No matter how much I love my Glu Stiks...sometimes they don't work for what I want to do!
Since Father's Day is just around the corner, I thought I'd combine that with using my GLU TAPE.
First up, as you can deduce from the photo...I ALWAYS use my tape for wrapping pressies these days. Mainly cos I like to make my parcels look pretty [or handsome in this case!!]...so I really don't like the sticky tape showing.
You just have to make sure you add the tape to all the bits of paper as you're wrapping!
I also use it when I'm wrapping my ribbon around - just to make sure it doesn't slip slide around the place.....
Here's my finished parcel....sooo much 'tidier' than tape poking out all over the show, right??!!
And the other side:
Right! So there's your father's day parcel taken care of...now for the card with a little twist!
First off, to create a bit of an artsy look that ANYONE can do...get out that plastic bubble wrap & either some paint, ink sprays, or watercolours. I used ink sprays. I have a few to choose from *winks*:
I stamped with the green, then added some brown - I didn't bother cleaning off the green - it just adds to the effect:
Add some shapes such as stars - they always work well for male cards! Notice I've run around the edges with a black pen...
And twine is a FAB addition for men, too....easy way to attach? Masking tape! Simple, effective & super quick. And it holds the twine in perfect position:)
My little surprise for this card?
This is going to turn into a Gift Card pocket on the inside of the card:
I went with the pocket idea...used a corner rounder punch [ a MUST have!], then used a ruler as guide for doing some FAKE STITCHING....don't be too worried if you can't get them even - mine never are, but they look OK:
Well, the STITCHING looks OK...but OOOOPS!!! I stamped the 'thankyou' upside down!!!
No mistakes in scrapping, right? Luckily I had some more of this paper & did this - which I think ended up looking better, actually:
Phew! Now, of course, attaching this pocket is where I absolutely NEED my GLU TAPE....& of course, it's super quick & efficient....no pulling off pesky backing papers...just hold it at a 45 degree angle & go. BOSTIK has developed this AMAZING top on the runner, which swivels. Makes it easier to use!
So, on with the tape:
And here's the finished inside:
And the front:
And close up:
Hope you get some ideas for making your own cards - or whipping up a quick one for Dad or for the kids to give to their Dad...I'm sure he'd love a voucher for lawn mowing....or 10 cups of tea delivered to him.....or no noise before 10am for 5 Sundays in a row!!!
Thanks for looking & happy scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥