Saturday, October 8, 2011

My “Washi Tape” Card



This is my first time doing the Make It Monday challenge from Papertrey.  I saw the video on making your own washi tape and I had to give it a try.  I have been admiring washi tape from afar now for quite some time and just could not resist.  I didn’t have Scor-Tape in the correct size so I decided to improvise.  I did have some medical tape left over from the hazards of summer, so I thought that might work.  I am happy with the results, but I did notice that the ink really absorbs into the tape and would probably work better with more vibrant colors.  I stamped the polka dots from BB: Polka Dot Basics II in Aqua Mist ink.  It looks much more vibrant in real life, but I had a hard time conveying that in my photo.  I stamped the pitcher in Hawaiian Shores ink.  The leaves and flowers are stamped in Jenni Bowlin Seed Packet and  PTI Raspberry Fizz.  After stamping those images from Iconic Images, I wanted to soften the edges.  I used a sponge to go around the edges with Fresh Snow ink and then to add more dimension went around the edges only with Antique Linen distress ink.  I also stamped some swirls from Fancy Flourishes in Antique Linen at the corners.  The birthday sentiment is from Damask Designs and is stamped in Raspberry Fizz.  I had so much fun making my own washi tape and will definitely be using this technique in the future. 

I am so excited about this three day weekend.  I just wish my must-do list would stop outnumbering my want-to-do list.

Have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!



Tenia Nelson said...


Scrapping Julie said...

GREAT job on your washi tape!!!
i need to try it soon too.

Jan Marie said...

Great job with the faux washi. . .and I just love this card with the turquoise vase, bright flowers and the sponging. Gorgeous!