Welcome! I think I've been posting pretty much non-stop this week--sometimes it just works out that way. Today I'm playing along with a collaboration between the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Team and MFT Stamps. It's a good fit--I'm always trying new adhesives to keep my layers firmly attached. My first card is a layered up little number using MFT's Birds of Paradise and its coordinating Die-namics set, a couple of sets of oval STAX dies, and the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner Permanent Micro Strips Adhesive and 3/8" Black Foam Tape on my card.
One thing that a layer-lover always needs is good foam tape. I have several different white foam tapes, but this is the only black foam tape in my collection. It is very high tack, and I'm quite sure that it will hold well. While black foam tape was not essential on this card, I can certainly think of times when I'd prefer it over white tape, especially when I want it to disappear on something like a shaker card. Also, if you happen to be layering two dark layers, a dark foam tape is much less likely to shout out like filling in a sandwich. :-) The Permanent Micro Strips adhesive applied smoothly and broke off/stopped at the end easily as well. I had no problem with it either skipping or stringing when I lifted the dispenser. (Those are the two most common problems of adhesive runners, at least for me.)
Shown above are the Copic markers that I used to color the Birds of Paradise images--love those whimsical guys!
Here's my card inside--I kept it simple. I stamped the sentiment and flower first, colored very quickly with my Copics (so as not to saturate the cardstock and bleed through), and then I hit the center with a quick spray from my airbrush to add the light blue background.
Here's a close-up. I considered making it a shaker card, but I didn't have any really cool, appropriate shaker material to put it in!
For this card, I thought I would experiment with die-cutting the 3/8" Black Foam Tape after it was already attached to my Black Licorice cardstock with some of my word Die-namics, rather than stacking and gluing multiple layers of cardstock for dimension. You can see above where I have already put the 3/8" Black Foam Tape on the Black Licorice cardstock--two layers where there was a word, and just one line where I wanted the cut that baseline.
This was the result: I had to run it through several times to get it to cut both the cardstock and the foam tape, but it did cut pretty cleanly. (I cleaned it up with precision scissors in a couple of places.)
Here is my card base with the black cardstock and black foam tape layer attached; after this I simply added patterned paper from the MFT Fun and Frolic paper pad--also attached with the 3/8" black foam tape to allow the patterned paper layers to stand out from the card base. So, I guess the big question is, did it save time, as opposed to cutting multiple layers of cardstock and gluing them together? Hmmmm, probably not. . . but I still like how it turned out! ;-}
I hope that you get a chance to visit both the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog and the MFT Stamps blog for a list of participants over the next three days! I know that both Julia and Yoonsun will have posts up today as well. Thanks for stopping by,