Hello there, Michelle here. Today in my Terrific Tags with Michelle series, I am sharing 2 quick and easy ways to use cardstock strips on paper crafting projects.
I really like using cardstock strips on my projects. I think they are a great way to add a pop of color to projects or create a whole background. Although I am creating tags today, these techniques could easily be used on other projects like handmade cards and scrapbook pages.
2 Ways to Use Cardstock Strips
The two different ways that I am using cardstock strips today are:
- To cover a whole background, in this case, a tag.
- To use as an accent and pop of color on an otherwise clean and simple white background.
I first cut my cardstock strips from some Gradient Cardstock Sets. I used Pinkalicious from the Cherry Blossom set, Purple Wine from Rose Petal, Warm Sunshine and Caramel Toffee from Summer Afternoon, and Mountain Mist and Volcano Lake from Sea Shore. I thought these colors worked well together for a bright and summery feel!
Cardstock Strip Technique #1
For my first tag, the strips were cut to different widths. I applied a sheet of Double-Sided Adhesive Sheet to a piece of Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. I removed the backing paper from the adhesive sheet and adhered the strips on top diagonally. This ensures that you do not need to worry if they aren't entirely straight! I cut off the excess before die cutting the panel with a Terrific Tag Die.
I die cut the Flowing Foliage Die three times from white cardstock (with more adhesive sheets on the back) and stacked them one on top of one another for added dimension. Then, I adhered this to a piece of Vellum Translucent Paper and fussy cut around it with scissors. I then adhered it to the tag, and the excess of the stem was cut off.
Cardstock Strip Technique #2
For my second tag, I cut the Gradient Cardstock strips to the same width and adhered them to a Terrific Tag die -cut, cut from Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock. Again, I adhered them diagonally. This time, I just covered a portion of the tag. I die cut the Flowing Foliage Die Set flower three times from white cardstock with an adhesive sheet on the back.
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They were layered up with the same vellum on the back and adhered to the tag. For both tags, I stamped a sentiment from the Tiny Sentiments: Hello Stamp Set onto black cardstock using Embossing Ink. I applied Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. They were cut into strips and added to the tags with Instant Dimension Foam Tape. I added twine through the top of the tag and tied in a bow at the front to finish off.
I hope this has given you some inspiration on how to use cardstock strips on your paper crafting projects. You can watch the full process video below or on YouTube. Wishing you a wonderful day!