Friday, March 14, 2008

Packing Tape Tutorial

Last weekend during the online crop over at iScrap, I learned this super easy technique called the Packing Tape Technique. At first it sounded complicated but after I actually did it, I found out how simple and fun it is to do! I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did!

Packing Tape Technique

*Packing tape
*Bone folder
*Glossy image ripped from a magazine
*A dish of water big enough to fit your entire image

Step 1-

Cover your image with a piece of packing tape. If your image is larger and you need to overlap the tape, don't worry! It will still work.

Step 2-

Rub over your image with a bone folder to adhere the tape securely. If you have a stubborn air bubble that just won't go away, take a paper piercer and gently pop it and rub the bone folder over to smooth out.

Step 3-
Cut out your image.

Step 4-
Soak the image in water for 1-2 minutes.

Step 5-
Gently rub off all the paper backing. Be careful not to use your fingernails as it will scratch your image.

Step 6-
All you should be left with is the packing tape with the image transferred to it.

Now you can use this to embellish cards, scrapbook pages, alter objects, the list is endless!

Here is the card that I used my little bird for.

Supplies: Stamps- Always, Lines (unknown). Paper- So saffron, very vanilla, sahara sand. Ink- so saffron, sahara sand, brilliant blue. Accessories- bird using packing tape tutorial.


Emily said...

I LOVE that card!!!

Nettie said...

Love it both the card and tutorial. I am going to have to try this AWESOME. Thanks for sharing.


Godelieve said...

Great tutorial! Thanks. Your card is really lovely!

imastampin said...

I did this before, but had forgotten all about it. Isn't it lovely? Your card is great. Thanks for the tutorial.

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Brilliant!! TFS. Such a cute card.

trulyblessed said...

This is a cool technique isn't it...I have been doing it a long time on ink jet printed graphics....try it on a candle too!

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

What a pretty card!

Kari said...

Great tutorial! I am going to have to try this one! Beautiful card!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Brilliant! Thanks for sharing this ingenious technique and your stunning card, :0) mel

Beth Norman said...

Wonderful, wonderful. TFS.

Anita C said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial, I love it!