6. Die cut a button from white cardstock and stamp with coordinating stamp. Tie to bow with jute. Stamp happy birthday on white cardstock, cut into a banner and adhere to the card using Therm O Web Sticky Dot Runner. Add pins to bow. Add 3D paint to banner and let dry.
Hope you have been enjoying the beautiful inspiration Pinterest based projects! I know I have!
While I do not have a green thumb, I absolutely LOVE flowers of all kinds! This layout was based on these beautiful roses…paper, glitter dust, and zots style!
Here’s a closer look at the glitter dusted paper roses…and I’m loving our new Therm O Web Glitter Dust Photo Corners!
Here’s the supplies I used:
Therm O Web Supplies:
Patterned paper – Crate Paper
Vellum – Ruby Rock-it Bella! Fundamentals
Flower punch – Marvy
Butterfly punch – Martha Stewart
You will need 4 punches of the flowers. You can use any 5 petal flower punch or diecut.
On a soft surface, like a stamping mat, or mousepad, take the tip of an embossing tool, and gently press into the center of petal.
Next, curl the edge of each petal over a small tool, or pencil. Repeat with 3 petals.
For the 4th petal, once you have pressed in the center of the petal, simply roll up the petals to create the center of the rose.
Adhere each flower layer with Zots. Spray lightly with Glitter Dust.
And voila! I’ve also added one paper rose to this quick card:)
Thanks for stopping by and making Therm O Web part of your creative day!
Looking for inspiration on Pinterest is a favorite pastime of so many.
Not only do you see some beautiful projects, clothing, great recipes etc., but you can really be inspired to create your own beautiful projects.
Here is a photo that inspired to create a layout even though it’s a beautiful gown.
The colors, the lace, the romantic feel all inspired to create this layout.
Therm O Web Products:
Bo Bunny Isabella Collection
Pinterest is a place to not only find lots of inspiration but to also “collect” and gather a board of pins for yourself. Perhaps home improvement ideas, tropical trips to dream about, the perfect cheesecake or maybe a quilt idea you’ve been wanting to try!
Give Pinterest a try and while there…be sure to follow our Therm O Web boards too!
This week is all about inspiration, and from one of our favorite places Pinterest. Being that a pile of fabric strips were sitting at the end of the craft table, a quilted project seemed like a perfect way to go. The search began and found a little inspiration though this photo.
With strips of torn fabric, the basket weave effect came to be. Once each strip was in place, using fusible fleece, the front woven panel was then ironed together and trimmed along each side. The back panel of the pillow was then constructed from one solid piece of fabric and ironed on to fusible fleece as well.
The bunny was cut from two piece of white fabric fused together using fusible web, light weight. Found a bunny pattern on Pinterest here and cut out from fabric. Added thread for the eye. Used SpraynBond Fusible Adhesive Spray for the backside and ironed on to the pillow to keep in place as it was stitched to the pillow. The pillow was then constructed, stuffed and completed with a stitched side and a pom-pom tail.
Spring Bunny Pillow by Andrea Budjack
If you search Pinterest for altered composition books, there is tons of fabulous inspiration available. They make a nice, personalized and cheap gift!
Start with a plain composition book – many dollar stores carry them.
Using Therm O Web Super Stik, completely coat the cover of the book and the back side of patterned paper with adhesive. Coating the cover and the paper insures permanent sticking power.
Don’t cover the binding with patterned paper. Instead use some Therm O Web SuperTape Sheets and a wide ribbon or trim.
Cut strips of the Therm O Web SuperTape Sheets and completely cover the binding:
Peel off the red protective backing an apply ribbon and trim to fit. Once the cover and binding are done, decorate the cover with other embellishments. (Zots are perfect for adding buttons!)
Next, to make tabbed pages, cover several pages with Therm O Web Memory Runner XL adhesive and cover with patterned paper here:
For a page with a seam, cover the seam with Sticky Lines:
and add a trim:
And there you have it, a very inexpensive but super cute gift inspired by Pinterest!
Altered Composition Book by Rebecca Keppel
We’re back with more Pinterest Inspired projects..and kicking off this week Designer Melissa Bullock with a special Shadowbox!
Shadowboxes are often overlooked not only as a special way to preserve keepsakes and also as a beautiful home decoration as well. This one will be treasured for many years to come!
Therm O Web Supplies:
- 1/2″ Super Tape
- Jumbo Zots
- 3D Foam Squares
- patterned paper
- flower accents
- die cut accents
It is important to use a strong adhesive when creating home décor. Super Tape is a fantastic choice! Use Super Tape in place of regular paper-to-paper adhesive for shadowboxes.
For non-paper memorabilia, like the silk flowers and ballet slippers, Jumbo Zots will provide a strong, lasting hold.
Depth will add a lot of visual appeal in a shadowbox. Use 3D Foam Squares to pop out die cut accents.
We’d like to say a very special THANK YOU to Designer Melissa Bullock! She’s been such a fantastic part of our team with Therm O Web!
Today’s shadowbox marks her final project with us! We wish Melissa and her family all the best from all of us here at Therm O Web!