Thursday, July 25, 2013

Washi Tape-how I love thee

Hello. I'm back with some of my latest card creations. Since I've been pinning things like crazy on Pinterest, I've been motivated to make cards using some of the many new supplies I've been acquiring of late. One of my favorite new (to me) supplies is Washi Tape. I love this stuff. It's so easy to use and comes in so many wonderful colors and designs, I want it all. In order to justify my ever growing stash of the stuff, I decided I better start using it. Here are two cards I've recently made using Washi tape. Both are birthday cards.

This first card was inspired from a card I pinned from Pinterest. I changed very little. I think I turned the tape around on the present, changed the Happy Birthday tag design and used an embossing folder, but other than that, the layout is exactly the same as the Pinterest card. I really love looking at this card. The bright colors, the washi tape, the black and white twine, I smile every time I look at it. It will be a hard card for me to part with it.

This second card was me messing around with some pink, black and white designed washi tapes I recently purchased and  a Chevron Stampin Up stamp set I'd never used. I stamped the Chevon images, fussy cut them out, and wrapped washi tape around them. Instead of using the Chevon shapes in the classic line pattern, I decided to break up the pieces and use them more in an arrowhead type fashion. I really liked this layout but felt it was missing something.  I couldn't decide what so I just added the small "Happy Birthday" sentiment, which is barely visible in the picture.

Both of these cards were a lot of fun to make and I do understand why washi tape is such a big hit with crafters.  It's inexpensive, comes in wonderful colors and patterns, tears easily so no tools are needed and it's repositionable. If you don't like it where you put it the first time around, just pick it up and put it somewhere else. I love stress free crafting materials :)

Happy Crafting,

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