Monday, June 18, 2012

Washi, Washi, Washi... in Tape, that is (some call it Trendy Tape and a few other names).  I love this stuff -- tried it yet?  Here are a few ideas for your for card making:

This first one is a lace pattern that I just love -- or maybe because it's blue, or maybe for no reason at all!  I just butted the pieces of tape against each other to form this lovely background.  THEN, I placed a few pieces on a piece of card stock big enough to accommodate my flower die (by MFT) and die cut and curled it.  Oh boy!  Another world just opened up!

This second one I used a combination of Washi Tape and Ribbon and a technique that Judikins did years ago.  I also repeated the flowers again.

While the brain was whirling in a mud puddle of happiness, I thought "I wonder if I can make a bow with my Craft-Dee BowZ using Washi Tape?"  You be the judge -- I had so much fun creating this little tin!  

I figured it out!  I ran different lengths of Washi along a white plastic supermarket bag, then trimmed the excess bag away (it zips along - get your scissors in the right position and whee!  it's done!).  This gave it some stability plus something to stick to.  You can't use card stock - it's way to stiff to tie a bow.   I added in a few more die cuts - you know me!  Queen & Co. is supposed to be sending me a box of their tapes to "play" with.  I guess I know what I'll be doing for a few weeks!  Well, probably after CHA anyway. 

Well, that's it for now.  Talk to me -- let me know what you think!

Ciao Bella!


Barbara Bruder said...

Love that bow.It turned out really nice.

starqueen said...

Washi up to? Something really lovely!! Looking forward to seeing what's next... Thanks for sharing!

Donna Ellis said...

DD, love your card designs - you are always coming up with something new or a little different from what everyone else is up to. The washi bow technique looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to be off track but couldn't leave a comment on your other site--you've always been #1 in my book. Congrats on your upcoming fame.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great idea with the plastic bag! It makes a lovely bow!