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The challenge this month is to make a card using Washi tape. I had a business trip that took me to Japan last spring and I found a cool store called Tokyu Hands in Tokyo (yes I spent hours in the store, yes I bought lots of cute things.) It is a fun store for 'do it yourselfers of all types' They have locations in Japan and Taiwan, so if you are ever there check it out. You can also get the same beautiful washi tapes from Denami, but without the long flight and expense. But, if you find yourself in Japan or Taiwan, check it out. It is superfun. It is all merchandised beautifully and they had a huge selection of papercrafting supplies including copic markers, stamps and YES - lots of Washi Tape. So, like many of you, I bought a bunch of pretty rolls of washi tape and then allowed them to sit unused for months. I mean, what do you do with washi tape? Well, from seeing the inspiration of others I decided to get out the Japanese Washi Tape and make a card. I liked it so much, I made TWO.
And since I figured you guys are probably wondering how to use Washi tape also I figured I'd give you a little information about HOW I used the washi tape on my cards.
So, first up is a fun purple card. Here I used the washi tape in two ways. First I snipped the edges off and made my washi tape into varying length banners. Super easy and super cute. I added the ice skates from my DeNami collection for a fun winter themed card.
I also wanted to add another pop of washi tape color and pattern to my card so instead of putting a button on my ribbon bow, I made a Washi Tape thingamabob to adhere to the bow.
To make the thingamabob, I put some tape on my card stock and used my circle punch to get this fun small circle.
Easy Peasy and I think this little extra detail pulls the card together a bit more. Sure, I could have left it out, but I was challenging myself to be creative with my Washi Tape.
Okay, next up is another washi tape card - this one is pretty in pink.
For this card, I put three rows of washi tape together to provide a background and then paper pieced my washi tape on my stamped images. To do this, put your washi tape on scrap card stock. Then stamp your image twice. First stamp it on white card stock. I cut my images out with the circle punch. Then stamp your image (or images) a second time on the Washi/Card Stock. Cut out the image (here I just cut out the bottom mittens and top of the hat) and adhere your Washi image onto your stamped image allowing some areas of your image to remain white. Of course I added some glitter to the mittens and hat, added some twine and a circle sentiment and VOILA - a fun washi tape winter card.
So, see using Washi Tape isn't hard at all. It's just coming up with the idea that's challenging. Also, in the above card I put my washi tape on WHITE card stock but then allowed part of it to hang over. Then when I adhered that layer onto my pinks, the washi overlapped partly on pink. It makes a nice effect of varying color.
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