featured product: valentine washi tape

Today I want to talk about washi tape and some of the ways you can use this interesting product in your card-making.

Washi tape comes in all different patterns and colors and is offered by many different vendors, including A Muse|Studio. When I think of washi tape, I think of a combination of masking tape & patterned paper. It has the consistency & stickiness of masking tape with a slightly translucent quality but it comes in many fun, happy colors and patterns, just like patterned paper. A Muse|Studio has been currently offering their washi tape in “assortments” so the patterns and colors coordinate. Today I’m going to share some ideas for using washi tape using the Valentine assortment offered in the A Muse|Studio 2013 Valentine Supplement Catalog

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This set of washi tape is offered at $13.95 for the set, that’s about $4.65/roll. I chose this set of washi tape because I use pinks and browns a lot in my card-making and I really liked all of the patterns offered. I knew I’d get a good amount of use out of this tape {and not just on valentines!} so to me, its a good value.

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One of the obvious ways to use washi tape is to layer it onto your card stock like you would strips of patterned paper. In this example above, I cut a scalloped edge piece of sugar card stock and layered strips of each of the different washi tape patterns onto the panel. I used the Love is in the Air stamp set to complete the card design in grapefruit, sky and pebble.

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For the card above, I layered strips of washi tape onto a scrap of sugar cardstock…

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I then used one of the Tag Trio dies to cut a tag out of the washi taped card stock…

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I ended up with a cute tag that I used to embellish this card…

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I cut a piece of sugar card stock to fit my base card and then cut out a large scalloped border using the Scalloped Border dies. I layered this piece to the base card, then layered on my washi taped tag. I cut a large heart out of the Heart Trio dies, added a few sparkle stickers and attached it to the card using foam squares. I then stamped the sentiment and the little postal cancellation image from the Love is in the Air stamp set to finish off the design.

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In this last card example, I used the washi tape to create a little banner on this sweet birthday card. I just cut strips of washi tape, folded them over a piece of french roast baker’s twine, trimmed them into little banner flags and hung them across my base card.

These are just a few ways to use washi tape in your card-making. Washi tape is great to have on hand because it can add just the right amount of pattern and color to your card designs. I hope you’ll give it a try!

Comments

  1. I love what you did with the washi tape….I have a whole bowl full and have used so little of it and here you make it SO easy to use with such beautiful results. Thank you for the gorgeous card and amazing ideas….XXOO

  2. Thank you, Auntie! So glad this post gave you some fun ideas for using your stash! xo

  3. super duper cards!!! wow – love the banner but they’re all just perfection!