Saturday, April 27, 2013

First Washi Tape Card!

Okay, so I realize that washi tape isn't something new....but this is my first time using it.  There are a lot of cool ideas on Pinterest (and some that are just plain bizarre), but I kept thinking back to the Herringbone technique.  I first discovered it a few years back with this post by Dawn Olchefske.

It was fun to use this NEW Gingham Garden washi tape.  No need for adhesive on the base for the Herringbone technique, and the tape just feels nice and slick once you're finished.  Plus, it's repositionable, so if you mess up you can pull it up (carefully) and fix everything right up.  I did have a little bit of a learning curve with the tape.  I was moving too quickly and the tape was tearing where I didn't want it too (like masking tape does sometimes but this is even thinner).  I slowed down while pulling the tape off the roll and had no problems after that.

I feel like I need to apologize for using my Blossom Punch and the A Round Array stamp set so much....but they're just so cute and easy to use!  This card layout is really simple, but the wow factor is intended to be the background.

Here's everything I used:

A Round Array

Melon Mambo CS
     5-1/2x8-1/2 Card Base
Daffodil Delight CS
     Scrap for Flower Center
Whisper White CS
     4x5-1/4 Base for Background Piece (I adhered the tape first and then die cut it.)
Brights Collection DSP Paper Stack (Melon Mambo)
     3x3 for Flower
2011-2013 In Color DSP Paper Stack (Island Indigo)
     Scrap for Flower Center

White Craft Ink Pad

Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape
Top Note Die
Blossom Punch
1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch
White Embossing Powder
Embossing Buddy & Heat Tool
Stampin Dimesionals
Corner Chomper

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1 comment:

  1. Very pretty, nice colors and design.

    Regards diane