Tuesday, 1 May 2012

The wonders of Washi tape

Sometimes no matter how hard I try I just can't sleep.  Other times I will go to bed early because I am so tired, but then I wake up in the middle of the night and can't go back to sleep because maybe I wasn't as tired as I thought.  When that happens I will sometimes surf the web until I am tired again, or I may make something.  That is what happened when I made this card.

Clean and simple cards are not something that comes to me naturally, I usually have to think about it and if I think about it I usually over-think it and then its not clean and simple anymore.  This clean and simple card was pretty easy though, probably because I was half asleep at the time, lol. 

I had just received an order of washi tape in the mail, so it was on my mind when I got the idea for this card.  I started with Gina K's 120# white cardstock and embossed it with a Tim Holtz Texture fade. Once embossed I randomly added various stripes of washi tape, tearing each end so it was a bit jagged.

I love this stuff!  I've never worked with it before, but since its everywhere I thought I would try it out.   It is so nice, repostionable and pretty.  I will definitely be purchasing more. 

I stamped my sentiment on a strip of white cardstock, trimmed the end to points, adhered it with foam squares, and as an afterthought added some bakers twine I received as a gift with my washi tape order.  I was going to add some ink to the embossed space, but I really don't think it was necessary.

Since this was a simple card I left the inside plain except for the sentiment.

I'm really impressed with what I can do when I'm half-asleep, lol.   My husband said that this was one of the brightest cards I've made in a while.  I decided to take that as a compliment. :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Stamp Challenge -  Anything Goes
  2. Simon Says Stamp and Show - A Kaleidescope of Colour
  3. Creative Craft Challenges -  Anything Goes
  4. The Pink Elephant - Springtime
  5. Craft Your Passion - Lots of Texture
  6. Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

I used the following supplies:

Cardstock:  Gina K Designs 120# Pure Luxury Pure White.

Stamps:  Stampin' Up!  Petite Pairs.

Ink:  Memories Black.

Adhesive:  Foam Squares.

Embellishments: Washi tape purchased from Le Box Boutique.  Bakers Twine was a gift with purchase.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Cuttlebug, Sizzix Tim Holtz Texture Fade Checkerboard.


Dan said...

Great card - I love washi tape too! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Cheryl said...

This is one,gorgeous card,love the design,and beautiful colour tones,
,bless you too for playing at creative craft challenge this week,hugs Cherylxxxx

Country Mouse said...

I have tried Washi tape..looks like I may have to soon! I have the same sleep pattern/problem as you have! LOL Thought it was my age! Guess not! :)
Wonderful card!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion Challenges!
dt member

Christine said...

Love how you used the Washi tape. That is a great idea!! Sorry you can't sleep well. That is frustrating.
Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

NGCARDS said...

A brilliant creation hun! Thanks for joining in at PTW! xxx

Shirley said...

Lovely card but have no idea what washi tape is. Have a good weekend.
Shirley xx

Cathy Clouston said...

Lol, I guess I should have explained that in my post. It is Japanese tissue tape, kind of like masking tape but prettier. It is great stuff to work with, if you search youtube for it there are a ton of videos showing what you can do with it. :)

Jill said...

gorgeous thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx